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    Kyoto in Action: Gazprom and Dresdner Announce Carbon Trading Venture

    January 16, 10:26 PM by Celine Ruben in Corporate Responsibility

    A joint venture between the Russian energy group Gazprom and Germany’s Dresdner Bank was announced today. By investing in clean-tech and efficiency projects in Russia and other Eastern European countries, the duo plans to rack up carbon credits that can

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    Staples Recycles Ink Cartridges And More

    January 13, 3:49 PM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    If you have a home office or run a business I'm willing to bet you've made your share of "emergency visits" to the office supply store Staples. We all know that despite our best efforts to print as little as possible, using the printer is quite

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    Dell + The Conservation Fund + Carbonfund.org = Plant A Tree For Me

    January 9, 6:06 PM by Celine Ruben in Corporate Responsibility

    Aligning economics and environmental interests is the only way we’ll see real change in the battle against climate change. That’s my opinion and thankfully I’m not alone in this line of thinking. Today, January 9, 2007, Dell joined forces with the

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    Second Life Avatars Consume As Much Electricity As Brazilians

    January 9, 1:54 PM by Celine Ruben in Gadgets

    According to the website itself, Second Life is a 3D online digital world imagined, created and owned by its residents. Many real companies such as American Apparel and Sears are represented virtually within its borders. The community has even produced

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    Teach In + Dance Party

    January 8, 4:37 PM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    Continuing his relentless campaign to raise public awareness about climate change, Al Gore is now training citizens around the world that have access to a laptop and projector to give their own version of his Inconvenient Truths slideshow. Last week, I

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    Upcycling Contest Sponsored by Etsy and Bazaar Bizarre

    January 5, 6:05 AM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    You’ve got until January 15, 2007 to design and create an object to sell on Etsy made of materials that would have otherwise been thrown away or recycled (new adhesives and fasteners are permitted if required.) Coined by William McDonaugh and Michael

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    Klean Kanteen

    January 3, 12:41 PM by Celine Ruben in Green Home

    A few years ago college kids started to use colored hard-plastic bottles to carry water as a more eco-friendly alternative to bottled water. The plastic in deli water bottles is

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    Priti Organic Spa

    December 19, 9:46 AM by Celine Ruben in Lawn & Garden

    'Tis the season. The season to get really, really stressed out. Or at least so it seems. Seldom do we look back on a situation and think — "it would have helped if I stressed out a little more!" So, if you've got your

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    Google's Solar Trees Due To Bloom This Spring

    December 18, 9:03 AM by Celine Ruben in Clean Technology

    Yes, that's right, groves of pole-mounted solar panels, so-called "solar trees" are the newest addition to Google's ambitious solar project for their Mountain View, California, headquarters. Estimated to feed about 30 percent of the complex's entire

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    Seen In New York: Green Is Now Cool...

    December 13, 10:56 AM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    I think this "name tag" sticker found on the floor post-party says it all.

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    Seen in New York: Marithé + François Girbaud; Brand With A Message

    December 12, 9:34 AM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    During the summer of 2006 the front window of the Marithé + François Girbaud boutique in SoHo contained a message designed to make you stop and think twice. More after the jump.It read: MOTHER NATURE WILL BLOW US TO OBLIVION RIP OUR CLOTHES TO SHREDS

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    NYC Big Green Holiday Party — Tomorrow, 12/12/06 7-12 PM

    December 11, 11:52 AM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    New York Greenies: Missed Green Drinks all year? Ok, well this is the one to attend. It's the city's biggest green party of the year! It's NYC Green Drinks fifth anniversary! It's the Big Green Holiday Party! Come out to celebrate all of our

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    12/13 - Design Blogfest Holiday Party - NYC

    December 8, 11:37 AM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    Our friends over at Apartment Therapy organize an annual holiday bash to meet their readers and have a little fun together. This year they decided - the more the merrier - and revamped their party a little! Hosted by Design Within Reach (DWR) to

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    Composting Green Map of Manhattan Debuts 12/9

    December 7, 1:07 PM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    New York city produces a lot of waste; 4 pounds per person per day by some measures. With about 8 million inhabitants that makes roughly 16,000 tons of garbage per day! According to The Big Green Apple, 4 per cent of that waste is compostable. But where

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    Ingenuity + Wind + Text Book = Home Made Electricity

    December 6, 10:39 AM by Celine Ruben in Renewable Energy

    While we've been focusing on fancy urban wind turbines such as the Quite Revolution and the Architectural Wind, others elsewhere are taking a more pragmatic approach to wind power. Lacking tuition money, William Kamkwamba of Malawi, Africa had to

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    Seen in New York: LED Holiday Lights in Midtown

    December 1, 6:35 AM by Celine Ruben in Interior Design

    The holiday season is upon us and all around the city festive decorations are up. For the second year in a row, the little sparkly lights that grace the streets of my Midtown neighborhood are LEDs! Manufactured by the Diogen company, these

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    Tru Light

    November 29, 12:08 PM by Celine Ruben in Interior Design

    We don’t have to tell you that energy conservation is critical, but it’s a message that lots of New Yorkers need to hear. Under the guidance of Solar One a group of high school students from Manhattan Comprehensive High School have taken this task upon

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    Seen in (Cold Spring) New York: Hockey Stick Chair

    November 27, 10:04 PM by Celine Ruben in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    On my way back to the train after a lovely hike on Mount Taurus close to the town of Cold Spring in the Hudson River Valley, I saw this unique chair at a shop on Main Street. Not only is it one of a kind and really quite comfortable, it’s given some


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