NASDAQ Green Indexes
Created 10/18/2010 1:03:10 PM 
NASDAQ has a a new a family of business indexes that track the green economy. The indexes focus on environmentally-conscientious companies and reflect the economic shift toward sustainable business practices. For the first time, investors will have quality information about the green business sector.
Mircoloans for Clean Energy: The Perfect Fit
Created 8/30/2010 10:09:27 AM 
One-third of the world's population today has no access to any form of modern energy, relying instead on highly polluting fuels like wood and kerosene. No single solution can meet our society's future energy needs. The answer lies instead in a family of diverse energy technologies that share a common thread: they do not deplete our natural resources or destroy our environment.
Textbook Rental: A Multi-Million Dollars Business
Created 7/26/2010 9:38:21 AM 
In these tough economic times many people are looking for ways to shave expenses off their budgets. One tried-and-true method is to rent instead of buy. Environmentalists have long pointed out that we can also significantly reduce our impact on the planet if we borrow the things we only need occasionally.
Clothes & Shoes Recycling: A New Trend
Created 7/12/2010 9:02:09 AM 
Here's the truth about fashion: It changes quickly. So what do you do when you're stuck with a closet full of barely worn shirts, dresses and shoes? Over 190,000 tons of textiles made their way into Big Apple landfills in 2008 alone, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Lifestyles of the Healthy and Sustainable
Created 7/2/2010 8:35:42 AM 
Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) describes an estimated $209 billion U.S. marketplace for goods and services focused on health, the environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living. The consumers attracted to this market represent a sizable group in this country.
Compost Yourself to Riches
Created 6/7/2010 8:25:45 AM 
The average American family produces more than 500 pounds of leftover organic material every year; composting not only keeps that waste out of methane-generating landfills, it also produces nutrient-rich, fertile, natural soil. Composting may be the right thing to do for the environment, but it can be hard to get around the smell and the mess—particularly for urbanites without expansive yards.
Cool Ideas for Urban Farming
Created 6/2/2010 9:05:27 AM 
The urban farming trend is all about the production of food by planting on unused land and space while increasing diversity, educating youth, adults and seniors and providing an environmentally sustainable system to uplift communities. As we have seen before, it can also involve animal husbandry, aquaculture, agro-forestry or horticulture.
iPhone Green Apps Save your Business' Money
Created 5/17/2010 8:16:58 AM 
Want to go green but afraid it might be too costly? Many business owners these days are intrigued by environmental sustainability but harbor the misconception that green is always an expensive luxury. While it is true that some eco-friendly products are more expensive than their non-green counterparts, it is actually possible to SAVE money through smart environmental choices.
Now This is Greenwashing!
Created 5/14/2010 8:24:42 AM 
Greenwashig is defined as the unjustified appropriation of environmental virtue by a company, an industry, a government, a politician or even a non-government organization to create a pro-environmental image, sell a product or a policy by attempting to preserve and expand their markets or power by posing as friends of the environment.
e-Stewards: New Certification System for E-Waste Recycling
Created 5/10/2010 8:15:55 AM 
The problem of e-waste: Between the breakneck pace of technological progress and our voracious appetite for gadgets, we're accumulating piles of obsolete computers, cell phones, and other electronic junk. This stuff is hard to dispose of because it's full of many different materials and tends to contain toxins like mercury, lead, and arsenic. This junk is often shipped overseas where it's "recycled" with very little oversight and becomes an environmental and public health disaster.

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