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Jun 29th, 2010

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Leaf of the Day, No. 46, BuyGreen

What would you do if faced with the challenge of shopping for green products? E-commerce portals like Amazon and Zappos don’t differentiate between green and non-green products. It’s not like you could go to the “green” isle at Walmart. Though you might find green items scattered throughout stores, it’s rare to find a one-stop green

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Jun 28th, 2010

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Leaf of the Day, No. 45, Clarke

To me, Integrated Environmental Management (IEM) is a fancy, ambiguous, industry term. To Clarke, IEM is the combination of pest and aquatic management that can be instituted on a large or small scale. Normally I’d fail to see the connection between those two services except that I’m currently scratching mosquito bites from my Friday by

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Jun 24th, 2010

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Leaf of the Day, No. 44, Canadian Renewable Fuels Association

Today’s leaf comes from our neighbors to the North. The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association is a non-profit organization that advocates use of renewable fuels through outreach and political influence. I honestly think people want to be knowledgeable on the subject of renewable energy but are overwhelmed by the complexity of technologies and the sheer number

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Jun 23rd, 2010

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Leaf of the Day, No. 43, Canon Generation Green

In the past, companies that made an effort to “go green” were considered newsworthy. How novel it was to see a company involved in sustainability initiatives. Today, it’s all but expected that a company would have at least some sort of sustainability programs. The conversation is no longer about who is going green, but how

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Jun 22nd, 2010

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Leaf of the Day, No. 42, eBay Green Team

If “Going Green” means to recycle, use less, waste less and pollute less, then eBay is going green in a big way. In fact, by that reasoning, eBay has been going green since it sold its first used product in 1995. You might say that eBay’s business model is inadvertently green to its very core,

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Jun 22nd, 2010

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Leaf of the Day, No. 41, Seventh Generation

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” ~The Great Law of the Iroquois A profound statement with weighty implications, this principle manifests itself throughout the day-to-day business of Seventh Generation, even inspiring the company’s name. It’s hard to question the commitment of the company, if

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Jun 18th, 2010

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Billboards Get A Second Life

There are so many things to love about a company like Relan. Based out of Eagen, MN, Relan reuses billboard vinyl to make a range of products from bags to umbrellas and even the occasional surfboard cover. This innovative process capitalizes on the potential of already existing vinyl rather than resorting to freshly manufactured vinyl.

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Jun 18th, 2010

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Leaf of the Day, No. 40, ReBinder

I foresee a bright future for businesses intent on reusing and reclaiming materials. We just have way too much stuff and even more being made everyday. When Worldwatch Institute came out with its State of the World 2010 report in January, Treehugger offered this very telling summary of its information (a must read). It tells

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Jun 16th, 2010

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Leaf of the Day, No. 39, Green Energy Council

In the battlefield that is the free market, it’s difficult to navigate through the truths and lies. Many companies have begun to realize the profitability of sustainable products and practices. At the same time, even more companies have found that it is much easier to say that your products and practices are sustainable. Why practice

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Jun 15th, 2010

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Leaf of the Day, No. 38, Iogen

Fuel Ethanol Workshop meet Astronaut. Astronaut meet Fuel Ethanol Workshop. That’s right, Astronaut is in St. Louis to represent at the conference. It is one of FEW’s sponsors that surfaces as today’s leaf. Iogen Corporation is an international player in the biotechnology industry with its sights set on the profitability of cellulosic ethanol. What’s more,

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