Joel Makower

Xerox PARC Takes on Clean, Green Technology

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Can Nanotechnology Be Green?

by: Joel Makower

An upcoming series of academic conferences will attempt to explore whether and how nanotechnology can address the principles of green chemistry and green engineering.

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Hybrids and Cleaner Vehicles: No Good Car Goes Unpunished

by: Joel Makower

This week, Wall Street Journal columnist Joseph White opined that "hybrid mania is about over," noting that some consumers apparently are deciding that these energy-efficient vehicles aren't, as it turns out, the greatest things since the horseless carriage.

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Sustainable Business and the World Economic Forum

by: Joel Makower

For those of us unable to attend the recent VIP fest known as the World Economic Forum, there are serviceable summaries of the sessions. Among those worth noting:

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Timberland Reveals Its 'Nutritional' Footprint

by: Joel Makower

Timberland, the often-maverick maker of footwear and apparel, last week unveiled a self-described "nutritional label" it plans to put on all of its shoeboxes in the coming year.

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The 100 'Most Sustainable Companies,' 2006 Edition

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Web 2.0 and the New Corporate Watchdogging

by: Joel Makower

The online world has been aflutter of late with talk of "Web 2.0," a suite of tools and technologies that define the next-gen Internet.

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Green Marketing and the '4/40 Gap'

by: Joel Makower

The notion of "sustainable consumption and production" continues to be one of the more persistent and vexing challenges on the sustainability front.

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China, India, and the 'State of the World'

by: Joel Makower

Worldwatch's venerable State of the World annual is just out, and the 2006 edition zeroes in on China and India -- and the threats and opportunities they present to sustainability.

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Eco-Literacy and America's 'Nature-Deficit Disorder'

by: Joel Makower

It's axiomatic that the more people truly understand something, the better able they'll be to create informed opinions and decisions. And in the case of environmental literacy, what we don't know truly could hurt us.

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