The World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Businesses

Many of us would like to believe that businesses wouldn’t exist solely to reap profits. Often, businesses are instituted to make a lasting impact on the society to which they belong. The moment an organisation instills its very core business with ‘giving back,’ it becomes evident that the business stands for a purpose. The overall goal of an organisation ideally rests on corporate citizenship.… [Read more]

Top 5 environmentally friendly cars in 2014

In recent years, car manufacturers have increased their production of hybrid vehicles; revitalising the motoring industry with a range of powerfully dynamic yet environmentally efficient vehicles. Here are five of these cars, which provide an environmentally friendly motoring option without depriving drivers of power or stylistic elegance.

1- Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt has rapidly become the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the US, and for good reason.… [Read more]

Top 7 tips to reduce your carbon footprint

With a growing public awareness to the dangers of global warming (climate change), it is becoming increasingly important to remain informed about how you can reduce your carbon footprint. Listed below are seven ways in which you can reduce your carbon footprint and safeguard the environment for future generations.

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1-Green electricity

Renewable energy is the future of energy resources, due to its significant environmental benefits as well as providing a solution to the depleting reserves of fossil fuels.… [Read more]

Top 10 environmental gadgets

Want to help the environment but not sure how? Looking to reduce your energy and other household bills? Or are you simply interested in the newest gadgets aimed to improve your day-to-day life? Then check out these top ten environmental gadgets which can help to enlighten and improve not just your life, but also that of the planet.… [Read more]

Top 5 reasons why you should consider an electric car

Today’s society is becoming more and more focused on personal improvement. Whether it is your house, your computer or your career, our technological society is ever developing and ever improving. Naturally then this mantra has extended to the world of cars. As we become more informed of the environmental damage of fossil fuels and their decreasing availability, car manufacturers have begun to produce more energy efficient vehicles.… [Read more]

Green Your Holiday Season with a New Take on Father Christmas

Father Christmas switched his wardrobe from green to red because an American soft drinks company decided that Santa, or Father Christmas, should be wearing red instead of green, according to the BBC. This year, a renewable energy company called Abundance Generation seeks to return Father Christmas to his green roots with The Green Father Christmas campaign.… [Read more]

Looking Internationally: Peru – Environmental Issues and Concerns

Far too often when we think about the environment, only our immediate surroundings or issues impacting our own nation crosses our thoughts. In one way or another, all life on this planet is connected; our nations are not as separate as we may think and, in fact, what is done in one country often impacts life in others.… [Read more]

About the Environment: Is Business Digitization Helping To Save Trees?

We hear a great deal about a wide range of environmental issues in today’s world. In broad terms, these issues mostly consist of climate change and pollution; more specifically, they comprise issues of material waste, fuel consumption, water pollution, and any number of other problems with significant environmental risk.

But one issue that seems to get surprisingly little coverage in broad economic discussions is that of paper consumption and,  through it, the process of tearing down trees.… [Read more]

Boulder’s 100-Year Flood & Weather Weirding

I have lived in Boulder for nearly 30 years and have never seen anything — weatherwise — like what I’ve witnessed these past two years.

Last summer, standing in the front yard of my friends’ home in east Boulder, I watched pine trees near the iconic Flatirons burst into flames like matchsticks. We were in the midst of a severe drought, which had sparked a spate of deadly wildfires.… [Read more]

Southern Leg of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Flunks Climate Test Too

I had a chance to read FAIL: How the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Flunks the Climate Test, a recent report issued by the Sierra Club and Oil Change International and endorsed by a dozen other environmental organizations. The 17-page report makes a rock solid case that “constructing Keystone XL will lead to tar sands industry expansion, and tar sands industry expansion will significantly exacerbate climate pollution.… [Read more]

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

In June, after more than four years as president, President Obama finally proposed a climate action plan for America. True to form, the president gave an eloquent speech, with strong words for those still in denial about the severity of the crisis we face: “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society.”

Unfortunately for all of us, the blueprint he presented is more PR than plan, and has zero chance of stabilizing the climate.… [Read more]

G8 Summit: Avoidance of Discussions about the Environment

The 39th G8 summit is being held in the United Kingdom today and tomorrow.

Representing approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, 65 percent of the global gross domestic product and two thirds of international trade, the G8 is an informal group of advanced economies that meets once a year at a Summit of Heads of State and Government.… [Read more]

Still Our Only Home

This week’s “Say It In Song” pick is one that comes to us courtesy of Jeff Beck and the Hammer Group.

Much will be discussed about the environment this week; despite the fact that climate change will not be discussed at this year’s G8 Summit at which global leaders will meet to discuss topics of international importance, activism will remain a local, grassroots issue.… [Read more]

Keystone XL Pipeline—Boom or Bust?

I have to confess that the first time I heard about the Keystone XL pipeline I didn’t know a thing about it. All I heard was a quick blurb on the evening news mentioning that the president might not approve it. (However, I believe this was before the election and I think he conveniently changed his mind after he was re-elected.) All the newsperson reported was that the president might not approve it.… [Read more]

Al Gore….Deus Ex Machina

In the long ago late 1970s, when global warming was a gleam in some radical climatologist / doomsayer’s eye, when a jacked-up, tricked out 1973 Monte Carlo was high automotive art amongst my suburban Ontario pals, I read Bored of the Rings. Hilarious stuff, to a lover of the Tolkien trilogy…Dildo and Frito Bugger, high and mighty satire.… [Read more]

Global March Against Monsanto – May 25

Hey…You gonna eat that? That’s the question that comes to mind for many of us when food is presented. We often make our decisions because of caloric levels, fat content and even pesticides used but, more and more, genetic modifications are a concern. Enter GMO giant, the Monsanto Corporation.

GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, have made their way into the nation’s fruit and vegetable supply and, recently, the Food and Drug Administration took public comments on so-called “Frankenfish.”

Monsanto has been in the news for a host of issues.… [Read more]

The (Oily) Road to Damascus

A few weeks ago, I offered a principled case for the Keystone XL pipeline project and its eventual approval by President Obama. I stand by those opinions – and as I explain here, recent Alberta political pronouncements elevate my views from so much environmentalist digital compost to pure gold. Realpolitik is rarely pretty. My bottom line suggestion that ‘hey, until America evolves beyond its fossil fuels fixation, oil’s gotta come from somewhere, so why not your friends?’ may at first seem an affront to any ‘principled case’ claims.… [Read more]

International Day of Action for Rivers

Did you know that this is “We Love Nature” month and that today is the International Day of Action for Rivers? As part of the month, today’s global activities will introduce many of us to nature and what we can do to actively protect the environment. 

According to InternationalRivers.org: “Every year, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world’s rivers and those who struggle to protect them.… [Read more]

Counterpoint: The (Principled) Case for Taking a Stand Against the Keystone XL

Over the past few months, the question of whether or not to build the Keystone XL pipeline (KXL) has become as divisive as the line its blueprints draw through the heartland of America. One side claims that the pipeline will be ‘game over for the climate,’ while the other asserts it will create jobs and give a much-needed boost to the American economy.… [Read more]

Some Still Don’t Believe Climate Change is Real

It’s fairly certain that there will be opposing viewpoints on the levels of environmental damage and the impact on the planet’s life but, at some point, shouldn’t we move beyond debating whether climate change is actually real?

Thanks to extensive research and noticeable changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to the reality of climate change.… [Read more]