Archive | November, 2012

Healing NYC Post Hurricane Sandy

29 Nov

Hurricane Sandy

  Hurricane Sandy may be old news for those unaffected by the storm, but it is still at the forefront of attention for many federal officials and state and local leaders. A lot of repair and rebuilding needs to be done on the East Coast. The storm has left many residents without essential living services […]

GPP: The Business of Reducing Carbon Footprints

28 Nov

When companies decide that they want to commit to helping the environment and launch their own environmental initiative, who do they call? (Hint: not Ghostbusters!). Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts & Co, a private equity firm founded by Henry Kravis and his cousin George Roberts, launched the Green Portfolio Program (GPP) in 2008, an initiative developed […]

Green Gift Guide by Treehugger: A Gift for Everyone

26 Nov

Treehugger has recently came out with its 2012 holiday green gift guide. If you just couldn’t find the right gift for that special someone on Black Friday, I highly suggest you check out a few of Treehugger’s green gift guides. What’s great about these guides is that they are categorized based on the type of […]

Learning About Resource Depletion and Energy: There’s No Tomorrow

21 Nov

It is much harder to get people to shift to greener, more sustainable lifestyles when they lack the facts about what is truly happening on our plant regarding resource depletion. I came across this great animated documentary called “There’s No Tomorrow” that talks about resource depletion and energy. I must say this was a very […]

Organic Seattle Restaurants: The Portage Bay Cafe Experience

19 Nov

If you’re looking for a place to eat in Seattle, why not try an organic Seattle restaurant? When I walked into Portage Bay Café for the first time, after all my friends had raved about it, I honestly didn’t know what would hit me. Instantly I was in love with the atmosphere; very modern, yet casual […]

Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

15 Nov

Oatmeal jar craft

Ah it’s that time of year again; the time of giving, looking into your wallet, and finding nothing but old receipts and an imprint of where your fifty used to be. You don’t have to be rolling in the dough to give gifts this holiday season. In fact, there are ways to show you care […]

What Will Obama Do for Climate Change?

13 Nov

Wind power

So Obama is in it for another four years, now the big question—what will he do to help climate change? The fact that Obama has indeed helped America make some strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions can bring us hope that Obama will continue to address the issue of climate change. For example, non-hydro renewable […]

Why All Firms Should Go Green (No Matter What)

9 Nov

Raymond McDaniel Moody's

We are beginning to see a greater social change when it comes to being environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly. Individuals are becoming more aware of their environmental impact and doing what they can to reduce it. And leading the charge should be Corporate America. Going green has appeal in a variety of ways. Not only does […]

Tying the Knot with a Green Wedding

9 Nov

braided grass ring

Today the wedding madness is madder than ever. While some couples opt for a conventional wedding with friends and family or are running off to Las Vegas to get hitched, others are dedicating hours to planning a uniquie, nonconventional wedding. Creative weddings are all the rage these days, and some couples are doing this by […]

Was Hurricane Sandy Caused by Global Warming?

5 Nov

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has left millions of Americans without access to food, power, transportation, and other essential services. What does this extreme weather event have to do with climate change? Was the hurricane an effect of global warming? Many people have been asking these questions, only to fear that Hurricane Sandy is just a small glimpse of […]