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A call for direct action in the climate movement: we need your ideas

A call for direct action in the climate movement: we need your ideas

 Read this post, found on Grist.org by Phil Radford of Greenpeace USA,  Becky Tarbotton of Rainforest Action Network and Bill McKibben of 350.org. It is about contributing ideas and encouraging unity that may spark a social movement toward action on climate change, noting that nothing is happening within the US government to compel or even force Americans to help mitigate climate change. […]

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Pocono Raceway Claims Largest Solar-Powered Sports Stadium

Pocono Raceway Claims Largest Solar-Powered Sports Stadium

This article, posted today on Environmental Leader (www.environmentalleader.com), outlines NASCAR's plans to create a 25-acre solar installation that should produce 72 million kilowatts of energy over the next 20 years. This may seem like an unlikely move for NASCAR but according to a recent survey, three out of four NASCAR fans believe that everyone has […]

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56% Support Offshore Drilling; 47% Favor Deepwater Drilling, Too

56% Support Offshore Drilling; 47% Favor Deepwater Drilling, Too

A poll released today by Rasmussen Reports reveals that since the recent cap on the Gulf oil spill, Americans are still more in favor of offshore (56%) and deepwater (47%) drilling than against it, yet they also have concerns about the environment as well. 72% are at least a little concerned that new offshore oil […]

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Global Warming’s Six Americas: June 2010

This study from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and George Mason Unviersities' Center for Climate Change Communication follows up on a 2008 survey that measured Americans' opinions on global warming. It found six distinct segments ranging from 'Alarmed' about the dangers of climate change, to 'Dismissive' about the existence of climate change, within […]

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New Rules of Mama Marketing: Older, Greener

New Rules of Mama Marketing: Older, Greener

According to a new report from Experian Marketing Services, moms today are generally older, but even the younger ones are buying green more and more, causing an overall rise in women that are "thinking green" and "buying green" versus being classified as "potential greens." The shift is due in part to the knowledge that green […]

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Consumers and Sustainability: Food and Beverage

Consumers and Sustainability: Food and Beverage

The Gourmet Retailer has an in depth look at green consumerism as it relates to the food and beverage industry.  The author points out the particular relevance of the industry to the green consumer mindset due to people's greater concern for things that are ingested, as opposed to just environmental. (more…)

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Consumers Rank Environment No. 4 Among Top Concerns

Consumers Rank Environment No. 4 Among Top Concerns

The Shelton Group just released their 2009 Green Living Pulse survey which revealed that consumers rank the environment 4th among their top concerns and following the economy, healthcare, and the war in Iraq/Afghanistan. (more…)

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Why Isn’t the Brain Green?

Why Isn’t the Brain Green?

This NYTimes article from May analyzes how analyzing the psychological and behavioral factors that have contributed to climate change and will contribute to its solutions is perhaps even more significant than understanding the engineering or technological factors. (more…)

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