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The newest Boy Scout merit badge: Clearcutting and development

Feb 10, 2009
(Photo credit: Seattle Post-Intelligencer/Gilbert W. Arias) The Company Line(s): "The Boy Scouts were green before it was cool be to be green."...
Posted In: Boy Scouts, forest management

A Wordle for your thoughts?

Feb 4, 2009
Hi everyone -- I'm Jo, and I hide behind the scenes most of the time here. I've been thinking about the topics we cover on the Greenwash Brigade,...
Posted In: Topics

Teaching climate change or a Sharp sales technique?

Feb 3, 2009
(Photo credit: Jared Flesher, New York Times' Green Inc. blog) As a former teacher, this Green Inc. article caught my interest and raised a red ...
Posted In: Education, Sharp, solar

Making green sexy?

Jan 26, 2009
Here at the Greenwash Brigade, we recently received a press release titled "Making Green Sexy," about a LEED certified mega mansion in Florida...
Posted In: Acqua Liana, Frank McKinney, green building, LEED, megamansion, reclaimed wood

99% natural and 42% market share, GreenWorks flexes its muscle

Jan 23, 2009
Greenworks (tm) cleaning products have now captured a robust 42% of the consumer cleaning products market despite consternation over Clorox's...
Posted In: Clorox

"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

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

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

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

Angie's List invites (encourages) 400,000+ companies to greenwash

Dec 19, 2008
Angie's List is providing new tools and incentives for small and large companies across the country to slap on some green paint. They provide...
Posted In: Angie's List, certifications

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Our hand-picked environmental professionals are on the hunt for greenwash as they examine eco-friendly claims by companies, governments and other groups. They ask tough questions about the mainstreaming of green, from the perspectives of people in the trenches who are focused on these issues 24/7