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Consumer Change

The Consumer Change app allows you to spot and report the following unsustainable practices by businesses:- Use of polystyrene disposable food...

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What's On My Food?

What's On My Food? is your decoder ring for the chemicals on your food. This tool helps savvy shoppers sort green-washing and scare-mongering from...

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Mrs. SoapBox

My name is Jamie and I am the Chief Mixer & Crafter for Mrs. Jones' Soapbox. Mrs. Jones Soapbox is a line of non-toxic, eco-friendly household...


Waste to energy: Green or greenwash?

A visit to a modern waste-to-energy plant shows they are far cleaner than older incinerators and an alternative to landfills, but shouldn't displace efforts to increase recycling.

By October 21, 2011


BP accused of rewriting environmental record on Wikipedia

A British Petroleum representative allegedly rewrote 44 percent of the oil giant's Wikipedia page, including the environmental sections. Some Wikipedia editors are crying foul.

By March 20, 2013


Facebook enlists in pro-green coalition

The social network's membership in the Digital Energy Solutions Campaign puts it alongside Cisco, Microsoft, and Intel.

By November 4, 2010


Corporate responsibility in a post-BP Digital Age

Overshadowed by the oil spill, conference about digital media and "corporate social responsibility" suggests consumer confidence in "green" PR may be at all-time low.

By June 10, 2010


Will social networking stop greenwashers?

Web 2.0 tools can give street cred to products marketed as "green." But few digital resources are available for the palm of the hand.

By April 14, 2008


Bamboo a big tool for greenwashing, says noted designer

Some bamboo is grown in a sustainable way. Other people treat it with formaldehyde. Kelly LaPlante has other green remodeling tips too.

By April 4, 2008


Don't like greenwashing? Ask for standards

Green marketing is on overdrive. But there is growing concern that inflated claims will turn off consumers.

By January 22, 2008


Sony announces greenwashed Vaio laptops

The latest Graphic Splash editions of the Sony Vaio FZ feature an eco-friendly theme.

By November 9, 2007


Do Google's carbon offsets add up to much?

Google's decision to purchase controversial carbon offsets is flawed, but it doesn't obscure legitimate efforts to measure and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

By May 7, 2009


Green news harvest: Recycling solar, electric car calculator

To avoid electronic waste problems and recuperate valuable material, European solar manufacturers are starting to look at solar panel recycling.

By April 3, 2009