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GE Ups Green R&D Budget

GE Ups Green R&D Budget

General Electric, which for decades has held one of the worst environmental reputations in the country, finally seems to be getting serious about cleaning up its act. Having dabbled in some of the more ridiculous green schemes ever perpetrated by a PR department, GE has made some promises recently that actually merit praise.

November 5, 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

GreenPrint Cuts Printer Waste

GreenPrint Cuts Printer Waste

Have you ever tried to print directions from the web and gotten one blank page for every page of information with urls, legalese or weird strings of html code scattered here and there? Do you hate having to waste ink on banner ads and extraneous images? GreenPrint is selling a solution that could save you money and cut down on the waste you contribute to the world.

November 2, 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

A Safe and Effective Lawn Care Solution

A Safe and Effective Lawn Care Solution

Iowa State University researcher Nick Christians was trying to use leftover cornmeal to grow a pathogen found on golf course turf, but what he discovered has been one of the major revelations in organic lawn care. When used correctly, corn gluten can be a safe and highly effective herbicide. Though it won't kill already existing weeds, corn gluten prevents blown-in seeds from germinating, and if you apply it just as the weather cools off in the fall it will continue to reap benefits through next summer.

November 1, 2007

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  • 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
  • Processed meat sold as 'natural' food. Union-buster.
  • Unethical marketing of baby formula in developing nations
  • Weapons-maker. Multiple environmental offender.