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The 7 ‘greenwashing’ sins

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Buy this product – and you can save the oceans, improve air quality and stop global warming. Really? Green buyers beware. Labels are deceptive, environmentalists say, and they are taking to the Net to fight deceptive “green” labels. TerraChoice, an environmental marketing agency, says that 98 percent of products that claim to be all natural… Continue Reading The 7 ‘greenwashing’ sins

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Is renewable energy technology destroying jobs? A study examining green energy in Spain could have implications for the “green economy” in the United States. The study says that every renewable energy job created by Spanish government subsidies “destroyed” an average of 2.2 other jobs. Each green megawatt – energy from solar or wind power –… Continue Reading Alternative energy could cost jobs

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City gains “greener” reputation

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Colorado Springs is again attracting national attention – this time not for its expanding military population or faith-based organizations, but for its ranking as the #6 city on SustainLane.com’s “Top Ten Alternative Fueled City Fleets.” The survey was conducted by SustainLane, a “people powered guide to sustainable living” Web site that tracks and promotes green… Continue Reading City gains “greener” reputation

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A study conducted by Ernst & Young LLP reflects some interesting developments in the hotel industry. Throughout 2009, contracting economies and reduced leisure/business travel across much of the world will continue to put pressure on global hotel markets. Operating performance in the global hotel industry remained profitable, because most hoteliers focused on controlling costs and… Continue Reading Global hospitality’s near-term future focused on cost reduction

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Bring a brown bag, learn about green

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Once a month, the city’s “green team” hosts a brown bag lunch session to offer advice, tips and information about how businesses and individuals can go green and save money. In the second of the series, the team has invited guest speakers from Colorado Springs Utilities to offer ideas about how to save money through rebates… Continue Reading Bring a brown bag, learn about green

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