Earth 2017

Big Food Lobby Protects Profit Health, Not Public Health

Big Food's lobbying efforts have successfully made profit health more important than public health, argues 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth.

Ford on Mobility: ‘One Foot in Today and One Foot in Tomorrow’

Ford's 2015 sustainability report is a candid summary of where the automaker is today and its goals for the future of sustainable transportation.…

Autonomous LED Lighting Is Driving a Smart Building Revolution

LED lighting systems can serve as a connectivity link between sensors, things, smart applications, artificial intelligence programming and human wearables. The disruptive result…

Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health?

Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder…

GenZe 2.0 Electric Scooter Generates Zero-Emissions Fun

3p's Bill Roth takes a ride on the new GenZe 2.0 all-electric scooter, which promises fun-filled and zero-emissions urban commuting.

How Behavioral Economics Impacts You and Our Planet

A look at how America reacted to the 1974 oil embargo shows we are repeating history.

4 Ways to Grow Clean-Tech Jobs in Your City

The best kept secret in America is that clean tech is a mega job-creator. Clean tech not only accounts for a large number…

Will California TOU Pricing Create a Consumer Revolt or Technology Revolution?

Starting in 2019 the state’s three investor owned utilities will launch Time Of Use (TOU) pricing for residential consumers. Will residential customers respond…

Weight-Loss Secrets From ‘I Love Lucy’

What does the pioneering '50s sitcom have to do with weight loss -- or sustainability, for that matter? It turns out that Lucy,…

Don’t Believe Big Food’s Lies About Smaller Portions

It turns out those 'thin' Oreos probably won't help you lose weight after all -- despite the advertising Big Food throws your way.

5 Technologies Driving California’s Clean IoT Electricity Strategy

California wants to make clean energy and a smart Internet of Things (IoT) system the world’s dominate energy strategy.

How California Blackouts Will Make Solar and Batteries A National Story

California again faces potential blackouts. Could the potential loss of power push the state's innovation in solar and energy storage to the fore?

National Parks Tap Subaru for Zero-Waste Advice

Park visitors leave behind 100 million pounds of trash each year. That's about to end. Subaru and the National Park Service are going…

How CSR Is Driving Purposeful Food Sales To Record Levels

A massive mistrust of mass-marketed foods is pushing consumers to abandon old buying habits.

Healthy Foods Achieve Mass-Market Sales Levels

A record 43 percent of Americans now say they make their food and beverage purchases using the criteria of human and environmental health.