Month: November 2012

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The Six Days of Overconsumption

Everyone is well acquainted with the twelve days of Christmas, in the modern era, that is being replaced by 6 days of overconsumption. The period around Thanksgiving is the busiest U.S. shopping period of the year. Thanksgiving has long been a spectacle of consumer overindulgence, but now this rampant consumerism extends well beyond Black Friday. Marketers are finding more ways to […]Read More

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5 Industries That Need Way More Eco Attention

 Guest post by Brian Toomey There are industries that see a lot of scrutiny (often with just cause) from environmental authorities and campaigners, and then there are those that are ‘under the radar’. Unfortunately, some of these are major offenders and action does need to be taken to reduce impacts in these fields. Here are […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: COP18 Underway; Is Sandy the New Normal;

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: UN Climate Talks in Qatar start on November 26 and the initial terms of the Kyoto Protocol is expiring this year. Will Storm Sandy have any impact on the US position and role, and will the world ever agree on a plan to solve […]Read More

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Environmental Gratitude and Ecological Action

Environmental gratitude is an approach that can help to inspire ecological action. We need a new way of communicating the urgency of environmental action because it is becoming increasingly apparent that standard fact-based approaches are not getting through. Environmental gratitude encompasses an approach that engenders a full compliment of sentiments required to augur change. As reported […]Read More