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Holiday Parties and Decor Sled into Eco Consciousness

Holiday Parties and Decor Sled into Eco Consciousness

Tis the season of office parties and celebratory gatherings of the family clan and friends. Whether it’s a mega-party event like a museum opening or a small get together with friends in a city apartment, parties this season are decked in eco-friendly green. The trend-setting party planners and designers of New York are taking parties into eco-consciousness with verve and gusto.

December 3, 2007

Can Farm Fish Be Organic?

Can Farm Fish Be Organic?

The National Organics Standards Board recently met to decide whether farmed fish can qualify for the government's organic label. For many proponents of organic food, the debate provides another example of the watering down of both the concept and labeling of 'organic' food.

November 30, 2007

Brighter Planet Credit Card Buys Carbon Offsets

Brighter Planet Credit Card Buys Carbon Offsets

Bank of America is introducing a credit card that buys carbon offsets every time you use it. Instead earning rewards points or frequent flier miles, a Brighter Planet Visa card holder earns one EarthSmart point for every dollar charged. For every 1,000 EarthSmart points a customer accumulates, enough offsets will be purchased to take one ton of carbon dioxide out of the air.

November 30, 2007

Google Gets Into Green Tech

Google Gets Into Green Tech

On Tuesday, Google announced that it plans to invest heavily in renewable energy technologies in the coming years. The project, which Google is calling "RE < C" — renewable energy cheaper than coal — will initially focus on solar thermal technologies. The goal is to create technologies and infrastructure capable of producing one gigawatt of electricity (enough to power San Francisco) within the next few years.

November 29, 2007

Have a Hankering to Burn Wood in the Fireplace? Toss in a Coffee Log

Have a Hankering to Burn Wood in the Fireplace? Toss in a Coffee Log

While sipping some nice coffee in the morning chill, you might also throw on a couple of logs made from coffee grounds. Perfect. Reduced pollution and recycling rolled into logs. Java-Log has the answer with its Coffee Firelog.

November 27, 2007

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