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Browsing All posts tagged under »Environment«

SXSW Eco Keynote: The Story of Change (with video)

October 8, 2012

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One of the best finales to a series of SXSW Eco Keynotes (Oct. 3-5) was  Annie Leonard’s session titled “The Story of Change.” With a career devoted to improving the environment, Annie is the Director of the Story of Stuff Project and the author of “The Story of Stuff.” This keynote focused on her latest […]

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

June 23, 2012

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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 […]

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

April 14, 2012

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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 […]

Time for Green Consumers to DWYSYWD

April 10, 2012

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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 […]

Do Smartphones Have an Afterlife? *

January 20, 2012

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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 […]

Can a 13-Year-Old Change the World?

January 6, 2012

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What do Maine, New York and Abu Dhabi have in common? They all have hundreds of people interested in hearing more about the solar energy project of Aidan Dwyer, a 13-year-old student from Long Island. Click here for his PopTech video with his slide show about “Better Solar Designs.” Even more fascinating is that Aidan’s […]

SXSW ECO: How to Make a Difference (incl. brief video)

October 6, 2011

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Today marked the final day of SXSW ECO, the inaugural event for fostering sustainability among corporations, consumers and communities that was held in Austin, Texas. This event was headlined with an important keynote speaker who told a story about how a journey of exploration led to the pursuit of conservation. A young man in France […]