Beware Greenwashers: Green is Not the New Black!

Jessie Lucier by Jessie Lucier | February 26th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living | tags: corporate misbehavior, environmentalism, environmentally friendly, green, Greenpeace, greenwashing

It’s not easy buying green, especially since green has been touted as the new black.  Like the “black” of a previous generation, today’s “green” is considered sexy, trendy and it looks good on everyone. And while the branding of green has led to an increased environmental and ecological awareness, which has oftentimes proved beneficial for our planet and her people, the increased awareness has also created a muddled perspective of what really constitutes green. The public relations whiz kids of the corporate world have jumped on the green wagon and, wa-la, companies with questionable environmental practices and policies have been spun from black to green.

Copenhagen Climate Summit Cheat Sheet

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | December 16th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: Barack Obama, carbon emissions, climate change, Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP15, Copenhagen Climate Summit, Friends of the Earth, global-warming, greenhouse gas emissions, Greenpeace, Hillary Clinton, International Day of Climate Action, Kyoto Protocol, Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, Seal the Deal, The Age of Stupid, UNFCCC

You’ve probably heard that delegates are meeting in Copenhagen for climate talks. But you might not be clear on what exactly all the hoopla is about. Here’s your cheat sheet on COP15, the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.