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    B the Change with Certified B Corps

    B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered ...

    If That Toilet Paper Is Brown, It Must Be Green

    It’s hard to enter a store these days without being visually assaulted by labels, logos, and signs that appeal to our environmental consciousness. It turns out that there’s an even more powerful way for marketers to signal an environmental product to shoppers: Make it brown.The Wall Street ...

    Turning Construction Waste Into a Commodity

    Go ahead and recycle your cans and bottles, your papers and boxes: It’s all good. But personal recycling efforts are relatively small in volume compared to the mountains of material thrown away every day at construction sites. Liz Pacheco reports in Philadelphia’s Grid magazine on ...

    Getting Over the Growth-Is-Good Myth

    Some fallacies die long, slow, hard deaths, and it appears that’s what’s happening with the happy, comforting, brainless mantra “Growth is good.” The ongoing global economic recession and looming environmental catastrophe have finally caused a significant number of people to question ...

    Whisky for the Environment

    Whisky fuels lots of things—rebellions, country and western songs, and Shane MacGowan, to name just a few. Now it’s going to power 9,000 homes in Scotland.More specifically, whisky byproducts are going to power the homes, in the distillery-rich region of Speyside, by helping to fuel a local ...

    Barcodes on Wood to Save the Rainforest

    Is that wood legal? Scan it and see. Liberia is putting barcodes on lumber in order to clean up its logging industry and preserve its rainforest. The U.K.’s Solutions Journal reports in its July-August issue on the innovation ordered by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, which is part of a deal ...

    Chicago Brewery Goes for Zero Waste

    A growing number of beer makers are incorporating green practices in their brewing operations, but a couple of brothers setting up a brewery in Chicago are setting their sights even higher, reports the Chicago Reader: They’re aiming for a zero-waste facility.The key is that the New Chicago ...

    Get the Koch Brothers Out of Your Gear

    Would you want to go camping, hiking, biking, or trail running with the Koch brothers? Me neither. Well, then, why on earth would you want to do any of those things with the products they help make?That’s the thorny question that may face many green-minded outdoor recreationists when it sinks ...

    Thank Katrina for Greener Building Materials

    Hurricane Katrina did a whole lot of damage, but at least one good thing has come out of the disaster’s aftermath: Composite-wood products are now greener and healthier.You might recall the widely reported story about the toxic trailers used to house Katrina refugees. The Federal Emergency ...

    Alaskan Brewery Is on Green Beer Frontier

    Many craft beer brewers are taking measures to be more sustainable, but few of them have taken things as far as the Alaskan Brewing Company. The company makes its beers, including its flagship Alaskan Amber Ale, in the fogbound southeastern Alaska city of Juneau, which is accessible only by ...

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