Sustainability - Most Commented


Living within your means as a choice

Jan 13, 2009
When Commentator Joe Bevilacqua lost his six-figure job, he left the city lifestyle and went to live with his wife in the Catskills. Since then, they have made due with what they've had, and have lived richly.

"Go green" goes down -- send greenwashing with it

Jan 8, 2009
Sustainable Industries predicts that in 2009, going green will go down -- because everyone's done it. Thanks to its prevalence, it's harder for...
Posted In: certifications

Keeping the green in infrastructure

Jan 7, 2009
Transportation officials are ready to get started working with funding from President-elect Obama's infrastructure plan, and environmental advocates want to find a way to steer them towards the green projects. Sarah Gardner reports.

On how to find green cleaning, not green washing

Jan 6, 2009
I came across this 6-minute video on how to identify and avoid greenwashing when buying cleaning products or hiring someone to clean your home. ...
Posted In: cleaning products, services

Finding ways to keep waste local

Jan 6, 2009
Americans throw away an estimated 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, so you'd think we'd have enough raw materials for recyclable products. Sam Eaton explores the issue behind the waste and how Obama's stimulus plan may help.

Start 2009 with Heidi's consumer resources list

Jan 2, 2009
Heidi's consumer product posts have always generated discussion among Greenwash Brigade readers. Start 2009 with a list of Heidi's favorite...
Posted In: consumer resources

Obama wants to reduce your energy bill

Jan 2, 2009
Weatherization is a big focus of President-elect Obama, but many don't know much about it. Sam Eaton reports simple fixes like sealing drafty windows can save you up to 30 percent on your energy bill.

Trouble for clean tech investment

Dec 30, 2008
Investment in alternative energy has stabilized despite the current recession. But investors are worried "clean tech" could be in trouble next year. Sam Eaton reports all eyes are on the Obama administration.

Obama set on new energy economy

Dec 29, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama has promised to make alternative energy a leading priority. What will that entail? Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about renewable energy's potential economic role.

2008's greenwashes of the year

Dec 22, 2008
The Greenwash Brigade brings you our favorite greenwashes of 2008. Some good, some bad, some just plain funny -- and in no particular order. (V...
Posted In: 2008, apple, Big Three, bottled water, BP, clean coal, DNC, RNC, Shell