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Janne K. Flisrand

Latest Stories (36)

100% recyclable... bath tissue? Yuck.

Jul 27, 2010
A Minnesota colleague of mine, Cindy Ojczyk, sent me a tip on some bath tissue she'd spied that was labeled "100% Recyclable."...

"Certified Naturally Grown." Really?

Jul 18, 2010
Yesterday, I visited Minneapolis' Mill City Farmers Market. As I wandered around, I noticed Burning River Farm had "certified naturally grown" o...

Found on my desk: a greenwashing overview from a new magazine

Apr 6, 2010
There's a somewhat new school at the University of Minnesota: the Institute on the Environment (IonE). They're publishing a magazine, Momentum,...

Another "natural choice," this one from Hormel

Mar 12, 2010
I'm the Brigadier who doesn't have a TV, so I'm always tromping around online to find the commercials we comment on. This week, however, I found...

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...

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....

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...

Responsible investing for newbies -- share your ideas

Sep 25, 2009
I've been invited to do a short presentation to an investing club on "sustainable stuff and investing." My plan is to define socially responsible...