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Obama.. The First Green President?

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

I recently discovered that the New York Times website features a blog called “Green – A Blog about Energy and the Environment”. As I was browsing through its most recent posts, an article entitled “U.S. Needs Critical Boost in Energy Research, Panel Tells Obama” grabbed my attention.  “Obama” tends to have that effect on a […]

Square Bottles

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

As I was reading through some of my classmates’ blogs, one of Akina’s posts contained two pictures that grabbed my attention: I was initially drawn in by the bottles’ bold and interesting design, and secondly, I was curious  why these pictures were in a blog about sustainability. It turns out the rectangular design enables far […]

Flying Carbon Neutral

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

During a recent class discussion about air travel, I discovered that you can purchase carbon offsets to mitigate the environmental footprint of your flights. The airline industry is responsible for 2% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised to learn about this concept and its reasonable prices. Despite air travel’s significant carbon […]

JD pulling a Ted Danson?

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

This post relates to a discussion that took place in my Sustainability Marketing class earlier this month. The topic of discussion was Jack Daniels’ very discreet sustainable practices. Jack Daniels is not regarded as a green company, but it should be. At its small distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, 99% of waste is reused. The question […]

The NFL Cares!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Football is one of my favorite sports to play and watch. I’ve been competing in a  Yahoo! fantasy football league with my friends from high school for the past five years or so. To my detriment, I probably spend more time watching the NFL  on Sundays than I do studying. As I was looking for a new tight […]

Hyundai’s Live Smart Advertising Campaign

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Hyundai recently launched a new advertising campaign for its hybrid Sonata, entitled “Live Smart”. The original concept behind this campaign is that the production of the commercials are “as energy efficient as possible”, or as the cars they feature. The first time I saw a Hyundai Live Smart commercial I was filled with an overwhelming […]

Grouse Mountain`s Wind Turbine

Monday, October 4th, 2010

A sixty-five meter tall wind turbine was built atop Grouse Mountain in February of 2009. Family, friends, and myself included have been Grouse Mountain ski and snowboard pass holders for longer than I can remember. North Vancouver residents take pride in the pristine view of Grouse Mountain`s skyline; therefore, it should be no surprise that […]

Aquafina’s New ECO-FINA Bottles

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed some of Coca-Cola and Pepsico’s sustainable packaging initiatives becoming more and more prevalent. Aquafina’s Eco-Fina bottles are now made with 50% less plastic than in previous years, eliminating around 75 million pounds of plastic annually. I would like to take this opportunity to look further into these […]

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