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Links for 03/12/2013

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Remember to send up the white smoke when you are finished reading. How To Align Profit and Sustainability (Environmental Leader) Design to Re-nourish (Re-nourish) ICYMI: Nanoparticles in donuts and the world's greenest drugstore (GreenBiz) Analysts warn markets biased against clean energy (GreenBiz) Cisco, IBM, Intel Win Climate Leadership Awards (Environmental Leader) The Robobee Project Is Building ...

Links for 02/26/2013

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Black and gold go green: Steinway & Sons' road to sustainability (GreenBiz) 3 guideposts for assembling a sustainability report (GreenBiz) Kids kickstart clean energy revolution in Britain (Mother Nature Network) How to Make Trustworthy Environmental Claims (Environmental Leader) A Conversation with Brett Thompson, Director of Environmental Affairs for Laird Plastics (SGP) Monster goldfish found in ...

Links for 02/12/2013

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Those of us in the Northeast can stop shoveling and check out these stories from around the Internet. Activism at Its Best: Greenpeace’s Push to Stop the Pulping of Rain Forests (New York Times Dot-Earth) More Companies Profit from Sustainability, Survey Finds (Environmental Leader) Is your data center ready for Eco Mode? (GreenBiz) Green ...

Links for 02/05/2013

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Unilever freshens up deodorant packaging with compressed cans (Business Green) Bio-based chemicals: When green is toxic (GreenBiz) What's Your Coffee Costing the Planet? (Sustainable Business Forum) Colorado Public Library Adds a Seed Bank to Attract More Growers and Readers (Inhabitat) Fracking vs. beer: Does natural gas exploration threaten America's breweries? (Mother Nature Network) [OK, ...

Links for 01/23/2013

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Killah in Manilla: Hearst's Green Reputation Tarnished by Subsidiary (Dead Tree Edition) BSR's look ahead for sustainable business in 2013 (GreenBiz) “The heat is on for the planet as a whole, but what has been happening where you live?” (Interactive climate change map at New Scientist) [h/t Don C. on The Facebook ...

Links for 01/15/2013

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For (White House) [awesome response to a petition to build a Death Star] The Private Story Behind A Public Forest (Finch in the Forest) [required reading for all those who think that all paper companies rapaciously and wontonly destroy forests] Grounded? Sustainability and Business Travel ...

The Lead-Crime Connection

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Kevin Drum, a blogger for Mother Jones, has a provocative article out that sifts through mounds and mounds of research and finds a significant link between the phasing out of leaded gasoline and the overall decline in the rate of violent crime since the early 1990s. He begins with seminal research ...

Canadian Dollars: Vending, Vidi, Vici

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

There is much talk here in the lower-48 about doing away with the dollar bill and replacing it with a coin (let’s face it, we’re just resistant to change), but there is one potential roadblock: the vending machine industry. Canada has run into this problem; the Bank of Canada recently ...

Links for 01/08/2013

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Continue to ease back into the five-day workweek with these stories from around the Intertubes. Most Read Sustainable Business Stories of 2012 (Environmental Leader) How to quiet the anti-paper crowd (Two Sides) At Brazil-based fast food chain, packaging is edible (Springwise) The one-and-only Dick Vinocur now has a blog: Dick Vinocur’s Footprints Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs ...

Links for 12/11/2012

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

17 creative ways to reuse your phone book (Mother Nature Network) UN Climate Talks Fail to Reach Funding Agreements as Deadline Looms (Environmental Leader) and Climate Talks Yield Commitment to Ambitious, but Unclear, Actions (New York Times) and Another Disappointing Climate Meeting Draws to a Close (Mother Jones) 10 of the best ...