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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 14 Sep, 2013 At 01:25 PM | Categorized As Green Business, Junk Food | With 0 Comments
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Kung-fu marketing at its best. Chipotle is using the stealth of the advertising world to turn corporate farming upside down. The ‘Scarecrow’ is an experiential ad campaign that includes a free iOs game where players get to ‘cultivate a better world’. The game is being promoted using a 3-minute movie trailer that exposes the evils [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 9 Sep, 2013 At 04:51 PM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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One company that targets Procter & Gamble’s, Wal-Mart’s, and Amazon’s market share all at once is AbesMarket.com. The Chicago based company sells green and organic products in almost every industry covered by P&G and Wal-Mart, the largest supplier of P&G products. Furtheremore, AbesMarket.com sells all household, food, pet care, fashion, health, and beauty products online, [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 7 Sep, 2013 At 06:15 PM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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Last year, Germany broke a world record by producing the equivalent of 20 nuclear power stations with solar. A country without too much sun was able to generate 50% of its daily energy using solar power. This July, Germany broke a new world record by generating 5.1 terawatt-hours of electricity from the sun. Germany’s leadership [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 6 Sep, 2013 At 04:42 PM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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Traffic jams cost small cities like Toronto over $3 billion a year. In total, is estimated that 2.9 billion gallons of oil are wasted every year by US commuters jammed in traffic. This translates to 38 hours and $818 a year per commuter. By providing real-time roadside information and even helping home buyers determine how [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 6 Sep, 2013 At 12:25 PM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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Electric car sales are up 18% in 2013 and sales of hybrid vehicles are up 30%, according to Businessweek. Rampant growth of electric cars, however, is exclusive to five US cities where more than half of all electric cars are found. Rapid growth of EV sales requires new infrastructure and private companies like Evgo provide [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 20 Aug, 2013 At 12:43 PM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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The global wind market is estimated to grow from $74 billion today to $109.8 billion in 2017. Solar energy also represents $77 billion today, and has grown by 600% over the past 5 years. In the future, wind and solar energy will represent approximately 10% of the world’s energy output. Too little, too late? Maybe. [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 16 Aug, 2013 At 11:53 AM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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Organic solar panels use carbon-based dyes, similar to the ones applied to cars. They are semi-transparent and tuneable to any colour. Organic panels can be easily applied to windows, thus allowing for easier implementation and requiring less space. Current materials are low cost and recyclable, but their efficiency is only 12% compared to 20% of [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 16 Aug, 2013 At 01:21 AM | Categorized As Bees, Green Business | With 0 Comments
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For $500 and 50 acres of abandoned land next to the Seattle airport, beekeeper Bob Redmond bred half a million bees. This is an outstanding achievement and these types of efforts should be multiplied while we deal with the root cause -nicotine-based pesticides-, argues Michael Richard from Treehugger. Virtually every food and vegetable depends on [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 10 Aug, 2013 At 02:16 PM | Categorized As Cradle to Cradle, Green Business | With 0 Comments
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Think is a sleek, environmentally friendly chair designed by Steelcase. It is ergonomically optimized for the demands of modern working conditions and its materials go through the Cradle-to-Cradle cycle. Paul Hawken writes in The Ecology of Commerce that “what most people see in their garbage cans is just the tip of a material iceberg; the [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 10 Jul, 2013 At 11:52 AM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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A new recycling program in New York City will process 100,000 tons of food-waste a year (10% of all food-waste produced in New York) and turn it into bio-gas for electricity, Think Progress reports. The program initiated by Mayor Bloomberg’s office will reduce the costs of waste management and its strain on landfills while creating [...]