Author: Maryanne Conlin

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Good News In a Bad Economy – Lowered Emissions

The worldwide economic slowdown is having an unexpected positive impact in the fight against global warming: Emissions of carbon dioxide are falling, records collected by governments show.

Across the globe, a slowdown in manufacturing has resulted in lower CO2 emissions.

April 9th

10 Green Jobs For the Next 10 Years

There’s a lot of excitement out there, especially in the green sector, about President Obama’s plans to improve the economy. That much of the stimulus is also environmentally friendly means more growth in the green sector.  And that means more green jobs. Fast Company cites that: “Massive investments in clean energy promise to keep farmers, […]

February 2nd

Economy Down. Green Spending Up By Fortune 500

Heartening news for purveyors of green. Sustainable Brands Weekly reports: Eighty percent of corporate sustainability executives in the Fortune 500 plan to maintain or increase their budgets in 2009 – despite today’s down market, according to a new survey. As we discussed in this piece on How To Cut Your Costs And Make Your Package […]

December 3rd

UN Climate Change Conference Creates 13000 Tons Of Carbon

[social_buttons] The UN Climate Conference in Poznan, Poland, starting today is raising hopes and fears across the green spectrum. As reported in the Christian Science Monitor. A year-long push to devise a new global climate-change treaty – one that picks up where the Kyoto Protocol leaves off – gets under way Monday in Poland, with […]

December 1st

Will Black Friday Make Black Friday Green?

A new player in the online world this year is, a website devoted to listing the various deals available on Black Friday, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. Or, this year, maybe not, according to this Black Friday Eve video. [youtube=] In a nutshell, what BlackFridayinfo tries to do is provide consumers […]

November 28th

Will Green Mac Bring In The Green For Apple?

Have you checked out the new ad from Apple highlighting their green features? After Greenpeace ranked Apple as the worst technology company in terms of environmental issues, Apple has worked to clean up their act. The new Mac notebooks are their answer. The company touts the devices as “the world’s greenest family of notebooks,” due […]

November 26th

Obama Might Just Make Green Dreams Come True

The big news this weekend is Obama’s bold announcement to enact an economic stimulus package and, as those of us in the green movement noted…in the process a commitment to move forward with a green agenda. For a lighter look at what we think he should do, check out this video from Zaproot. [youtube=]

November 23rd

You Can’t Have A Kosher Turkey This Thanksgiving!

[social_buttons]Are you looking for a Kosher turkey this year? Many interested in organic food are, since Kosher Turkeys are required by Jewish law to be slaughtered in a particular fashion designed to be humane. Sarah Palin’sTurkey video has just increased awareness of the issue this year! They are also often organic by default, that is […]

November 21st

How#MotrinMom Brought Down J&J

[social_buttons]If you are an avid Twitter user, you might have been able to notice the power of social media and the perhaps terrifying way this new phenomenon can impact businesses large and small. This past weekend when #Motrinmoms surpassed “Obama” as the most searched for term on Twitter , it forced J&J’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare […]

November 18th