The EWG’s Hall of Shame Database of Toxic Household Cleaners

U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce applauds the EWG’s efforts to educate consumers regarding toxic chemicals found in household cleaners. If a product has a childproof cap and a warning label, then you should probably think twice about exposing your home, pets, and loved ones to its caustic ingredients. EWG’s Hall of Shame serves as an excellent guide for eco-conscious consumers who prefer to buy nontoxic household cleaners that will not jeopardize our health or contaminate our ecology.

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Sustainability As a Competitive Edge

  Pressure from customers, shareholders, governments and the general public pushes firms to improve their environmental performance — but what about a firm’s competitors? What role does competition between companies play in influencing environmental practices? Christian Hofer (University of Arkansas), David E. Cantor (Iowa State University) and Jing Dai (Iowa State University) asked the same…

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Toyota: Leader in Green Buildings

TORRANCE, Calif., May 30, 2012 —/PRNewswire/ — Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc’s. (TMS) recently completed Kansas City Regional Technical Training Center in Kansas City, Mo. has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.  The technical training center is located at the region sales office and provides offices, classrooms and training bays for Toyota…

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Coal Under Fire

LOUISA, Ky. — For generations, coal has been king in this Appalachian town. It provided heat, light and jobs for the hundreds of people who worked in the nearby coal mines and the smoke-coughing Big Sandy power plant that burned their black bounty. But now, coal is in a corner. Across the United States, the…

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I’m Dying to Wear My Mushroom Death Suit

Let’s face it, everybody dies. Last October, Earthlings reached a staggering population of 7 billion hungry inhabitants. Meanwhile various estimates speculate that our world will indefinitely sustain a global community of no more than 4 to 16 billion Homo sapiens. Our numbers continue to grow at an alarming rate, igniting  urgency to favor renewable rituals…

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