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Carpet king takes sustainable lead

Nov 16, 2007
Ray Anderson made his fortune manufacturing carpet. Now he's trying to convince fellow entrepreneurs to join him on a second industrial revolution and a march to "Mount Sustainability" -- this time, with a deeper shade of green.

Can Wal-Mart save the world?

Nov 16, 2007
Retail powerhouse Wal-Mart has been taking great pains to improve its image by adopting environmental standards across all of its stores. Kai Ryssdal talks to Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott.
Posted In: Retail

Zapping trash with man-made lightning

Nov 16, 2007
With landfill space at a premium, a group of scientists think they have a solution: a machine that turns trash into small pellets and fuel. But is it practical? Janet Babin explores the debate over plasma gasification.
Posted In: Science

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

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