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Joolz Turns the Humble Cardboard Box Into an Object of Delight

Companies have gone to great lengths to make their packaging more sustainable, but Dutch company Joolz has gone a simpler, brand valuable move: Make its packaging easily converted into useful objects themselves, from lampshades to chairs.

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Wind Power: Pros and Cons

When we think of wind power, we generally think of those large high tech towers with slowly spinning blades that have sprung recently up on hilltops in many areas of the country. But the fact is, wind is one of the oldest sources of power used by man. According to a recent report posted by the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), renewables can contribute 80% of American electricity by the year 2050. Much of it will be provided by wind power.

How Can Ethernet Empower Innovation?

While you might think ethernet is just for transmitting internet access, it can actually transfer energy for lighting.

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Cisco: Connecting for Sustainability

A deeper look may show that Cisco may play a pivotal role in moving sustainability forward, not only for business, but for communities around the world. We’ve covered a few of their sustainability initiatives in the past. How is Cisco embedding its core competencies with sustainability for building smart and connected communities now and in the future?

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Study: Renewables Could Produce 80% of Our Electricity by 2050

A report released last week by the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that using renewables to provide the lion’s share of our electricity by 2050, without requiring any technological breakthroughs is a reasonable proposition.

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How Starbucks and Staples Could Bring Keystone to Its Knees

Starbucks and Staples have joined the agribusiness giant J.R. Simplot to give a boost to the Obama Administration’s Better Buildings Challenge, and in a way that could spell trouble for the notorious Keystone XL Pipeline. The Better Buildings Challenge is designed to shine a spotlight on corporate leaders in energy efficiency and resource conservation, both … Continued

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Texas Climate & Carbon Exchange Opens for Global Trading

I know, this almost sounds like a punch line to a bad joke, or perhaps an oxymoron. Many people tend to think of Texans as backward-looking, conservative, entrenched in the status quo and not at all interested in talking about climate change, except maybe to argue that it doesn’t exist. But there are two things that Texans understand, perhaps better than most of us and those are: energy and money. And, to a certain extent, in Texas, these issues seem to rise above ideological boundaries.

Green Jobs and Rio+20: The Dirty Work of Transitioning to a Green Economy

We came into the negotiations thinking that countries might agree to implement national strategies for green job creation, especially for young people. But all we have is ‘encouragement’ of the private sector to contribute to job creation, and ‘Encouraging’ is not, well, that encouraging.

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Green Design Needs Style, Not Just Substance

Making products beautiful increases consumer attraction and lengthens the lifespan of the product after the consumer develops a connection to it. Making a product green increases the scope to make it beautiful, and therefore more sustainable.