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Dell Says Plant a Tree, Help the Environment

Michael S. Dell, who made his name building computers, has a new goal: planting trees.

Damon Darlin (The New York Times | 9 Jan 2007)

Make Your Home Green and Save Greenbacks

A Few Modifications to Your Home Can Help Save the Environment and Save You Money

ABC News (ABC News | 10 Jan 2007)

An Inconvenient Truth DVD's Available for Teachers via Participate.Net

Laurie David, a producer of An Inconvenient Truth, announced today that 50,000 DVDs of the acclaimed documentary will be donated on a first come, first serve basis to teachers across the country interested in using the film as a teaching tool in classrooms via ( | 18 Dec 2006)

Need a Kleenex? You Won't Find One at Rice University

If youre looking for a Kleenex on the Rice University campus in the near future, youll be out of luck.

Kevin Moran (Houston Chronicle | 15 Dec 2006)

Vermont Ski Resort Rewards Those Who Share Rides

Vermonts Smugglers Notch ski and snowboard resort has teamed with Essex, Conn.-based ridesharing incentive network NuRide to reward those who carpool with free lift tickets and a chance to win family vacation packages. NuRide estimates that thousands who share rides will result in 250,000 fewer miles driven and 100 fewer tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

First Tracks (First Tracks | 12 Dec 2006)

I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas

A tall, just-cut evergreen, its branches festooned with countless twinkling lights, and underneath are piles and piles of brightly wrapped presents. Could there be a more perfect image of the holiday season?

Stephen G. Henderson (The Baltimore Sun | 3 Dec 2006)

Global Warming Affecting Temps In Northeast

A new study just released Wednesday on the impact of global warming in the northeast claims its possible. In fact, one day Massachusetts could be more like South Carolina.

Mish Michaels (CBS | 10 Oct 2006)

This Halloween, Think Green

Consumers are expected to spend $3.12 billion on candy, costumes and other Halloween goodies this year, according to a survey conducted by BIGresearch for the National Retail Federation. That's a big pile of candy corn. It's also a lot of crumpled candy wrappers, paper party props and plastic political masks in the trash the very next day. So this Halloween, why not think green?

Teri Goldberg (MSNBC | 28 Sep 2006)

Pearl Jam donates green for environment

Rock group to give to$100,000 to several groups that focus on climate, energy and other environmental causes

Associated Press (Associated Press | 14 Jul 2006)

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Erik Daehler loves to travel. But every time he gets on an airplane, he knows his carbon footprint gets bigger. Its had a horrible imprint on my carbon footprint, admits the 30-year-old physicist and aerospace engineer from Southern California.

Clayton Sandell (ABC News | 7 Jun 2006)

BofA to Offer Hybrid Car Rebates

Bank of America Corp. plans to roll out a pilot hybrid vehicle purchase plan for employees today that could eventually make it the nations largest corporate sponsor of the fuel-friendly cars and sport utility vehicles.

By John O'Dell (Los Angeles Times | 7 Jun 2006)

Sports Facilties Can Be Earth Friendly

What can the sports world do to lessen effects of global warming? Making NASCAR fans take a bus to the superspeedway on Sundays is not going to make much of a dent. But sports greatest contribution might be in setting an example for other segments of the economy.

Sal Ruibal and Jodi Upton (USA Today | 31 May 2006)

The Greener Guys

When Timberland, the outdoor clothing company, studied ways to reduce its carbon emissions four years ago, it weighed several options: building a wind farm in the Dominican Republic, buying power generated by renewable resources and setting up a vast bank of solar panels at one of its distribution centers in Ontario, Calif.

Jad Mouawad (The New York Times | 30 May 2006)

To Revitalize a City, Try Spreading Some Mulch

IN many ways, this citys current fortunes are all about mulch. Its everywhere. Bark mulch is spread in neat circles around the citys trees; roughly 30,000 new trees are planted annually. Darker leaf mulch fills planters along State, Dearborn, Michigan and the other major thoroughfares now blooming in spring colors.

Keith Schneider (The New York Times | 17 May 2006)

Shaping Restaurants to Be Models of Efficiency

HERES food for thought: if restaurants were automobiles, they would be Hummers. Thats because the restaurant business wastes more energy than any other industry in America. Experts say that 80 percent of the $10 billion annual energy bill for commercial food service is squandered by the use of inefficient equipment.

Laura Novak (The New York Times | 18 May 2006)

Honda to Expand Production In U.S., Unveil New Hybrid

Honda Motor Co. said yesterday that it will expand production in the United States and Canada and introduce a small hybrid gas-electric passenger car and other vehicles that run on cleaner diesel engines.

Sholnn Freeman (The Washington Post | 20 May 2006)

City-owned vehicles to use biodiesel fuel

City-owned vehicles in San Francisco, including fire engines, buses and even a mobile zoo, will use biodiesel fuel that reduces harmful emissions under an executive directive issued Thursday by Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Cecilia M. Vega (the Guardian | 19 May 2006)

Honda to Expand Production In U.S., Unveil New Hybrid

Honda Motor Co. said yesterday that it will expand production in the United States and Canada and introduce a small hybrid gas-electric passenger car and other vehicles that run on cleaner diesel engines.

Sholnn Freeman (The Washington Post | 18 May 2006)

Indy 500 Switching To Ethanol Blend For 2006 Season

WASHINGTON -- Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis 500 will soon become Ethanol Alley: The Indy Racing League is switching from methanol to a new mixture relying on corn-derived ethanol.

( | 4 May 2006)

Apple Offers Free Computer Take-Back Program

Apple Named One of Top Ten Environmentally Progressive Companies CUPERTINO, California—April 21, 2006—Apple® today announced an expansion of its successful recycling program, offering free computer take-back and recycling with the purchase of a new Macintosh® system beginning in June.

(Apple | 26 Apr 2006)

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