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Virgin Airlines To Test Biofueled Aircraft

Virgin Airlines To Test Biofueled Aircraft

Virgin Airlines president Richard Branson said in an interview this week that his company hopes to put a biofuel-burning 747 in the air in early 2008. The company has been working with Boeing and GE Aviation in the hopes that it can become the first ever biofueled commercial airline.

October 15, 2007

The Power of Dance

The Power of Dance

In 2006, Sustainable Dance Club held a sold out kick-off event meant to raise money and awareness for their ambitious new project. It was among the first public displays of a new technology that recycles the energy that humans expend when they dance, using springs mounted underneath the dance floor.

October 13, 2007

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

In recent years, many people have become interested in Socially Responsible Investing, or SRI (also known as ethical investing). a growing field in which money managers buy and sell stocks based on a company's environmental and social record, labor relations and other issues. Over the past decade or so, the growth of ‘ethical funds’ has been substantial, from approximately 10 funds in the early to mid-1990s to over 50 different funds by 2005. Although the $36 billion invested in these mutual funds in 2005 was still less than 1 percent of the $5.6 trillion market, it was more than triple the level of such investment in 2000.

October 13, 2007

Green Hotels

Green Hotels

Walk into a room in almost any major hotel chain, and odds are you will see a card asking guests to reuse towels and sheets in order to save water and energy. It is unclear how many guests choose this option, but this initial step is an indication that the hotel industry is more aware of environmental issues than in the past. In fact, the card can be seen as representative of a larger trend within the industry: the rise of ‘Green’ Hotels.

October 11, 2007

Bottled Water Versus Tap

Bottled Water Versus Tap

Most people believe that tap water not only tastes bad, but is also harmful—and conversely, that bottled water is cleaner, safer, and healthier.  There’s strong evidence to suggest otherwise.

October 3, 2007

Buy It

Don't Buy It

  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
  • Unethical marketing of baby formula in developing nations
  • Maker of violent anti-social video games
  • World's largest oil company--human rights, oil spills and misinformation about climate change
  • Genetic Engineering and Monopolistic behavior = Monsanto