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Cars, Sprawl Are Killing Us: American Public Health Association

If there is any doubt that locating in car-oriented poor-transit served office parks and residing in likewise-vehicle-dependent low-density suburbs are injurious to our health--and one reason why healthcare costs are so high--a new report by the American Public Health Association,...

To Go Green (In More Ways than One) Go Virtual...and Bus and Rail

Want more proof that going green by virtualizing offices i.e. teleworking and locating those functions that need people to interact with each other and with equipment inside energy-efficient buildings at high-transit-accessible locations is the smart way to go? Why it...

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...

Telus Makes the Future Friendlier (and Greener)

Telus, which is one of Canada's largest communications companies, has taken an unusual--and correct--path in green marketing. It has gone green first through instituting a telework program for its internal contact center agents, which it calls at-home agents or AHAs...

Incentivize 'GreenWorking'

It is gratifying to see many countries, such as Australia, Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. plan to spend money on expanding their broadband networks. The Canadian Parliament passed that country's 2009 budget on Tuesday with C$225 million to be spent...

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...

Goodbye, GM, Chrysler, Hello Green Alternatives

I live in a part of North America that is dependent on the auto industry and I am seeing it break down around me. Every day it seems the local media has a story on another layoff, if not of the...

Another Great Reason To Truly (No Sprawl) Go Green: Your Health and Healthcare

"Just go out for a breath of air/And you'll be ready for Medicare"--Tom LehrerThe Canadian Medical Association released a literally devastating report earlier this month titled: "No Breathing Room: National Illness Costs of Air Pollution" that bears out the brilliance, prescience,...

To go green, avoid greenfields for offices and homes

There have been a lot of articles lately about green buildings and homes. So when I find out about the ones located in 'office parks' and low-density subdivisions on what had just been open space i.e. 'greenfield development' I just...

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...

Telework: the ultimate green commute

The greenest, fastest, and safest commute, one that requires the lowest investment from your pocket and from your tax dollars (compared with mass transit and HOV lanes) is from wherever you are in your home to your home office. The same goes...

If you pollute, you should pay

The carbon tax brought in by the Canadian province of British Columbia that came into effect on Canada Day, July 1, and which is being advocated at the federal level by the Liberal Party of Canada led by former environment...

Companies Can be 'Green' With the Technology They Already Have

Lots gets written about these days regarding new types of technology that can help companies be more ‘green.’ These include everything from vehicle engines designed to run on corn-based fuel, computer chips that require less power to run, and revamped...
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