Daily Archives: February 25, 2010

EPA Awards $7.8 Million in Grants to Combat Greenhouse Gases

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that 20 U.S. communities, including two Indian Tribes, will receive $7.8 million in grants for projects that will reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs). The funds will help Climate Showcase Communities increase energy efficiency, saving … Continue reading

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How E-waste Works

Read the full story at HowStuffWorks. Think back ­for a minute at the procession of computers, TVs, cell phones, radios, game consoles and music players that have passed through your hands over the years. What about the endless stream of … Continue reading

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Does Sprint's Phone Buyback Program Satisfy Need for Greed?

Read the full post at ITWorld. Sprint Nextel today announced plans to expand its “Buyback” program for wireless devices. Company CEO Dan Hesse, testifying at a green telecom hearing on Capitol Hill, announced the revised plan, which now offers account … Continue reading

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Green IT: CIOs Can Demand Sustainability from Vendors

Read the full story at CIO. Pamela Rucker doesn’t want to spend money with IT vendors that waste water or energy, or that have large carbon footprints. After all, she says, as vice president of IT for environmental services firm … Continue reading

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Teens Say 'Environment' is a Top Concern

Read the full post at Earth911. Teens across the country are finding innovative ways to conserve energy and reduce waste in their schools with the new “Increase Your Green” challenge launched by DoSomething.org, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and … Continue reading

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