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09.22.10

Ben & Jerry’s: Something’s Fishy

We view our support of this particular issue as a win-win. Our friends at Ben & Jerry’s are lobbying the Food and Drug Administration not to greenlight genetically engineered (GE) salmon for human consumption. The salmon,…

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09.16.10

Design: Bicycle Wind Turbines

We’re fascinated with products that capture energy that would otherwise be lost yet don’t require any changes to how we use or consume them. We’ve covered a few examples -smart showers that harnesses waste heat from shower…

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09.14.10

Smart Poop: pet waste powers streetlight

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, even your dog’s poop is smart. The Boston enclave, better known as home to such esteemed landmarks as Harvard and MIT, now lays claim to dog parks that use dog waste to power lampposts.…

09.10.10

Brands: Nissan’s big push

Nissan is running a string of clever ads ahead of the release of its all-electric LEAF. The spot (above) takes the cake. It had me asking the entire commercial, “how did they do that?!” and then had…

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09.08.10

PepsiCo Leads on “Water Stewardship”

Last year, PepsiCo became one of the first companies to publicly recognize the human right to water. The food and bev giant has committed to providing access to safe water to three million people in developing countries by 2015…

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08.31.10

Who’d want to drive a D+?

Better living starts with “better know how.” That is, you have to know how and why to make those one degree changes. That’s why we like the EPA and Department of Transportation proposal this week to overhaul fuel…

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