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High Fructose Corn Syrup: Cut it Out!

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for processed foods.  On the heels of the peanut butter recall came the newsmercury-tainted high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  And this, of course, has reopened the debate over HFCS. Is it the cause of obesity in America?  Is it really the same as table sugar?  Is it an […]

February 3rd

Coca-Cola to Receive Top Sustainable Development Award from World Environment Center

Next time you pop open a coke or drink a VitaminWater, sip on this.  The 2009 World Environment Center’s (WEC) Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to the Coca-Cola Company.  The award recognizes the beverage giant for achievements in water stewardship, packaging, climate change, and energy management. Watching out […]

January 27th

Learn to Flush Away Less Water and Save Money with EPA’s WaterSense Widget

Curious about new ways to save water and money?  EPA’s WaterSense Program recently unveiled a WaterSense widget that brings monthly water-saving facts and tips directly to your website or social network. Each month, new seasonally-relevant content will be added to help you increase your water efficiency and keep more cash in your wallet. Why Conserve […]

January 22nd

How Sustainable is Your Six-Pack? New Belgium Beer Answers.

New Belgium Brewing Company already topped lists of sustainable beers.  Its reputation and practices earned Chief Branding Officer Greg Owsley a talk at last June’s Sustainable Brands Conference.  And now, the Colorado-based company has released its first sustainability report, which includes a life cycle analysis of a Fat Tire six-pack. Triple Bottom Line New Belgium’s […]

January 15th

Greening Your Morning Coffee

This morning I stopped at Starbucks for a treat – a soy gingerbread latte.  As I walked through the door berating myself for not bringing my travel mug, I noticed again all of the disposable cups and associated waste we now accept as part of our morning coffee ritual.  Over 50% of adult Americans, more […]

January 14th