Daily Archives: November 10, 2009

U.S. Continues to Lag on E-Waste Policies

Read the full story in GreenerComputing. We cover electronic waste quite often around these parts, and occasionally there’s even some good news to report, for example news about e-waste achievements from companies like Dell and Hewlett-Packard. But when it comes … Continue reading

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U.K. Company Launches Design Competition For Recycled Plastic Sheeting

Read the full story at GreenerDesign. Axion Polymers has announced a design competition for its new product, a 100 percent recycled content plastic sheet called Axfoil. The sheet is made with recycled polystyrene, identified by the number 6 resin code. … Continue reading

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Go Slow, Stay Low: A Mantra for a Greener Economy

Read the full story at GreenBiz. In another life, I was an educator for Save the Bay in Oakland, Calif. With the humdrum of finance, technology, and transportation whirring around and above us, we spent our days with scores of … Continue reading

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Hotel Guests Need Help Staying Green on the Road, Study Finds

Read the full story at GreenBiz. A significant gap lies between consumers’ attitudes towards “green” initiatives in the hospitality industry and their actual behavior, says a recent study by two hospitality and tourism management graduate students at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin … Continue reading

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Owens Corning Works to Keep Roof Shingles Out of Landfills

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Owens Corning is teaming up with one of the country’s largest environmental services companies for a new program aimed at reducing the amount of used asphalt roofing shingles sent to landfills. Owens Corning will … Continue reading

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Report: Reducing Emissions Growth in Emerging Economies Could Be Cheap

Read the full post at Green Inc. How much would it cost to stop increasing greenhouse gas emissions in Mexico? According to a new study from the World Bank, not very much. The bank estimates that Mexico could flatline its … Continue reading

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Al Gore's Climate Choice

Read the full post at Dot Earth. Former Vice President Al Gore’s third book centering on global warming is out. Titled Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, it centers on the same mantra at the core of … Continue reading

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Religion's Role in the Climate Challenge

Read the full post at Dot Earth. A remarkable conclave of leading figures from nine of the world’s major religions is under way at Windsor Castle in Britain, under the auspices of Prince Philip and the United Nations secretary general, … Continue reading

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Independent Survey of Communities Shows Recycling Access Widespread With Room for Growth

Via Docuticker. Independent Survey of Communities Shows Recycling Access Widespread With Room for Growth Source: American Beverage Association The American Beverage Association (ABA) released today a report showing that nearly three in four Americans have access to curbside recycling programs … Continue reading

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The Big Picture on Eco-Engineering Our Environmental Impact

Read the full post at GreenBiz. [Editor’s Note: GreenBiz.com is pleased to present the first in a series of excerpts from Dave Douglas’s new book, “Citizen Engineer: A Handbook for Socially Responsible Engineering.”] The planet’s population is now approaching 7 … Continue reading

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