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November 27, 2009

What Does It Mean When Procurement Goes Green?

John Davies, vice president of the GreenBiz Intelligence unit, gave a report on green purchasing on GreenBiz.com last week.

He writes, "Green purchasing by companies is up in a down economy. Our recent October 2009 survey of more than 450 companies found that over the past 12 months there was a 63 percent increase in green purchasing, from computers to chemicals to cleaning supplies. Perhaps even more encouraging, none of the respondents from large companies (those with revenues over $1 billion) identified any decrease in buying green. But when it comes to businesses buying green, what do they really mean?"

Read more about:
-Leading the Way: Office Supplies, Cleaning Products, and Computers
-Measuring The Green They Manage
-Selling Green in the Future

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November 9, 2009

Don't Buy Clothes, Rent Them

"Large wardrobes of seldom-used clothes are no longer environmentally acceptable and people should instead rent outfits and accessories, according to the Government’s waste watchdog," reported Ben Webster of Times Online.

Summary of the Article
-Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap) released a report
-a fifth of all household spending in Britain to be converted to renting by 2020
-Wrap identifies five categories of goods suitable for renting including high-end clothing
-less clutters reduce the size of living space and thus reduces carbon impact

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November 2, 2009

Japanese car wins World Solar Challenge in Australia

AFP, 28 October 2009 - A Japanese sun-powered car won the World Solar Challenge on Wednesday after averaging speeds of more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour in a four-day race through Australia's desert Outback.

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November 2, 2009

Talented Carbon Starring in Animation

We hear the word "Carbon" everywhere these days, but what exactly is it? How is Carbon different from Carbon Dioxide? Perhaps you feel embarrassed to even ask. Here is good news for you then.

NPR has a five-part animation series that explains what Carbon is and how it is affecting the environment.

Click here to see the videos.

Episode 1: It's All About Carbon
Episode 2: Carbon's Special Knack for Bonding
Episode 3: Break a Carbon Bond and -- Presto! -- Civilization
Episode 4: When Carbon Falls in Love, the World Heats Up
Episode 5: What We Can Do About Global Warming

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