Fresh Greens


April 2009


The Blog That Cried Greenwashing

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It's good that consumers are learning to keep a discerning eye on companies' green efforts. Greenwashing - the marketing of a product to make it appear more eco-friendly than it actually is - runs rampant in a market where the number of green products is increasing every year. A study by ...

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environment

10 Things You Should Know About Earth Day

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Today is the 39th year of environmentalism and activism for Earth Day. Here's what you should know about the green holiday.

  1. Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, is responsible for the first official Earth Day in 1970. He was inspired by the the anti-Vietnam War "teach-ins" that were ...
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    environment

    Yet Another Reason to Hate Spam

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    From: Fresh Greens


    Date: April 15, 2009 at 5.05 PM
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    U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
    WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Dear SIR/MADAM,

    I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise, I got your contact address from the computerized search. My name is Ms ...

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    energy
    e-mail
    environment

    Tough Choices for Earth Day

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    Sometimes, it's hard to weigh the pros and cons of choices that can seem like a lose-lose situation. Faced with the choice of paper or plastic, should you waste trees or let your bag end up in a landfill for eons? Should you use chemicals and extra water to wash cloth diapers, or pollute with ...

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    environment

    Climate Change Could Ruin Your Brunch

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    Waffles are naked without it, and pancakes are merely beige spheres of batter. What our favorite brunch foods require is maple syrup - sweet, sticky, slightly warmed - for the perfect weekend morning. But the nectar of delicious home-cooked breakfasts everywhere may be on its way out due to ...

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    environment

    Best of the Green April Fool's Day Pranks

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    Internet pratfalls abound today, and green websites are getting in on the fun. Here are four green April Fool's pranks that are floating around the web, which I've ranked according to realism and humor on a scale of one to 10. Who do you think had the best prank?

    Al Gore's Vegan Nubs -

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    TAGS:
    environment

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