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Interface Carpet's 'Second Industrial Revolution'

Interface Carpet's 'Second Industrial Revolution'

Interface Carpet founder and committed environmentalist Ray Anderson was recently interviewed on NRP’s Marketplace, where he explained his intention of eliminating oil from his company’s production process.  One of the largest carpet companies in the world, Interface is at the cutting edge of corporate responsibility and sustainability.

November 18, 2007

Landscape Architects Release 200 Ways-Report for Architects, Planners to Eco Service

Landscape Architects Release 200 Ways-Report for Architects, Planners to Eco Service

Landscapers, who literally design and dig with nature’s chlorophyll green every day, are placing stepping stones toward the greater architecture design community adopting eco-sustainability. On November 2, 2007, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) unveiled a report intended to instruct architects, designers and facility managers on specific ways (and thresholds) they can craft their buildings into natural ecological fits, sustainability, mitigating pollution and climate change effects.

November 3, 2007

Berkeley Gets Energized with Solar Power Plan

Berkeley Gets Energized with Solar Power Plan

The hallowed name of Berkeley, California, evokes a 50-year-long litany of political, social and environmentally conscious praises. Now, the hilled little city is breaking ground again, or breaking sun again, in adopting a program to energize its rooftop solar power systems.

November 2, 2007

Home Depot Promotes Eco Options

Home Depot Promotes Eco Options

On Earth Day, Home Depot gave away one million energy efficient light bulbs to customers all over North America. The giveaway was a promotion for the hardware giants's Eco Options campaign, but it was also intended to sell the very idea of energy efficiency to customers who aren't accustomed to factoring it into their purchasing decisions. Since the success of the Eco Options campaign relies on creating more green consumers, Home Depot has a legitimate interest educating its customers about energy efficiency.

October 30, 2007

Little School House on the Green Prairie

Little School House on the Green Prairie

How many students does it take to change 15,734 incandescent light bulbs (energy wasting) for energy efficient compact fluorescents? Well, either one very dedicated student with a super-articulated wrists or a whole herd of green-minded kids. Actually, it took kids from 26 schools in two southern California counties to do this illuminating feat. They’re still doing it, carrying on a program from the greening of their schools into their homes. The green schools movement is riding a wave from coast to coast this year.

October 25, 2007

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