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Features by Heidi Siegelbaum

Kill baby kill: BP's "energy mix" won't clean this bird

(photo: NewsHour via Flickr) Beyond Petroleum? Beyond Penny Wise, Pound Foolish Beyond Pick up the Tab Beyond Pigs Might Fly BP, since its p...
Posted In: BP, Oil

The noisiest chip bag ever made - Sun Chips in your garden

The big story this year in sustainable packaging is about Frito Lay's ® Sun Chips 100% compostable bag (and I mean 100% - compared to what? 20% ...
Posted In: behavior, compost, marketing, Sun Chips

Get a grip: Audi's controversial green police

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

Mini Me Mini Green Vaio

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

Heidi's favorite greenwashes of 2009

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

Outdated mental models thwart sustainability -- details at 6

Last week, Andrew Revkin noted the recently released MIT Sloan Management Review/Boston Consulting Group report on the pace and substance of...
Posted In: CSR, sustainability

Answering your questions: Bottled water vs. soda?

Thanks to Toni from Winston-Salem NC for writing in to ask why environmental tips focus on reducing the use of bottled water, but don't tend to...
Posted In: bottled water, water use

Horizon Organic to consumers: sewage sludge is good for you!

Already plagued for falling prices and other woes, the organic food industry is now confronting 800-pound gorilla Dean Food's decision to create a...
Posted In: Dean Foods, Horizon Organics, natural, organic

Monsanto pulls public radio into its greenwash

American Public Media has been getting flogged recently by some of its listeners, the environmental website Grist, and others online for accepting...
Posted In: greenwash, marketplace, Monsanto, public radio

The 'fighting bull' goes green

Fuel economy and low emissions aren't what Lamborghini, or "Lambo," owners are typically after. They want (and apparently get) titillating, gut...

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