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Canadian Newspaper Has It Right: To Go Green Cut Down On Packaging

Canada is a big source of American packaging material, and that includes newsprint. So applause should be offered to a recent editorial in the Peace Arch News, a newspaper which is distributed in the Metro Vancouver communities of South Surrey and...

Power IT Down This Friday!

Friday August 27 is "Power IT Down" day. Organizers say "just by turning off your computer, monitor and printer -- and any other peripherals -- when you leave work for the day, you can help save tens of thousands of...

To Go Green, Spend Green When You Waste

In some ways Earth Day/Earth Week reminds me of Sunday and in the Christmas season in the Christian faith. These are the times when we try to do good unto others and to think about how to be a better...

Mining Environmental and Social Responsibility

Mining is one of the oldest industries there is and for good reason: the resources these firms extract are essential for practically every good and service we enjoy, directly and indirectly. There will continue to be mines for most elements...

Here's How to Help Keep British Columbia (Properly) Green After The Winter Olympics

Amidst climate change that has led to an unusually warm winter even by West Coast standards that made mush out of Cypress, the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games has seen some green achievements, some of which are staying and...

E-Cycling Nortel Gear

Jeff Wiener's excellent The TelecomBlog.com contains a prescient entry discussing and a pic showing old Nortel phones going into an Avaya box. Prescient in that Avaya is awaiting word from the Canadian government whether it can complete its $915 million...

The Ultimate Cash For Clunkers: Trading Traditional Offices For Home Offices

Forget about turning in old gas guzzlers for slightly more efficient vehicular monsters. If governments want a 'cash for clunkers' deal that will really have a positive green impact, both environmentally and in keeping money in taxpayers' wallets, they should offer...

Commuting A Pain In More Ways Than One

Commuting is bad for the environment. Emissions from vehicles both directly and indirectly through fossil-fueled and river-befouling power plants, and from construction and maintenance combined with open space land grabs combine to form a toxic stew that is slowly killing...

Beautiful Land, New Opportunities, Wasted Space

I recently moved cross country from the East to the Pacific Northwest. As polluting and contributing to congestion as driving is there is still nothing like it to give a full and complete picture of the landscape.And for the most...

Earth Day Message: Take Meaningful Steps

The Earth is our home, folks, and there isn't exactly another piece of real estate like it in the galactic neighborhood, so let's not try to make in uninhabitable by our own hands.Here are some meaningful steps we can take:* Go...

Canadian Government Funds Green Transportation (Including Telework) Initiatives

The Canadian federal government is taking the axiom of 'think globally, act locally' to heart by financing over a dozen local green transportation programs that range from cycling to shared-ride home, public transit, walking to school, and to telework.Here is...

New Year's Resolution: Enabling Green Access Via New Rapid Transit Systems in 2009

For businesses, institutions, and contact centers looking for truly greener fields to cut down on their environmental footprints there will be several new opportunities to do just that, by locating their offices near the stations of new rapid transit lines...

Subaru: the truly green automaker

It is rare that I mention green and cars in a positive light given the huge amount of emissions private vehicles produce--and the planet-damaging sprawl the overplanning for them engenders--but in the case I will make the rare exception and...

Greening The Data Center

Data centers: data warehouse appliances and servers are the 'boilers' of the information revolution. They enable almost every business process from administration to customer service, decisioning, design/engineering, distribution, manufacturing, marketing/sales, and support. They also require a lot of electricity for...

Green Ideas Overheard At ITEXPO West

Several ideas/observations overheard at ITEXPO West last week in Los Angeles...1. Get rid of the ethanol subsidy Ethanol production--from grains as opposed to biowaste--is being criticized for generating more pollution than it solves through processing and transportation.Kind of like LEED buildings...

To Go Green, Go Dumb (as in computing)

The smartest computing solution environment-wise for organizations is to go dumb, as in dumb terminals.  Richard 'Zippy' Grigonis, executive editor, Internet Telephony reports that network computing either with purpose-built thin-client systems or even 'lobotomized' PCs connected to a network server use...

Will Suing Polluters Help Us Breathe Easy?

Polluters are the next target in our litigious society.   In a CNNMoney article, staff writer Steve Hargreaves is reporting on a series of lawsuits that environmental groups are bringing in an effort to “force polluters to change their ways.”...

Eco One

I have a confession to make. I like sports cars. Does that make me a terrible person? Well the answer from an environmental perspective was a resounding yes – until now that is. While every auto maker is going green,...

China’s Green Olympics

Although air quality problems plague the world’s fastest-growing economy, China is doing what it can to have a true green Olympics. The city of Beijing plans 80 percent of buses and 70 percent of taxis will be fueled via clean...

CO2Sink

We often read of reducing carbon emissions but another way to minimize carbon emissions is to bury them underground. Here is a fascinating article on an experiment to bury carbon in Ketzin, Germany. How is it done you wonder? In...

Green Menu

I am very impressed with Neal Fraser who has designed a green menu meaning 90% of foods served come from within 400 miles. Of course Neal is in California which helps. In Kansas or TMC’s home state of Connecticut...

Save the Earth. Save a Buck. It's all good!

  I came across an article in Medill Reports. Medill Reports is written and produced by graduate journalism students at Northwestern University’s Medill school.   Medill reporter Elizabeth Ryan penned an interesting article entitled Six Tips On How To Save...

Live Earth Awareness

It is pretty amazing to be sitting here listening to Live Earth concerts around the globe all directed at raising awareness regarding the environment. Can all these concerts help make the world a better place for our kids? Yes. If...

Live Earth More Harm Than Good?

A reader posted a comment to the Live Earth Update blog entry, essentially asking if it wasn’t a contradiction to even have an event, which would by its very nature generate lots of trash and generate huge amounts of carbon...

Are You a Greenocrite?

I have to agree partially with Tom Young of VNUNET when he says companies have to do more to be really green. It is easy to make announcements but backing them up is always a challenge. Still, the trend towards...
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