Friday, November 5, 2010

Green Business Blog Carnival #22

Welcome to week #22 of the
Green Business Blog Carnival, a weekly green assembly that highlights the news, opinion, and insight on green business published during the past week.

We're very happy to host the carnival this week and thank all our green biz colleagues who arrived to celebrate with us another week of green biz progress. Even in a week that seems not so good in general to green biz fox, it's great to see the movement going on in full force!

Is nuclear green? We'll definitely be hearing more about it after the results of the mid-term elections and the expected backing away from the cap and trade program. Jennifer Varnedoe and Liz McAndrew-Benavides, two leading young members involved in nuclear energy, already started the discussion on ANS Nuclear Cafe, while presenting how the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently designated jobs in nuclear energy as "green jobs." According to the writers, Nuclear energy qualifies due to its reduction of pollution and greenhouse gases when generating electricity.

Speaking of alternative energy and jobs creation, Calfinder reports on Sustainablog about Gila Bend, a small town in Arizona, which suffered from an economic downturn when an Air Force auxiliary field caused the land and nearby reservoir to fall victim to toxic pesticides. Now it looks like a massive solar power development there might be able to reverse this economic downturn and get Gila Bend back on the track.

And how about solar gadgets? Calfinder explains that taking simple steps in your everyday life is the best way to work toward sustainability. With so much time each week at work, why not start there with these solar gadgets? How about wireless solar-powered keyboard for example? This is so cool (or maybe hot is more appropriate here..)!

For those who want to move toward sustainability also in their wardrobe, there's a new initiative offering them to consider giving new life for unworn t-shirts. SAVED initiative, as SUNfiltered reports, takes donated used shirts, adds some embroidery and other fun items, and then sells them. This is part of the Green Thing’s efforts to get users to participate in “the art of wasting nothing and using up everything.” Sounds like an offer you can't refuse!

Triple Pundit is providing a great service for those of you, who like me, didn't make it to Net Impact 2010 lat week at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. They feature on their website a full spectrum of coverage, including video interviews and in depth. Don't miss it!

Here, on Eco-Libris blog, we're getting ready to the Green Books Campaign that will take place next week with 200 bloggers will take a stand to support books printed on environmental paper by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 such books on November 10, 2010, at 1:00 PM EST. In the meantime, we present the green agenda of some of the participating publisher such as Scholastic and McArthur & Co.

And finally, if you like to eat chips and you were following the story behind the compostable but noisy bags of SunChips that Frito-Lay decided to take off the market, then there's an interesting twist to the story coming from Canada. Tom Laskawy reports on Grist that Frito-Lay Canada has a different approach to this issue. What is it? Check this video:

We hope you enjoyed this week's carnival and we invite you to visit the green business blog carnival next week at
Green Building Elements.

Also, if you want to host the carnival on your blog check out the opportunities at Sustainablog and to submit posts visit Triple Pundit for the submission form.
Raz @ Eco-Libris

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