Category Archives: Politics

Your guide to green politics. Learn how our leaders feel & what is going on with big business.

Top 5 U.S. Green Olympians of 2008

Who are the top five U.S. eco-activist athletes competing in the Beijing 2008 Olympics? Here’s the list according to the Grist: 1 – LeBron James, U.S., Basketball = James is teaming up with SpongeBob SquarePants for the Nickelodeon’s Big Green Help campaign, which is aimed at encouraging kids to go green. 2 – Amanda Beard,… Read More »

China’s Emergency Green Plan

As the Olympics near, China has embarked on several measures to improve air quality, such as limiting the use of cars and the closing of dozens of factories. Apparently, these efforts have had little impact. The Air Pollution Index, or API, (the API measures particulate matter) in Beijing has hovered over 101, however the API… Read More »

GM’s Announcement & Obama’s Response

General Motors (GM) had a news conference this morning to announce restructuring moves that include cutting salaried employment costs by 20% as it seeks to counteract falling sales. GM, as well as other US car makers, are under pressure these days due to the high fuel prices and the dip in demand for larger cars… Read More »

Chicago’s New Eco-Bridge – Is it really Eco?

AS+GG, a local Chicago architect firm has proposed the Eco-Bridge as part of the city’s Green Initiative. The proposed Eco-Bridge is basically a 2 mile long breakwater that will offer residents and visitors great views from the bridge’s footpaths and futuristic observation tower, as well as a calm spot for boating. AS+GG plans are intended… Read More »

Celebrity Roll Models

Happy Earth Day! Check out this video from PopCrunch that takes a look at a few celebrities that are good to the environment, and a few that aren’t. Video includes celebs like…Leonardo DiCaprio, Woody Harrelson, Al Gore, Tyra Banks, & John Travolta.

Ikea Banning Plastic Bags!

Effective October 1, 2008, Ikea is banning the plastic bag. That’s right, Ikea will no longer offer plastic bags in stores starting this October. This all comes about with the great success of Ikea’s “bag the plastic bag” program, which asked for customers to either use their own reusable bag, purchase the Ikea blue bag… Read More »

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water

The debate continues with the bottled water verse tap water scandal. We all know that tap water is better for the environment, but is it safe? And what about the taste? Check out this 20/20 clip where they break it all down and finally answer all your questions about drinking water.

Wal-Mart’s Lee Scott: “We are not green.”

On Thursday, March 13 at the ECO:nomics conference in California, the president and CEO of Wal-Mart, Lee Scott Jr., clearly stated in an interview: “We are not green.” – Lee Scott Jr. However, Wal-Mart has very publicized efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, even dedicating a whole section of there website to this effort. “Focusing… Read More »

Al Gore Speaks At The TED Conference

“In order to solve the climate crisis, we have to solve the democracy crisis.” – Al Gore At the closing session of the Technology, Entertainment and Design conference (TED) in Monterey, California on Saturday, March 1st, Al Gore delivered a speech insisting that the public become more active and insistent about the environmental problems we… Read More »