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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Green Roofs

Written by , on May 28, 2008

How a small business is using rooftop gardens to solve heating, cooling and pollution problems in cities.  Read more »

Green Icecream

Written by , on May 28, 2008

Jerry Greenfield tells how a small icecream parlour become a successful franchise chain through a policy of social and environmental activism.  Read more »

Timberland – A Waste Management Success Story

Written by , on May 27, 2008

The Timberland CEO, Jeffrey Swartz, talks about how his company pioneered profitable green business practices.    Read more »

Ray Anderson on Sustainable Manufacturing

Written by , on May 27, 2008

Since the days after his graduation from the Georgia Institute of Technology as an industrial engineer, Ray Anderson has applied his entrepreneurial spirit to building one of the world’s largest interior furnishings companies. After founding the Interface carpet company in 1973, Ray and his company revolutionized the commercial floorcovering industry by producing America’s first free-lay […]  Read more »

Birdbath – an Eco-friendly Bakery

Written by , on May 25, 2008

See how a small business like a bakery can succeed by focusing on the environmental impact of its business and products.    Read more »

A Solar-powered Laundromat

Written by , on May 25, 2008

A Chicago laundromat shows how solar technology can be successfully applied in a small business – even in a cold and cloudy climate.    Read more »

A Conversation with Richard Branson & Vinod Khosla

Written by , on May 25, 2008

In September 2006, Charlie Rose recorded a video of a conversation with entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, Chairman and CEO of the Virgin Group and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla about their global environmental initiatives, the threat of global warming, and the potential of green technology. They also discuss Branson’s $3 billion commitment to fund research in […]  Read more »

The “Good Stuff” Guide

Written by , on May 25, 2008

Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from, if antibacterial soap is good for your family, or how to recycle an old computer? If you’ve had these or other questions about the environmental and social impacts of the products you buy and use, Good Stuff is for you. It contains many of the tips, facts, […]  Read more »

Fuel Cells

Written by , on May 25, 2008

How to fuel cells work? What are their advantages and disadvantages? How can they be used? Find out in this Fact Sheet from the Australian Institute of Energy. Click here to download the Fact Sheet (712K pdf).  Read more »

Biofuels

Written by , on May 25, 2008

As the world recognises the inevitability of peak oil and the necessity to reduce carbon emissions, the possibilty of  replacing fossil fuels with fuels produced from biomass – and the downside of doing so – is becoming an increasingly important issue. Already ethanol is starting to play a part as a transport fuel in the […]  Read more »