Is Bottled Water a Dead Man Walking?

More articles on the controversy surrounding bottled water can be found here! At the 2009 Net Impact Conference, Adam Werbach called Fiji Water a “Dead Man Walking,” stating that the company has greenwashed its brand and that it was only a matter of time before its actions caught up with the company (read a NY … Continued

Careers in Wind Farm Development: Wind Energy Analyst

This is the third article in a seven part series on careers in wind farm development. The first, second, and third parts can be viewed here. Meteorological towers provide a large quantity of raw data, which needs to be analyzed to assess the wind resources of a site. Desired information is frequently extrapolated from a … Continued

Travelocity Offers Free Carbon Offsets for the Holidays

Planning on travelling this holiday season?  Travelocity, the online travel agency, is serious about sustainable travel that will benefit both traveler and Mother Earth, one mile at a time. In an effort to “embrace travel as an agent of positive change,” the online travel company offers several ways for travelers to travel more responsibly.

The Secret Solar $auce

“The idea of building a business selling sustainability without having a clearly articulated price competitiveness strategy is a recipe for failure.” That sentence from The Secret Green Sauce is “best practices #1” being used by companies that are making money going green. And it is issue number one for the solar industry. The good news … Continued

End of the Beginning: Cleantech Group Offers Ten Predictions for 2010

The Cleantech Group, the guys who literally invented the word “cleantech” (and own the trademark — so watch out) today released “Ten Predictions for 2010: Trends to Watch For in Global Cleantech in the Year Ahead,” the investment information hub’s annual list of predictions for the future of clean technology. It’s actually a pretty juicy … Continued

3p Bound for Helsinki: Five Fast Facts About Finland

Quick quiz: name five things about Finland. I’ll go first: reindeer, vodka, snow, Nokia,  and … saunas. Pretty sad, right? For a bunch of world travelers we should know better. Luckily there is a group who is setting out to change all that. Finnfacts, the country’s PR agency, has invited Triple Pundit and friends from: Sustainablog, Clean Techies, Clean … Continued

Copenhagen: Why Bother?

With little more than a week to go before the start of the COP15 climate change conference in Copenhagen, the “Road to Copenhagen” starts to sound a little tired, even as participants prepare for actually heading to Copenhagen. With the roller-coaster-like ride of pre-COP15 news, reeling from despair to faint glimmers of hope* that something … Continued

SolarClover: Simple and Affordable DIY Residential Rooftop Solar Energy System

One of the greatest barriers of entry for residential solar power systems has been the high cost of installation. And for some, another turn-off is the aesthetic of conventional rooftop panels.  The SolarClover residential rooftop solar energy system, from Armageddon Energy, has been designed to address both issues.  SolarClover is a uniquely-shaped solar panel system with a … Continued

Buy Nothing Day: The High Cost of a Bargain

This excerpt from The Price of a Bargain by Canadian journalist Gordon Laird is presented in honor of Buy Nothing Day. Happy anti shopping! For better and for worse, ours is the age of the bargaineers – the engineers of bargains – whose factories extend from rice paddies to suburban basements everywhere. Each year we … Continued

The Monopoly Named Monsanto

Monsanto is the largest seed company in the world. It controls 95 percent of the market for insect and herbicide resistant cotton traits. In 2008, Monsanto had shares of up to 65 percent for traited corn and soybeans and about 45 percent for traited corn. During the late 1990s and through the 2000s, Monsanto acquired … Continued

Whole Foods Invests in Mobile Slaughterhouses

This Thanksgiving, much attention has been paid to how your bird was raised, but how about the manner in which it was killed? The head meat buyer at Whole Foods, Theo Weening, made public the company’s effort to collaborate with both USDA and state regulatory agencies to develop certifiable mobile slaughterhouses for poultry. Before claiming … Continued

Putting Deforestation into Focus at COP 15

Rainforest degradation is the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and robs one billion of the poorest people on Earth from their source of livelihood. These are just two of myriad reasons that the world leaders meeting next month at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen must achieve some type of … Continued

German PV Solar Industry Is Thriving

Germany will add up to three gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity this year due to a strong demand in the last part of this year, the head of Germany’s Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (BSW-Solar) solar industry association announced. Germany is the world leader in photovoltaic (PV) solar panel power, with 5.3 GW installed. The world total … Continued

Black Friday? Buy Nothing Day? How About Buy Something Responsible Day?

The idea of waking up at the crack of dawn the day after Thanksgiving to go shopping for trinkets among hordes of what seem like crazed zombies strikes me as a horrible kind of torture. Nonetheless, millions of Americans consider “Black Friday” a kind of celebratory tradition, with this year expected to be the biggest … Continued