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Home Depot Promotes Eco Options

Home Depot Promotes Eco Options

On Earth Day, Home Depot gave away one million energy efficient light bulbs to customers all over North America. The giveaway was a promotion for the hardware giants's Eco Options campaign, but it was also intended to sell the very idea of energy efficiency to customers who aren't accustomed to factoring it into their purchasing decisions. Since the success of the Eco Options campaign relies on creating more green consumers, Home Depot has a legitimate interest educating its customers about energy efficiency.

October 30, 2007

GM's Fuel Cell or Fuel Sell Car

GM's Fuel Cell or Fuel Sell Car

GM’s new fuel cell car—an incarnation of the Chevrolet Volt—got some Tesla buzz when it was first displayed in Shanghai, China in the spring of this year. GM engineers got out their tinkering tools and put a fuel cell in the car to serve as the generator, swapping out the gasoline or ethanol generator in the January 2007 edition of the car.

October 29, 2007

How Green is Your Alma Mater?

How Green is Your Alma Mater?

The Sustainable Endowments Institute has released its 2008 college report card and two-thirds of colleges are showing improved marks this time around. The report found overall improvements in green building projects, recycling, transportation, energy use, and administrative dedication to sustainability.

October 29, 2007

Plasma TVs Aren't Energy Efficient

Plasma TVs Aren't Energy Efficient

Consumer electronics continue to get cheaper for Americans and Europeans—thanks to free trade and technology innovation. You may be able to afford a 60-inch plasma display, but what kind of an energy impact will it have?

October 26, 2007

Banks Steer Course From Greed to Green

Banks Steer Course From Greed to Green

With the steep drop in home sales and subprime mortgages imploding into black hole land, banks are looking for ways to keep customers coming to their loan desks and teller windows. An emerging pattern among some of the big banking players is committing to green loans, sustainable practices and charity support for environmental-stewarding projects.

October 26, 2007

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Don't Buy It

  • Genetic Engineering and Monopolistic behavior = Monsanto
  • Racial profiling and discrimination
  • Processed meat sold as 'natural' food. Union-buster.
  • Maker of violent anti-social video games
  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.