The CFL (compact fluorescent lights) thing is really overdone. That is the go-to go-green tip and the first thing people say when defending their greenness. However Sylvania took it to the next level by offering an “EcoBright” bulb for headlights. Good rule of thumb: if it says “eco” in the name, it’s probably not. The […]
The idea of clean coal is one of the most flagrant and offensive examples of greenwashing seen yet. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Technology is by far the most prominent offender. This article at Inhabitat outlines the true cleanliness of coal. By the Coalition’s definition “clean coal” actually means Clean coal technology: Any technology […]
Is it okay to go through a new laptop every year or two if they are easier to recycle and less likely to leach harmful toxins into our ground water?…I see some dubious green-washing in Apple’s new line of MacBooks. No matter how recyclable a computer may be, more upgrades in shorter cycles means more resources and more energy consumed. And that is a step backwards in sustainability.
Chevron advertisement that reads “I will leave the car at home more” and on the side it says “Human Energy.” Picture taken in San Francisco in February, 2009.
This image is from a magazine in 2007. While I think it’s great that The Home Depot is saying that the Eco Options Program is their “biggest home improvement project” yet, there is nothing but a small link at the very bottom of their website about this program. Not to mention the advertisement seems to be something they cranked out just because they better hop on to the Earth-friendly eco-wagon.