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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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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