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Triple Bottom Line: The DNA of a Green Business

by: Heather on 09/17/2008

This article on the triple bottom line just arrived from John Ivanko, co-author of Ecopreneuring and Rural Renaisance (originally published on Ecoprenuerist and used by permission).

People, planet and profits (at least some). That's what the triple bottom line means for green businesses and a truly sustainable society.

The triple bottom line is not …

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David Letterman on Global Warming

by: Heather on 09/16/2008

During an interview with Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and bestselling author of the recently released Hot, Flat and Crowded, David Letterman let loose with a brilliant rant on global warming which is getting a lot of play in the blogosphere.

Check out the clip below, and fast-forward to 1:40 or so to see where things really "heat …

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Greenpeace report slams logging in Northern Canada

by: Heather on 04/11/2008

Yesterday Greenpeace released their new report: Turning Up the Heat: Global Warming and the Degradation of Canada's Boreal Forest. In the report, Greenpeace criticizes logging in Canada's Northern Boreal forest, arguing that it contributes directly to the release of greenhouse gases and the reduction of carbon storage, and also makes the forest …

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Canada follows in US footsteps - again

by: Heather on 03/12/2008

Reported on Treehugger via desmogblog, Environment Canada has recently updated its Media Relations Protocol to effectively muzzle scientists and force them to "improve service" by responding to reporters with "approved lines". Since Environment Canada is the government department most likely to be consulted on matters relating to climate change, …

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Shop green! How about shop less?

by: Heather on 03/10/2008

Listening to the radio this morning I heard an ad for a well-known Canadian retailer exhorting consumers to join the "New Renaissance" in green living. Suggestions included picking up a shiny new Spring purse to take everywhere (not quite sure how this benefits the environment, but apparently it does) and walking more (in a new pair of shoes, …

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