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The Sustainable Bike: Bamboo as the New Metal

The Sustainable Bike: Bamboo as the New Metal

With recreational and commute biking sprinting faster into public popularity, the option of a bamboo bike is future-retro appealing and very eco-friendly. They are available from a number of vendors at conventional prices. The first bamboo bikes were built back in the 1890’s.

December 30, 2007

Global Warming Melting Ski Resorts Future as They Embrace Green

Global Warming Melting Ski Resorts Future as They Embrace Green

Ski resorts in the U.S. (and the world) view themselves as chic poster boys for global warming. With temperatures rising, one of the first visible phenomenon is less snow at resort-level altitudes. Projections in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and the Rockies look at 5-6 degree temperature increases by 2100 if global warming is not dramatically reduced. Snow pack would fall by 89%. Ski resorts have embraced anti-global warming politics and measures with a bear hug.

December 7, 2007

The Environmental Impact of Spectator Sports

The Environmental Impact of Spectator Sports

A recent article on slate.com confronted the environmental impact of the major American spectator sports.  Though no definitive answer is provided, the article brings up a salient point for eco-conscious sports fans to consider: What is the environmental impact of your favorite sport?

November 7, 2007

Boston Red Sox to Green Fenway

Boston Red Sox to Green Fenway

The Boston Red Sox have announced plans to green Fenway Park in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council. A souped-up recycling program and improved refuse removal are already on the agenda, and the team is looking into a joint solar program with Keyspan Energy. Aramark, the firm responsible for managing concessions at Fenway, will begin serving locally grown organic produce and hot dogs.

October 24, 2007

Health Club Memberships

Health Club Memberships

You have the best intentions of getting in physical shape when you take your first step into the health club, but get mentally prepared for the questionable ethics of health club membership structures.

October 8, 2007

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  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
  • Genetic Engineering and Monopolistic behavior = Monsanto
  • Maker of violent anti-social video games
  • Unethical marketing of baby formula in developing nations