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  • Did You Pass on the GMO’s During #SuperBowl XLIX?

    Sabra, the Official Hummus of NFL, was the target of a nationwide anti-GMO campaign by Green America‘s GMO Inside. Did it work for you? Did you pass on the GMO’s, or did you munch PepsiCo Fritos slathered with GMO-laden Pepsico Sabra Hummus dip while watching the Superbowl? In case you didn’t watch, the New England […] More

  • Egypt’s Solar Energy Plans Are Heating Up

    Participating in an initiative to finance rooftop solar power units, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Banque Misr are offering loans to citizens in Egypt. As a preliminary stage, the initiative is being offered only within specific areas of Cairo. However, plans include expanding soon into Egypt’s other governorates. Energy Committee Head Magid Eldeen Almanzlaoy […] More

  • ecoATM’s Cell Phone Recycling Kiosks

    The average American cell phone is upgraded every 18 months, but less than 20 percent of the discarded phones are recycled annually.  The other 80 percent ends up in desk drawers, or worse, in landfills. However, ecoATM is changing the wasteful lifecycle of cell phones and other electronic devices like tablets or MP3 players. Maria […] More

  • Why Fracking was Banned in New York

    New York State voters approve of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent decision to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, by a margin of 55 to 25 percent. According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, no political party, gender, age group, or regional interest group disapproves of the ban against fracking in New York State. A recent article […] More

  • Investing Haiti Donations: a 5-Year Update From Red Cross

    Investing the generosity of donors into improving the lives of millions of Haitians, the American Red Cross has just issued a five-year update after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake. Describing its ongoing efforts, the American Red Cross five-year update details services provided to more than 4.5 million Haitians. Ensuring that Haiti’s recovery is sustainable, […] More

  • Cleaning NATO’s EcoWaste in Afghanistan

    Large quantities of hazardous waste material have accumulated in Afghanistan during more than eleven years of NATO presence and operations in the country. Gearing up retrograde activities now that combat operation “Enduring Freedom” has drawn to a close, NATO must now comply with international standards to dispose of this hazardous ecowaste appropriately. The huge scale […] More

  • Islamic Finance: A Fast-Expanding Market

    When the Western financial world imploded in 2007-8, many nations’ economies suffered as a result. Riding out the storm with little to no negative impact in the midst of severe economic downturn, the Islamic financial market has paradoxically been experiencing exponential growth. For this reason, Islamic finance has become a topic of worldwide interest. However, […] More

  • A CSR Makeover for Chocolate Truffles?

    On a mission to transform the globe “through ethical relationships with small-scale farmers, and an integral sustainability orientation at every point on the supply chain,” Alter Eco Foods has bitten off a big bite to chew on. But it sure looks delicious. Especially those chocolate truffles. Organic, fair trade truffles! In dark chocolate and dark […] More

  • 11 Senators to EPA: Strengthen The Clean Power Plan

    Eleven U.S. Senators sent a letter on Dec. 9 to EPA chief Gina McCarthy outlining ways in which the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan should be strengthened. At present, the EPA Clean Power Plan regulation aims at reducing climate emissions from power plants by 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, and by 30 […] More

  • New Spending Bill Includes Environmental Setbacks

    Several setbacks undermining environmental efforts and interests are tucked into the federal spending bill President Obama signed into U.S. law last Tuesday. This bill is one of the last acts of Congress under the Democratic-controlled Senate. Not boding well for environmentalists and climate change activists, Congress will return in January with Republicans in charge of […] More

  • Egypt’s Oldest Mosque Receives New GROHE Plumbing

    Egypt’s first and oldest Mosque has received a plumbing upgrade from local plumbing repair service companies. As part of a “Green Mosque” CSR initiative by the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, GROHE has included Egypt in their global WaterCare campaign. In coordination with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, […] More

  • Old King Coal in the Winter of His Years

    Old King Coal is in the Winter of his years, and the question is no longer “if,” but “when” he will expire. 2014 is likely to be remembered as the death blow which truly left old King Coal, “a dead man walking.” To put it mildly, this was not a good year for coal. “Coal […] More

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