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    NEW YORK – July 8, 2008 – Green Drinks NYC presents its "Summer Garden Party" at Tavern on the Green's garden in Central Park on Tuesday, July 8th from 6-10pm. All are welcome.

    The professional environmental networking event is one of the few monthly events in New York City that provides a platform for developing and exchanging ideas, connecting employers and employees, promoting green products and services, and forming lasting partnerships and friendships.

    Wear your greenest summer attire to compliment the light jazz at Tavern on the Green's majestic, lantern-laden garden overlooking Central Park. Attendees will include architects, lawyers, journalists, designers, health specialists, financiers, consultants, and many more professionals.

    David Bach, # 1 New York Times bestselling author of "Go Green, Live Rich" and "The Automatic Millionaire," commented, "Any business that wants to reach 'green connectors' would be wise to join this community, its changing the world and having fun at the same time."

    ABOUT – In over 350 cities worldwide, Green Drinks is a monthly networking organization for individuals committed to uniting the environmental community. Green Drinks NYC hosts events on the second Tuesday of each month at various venues in Manhattan, often providing local and organic food and beverages.

    On June 10th, 2008, many came out for the monthly networking event at Solar One's outdoor venue on the East River. Sponsors i...

  • By ClimateBiz Staff, ClimateBiz

    NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Companies such as Nike, Google, Anheuser-Busch and Levi Strauss have taken strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and communicating those efforts in ways that are transparent to consumers, according to the second Climate Counts Company Scorecard released today.

    The Scorecard, available in a pocket-sized shopping guide, gives consumers the ability to make purchasing decisions based on whether companies are walking the walk to battle climate change. The report found that 84 percent of companies improved their climate-related efforts since the first scorecard was released last June, but the food services sector scored the lowest average.

    “Business is being pushed by consumers to do their part to solve the climate crisis,” said Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield Farm and Climate Counts chair. “The Scorecard allows consumers to make good climate decisions in their everyday purchases, and it’s having an impact.”

    Climate Counts is a nonprofit that created the scorecard using input from business and climate experts. (Full disclosure: GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower is a Climate Counts board member.) It used 22 criteria to ranks companies on four benchmarks: whether they measure their carbon footprint, efforts to reduce it, support or opposition to climate-related legislation and communication with the public on their actions. It also ranks companies according to sector: apparel, beverages, consumer shipping, ...

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    Check out Loving Day's big event!

  • Parsons and Kiehl's

    Environment, Environmental Design


    Quoted from Inhabitat:

    We love our design competitions here at Inhabitat, and today we are partnering with The New School Sustainable Design Review (SDR) in NYC, to help judge a student design competition for the much loved NY skincare company Kiehls. This year’s New School SDR design competition is being organized in partnership with Kiehl’s - the old-world apothecary founded in New York’s East Village neighborhood. In this post (below) you will see all of the competing sustainable designs of the 2008 student finalists, and want to hear YOUR feedback on which projects you find to be the most compelling and worthy of the competition’s grand prize award of $2,500!

    We really want to hear your thoughts, so please comment, and VOTE HERE >

  • Barbie Goes Green

    Environment, Environmental Design


    I couldn't resist! The item below is quoted from Ecorazzi:

    Just in time for Earth Day, Barbie from Mattel is introducing a “BCause Collection” of limited-edition accessories for girls. The tote bags and other items are made from leftover fabric and trimmings from other Barbie® doll fashions and products which would otherwise be discarded. From the release,

    “Sold exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores in the Barbie® toy aisle, the Barbie™ BCause collection includes handbags, coin purses, hats, tote bags, pillows, diaries and more, each featuring its own unique variations and kitschy patchwork details. ‘Barbie is always a reflection of current cultural trends and issues, and girls are increasingly aware of making a green statement,‘ said Richard Dickson, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Media and Entertainment, Worldwide, Mattel Brands. ‘Barbie BCause is for eco-conscious girls who believe that being environmentally-friendly is the right thing to do, and we are thrilled to give extra meaning and extra style to what was once just extra Barbie doll fabric.‘”

    It’s great to see Mattel using the leftovers from its manufacturing for additional products — but it would be even cooler if the Barbie BCause line actually did anything for the environment besides landfill diversion. How about 10% of all proceeds going to an environmental charity?

    Barbie is a chic girl. I think she’s be into it.

  • A new website for Panos London

    Communication, Communication Design


    14 April 2008 Panos London is proud to launch our new website - bringing you our unique range of material in a more accessible and engaging way. Take a look at the highlights below or jump straight in at

    Magazine | Fresh perspectives on development issues

    Find all our free-to-use print and audio journalism in this magazine minisite. You can contribute your own views to the issues being covered and subscribe to our weekday news bulletin. Explore our latest set of features and audio looking at adaptation to climate change in Mozambique, Uganda and Bangladesh. Go to magazine

    Life stories | Insights from people living at the sharp end of development

    Read vivid and compelling life stories from our growing archive of oral testimonies - an invaluable resource for researchers, planners and policymakers looking for an alternative to mainstream development literature. Find out how Kenyan men and women struggle against poor infrastructure, political indifference and inequality in our new 'Living with poverty' collection. Go to life stories

    Think tank | Leading the way on communication for development

    Learn about the essential roles of communication in our think tank. We have pioneered the field of communication for development, arguing that it must be at the heart of change. Read our agenda for action and expert comment on topical issues, including director Mark Wilson's views on the Arab League's satellite broadcasting gag. Go to think tank

    You will also find...

  • UPS Deploys 167 "Green" Trucks

    Environment, Environmental Design


    Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles Hit the Streets in California, Texas and Georgia

    (CSRwire) ATLANTA, GA - March 27, 2008 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the deployment of 167 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) delivery vehicles in Texas, Georgia and California. The CNG vehicles, part of UPS's global alternative fuel fleet, will help reduce the company's carbon footprint and its dependence on fossil fuels.

    Of the 167 new CNG trucks, 25 have been deployed in Dallas; 42 in Atlanta, and the remaining 100 in five California cities: 30 to Sacramento, 14 to Los Angeles, five to Ontario, 10 to San Ramon and 41 to Fresno. They join more than 800 CNG vehicles already in use by UPS in the United States. Previous CNG vehicles in UPS's fleet were converted from gasoline and diesel vehicles in the 1980s to run on alternative fuels. The new vehicles are originally manufactured for alternative fuel use.

    The largest private "green fleet" in the transportation industry just got bigger. UPS has expanded its fleet of eco-friendly vehicles with 167 additional CNG (compressed natural gas) delivery vehicles. To date UPS's alternative fuel fleet has traveled 143 million miles.

    "UPS has deployed alternative fuel vehicles for more than 70 years and this CNG deployment is one more step towards the 'greening' of the UPS fleet," said Robert Hall, UPS's director of vehicle engineering. "Continuing to add CNG delivery trucks to our fleet is a sustainable choice because natural...

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    Dear Project H supporters and friends:

    Hello from South Africa... I have just returned from delivering the Hippo Rollers to Kgautswane! So much to report- and I could go on for days about the amazing week I have spent here- but I'll just give you the highlights and let the photos tell the story better than I possibly could.

    I arrived in Johannesburg on Monday and was greeted by Grant Gibbs, the man behind Hippo Roller, and welcomed into his family's home just outside the city. After visiting the manufacturer and learning about the rotational molding and material processes behind the rollers' production, we loaded up the trailer and headed out to Kgautswane, a rural community of upwards of 130,000, 5 hours drive from Johannesburg in the overwhelmingly picturesque Mpumalanga area of northeastern South Africa.

    On Wednesday afternoon, we handed over the rollers to households selected by Clara Masinga, Kgautswane's community leader- an amazing woman who really has been a voice and an inspiration to the whole community. On a side note, I gave Clara one of Project H's "designcanchangetheworld" t-shirts, which she wore from sunrise to sunset on Thursday.

    I spent the following 2 days with Grant and Clara, interviewing community members about the Hippo Roller (thousands of which are currently in use throughout Kgautswane), particularly regarding the way it enables families and quite simply, makes life easier. As we drove down the dusty roads around dusk, children rolled t...

  • "Ask the Panel" Competition for DESIGN GREEN NOW Tour

    Environment, Environmental Design


    DESIGN GREEN NOW panelists include rock star designers from top consultancies like Frog, Smart Design and Fuse Project along side leading green producers like the sportswear company Nau.

    They will share their current green projects, the challenges they face and the tools they use for successful sustainable design. The discussions will highlight sustainable materials, product life cycles and social impact.

    Here at DESIGN 21, you can nominate questions. The top 15 will get asked and answered by DESIGN GREEN NOW's guest industry leaders. Ask away!

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    What is "green design"? You tell us! In collaboration with DESIGN 21, DESIGN GREEN NOW is challenging YOU to post definitions. Please post and vote. You could be among the winners! The top 10 responses will be announced on DESIGN GREEN NOW's homepage and five with the most votes will receive NEW Allumonde Acrylic Sets in Adult Sizes.

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