Sustainability - Most Commented


The greenwash lurking across the street

Nov 3, 2008
A couple days ago, I wandered into my bank - my secondary bank. I've been loyal to a local bank that has the most incredible community investment...
Posted In: Banks, local business, recycling

Bizarre ad: greenwash, or just a guy in a bear suit?

Oct 28, 2008
I'd skipped this article when skimming Slate today, but directed toward it, I watched the HSBC ad on YouTube with the same puzzlement that both the...
Posted In: HSBC, values

Both candidates tout "Clean Coal" -- but it doesn't exist!

Oct 27, 2008
Holy crap. Is the onslaught of "clean coal" internet ads driving anyone else nuts? You can't open a news website without being subjected to...
Posted In: 2030 Blueprint, clean coal

Does production cut make OPEC green?

Oct 24, 2008
When I heard the news this morning that OPEC will cut its production by 1.5 million barrels per day next month, I thought they made a good decision...
Posted In: green biz, oil prices, OPEC, sustainable energy

Biofuel investors hot for pond scum

Oct 23, 2008
The second annual Algae Biomass Summit is going on today in Seattle, and the substance has garnered serious attention from investors for its biofuel potential. Sarah Gardner gives us more algae plus points.

EcoBroker standards: got transparency?

Oct 21, 2008
Sarah Gardner reported on the EcoBroker Program this afternoon on Marketplace. The program attempts to address two critical issues in combating...
Posted In: EcoBroker, green building, standards

Economic downturn to bring change, not collapse to green sector

Oct 9, 2008
The economy is in bad shape, and green businesses will definitely feel it in the months ahead. But firms that deliver great products at competitive...
Posted In: economic downturn, efficiency, green biz, solar, wind

Response post: renewables can't be stopped

Oct 3, 2008
It looks like Michigan and Washington are closely aligned with their renewable portfolio standards of 10% by 2015 and 15% by 2020, respectively....
Posted In: bailout, renewable energy, Washington

The bailout plan and prospects for renewable energy

Oct 2, 2008
Sustainable thinking often requires the luxury of a long term perspective: If you don't have fuel to prepare the evening's meal, whether the...
Posted In: bailout, Michigan, renewable energy

Portland, OR tops 2008 eco-friendly city rankings

Sep 25, 2008
(Image courtesy of SustainLane) I love the annual SustainLane City Rankings, and the 2008 results came out this week, with Portland, OR at the t...
Posted In: Atlanta, Austin, green cities, Minneapolis, Portland, SustainLane