social responsibility

America's Green Zeitgeist

by: Joel Makower

I've just been given a sneak peek at the findings of the 2005 "Green Gauge Report," and it has implications for anyone seeking to promote sustainability, climate action, green consumerism, clean technologies, or any other worldchanging product, service, or cause.

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Hubbert's Peak Is Here

by: Joel Makower

One of the great debates of the Age of Energy Uncertainty has to do with something called Hubbert's Peak. Promulgated by Shell Oil geologist M. King Hubbert in the mid 1950s, it refers to the highest point on the curve of oil production -- the point when the known sources of available oil max out and start to decline.

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September 12

by: Sebastian Campion

September 12 by the collective newsgaming.com reflects an emerging trend of shaping games as political statements.

The game-like piece is self explanatory and doesn't really need any introduction - so try it out for yourself.

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Corporate Fallout Detector

by: Sebastian Campion

The Corporate fallout Detector is a device designed for the politically conscious shopper.

The detector scans barcodes off of consumer products, and makes a clicking noise based on the environmental or ethical record of the manufacturer.

According to the designer James Patten, the goal of the project is to encourage awareness and curiosity, rather than to serve as an educated consumer’s sole source of information.

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Just Say Yes

by: Sebastian Campion

The Yes Men has done it again.

At the 20th anniversary of the chemical disaster in Bhopal, Andy (one of the Yes Men) disguised himself as a representative of Dow Chemicals and in a live interview on BBC World, he stated that Dow Chemicals would finally accept full responsibility and offer the people of Bhopal decent compensation.

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The Yes Men Movie

by: Sebastian Campion

This movie directed by Dan Olman follows the anti-corporate activist-pranksters called The Yes Men as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world.

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Exxon Secrets

by: Sebastian Campion

Exxon Secrets is a website by Josh On and Amy Balkin commissioned by Greenpeace.

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Access to Tools

by: Joel Makower

We already possess the toolkit needed to stem global warming, according to a landmark study by two Princeton University scientists.

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