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The 10 Emerging Sustainable Cities to Watch in 2012

Whether they benefit from visionary leaders, flourishing social enterprise, or commitment from community activists, the following 10 cities are well worth a visit…

Why Textile Waste Should be Banned From Landfills

More than 11 million tons of textiles are trashed in this country every year. Most of this material is reusable, rewearable, or recyclable.…

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…

How to Make Big Money Recycling Old Appliances

There is money to be made by recycling household appliances and electrical equipment, according to a recent report by the British organization, Waste…

Recycled Plastic-Based Concrete: Would You Drive on It?

One surprising alternative to the world’s cement addiction has reportedly been found amongst the globe’s landfills and recycling centers. Could hard-plastics (soda bottles…

Responsible Pet Owners Recycle: Make a New Years Resolution!

Once again the year is coming to a close. Various holiday traditions and media messaging urge us to reflect and consider what we…

3 Emerging Trends in Employee Engagement

Two years ago, when the concept had just started to really gain traction, we reported the results of a survey conducted by Brighter Planet on…

The Power of a Population

As we seek to discover new methods of generating and harnessing energy, there is one source that is worth discussing: the human body.

The Walmart “Green” Effect

Why is Walmart such a polarizing force? Perhaps it is because of its sheer scale, its immense presence or the absolute need it…
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Conflicted Rare Earth Minerals Prices to Decline

Global demand for rare earth minerals will increase over seven percent a year, but now various reports suggest that prices for these materials…

The Windy City Challenge – A Case for Managed Competition

Chicago examines options for its recycling program By: Brent Tarnow The City of Chicago, despite its long history of dreadful recycling services, has…

Charlotte to Install First Airport Worm Composting System

While it seems logical that many restaurants have already begun to reap the benefits of installing onsite worm composting operations, airports may not…
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Nike & Puma, Reframing the Sustainability Message for a Younger Market

Both Nike and Puma adopted a strategy of creating a movement around reframing the word “sustainability”. Although both movements were targeted towards demographically…
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Media Coverage of ‘America Recycles Day’ Hard To Find – But Opportunity Still Abounds

This post explores America's neglect of recycling while highlighting the exciting opportunity that still exists.
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Recycling Can Create 2.3 Million Jobs According to NRDC Report

Every major project creates jobs – indeed the Keystone pipeline would have created many jobs and in this economy, who doesn’t want that?…