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Feb 16th, 2011

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Leaf of the Day, No. 82, New Leaf Paper

New Leaf Paper fits in nicely with our series of “Leaf Mash-Up” logos, which we’ve been rattling off for the last couple of weeks. New Leaf mashes a leaf with a piece of paper. Seems logical, after all the company does have the word “leaf” in the name and actually makes and sells paper products.

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Feb 16th, 2011

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Leaf of the Day, No. 81, Sustainable Columbus

We resume our coverage of the many examples of “Leaf Mash-Ups” that exist in the world. We’ve got a load of them on tap for the week, so today will start with Sustainable Columbus, which mashes a leaf with a train, bus or some form of mass transit. I think it would be most entertaining

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Feb 11th, 2011

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Leaf of the Day, No. 80, Green Depot

The world of green build just took a few steps forward with the news that Green Depot is expanding. The New York-based sustainable materials outlet announced that it will acquire new locations on the West Coast from Seattle-based, Ecohaus. The move extends Green Depot’s reach and is a significant win for the sustainable products market.

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Feb 10th, 2011

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Leaf of the Day, No. 79, Green Chip Stocks

We weren’t kidding when we said we could put together a whole series of leaf logos using the same “Leaf Mash-up” convention. Today is our fourth in a row and there are at least few more to follow. But first, here is today’s leaf-mash from Green Chip Stocks. They’ve chosen to feature a leaf and

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Feb 9th, 2011

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Leaf of the Day, No. 78, Village Green

Village Green plays an interesting game of “keep away” in the energy sector to encourage the use of renewable energy. They do it in two ways: buying Renewable Energy Certificates and buying Carbon Offsets. Essentially, Village Green buys RECs and Carbon Offsets, swiping them out from under energy companies and utilities who are required to

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Feb 8th, 2011

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Leaf of the Day, No. 77, Urban Forest Map

Tree Map Introduction from Kiran Goldman on Vimeo. The Urban Forest Map initiative seeks to document every tree in San Fransisco to study the environmental impact of urban greenery. My favorite line is, “It’s like a census for trees.” What better way to incorporate trees into everyday life than to treat them like American citizens,

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Feb 8th, 2011

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Leaf of the Day, No. 76, League of Conservation Voters

Want to see something funny? How about a leaf-star-flag-Frankenstein? Leaves, stars, stripes, democracy, patriotism. What’s not to love about the logo for the League of Conservation Voters? Well, gradients for one. Drop shadows for another. And then there’s the issue of predictability. But wait, who has more right to mash a leaf with a flag

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Feb 4th, 2011

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Leaf of the Day, No. 75, Amaris

Two things come to mind when I look at this logo: Pokemon and Captain Planet (AUDIO). If you’re not familiar with Pokemon, all you need to know is that they are fantastical creatures with special powers that kids capture and later use in a battle arena. The Pokemon are classified into categories based on their

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Feb 4th, 2011

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Leaf of the Day, No. 74, Cleaner Greener Energies

We grow nearer everyday to a time when the public sector can truly take advantage of wind and solar energy, but there are still hurdles for those trying to make it happen. Cleaner Greener Energies, a company right in Astronaut’s backyard, tackles those issues daily. Knowing the political, logistical and perceptual obstacles that stand in

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Feb 3rd, 2011

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COMMON: The New Industrialists

Watch live video from FearLessTV on Justin.tvI really admire how Alex Bogusky has reinvented himself as a reformed advertising maverick, now hell-bent on using his powers for good. Love him or hate him his advertising celebrity clout will definitely be a boost for a sustainability movement that is constantly trying to claw its way into

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