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Virgin Atlantic Abandons Ship on Carbon-Saving Plane Towing

Virgin Atlantic Abandons Ship on Carbon-Saving Plane Towing

With much green fanfare two years ago Virgin Atlantic airways announced its plan to tow planes to the take off runway. Normally planes taxi on their own jet engine power to the runway starting grids they are supposed to take off from. Towing the Virgin planes meant keeping their engines off, thus saving up to two tons of carbon pollution on every flight. Now, it has been discovered the company is reneging on its tow plan and environmental watchdogs are crying “greenwash.”

March 12, 2008

Staples Switches Copy Centers to Recycled Paper

Staples Switches Copy Centers to Recycled Paper

Staples has announced that all 1,400 of its copy and print centers are now using entirely post-consumer waste recycled paper. The office supply chain currently offers both 100 and 50 percent recycled paper in its copy centers, all of which carries Forest Stewardship Council certification.

March 11, 2008

Top 10 Tips for Buying a Fuel-Efficient Car

Top 10 Tips for Buying a Fuel-Efficient Car

For many years, new car buyers considered cup holders more important than fuel economy. Forking over three dollars for every gallon of gas has shifted those priorities. The auto industry has responded to the new desire for fuel economy by offering a growing number of fuel-efficient models—not just hybrids.

March 5, 2008

Local Harvest

Local Harvest

Local Harvest offers a comprehensive database of local farms, markets, community supported agriculture and local supplied restaurants, as well as an internet store that allows small farmers to sell goods like soap, maple syrup, preserves and dried fruits to a national market.

March 3, 2008

Marine Stewardship Council Endorses First Canned Tuna Products

Marine Stewardship Council Endorses First Canned Tuna Products

The Marine Stewardship Council has for the first time, certified a line of sustainably caught tuna products. American Tuna, which is a small, family owned fishery employing pole and line fishing techniques, offers smoked and canned albacore.

February 28, 2008

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