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DHL and United States Postal Service Get Highest Marks in Green Shipping Scorecard

DHL and United States Postal Service Get Highest Marks in Green Shipping Scorecard

Shipping packages for business, friends and family leaves an enormous carbon footprint. One little package en route from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh, California is part of a great cloud of greenhouse gases in its wake. Choosing a package shipper on the criteria of best-yet green practice just got much easier. Stoneyfield Farm and Climate Counts, a nonprofit that rates companies on greenhouse output, just concluded their rankings for least polluting shippers. At the top was DHL and the United States Postal Service.

December 21, 2007

Give the Gift of Carbon Offsets

Give the Gift of Carbon Offsets

If like most people around this time of year, you're running out of time and gift ideas and someone on your list cares as much for the environment as you do, you may want to consider a carbon offset gift card from Terrapass.

December 17, 2007

Enterprise, Alamo, National Offer Carbon-Offsetting on Car Rentals

Enterprise, Alamo, National Offer Carbon-Offsetting on Car Rentals

If renting cars is a routine venture for you or an occasional vacation adventure, take a look at Enterprise Rent-a-Car for some more climate change oriented renting. The rental car company recently signed with carbon-emission-offsetting TerraPass to give car renters the option (extra $1.25) to offset their rental car carbon exhausts with greenhouse gas-reducing project—such as wind or solar energy farms. Enterprise, in a new move for large companies, is also going to match renter’s offsets dollar for dollar next year (up to $1 million). As the new owners of Alamo and National car rentals, Enterprise is giving the same offer in those rental companies.

December 17, 2007

How Philips is Winning the Lighting Wars

How Philips is Winning the Lighting Wars

In the 1990s, Toyota decided that the best way to beat Detroit wasn't to build the bigger SUV, but to build the most fuel efficient car. Oil prices hovering around $100 a barrel have proven the wisdom of that Toyota's approach. A similar but less talked about eco-business victory is Philips' slaying of the mighty General Electric to become the United State's largest lighting supplier.

December 13, 2007

Honda Unveils New Breed of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

Honda Unveils New Breed of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

A commercial fully hydrogen car is hitting the pollution-fogged highways of southern California in 2008. At the Los Angeles Auto Show Honda just unveiled its FCX Clarity, an “advanced fuel cell” car that gets about 68 mpg, accelerates cheetah-like, is as silent as a church, emits only water out the tailpipe, looks cool outside and in, and handles as well as a sports car. If you live in southern California you can lease one for $600 a month for three years.

December 13, 2007

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