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Nike Things Considered

by: Joel Makower

Nike launched a new product line recently -- the curiously named Nike Considered. That’s not news; they do this all the time. What is newsworthy is that Considered represents the first time in memory that Nike has made outright environmental claims about its products.

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Quick Takes: Green Plastic, Cleaner Trash Trucks, Showerless Thursdays, and More

by: Joel Makower

News, new resources, and other noteworthy items on sustainable business, clean technology, and related topics seem to be crossing my desk -- and my desktop -- at an accelerating pace. Herewith is the first in an irregular series of quick takes on items worth passing on:

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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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Destiny USA's High-Wire Act

by: Joel Makower

My friend Amanda Griscom Little’s piece in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about Destiny USA offered a glimpse into this mega-green project: a $20 billion retail-and-entertainment development in upstate New York with big-time renewable energy ambitions.

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Ecomagination: Inside GE’s Power Play

by: Joel Makower

Today, May 9, General Electric, the 125-year-old behemoth born out of Thomas Edison’s electric light company, is casting a bright light on sustainability.

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Shipping Pallets, and other Clean Technologies

by: Joel Makower

Last week’s Cleantech Venture Forum in San Francisco was, like the several that preceded it over the past few years, a celebration of the growing clean-tech industry. But each year, the crowds get bigger, the presenting companies get more sophisticated, and the insider talk gets more self-assured.

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