Bill McKibben speaks at Green Meets Black conference at the University of Michigan.

Michigan’s Sustainable Businesses Inspired by Bill McKibben

The Green Meets Black conference highlighted Michigan-based companies like Dow Chemical, Herman Miller, GM and Cascade Engineering who were making sustainable strides, but also showed how individuals can make a difference.

Trader Joe's

Activists Ask Trader Joe’s to Say No to Meat with Drugs

Earlier this week a group from Consumers Union showed up at New York City’s Trader Joe’s at Union Square demanding that the grocery store chain stop carrying meat from animals raised on antibiotics.

Blood bag for green healthcare survey

One in Three Hospitals Switching to Greener Purchasing, Survey Finds

Due to a survey of 257 purchasing managers and executives commissioned by Johnson & Johnson, 35 percent had already changed suppliers due to “additional green/sustainable product offerings,” and that 40 percent of hospitals plan to ask questions about the greenness of products in future bids.


Tesla Unveils Solar Powered Charging Stations

Tesla Motors unveiled the first of its six Supercharger stations in six California locations (Folsom, Gilroy, Coalinga, Lebec, Barstow and Hawthorne).

Biochar sample. Photo supplied by Ripple Multimedia

How Burning Trees Can Improve Biodiversity

Greening Australia, a non-profit environmental organization, has devised a project in which burning trees actually helps improve biodiversity, connects fragmented landscapes and even provides economic benefits to farmers.

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Printing Solar Profitability

How can solar stay competitive in an industry whose prices are steadily dropping? Increasingly efficient fuel cells are one way.