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Which Shipping Service is Greenest?

John Platt, October 13, 2009

The act of sending a package across the country can generate an awful lot of carbon emissions. That box needs to be driven someplace, then flown to a second location, then driven around a few more times before it gets to its destination.What's a green-thinking package sender to do? Well, according to UPS itself, the greenest shipping method is to go brown.

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Who's the Greenest Mobile Provider?

John Platt, October 06, 2009

Which company provides the "greenest" cellphone service? Two new research surveys help provide the answers.

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LG Introduces Solar-Powered Smartphone

John Platt, October 02, 2009

It doesn't pack as much processing power as your average smartphone, but LG's newly announced GD510 (aka "The Pop") will make up for it with an optional solar panel for its back cover.

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Telecommute to Protect Yourself from Swine Flu

John Platt, September 22, 2009

Emissions suck, whether they're causing global warming or spreading disease.You can help fight both of these icky things by coming into the office less. That's right, telecommuting is not only green, it may help to prevent the spread of a global pandemic like swine flu!

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Cut Your Emissions up to 21 Percent by Using GPS with Real-Time Traffic

John Platt, September 01, 2009

How much time do you spend in the car every year? What if I told you that you could cut your driving time by four days a year and reduce your emissions by 21% in the process?Excited yet? 

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Help Reforest Kenya By Donating Computers, School Supplies

John Platt, August 20, 2009

Got an old computer that could be put to good use somewhere else? The Help Kenya Project wants to hear from you.The Help Kenya Project, located in Westchester County, New York, collects old computers and other school supplies and ships them to Kenya to help enhance educational efforts there.

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Need a Ride? Turn to Facebook for Rideshares

John Platt, August 11, 2009

Going somewhere, but don't have a car? Or maybe you have a car, but three empty seats? How can we connect those two needs in a way that helps the environment?

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Fire Up the Digital Camera for 2nd Annual Sustainabilty Photo Contest

John Platt, July 31, 2009

Got nature? Got a digital camera? Then why not combine the two and enter the 2nd annual Sustainability Photo Contest from the Rainforest Alliance.

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Calculate the Carbon Emissions of your Airplane Flights

John Platt, July 24, 2009

Got any airplane flights in your future? A great online tool from TRX Travel Analystics can help you not only calculate the carbon emissions of your trip, but pick the best airline and best options for balancing your carbon footprint.

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iPhone App Turns Driving into an Eco-Friendly Game

John Platt, July 16, 2009

Looking for a fun way to monitor your driving and reduce your environmental impact? If you're an iPhone user, try the new Bliss Trek app, which uses GPS locations to figure out how eco-friendly you drive.

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