Google’s Top 10 Environmental Topics of 2011

As 2011 comes to close, Google has embarked on its annual exploration of the biggest news, trends and events that captured our attention and sparked our curiosity throughout the year. With Zeitgeist 2011, Google provides a visual analysis of how the world searched, including Top 10 lists of the most popular queries in a variety of … Continued

Frito Lay Catches Fire for Mislabeling GMO Products

A lawsuit was filed against Frito-Lay a few weeks ago in federal court for marketing snacks as natural that contain genetically modified, or GMO ingredients. The lawsuit, filed by the law firm Milberg LLP, has one plaintiff, Julie Gengo of Richmond, California. The New York City based Milberg has offices in Los Angeles, Tampa and … Continued

The Keystone XL Pipeline and Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Just a few weeks ago it seemed that President Obama struck a fatal blow to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, when he decided to delay a review of the project until after the November elections. That may not have been quite enough to kill the massive project outright, but another devastating blow came just before … Continued

Why Supporting Breastfeeding is Good for the Bottom Line

Many women find themselves torn between raising a family and building a career. As a mother of two young children, I know this challenge personally. The ability to continue breastfeeding a baby after returning to the workplace can help ease the transition between the two activities and has numerous benefits to both mother and baby- … Continued

What’s Your Spiritual Footprint?

We’ve all heard of the notion of an ecological footprint—that measure of human impact on the carrying capacity of Earth developed by Mathis Wackernagel during his doctoral studies.

USDA Approves Monsanto’s Drought Resistant Corn Amidst Skepticism

Last week the USDA’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it was allowing unlimited, nonregulated planting of Monsanto’s MON 87460 genetically modified corn trait, which was designed to be resistant to certain kinds of drought. This trait will be combined with other traits also approved on the same date, to provide corn that … Continued

Congress Derails Proposed Guidelines To Restrict Marketing Junk Food To Children

A provision in the $1 trillion spending agreement reached by Congress a few weeks ago undermines the voluntary guidelines proposed by federal agencies to restrict the marketing of food high in sodium and sugar to children. The provision requires federal agencies to create a cost-benefit analysis of the proposal by the Federal Trade Commission’s Interagency … Continued

Who is the FDA Protecting Regarding GMO Labeling?

The Food and Drug administration’s role is to protect our nation’s food supply, and shouldn’t impede food marketers from labeling their products as GMO free. Of course, there are pros and cons to bioengineered foods, beyond taste and nutrition. On one hand, they may help feed undernourished populations

What’s Next After the Electric Car?

Now that we are at the dawn of the electric car era is it too early to wonder what’s next in automobile technology? This article explores what I believe to likely be the next technology to continue the push of zero emissions vehicles.

Top Ten Posts of 2011

2011 was a great year for TriplePundit, with traffic up 28 percent over 2010. We’re thrilled to know that you find news about the triple bottom line as captivating as we do. As we look forward to another year of growth alongside our partners at Sustainable Industries, it’s nice to think back to the biggest … Continued

Miriam Pye: Biomimicry as a Brainstorming Technique

If you are looking for more evidence that biomimicry is a significant innovation trend with profound implications for sustainable economic growth, a brief chat with Miriam Pye will convince you. At least, it convinced Triple Pundit. Pye is a Senior Project Manager for Industrial Research at NYSERDA, the New York State Energy Research and Development … Continued

Fallacies of Free Markets

Examines assumptions underlying arguments for a pure free market system, showing the abstract notions that build the foundations of free market theory and providing examples of why those assumptions do not hold true in reality.

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The Leftovers of Fast Fashion

Patagonia is a technical clothing company that started in the early 1970’s. The company commissioned a study on the environmental impact of its business back in the early years

It is Time to Close the Fracking Loophole

The EPA announced that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution. This may influence the highly contentious debate in New York, where Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to lift the ban on fracking in the Marcellus Shale area. “If fracking is so safe, why does it need loopholes?”

The Battle Against the “Dummying” Of the Internet

3p is proud to partner with the Presidio Graduate School’s Managerial Marketing course on a blogging series about “sustainable marketing.” This post is part of that series. To follow along, please click here. By Greg Kandankulam Search Engines and Social Media are integral parts of my life and probably yours, especially if you are reading … Continued