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02.26.10

Some Solar Energy Companies Are Thinking About Tomorrow

We’re excited to see solar energy becoming cheaper and more efficient. But we still have a long way to go before every Tom, Dick and Harriet is putting solar panels on their roof tops. Recent estimates suggest that…

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02.25.10

What’s Not Worth Conserving?

The penny just got a face lift, apparently. The question is why. Do we really need a new look for the penny? Do we need the penny at all? In 2008, we dug into this issue,…

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02.24.10

Message In A Bottle, or 12,000

Peter DaSilva for The New York Times Last March, we did a post on David de Rothschild’s ambitious plans to sail a boat made entirely of plastic bottles from San Francisco to Sydney Australia.…

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02.23.10

New Guilt-Free Plastics & Composting

Composting could be the next frontier in urban responsibility. No longer confined to hippy communes and country farms, composting could be a 21st century city thing. San Francisco, for example, has gone so far as to make it

02.22.10

Making Boston More Bike-Friendly

For all Boston’s great qualities- rich with historical treasures from Faneuil hall to Fenway- it has to be the worst city to drive in. Even my Garmin GPS moans as we drive east on the Mass turnpike. As the…

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Green Mountain Coffee and Ashoka’s Changemakers Launch “Revelation to Action” Competition

Green Mountain Coffee is one our favorite examples of a company who’s success is shaped by a commitment to responsible choices. Free trade is just the beginning, as the company works to “brew a better world,” with a…

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