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Download Your Software - It's the Greener Alternative

John Platt, June 10, 2010

These days, when you buy almost any new software, you have two options: get it in a box or have it downloaded directly to your computer. So, which is the greener alternative?

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Which Airline Lets You Fly the Greenest Skies?

John Platt, June 08, 2010

Flying is tough on the environment. It uses way too much fuel and creates way too many greenhouse gases. But some airlines are better than others, and making the right choice can make all the difference on the environmental impact of your trip.

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Should You Do Business With These Non-Green Companies?

John Platt, April 29, 2010

Every year, Corporate Responsibility Magazine puts out a list of the 100 "best corporate citizens" -- those companies that do the most to improve their environmental records and maintain transparency about their eco-efforts. This year, CR has gone a step further and published a "black list" of the worst companies, and you might be surprised at what companies show up there.

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Freeloader Solar Chargers Now Available in the U.S.

John Platt, April 27, 2010

Long available in the UK, the Freeloader line of solar chargers from Solar Technology International are now, finally, available in the United States.

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Be An Eco Hero, Win A Hawaiian Vacation from Sierra Club

John Platt, April 09, 2010

The Sierra Club wants you to be an Eco Hero for Earth Day, and maybe win an eco-friendly vacation in the process.

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Kids Can Win Big With Bing Earth Day Photo Contest

John Platt, March 30, 2010

In honor of the 40th annual Earth Day celebration, Microsoft's Bing search engine is having a photo contest where kids can win big prizes, not just for themselves but for charities and classroom projects.

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AT&T Promises to Plant a Tree if You...

John Platt, March 25, 2010

Do you still get all of your bills through the mail every month? Want an incentive to finally go paperless? If you're an AT&T customer, then the mobile provider has a deal for you.

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Protect an Acre of Rainforest When You Sign Up for eBay's Green Team Challenge

John Platt, March 23, 2010

Spend much time on eBay? Of course you do. Well, what if I told you that you could help the world go just a little bit greener just by doing one extra thing on eBay?

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Can A Cell Phone Application Help Fight Childhood Obesity?

John Platt, March 19, 2010

Can you write a cell phone application to help children eat healthier and lead more active lifestyles? If so then you could be in the running to win $40,000 worth of prizes in the Apps for Healthy Kids competition.

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Use Your Cell Phone to Help Fight Invasive Plants

John Platt, March 12, 2010

Invasive plants -- non-native species that come in and take over an ecosystem -- have become a major threat in our national forests and personal gardens. These alien species often crowd out native food sources for wild animals, cause erosion, and create significant fire hazards. But if you have a cell phone, you can help identify invasive species and cut them down where they stand.

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