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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

Talk to Your Doctor about No Free Lunch

Talk to Your Doctor about No Free Lunch

Many of us assume that our doctor has our health in mind when prescribing a specific drug. But doctors face tremendous pressure from drug companies to prescribe their newest and most expensive products. Promotions as simple as pens, mugs or pizza lunches can be very effective in influencing a doctor's choice of medication.  Now, however, a group called No Free Lunch is taking on the drug industry.

October 30, 2007

GM's Fuel Cell or Fuel Sell Car

GM's Fuel Cell or Fuel Sell Car

GM’s new fuel cell car—an incarnation of the Chevrolet Volt—got some Tesla buzz when it was first displayed in Shanghai, China in the spring of this year. GM engineers got out their tinkering tools and put a fuel cell in the car to serve as the generator, swapping out the gasoline or ethanol generator in the January 2007 edition of the car.

October 29, 2007

When is Success Unethical?

When is Success Unethical?

In an age where true monopolies are few and far between, few people question whether a corporation can act unethically simply by being too successful. Tobais Webb, editor-at-large for Ethical Corporation magazine, does.

October 29, 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

Buy It

Don't Buy It

  • Processed meat sold as 'natural' food. Union-buster.
  • Maker of violent anti-social video games
  • Racial profiling and discrimination
  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
  • World's largest oil company--human rights, oil spills and misinformation about climate change