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Oxfam UK Promotes Second-Hand Haute Couture

Oxfam has always been the front-runner when it comes to second-hand clothing, books, and music shopping in the UK. All Oxfam shops also…
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India Emerges as Solar Energy Hotspot

A growing host of India's business conglomerates is leveraging the Indian government's national solar energy program and investing in the sector, that latest…
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Sprint Sets the Bar for Sustainable Phone Design

At the highly anticipated Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas this week, Sprint, who earned the No. 3 spot on Newsweek’s Green…
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California Renewable Energy Off to a Good Start in 2012 with Five Big Projects

Renewable energy is getting off to a good 2012 start in California with the approval of 5 renewable energy projects that will bring…
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Rising to the Challenge of Keeping Food and Energy from Being Trashed

This article highlights the amount of embedded energy in food waste while exploring ways to tackle America's dual problem of hunger and clean…
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Ford Upcycles 2 Million Plastic Bottles from Landfill to Seat Covers

Readers of TriplePundit  don’t need reminding that the waste stream derived from buying bottled water is an environmental hazard. Less than a third…
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New Levis Store in Amsterdam a Model of Reuse and Recycled Construction

Levi’s last month opened a new two-story store on Kalverstraat. The 2700 square feet store’s interior is full of reused, restored and repurposed…
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Motel 6: Sustainability Means We’ll No Longer Leave the Light on For You

Accor, a leading hotel chain that owns a bevy of chains including Motel 6, is ramping up their corporate social responsibility efforts. Employee…

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…