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Stick It to Black Friday 2012 by Shopping At Stores That Truly Help Others

Looking for an alternative? Explore the sharing economy While some of us prefer to stay warm and snuggle in our living rooms Thanksgiving night, others are already lined up, or even camping, in parking lots waiting to snag those Black Friday deals on laptops, flat screen TVs or The Hunger Games on Blu-ray DVD. Black … Continued

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Walmart Attempts to Halt Black Friday Strikes

In response to numerous strikes at stores and warehouses around the country recently, and in anticipation of more on Black Friday, Walmart asks the National Labor Relations Board to halt the strikes. But it might be too late.

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Giving Tuesday, Nov 27, is a Perfect Antidote to Black Friday

Giving Tuesday on November 27, 2012, aims to nudge society past consumerism and towards community giving. Hopefully #GivingTuesday will inspire Americans to do what they have done well for decades: help the less fortunate in their neighborhoods


Transforming Landfills into Sustainable Businesses One Wiggler at a Time

María Rodriguez, founder of Byoearth is teaching women the value of the red wiggler worm and the use of vermicomposting to support sustainable farming. It’s a concept she believes in passionately and is having increasing success selling to both local farmers and non-profit aid organizations throughout Latin America.


Behind the New Green Product Line at Walgreens

Walgreens has launched its own line of “green” household products to be sold under the brand name “Ology.” The Ology brand includes everyday household products. But what makes them green and does it stand up to the light of day?


UN Initiative Links Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge to Foster Better Community Health

The new UN international Biodiversity and Community Health international initiative aims to establish local, participatory centers of excellence to conduct research and promote better understanding and policies that recognize the linkages between human health and well-being, that of biodiversity and ecosystems and traditional knowledge systems.

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What a Baby Beluga and Bioneers Taught Me about Nature and Resilience

In 2012, people are dealing with more uncertainty and stress from natural and manmade disasters. The speakers at the Bioneers 2012 conference offered strategies for responding to difficult events by reconnecting with nature, each other, and ourselves.

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NEWBio Biofuel Initiative Offers an Alternative to Fracking

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put up a grant of $10 million to establish a new biofuel consortium for the northeastern U.S., which could provide new opportunities to participate in the emerging biofuel sector.

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Mobile Technology: Are Women “Getting It” More than Men?

This article is part of our coverage of Net Impact 2012.  To follow along, visit this page. By Erica Schlaikjer “Across the board, nobody wants to do accounting,”  said Shivani Siroya, founder and CEO of inVenture, a global credit scoring company. “It’s difficult or  they’re lazy or they don’t see the purpose.” Her company, currently working in India, … Continued

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How FedEx Supports Education Efforts In Vietnam

Through the dedicated efforts of the Vietnam Children’s Fund, in cooperation with Vietnamese officials, FedEx has funded four school construction projects in Vietnam.

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Meat-Free Product Sales Are Rising as Meat Consumption Falls

There’s one area that’s gaining traction by the day: meat reduction. Some savvy businesses have noticed a decreasing demand for meat and are creating new products to meet every meat-free need. Others are using the popular Meatless Monday program to improve employee wellness or to encourage customers to eat healthier by cutting out meat one day a week.