Monthly Archives: September 2009 More Monthly Archives Mondo Waves, Ancient Gods in the Mix as Hawaii Heads Towards 70% Renewables The Copenhagen Bike Share Competition – Modeling “Modern City” Development House to Vote on Expanding Green Vehicle Research The Business of Organic Farming (Watch and Learn) How Financial Incentives May Actually Stifle Business Coming Up: GreenBiz Webinar on Walmart Sustainability Index New Vehicle Standards Make Huge Efficiency Improvements Making Drinking Water From Thin Air (Literally) “Smart Choices” Food Label Recommends “Froot Loops” Three Tips for Engaging Employees in Sustainability Do Brands Matter in Solar Power? Tar Sands Emissions Make Canada A Carbon Bully French President Nicolas Sarkozy: GDP Is Inadequate for Measuring Economic Health Closed Ford Plant Becoming Renewable Energy Park Mission Motors Keeps Moving: All-Electric Bike Tops 150MPH Boots on the Roof Offers Green Job Training EPA’s Green Power Leadership Awards – Rewarding Baby Steps or Greenwashing? Bon Appetit on the Business of Sustainable Agriculture California Lawmakers Pass Tougher Clean Energy Legislation – But Will Schwarzenegger Veto it? Sigg’s Slippery Slip-up: How to Lose Partners and Alienate Customers Re-Imagining the Scotch Tape Dispenser Without Changing it at All Creative Incentives for Bars to Go Zero Waste: Patrons Plan To “Get (Zero)Wasted” Cleantech Group, Guardian Announce First Global Cleantech 100 Study Finds Family Planning Cheapest Way to Prevent Climate Change “Ghost Flights” Across the Atlantic Anger Environmentalists French President Nicolas Sarkozy Urges Carbon Tax Starbucks Isn’t Alone: Local-washing Is the New Black Social Change Talk with Jon Kaplan, President of Walden University Two Ways to Go Beyond Ecycling Integrating Management into the Waste Stream Local Power Shines as Crayola Goes Solar Back to the Future: The Binishell Returns Plastic “Temple of Trash”—Upcycling, the Arts, and Making the Case for Sustainability REI’s Annual Stewardship Report: Recycling Versus Carbon Neutrality? Startup Manna Energy Seeks to Use Carbon Offsets to Provide Drinking Water for Rwanda Iceland’s Financial Woes – Economy, Sustainability, and Safe Growth Planet Metrics: Helping Companies Reduce Their Risk from Embedded Carbon and Energy Business Not As Usual: Chinese Environmental Activists Riot, And More. Can a Global Company Be Local? The Wild, Wild (Green) West Is the Customer Always Right? Yes, When it Comes to Sustainability. San Francisco’s New Composting Law: Six Weeks and Counting AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah, IBM, and Expanding Business Sustainably U.S. Firm First Solar Plans to Build World’s Largest Solar Plant – in China How Many Solar Panels Would It Take to Solve All Our Problems? Is Sustainable Farming Going Mainstream? Warm Glow: Biomass Serves Green Whiskey in Scotland The Courts Might Be Blue But the US Open Is Thinking Green Responsible Jewelry: The Search for Credibility Health Care Debate Could Slow Passage of Climate Legislation Plants Need CO2, Therefore It Doesn’t Cause Global Warming? TGIT: The Workweek Goes Green Snow Leopard Packaging Fails Green Test The 5 Stages for Achieving Innovation Through Sustainability Microfinance in the US: Will There Be a Green Focus? Disney Spotlights Everyday Superheroes of Change Goodwill: A People Recovery Enterprise Maps Are Worth Ten Thousand Words: Where Cleantech Jobs Are in the US Clean Tech Training for All Dow Corning CEO’s Take On Green Jobs The Dangers of Haphazard Hiring in Building the Clean Economy Michigan’s Windspire Inspires New Green Jobs Green Jobs Movement: Make it Real Sustainable Labor and the Farmer’s Market Bill Clinton, T. Boone Pickens, and Al Gore on Cleantech Jobs and the New Economy (VIDEO) Labor Day Reflections On U.S. Healthcare “Solar Energy Initiatives” Capitalizes on Fed Stimulus Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting – Proving the Triple Bottom Line to Big Businesses Van Jones Forced to Resign Green Jobs Training: Emerging Opportunities To Leverage Stimulus Dollars Japan’s New Carbon Target – Good News or Bad News? Beyond Organic – Looptworks Upcycles Textile Waste into Treasures Biofuel and Black Earth: Dynamotive Pioneers Updated Pre-Columbian Technology Looking For a Green Job? Grab Your Rain Boots CSR at Jack Daniel’s Is a Mixed Cocktail Cisco Pays Employees Not to Work at Cisco Green Job Training – A Much-Needed Solution Or a Drop in the Bucket? NYMEX’s The Green Exchange Cuts Emissions Traders a Deal Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to Sacramento’s Unemployed: Help Is On the Way…? Building Sustainability Into Your Operations: The Importance of Governance Sustainable Systems at Work. Do They… Work? Predictions, Warnings and Best Practices From Day 2 at Socap09 Surreptitious in Seattle: There’s a New Starbucks in Town, But You Wouldn’t Know It Your Spongy Laptop Sleeve Giving You a Headache? Burn, Baby, Burn: Biomass Capacity Continues to Grow Berkeley Bowl West, Solar Power, and a Huge Rebate Check “Once Upon a Job” – Nightly Business Report Series Explores Unemployment in the Current Economy Unilever Cool on Warm Ice Cream? Failure and Opportunity For the Green Movement A World-Changing Marketing Agency? Commuter Challenge Is Just One Way Imc² Is Leading A Movement. SoCap09 Day 1: Attendance Tops 1,000 Surprise! Sigg Bottles Did Contain BPA After All. EU: Ban on Harmful AC Chemicals in Autos Starts Now TckTckTck: Big Deal Around Hopes for a Big Climate Deal Are You Smarter Than a Chicken? And Other Green Business Wisdom From Gil Friend Green Grades 2009: FedEx Office and Office Depot Score High on Paper Better Place Battery Swapping Moving On Up to Tokyo London Leads the Way With Green Business Website Socap09: Takeaways and Key Questions on Social Enterprise From Day 1 The Ultimate in Eating Local–Backyard Chickens!