Illegal Logging in Mozambique Threatens Sustainability
Many believe that the illegal logging industry is only an issue in the Amazon Rainforest, however illegal logging has spiked in Mozambique and other African countries over the past five years. Researchers from Eduardo Mondlane University published a new report...
Eco Politics For Business
Mickey And Minnie Go Green At Starbucks
Starbucks’ New Eco-Friendly Disneyland Store Follows Hot On The Heels Of The Introduction Of Drive-Throughs Constructed From Recycled Shipping Containers Is that pixie dust in your skinny caramel macchiato? It could well be, because Mickey and Minnie now have their very own...
The Environmental Disaster that is the Sochi Olympic Games
The Sochi Winter Olympic Games are not only proving to be socially and politically controversial, but also environmentally devastating. Though the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Olympic Games in London were praised as the greenest Winter Games...
Gloriously Green - Seattle's Bullitt Center Named The Most Sustainable Building In The World
The stylishly sustainable Bullitt Center, a commercial building in Seattle, has been named the most ‘Sustainable Building of the Year’ by World Architecture News. The building – built by organizer of the first Earth Day and Earth Day Network board chair...
WWF Applauds Initiatives Against Harmful Fisheries Subsidies
The World Wildlife Fund has applauded an initiative from more than a dozen countries to freeze subsidies that encourage overfishing. It is hoped that this will spur action by other governments and help speed progress on the more than a decade...
Palm Oil Giant Makes Major Commitment To End Forest Destruction
Wilmar International, the world's largest palm oil trader, has announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world. The policy has the potential to be a landmark win for the world’s forests and...
Eco-Friendly Fashion Fix - Not Just Pretty
Not Just Pretty is a Manhattan-style boutique in one of Canada's most fashionable and environmentally conscious cities: Victoria, BC. For the eco-conscious fashionista, Not Just Pretty offers all the in-season styles made from 100 per cent organic materials. It offers a...
Two Million Drivers Can't Be Wrong - Ford Builds Two Millionth EcoBoost Engine
Growing customer demand for EcoBoost-powered vehicles in major markets worldwide is driving Ford’s engine production higher and higher. Factory output now averages at more than 100,000 engines per month – that’s up from 65,000 in 2012. This is not just driving...
On Your Bike - Six Tell Tale Signs That A Hotel Wants To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint
The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is not just one of the trendiest hotels in Vancouver – it is also now known for Marc Henley, Vancouver's first ‘Bike Butler’.
Eco Asia Expo - Hong Kong To Be Enviro HQ This Fall
Asia’s largest annual environmental trade fair, the Eco Asia Expo, is set to showcase key environmental issues in Hong Kong from October 28th to 31st.
Energy Efficient Rebate Programs
A number of energy efficient rebate programs and related tax credits were enacted and available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed by Congress in 2010. Many of the items were first started in 2005 but were re-authorized again...
Finance
Green Business Hurdles - How to Get Over Them
Businesses in green energy industries have unique obstacles they need to overcome. These hurdles can be as simple as breaking old habits or more complex political and social issues. Finding ways to break through these obstacles is essential for the...
Where to Find Green Business Grants
Because of the Recovery Act grants from the Department of Transportation, South Carolina-based Proterra was able to move beyond a research and development company to the manufacturer of the world’s first battery-operated electric bus “EcoRide BE-35” in 2010. Producing no...
Finance
How Moving to Renewable Energy Will Help Rebuild the Economy
Right now, the United States faces a stark job reality and a poor outlook. More than 9% of the US population is unemployed while even more are underemployed. With an economic slowdown happening in Europe and the United States, it...
Grants for Green Business
If you are interested in starting or developing your green business, you'll need a some funds to invest in your vision. As a green business you provide more just a product; you are contributing to a more sustainable world and...
How Does Cap and Trade Work?
Asking "how does cap and trade work?" allows you to learn more about becoming a company responsible for waste and pollution. In general, the cap and trade system works by putting a cap on the total amount of pollution produced...
3 Eco Business Ideas
It seems that green is most decidedly the new black. Eco-consciousness has permeated American culture, and a slew of eco-friendly businesses have cropped up in its wake. With American consumers embracing eco-friendly products at a faster rate than ever, now...
Sustainable Furniture
Organic foods, energy-efficient lights, appliances and non-toxic household cleaners are just a small part of a sustainable lifestyle. These are examples of things that have been recieving more attention around being more environmentally friendly. Something that is usually overlooked is...
The Story of Bottled Water
Bottled water is a masquerade. It promises health but returns harm; it offers cleanliness but begets filthiness. Bottled water has duped an ignorant audience. Multinational corporations privatize, bottle, market and sell water. According to Frank I. Salazar, the bottled water industry...
Planned Obsolescence: Economic Boon, Environmental Bane
With the widespread increase in green technology, it is widely assumed that the "green revolution" has made the world, and our lives, a better and safer place. But the reality is that there are other forces, both economic and practical,
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