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Looking back: Were the 2010 Olympics green, green-washed, or green-wished?

Mar 1, 2010
The 2010 Vancouver winter Olympics were to have been the greenest in history and there's no shortage of hits when you search for "Green Olympics...
Posted In: Olympics, Sports

Get a grip: Audi's controversial green police

Feb 16, 2010
I must be the only environmentally active person in the United States who leans in the direction of actually liking the controversial Audi Super ...
Posted In: advertising, audi

Is Delta really "Flying Greener?"

Feb 8, 2010
I recently got back from an international vacation. I don't usually read in-flight magazines, but I spied a headline while my neighbor perused his...
Posted In: Airlines, Delta, efficiency, tourism, Travel

I am the Lorax and I speak for the...coal?

Feb 2, 2010
Unbelievable. Dr. Seuss must be rolling in his grave. Three businessmen have hijacked the name of the Dr. Seuss environmentalist classic, "The...
Posted In: clean coal, coal gassification, greenwash, Lorax, LoraxAg

Mini Me Mini Green Vaio

Feb 1, 2010
Sony recently released its spiffy new W mini series Vaio notebook which has a green keypad frame. I know. You would be reasonable to assume a gre...
Posted In: computers, Energy Star, EPEAT, Sony

My annual offset disappointment

Jan 4, 2010
In the last week of the year, I have a ritual of calculating my carbon footprint and buying offsets....
Posted In: carbon offsets, climate

Hope in the midst of global greenwash

Dec 23, 2009
I love Jim's items, but I've been advocating for a gift-free family Christmas for years because I dislike obligatory (and all) shopping and never...
Posted In: climate, consumer resources, mobile apps

Bah Humbug to green(washed) Christmas gifts

Dec 22, 2009
As we take stock of the state of greenwash this holiday season, I thought it would be interesting to look at gift giving. We're bombarded daily...
Posted In: green gifts

Heidi's favorite greenwashes of 2009

Dec 21, 2009
Have a dollop of clean coal with your bottled water and compostable cups!...
Posted In: bottled water, clean coal, corn, PLA

Wrapping up 2009 in greenwash

Dec 21, 2009
It's been a little while since the Greenwash Brigade has piped up, but never fear, dear readers -- we're not going anywhere. Throughout the week,...

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