Greenwashing

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Public awareness of humanity’s impact on the global environment is at an all time high.  Organizations like Greenpeace and the Sierra Club are no longer fringe organizations run by ‘hippies’.  The Natural Resources Defense Council has an $87 million war chest which it wields to curb global warming and create clean energy sources, 85% of […]

Do You Really Understand the Disadvantages of Solar Energy?

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When deciding whether to convert your home to solar power, it’s easy to get caught up in the glitz of technology and the glamour of a green dream home. However before making a decision this important — not to mention the sizable investment — take some time to research the disadvantages of solar energy. Budget, […]

Interview: Mark Hawkins of InkPeace

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Each month GreenWorld365 will spotlight people, businesses, or organizations that are making strides towards greening our world. This month we interview Mark Hawkins of InkPeace. Founded in 2008 by Mark Hawkins and Carol Pedersen, InkPeace is an eco-friendly company, promoting the re-use of ink cartridges. InkPeace sells ink and toner cartridges for printers, fax machines […]

Blue Helmets Go Green

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Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Um Bello, heads up the Alpha Company of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) which is working in the region of Kakata in western Liberia. On 8 July 2009, Um Bello led his troops in a new exercise: planting trees to contribute to the UNEP-led Billion Tree campaign. “The war against […]

California Businesses Could Save Enough Water to Supply Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco

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In the midst of a third consecutive dry year, California’s water supply continues to shrink as the state’s population grows, but according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the state’s commercial, industrial and institutional (CII) sector has the tools to save more than enough water to meet the annual needs of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego combined. Some leading California businesses and institutions are already catching on – saving water and money at the same time.

MeatlessMonday.com Urges Obama to Revive National Meatless Program

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With World Health Day and Earth Day both in April, health and environmental advocates are calling on President Obama to take a page from history and proclaim national “meatless” days, as three of his predecessors in office have done. Presidents Wilson, Truman and Roosevelt all instituted national meatless days in order to divert food to […]