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British Airway’s Ghost Flights

British Airway’s Ghost Flights

On November 14, Britain’s Daily Mail reported that British Airways has been flying ghost flights across the Atlantic in order to preserve slots at airports.  The airline, which touts itself as an environmentally responsible company, has been widely condemned for the activity.  Considering the massive carbon impact of a single flight, this activity calls into question BA’s commitment to environmentalism.

November 20, 2007

$10 Flights? Come on!

$10 Flights?  Come on!

How much are you willing to do to pay as little as $10 for a flight?  That is the question that Skybus Airlines has started to ask consumers.  The airline has no phone number, passengers are encouraged to check themselves in, and may even deposit and pick up their own luggage.  Yet, for $10, what do you expect? 

November 20, 2007

Organic Food Boom Has Everyone Taking Notice

Organic Food Boom Has Everyone Taking Notice

A recent study by the market research firm, Mintel, indicates that the organic food boom is quickly transforming from a niche market composed of a minority of dedicated ethical shoppers, to a constant purchasing consideration for most Americans. Last year, 52 percent of Americans consciously purchased organic foods, with 32 percent of adults now saying that they buy organic "as often as possible."

November 19, 2007

Most U.S. Electronic Waste is Pollution-and-Worker-Danger Shipped Overseas

Most U.S. Electronic Waste is Pollution-and-Worker-Danger Shipped Overseas

Part of our society’s growing green practices as ethical and socially conscious consumers is to recycle old computers, monitors, drives, televisions, cell phones and other electronic gadget waste. But our e-waste in many cases is not being recycled here, but is being shipped out of America as a global jet stream of electronic waste to countries with low-wage workers.

November 19, 2007

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

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  • Altria? Formerly known as Philip Morris
  • Weapons-maker. Multiple environmental offender.
  • Processed meat sold as 'natural' food. Union-buster.
  • World's largest oil company--human rights, oil spills and misinformation about climate change
  • Unethical marketing of baby formula in developing nations