Why LG’s Greenest Smartphones Should Be Greener*

April 21, 2012


In honor of Earth Day, Sprint announced that it will be launching LG’s greenest smartphones for 2012 on April 22nd: the LG Viper™ 4G LTE, the first Sprint 4G LTE with eco-friendly features and LG Optimus Elite™. While both smartphones represent advances in the sustainability of smartphones, LG has room to grow greener with other eco-friendly features […]

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Trash Tech: Should Americans Be “Taxed” for Food Waste? *

April 14, 2012


With $43 billion of food wasted in the U.S. each year ($590 of food wasted per family), it may be time to start the same type of country-wide food waste “tax” that will be launching in Korea this year. Using RFID tags (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, Korean utility companies have created an ingenious high-tech system that can […]

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Time for Green Consumers to DWYSYWD

April 10, 2012


U.S. consumers may talk the green talk, but do they walk the green walk? Not yet. Although nearly two-thirds of Americans want to protect the environment, less than one-third actually do. According to the latest Survey of the American Consumers, less than half as many American adults (31%) purchase green products than those who say […]

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Earth Hour: 3 Ways to a Greener Planet*

March 30, 2012


There’s one common action you can take with nearly 2 billion people on March 31st at 8:30PM in your local time zone: turn off the lights. What began with the World Wildlife Foundation in Australia in 2007 has now grown to a global eco campaign that will reach individuals, families, businesses and governments when they […]

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Eco Marathon: Can You Get 3,000 MPG?

March 27, 2012


If you thought that getting 50+ MPG in a gasoline-powered car is a stellar result, there’s one annual event in the U.S. that would demonstrate otherwise: the Shell Eco-Marathon in Houston, Texas. From March 29 through April 1, more than 1000 high school and university students will be competing to break the 2,565 MPG record that was achieved […]

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World Water Day: Social Media Tour*

March 22, 2012


March 22nd marks the United Nations’-sponsored World Water Day: a day for us to gauge how we can minimize our water footprint to maximize resources for all. The global theme for 2012 is: “Water security is food security – the world is thirsty because we are hungry.” Here’s a whirlwind social media tour for the […]

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What’s Green at SXSW*

March 16, 2012


If the buzz about SXSW in Austin is any indicator of its popularity, there may be more than 49,000 attendees who are challenged with what they need to reuse, recycle or renew. Yet despite the long lines among the dizzying array of music, film and interactive venues, there are a few notable green highlights at SXSW. What’s […]

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