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Portland, OR tops 2008 eco-friendly city rankings

Sep 25, 2008
(Image courtesy of SustainLane) I love the annual SustainLane City Rankings, and the 2008 results came out this week, with Portland, OR at the t...
Posted In: Atlanta, Austin, green cities, Minneapolis, Portland, SustainLane

Just like Wall St., the Earth is overdrawn (two weeks ahead of '07)

Sep 23, 2008
Today is Earth Overshoot Day. I'm not certain about the marketing savvy of this phrase as my immediate association is playing basketball at the...
Posted In: Earth Overshoot Day, ecological debt, Footprint Network, marketing

The case of Trek: Can an ambitious green initiative still be greenwash?

Sep 19, 2008
Yesterday, I got into a bit of a debate with my boyfriend. He was showing me a cool site, 1 World 2 Wheels, a Trek initiative with a goal of...
Posted In: sin of irrelevance, Trek

Even a financial crisis has a green lining

Sep 15, 2008
Wow, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch just fell in the blink of an eye. And other institutions may yet fall in the months ahead....
Posted In: green energy, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Oil, solar, wind

EPA goes after lawn mower fumes

Sep 5, 2008
The Environmental Protection Agency says we've been choking on fumes from lawn mowers and other engine-powered machines. Rachel Dornhelm reports on new regulations aimed at clearing the air.

RNC: View from the bike lane (Part II)

Sep 3, 2008
Monday, I started out at 9 am to see how the freewheel!n borrow-a-bike-free program was working....
Posted In: bicycles, RNC

RNC: View from the bike lane (Part I)

Sep 2, 2008
Yesterday, I devoted my day to checking out what the RNC means for the Twin Cities. As an admitted urban cycling fan, I wanted to look out over...
Posted In: bicycles, RNC

Subscribing to steaks and chops

Aug 29, 2008
This weekend San Francisco hosts "Slow Food Nation" -- a celebration of locally grown food and sustainability. A handful of participating farms are experimenting with a new way to boost profits -- meat subscriptions. Lauren Sommer reports.

On green one-upmanship at the DNC and RNC

Aug 27, 2008
Both the Democrats and Republicans appear to be scrambling in a game of one-upmanship to host "the greenest national convention ever." While that...
Posted In: conferences, Democrats, DNC, policy, Republicans, RNC

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