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The Green Wave: 5 Tech Trends That Will Accelerate E-Cycling*

June 23, 2012


There’s a subtle part of Apple’s WWDC that many analysts overlooked, yet it will have an ongoing impact on how we use and reuse consumer electronics. Within a few seconds after showing the new MacBook Pro feature set, Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple, showed theEnvironmental Checklist. This was the first time in Apple’s product […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Host a Green Superbowl Party *

February 4, 2012


The NFL has already promoted how much greener Superbowl XLVI will be in with the use of “green power” from Green Mountain Energy via the descriptive infographic (click here). They’ve even kept a tally about how much the local community has already saved in water and carbon emissions. We’ve also been amazed with the amount of food consumed during Superbowl […]

America’s Greenest Companies in the Global 100 *

January 31, 2012


Eight U.S. companies are among the most sustainable in the world according to Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media company. The eighth annual Global 100 list was announced last week during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Although the eight firms include some of America’s leading high-tech companies, they also consist of diverse industry areas: After making significant […]

Do Smartphones Have an Afterlife? *

January 20, 2012


With less than 10% of U.S. cell phones being recycled (source: IDC) each year, there’s a trend in Korea that could create a whole new market in the U.S.: certified recycled phones. Just as Samsung has the most innovative Android smartphones in the world, another Korean-based company will pave the way for recycling and reusing Android phones […]