Organic Bouquet: Keeping the sustainable-flower business blooming

April 12, 2013 by  
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Organic flowers can be a tough sell, with higher short-term costs for growers and higher prices for buyers. Here’s how Organic Bouquet makes it work.

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How to measure the ROI of LEED

October 4, 2012 by  
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Measuring the costs and benefits of LEED certification is easier now that multiple studies have shown green buildings sell for higher prices and draw higher rents.  

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GE Launching 60W to 100W Replacement LED Bulbs

August 1, 2011 by  
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LED lighting is finally reaching mainstream.  As the years have gone by, the prices have dropped and more appropriate bulbs for home use have started popping up .  Now that GE is releasing 60W, 75W and 100W replacement LED bulbs within the next 18 months, there’s no more saying that LED bulbs aren’t ready to replace incandescents yet. The new bulbs follow GE’s release of a 40W replacement bulb last year.  All models are dimmable and will have a lifespan of over 20 years based on three hours a day of use.  The 13W bulb (60W replacement) will be available this November, while the 18W (75W replacement) and 27W (100W replacement) bulbs will follow by the end of 2012.  The 60W bulb is the most popular incandescent bulb, so having an LED replacement ready for that brightness level is key to consumers making the switch. All of the GE LED bulbs will come in a range of colors and shapes including bulbs suited for spot and flood lights, ceiling fans, candle and night lights and small and medium globes for lamps and other fixtures. via GE

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Telework: An Easy, Green Solution to High Gas Prices

May 12, 2011 by  
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Verizon offers a simple case study on the benefits of a remote workforce — especially at a time when gas costs $4 per gallon.

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Organic Milk Production Trickles, Not Pours

April 17, 2010 by  
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Photo via: karlfrankowski /Flickr Just yesterday I joked seated at my neighborhood’s dive-y, not-concerned-about-clean-food diner that the likely hormone-injected milk I stirred into my coffee might spur the growth of a third boob.

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Do Gas Prices Drive Our Vehicle Purchases?

February 2, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Good It seems obvious that the more expensive gas becomes, the more inclined people are to purchase fuel-efficient vehicles. Good highlights that relationship with an infographic…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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‘Great Recession’ Plus High Corn Prices Are Changing The American Diet

January 30, 2010 by  
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Beef cattle feedlot. Image credit: WhyFiles, via USDA I was surprised to read in Business Week, via Bloomberg , that ” the U.S

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H&M and Wal-Mart Caught Destroying Clothing, Deny It Is Policy

January 7, 2010 by  
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Cynthia Magnus with destroyed clothing, Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times The New York Times is having a hard time these days, and the mainstream media are taking a lot of hits. But you have to admit, there is still a lot of power in those presses. Just yesterday Jim Dwyer wrote A Clothing Clearance Where More Than Just the Prices Have Been Slashed , about how graduate student Cynthia Magnus discovered that piles of clothes from Wal-Mart and H&M were being destroyed and thrown out

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Scientists Say Mountaintop Removal Mining Should Be Banned – No Remediation Ever Enough

January 7, 2010 by  
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photo: Quinn Dombrowski via flickr. The EPA may think that approving new mountaintop removal coal mines can be done, provided sufficient remediation steps are taken, but a new article in Science magazine by twelve scientists from institutions from across the United States disagrees.

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Cell Phone Radiation Could Improve Memory, Fight Alzheimer’s

January 7, 2010 by  
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My 91 year old mom has been on my case for years to get a cell phone, saying all the other cool moms have them, but I resisted because she couldn’t figure out the on and off button when we tried it once. Now it turns out it might actually have been a good thing for her; according to LiveScience, a team at Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center found that it gave mice a boost in brain activity. “It surprised…

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