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Sustainable Investment is Better for the Planet– and Your Portfolio!

As it becomes increasingly clear that traditional investments and holdings in fossil fuel companies are going nowhere fast, smart investors and companies are divesting from fossil fuels and putting their money into more sustainable investments. In a recent post on Grist, author Ben Adler explains that while divestment is often thought of in feel-good, sustainability […]

October 29th

Yoobi: The School Supplies with a Charitable Mission

A lot of shopping that we do is all about me. Or about you, if you prefer. We shop for the products that we want, solely for the purpose of meeting our own needs, with little thought given to the companies behind the products, the resources necessary to produce those products, or to those other […]

September 23rd

EU Appetite for Wood Pellets Leading to Deforestation in Southern US

At a time when we’re well aware of the benefits of living forest ecosystems, in terms of not only mitigating the effects of air and water pollution, but also in recharging groundwater, storing carbon, serving as wildlife habitat, and perhaps even slowing climate change, it’s kind of silly to think of burning trees for electricity […]

August 13th

Uber & Goodwill Partner to Spring Clean Your Closets

It’s great to see collaboration between two radically different types of organizations, with the end result being a win-win situation for both of them, while also serving to meet a common need in the community. Uber is teaming up with Goodwill tomorrow, May 3rd, and making it easy to spring clean closets while supporting an […]

May 2nd

Duke Energy Tries to Kill Rooftop Solar

The dirty little tricks that big energy companies use to maintain their stranglehold over their customers, while continuing to pollute the very regions the serve, have now taken on a new twist. Duke Energy, whose operations were responsible for spilling 82,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River, is now trying to run a […]

May 1st

Consumerism is Our Colony Collapse Disorder?

Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping were in San Francisco recently, and held an inspiring sermon for an attentive crowd at the Bayview Boat Club. The reverend’s passionate words of warning about the cataclysmic climate change catastrophe that…

April 1st

This Website Donates to Charity Everytime You Go Online

In principle, I think that just about everyone supports giving to charity, but in reality, most of us don’t make the effort to pull out the checkbook and donate some of our income to a charitable endeavor. But a new website aims to make it simple to donate to charity, and it doesn’t cost you […]

February 11th