Everybody may be talking about recycling these days, but not everybody is doing it. Most communities still don’t have access to curbside recycling programs, so consumers who want to recycle must schlep their cans, bottles, paper and plastic to a sorting center, an inconvenience that can become a major obstacle for someone whose time is […]
Greenpeace has just issued its annual electronics guide that focuses specifically on e-waste and climate change. According to the report, consumers can make their money matter by favoring the mobile phone, computer, TV and games console manufacturers that have the best policies and practices on toxic chemicals and equipment take-back. Consumers can also favor electronics […]
My family is really susceptible to skin cancer. My father’s had it, my brother’s had it, and I’ve had it – several times. Needless to say, I’m a borderline fanatic when it comes to wearing sunscreen. My daily face lotion contains SPF15, and if I’m at the beach I always use at least SPF 45, […]
If you like the idea of energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs but worry about the mercury they contain, now you can worry a lot less. The Home Depot is selling bulbs that have cut the amount of mercury most bulbs contain in half. And when you’re finished with the bulbs, you can recycle them – […]
Meet the world’s first search engine dedicated solely to protecting the planet. EcoSearch.org has partnered up with Google to create a homepage you can search exactly as you would at Google.com. The earth advantage: Google shares a portion of its advertising revenue the same way it does with websites like CNN.com and AOL.com. The difference? […]
Washington, D.C. "greenies" turned out in droves last night to demonstrate their support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. The event was billed as a "unity" event, and former EPA Administrator Carol Browner — a one-time Hillary supporter — urged the crowd to follow her lead and get behind the Democratic nominee. The enviros, […]
Consumers are showing increasing ingenuity in using their money to protect the planet. The original marketplace campaigns revolved around boycotts (think Cesar Chavez, farmworkers, and grapes) — an effective "stick" if there ever was one, considering the whipping grape growers needed to take before they were willing to treat their employees fairly. Big Green […]
For anyone out there who wonders how your shopping dollars can help protect the environment, look no further than Kat Schon. The co-owner of a small business in Portland, Oregon, Kat has shifted not just one, but thousands of dollars into products that help protect the planet. And she’s done it at work as well […]
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