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Mobiles phones manufacturers are making greener, more sustainable products, but still have work to do to minimize the environmental footprint of cell phones and other electronic devices

Some of the Greenest Mobile Phones in the World

Check out our updated review of the greenest mobile phones  There are a number of phones on the market that claim to be green. Here is a review of four leading manufacturers and the greenest mobile phones in the world. Four Blackberrys, two Apples, six Samsungs, and five Nokias According to a United Nations Telecom Agency report, there are about 6…

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Defining sustainability for the service industry

What Does Sustainability Mean in a Service Industry?

Discussion of sustainability efforts in the marketplace often revolves around the manufacturing sector. However, goods-producing industries accounted for only about 12 percent of jobs in the United States in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Service providers, meanwhile, made up about 78 percent of American jobs. Certainly, a fast food franchise, IT consulting firm or nursing home doesn’t…

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Removing the road block to building greener roads

Getting Tons of CO2 Off the Highway: Building Greener Roads (and getting past the roadblocks they face)

We’d get nowhere without roads – literally and figuratively. “Paving the way” to a sustainable future requires better roads and a roadmap to get there. Okay enough with the metaphors, here are some hard facts: The US spends 7 percent of its GDP on transportation infrastructure (in 2010 that equalled nearly a cool trillion dollars). A key component of that cost is asphalt…

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