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No packaging? No problem

Nov 15, 2007
British cosmetics manufacturer Mark Constantine is very critical of his own industry, and he's started a revolution in the world of marketing -- products with minimal packaging, aimed at a green market.
Posted In: Retail

A local model for global sustainability

Nov 15, 2007
The northern Washington town of Bellingham may be the epicenter of a new economic model for a post-consumerist economy: Locally produced goods and services focused on what surrounding communities need and can sustain.
Posted In: Economy

Learn a lesson from the Dark Ages

Nov 15, 2007
Commentator David Frum says that buying local is laudible, but globalization of the consumer economy has brought unprecedented wealth to more people than ever before. So, do we really want to repeat ancient history?

Deep gladness meets deep need

Nov 14, 2007
Speaking of Faith host Krista Tippett says the globe should welcome the challenge of sustainability as an invitation -- a way to strengthen moral resources such as delight, dignity, elegance and hope.

Invest in a 'green-collar' future

Nov 14, 2007
Majora Carter is a community activist from The Bronx, a part of New York that's home to more than its fair share of waste and power plants that serve the whole city. She wants investment in a greener, more equitable future.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Our e-waste comes back to haunt us

Nov 14, 2007
There's a thriving global industry recovering the precious metals in the millions of electronic devices we throw away each year. But the toxic by-products are showing up in cheap imported goods. Scott Tong reports from China.
Posted In: Health

Bhutan's falling happiness index

Nov 14, 2007
Once-isolated Bhutan glimpsed the rest of the world seven years ago with the arrival of TV and the Internet. Now happiness is an increasingly rare commodity, and young people dance in blue jeans.
Posted In: Travel

Public solutions or private enterprise?

Nov 13, 2007
Can the profit motive solve our energy problems? Management professor Stuart Hart of Cornell University, and physics professor emeritus Marty Hoffert of New York University consider that question with host Kai Ryssdal.

We must reduce super-sized appetites

Nov 13, 2007
Some economists believe we can innovate our way out of the global problem of carbon emissions. But Boston College professor Juliet Schor says what we really need to do is go on a consumer diet.

Home-grown energy independence

Nov 13, 2007
The farming town of Reynolds is a potential Saudi Arabia of bio-fuel and it's looking to become energy independent. So far, it's still a big gamble, but town leaders think it will work -- if they can lure investors.
Posted In: Investing, Science

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