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Santa Monica Sustainability Bill of Rights Becomes the Law

Published: 
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:02pm

Last evening, on April 9, 2013, our Santa Monica City Council voted for final passage of our Sustainability Bill of Rights Ordinance: 7 - 0!

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Short on Space, Taiwan Embraces a Boom in Recycling

Published: 
Sun, 12/01/2013 - 10:55pm
Category: 
Waste

Twenty-five miles west of here on Taiwan’s rugged northwest coast, a cavernous warehouse under construction represents the new priorities for an island where the streets were once littered with piles of discarded electronics and other refuse.

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Sustainability Pays

Published: 
Sun, 03/03/2013 - 12:47pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

In recent years, many U.S. companies have found that a commitment to sustainability can boost the bottom line. It's a finding that has surprised critics, who have long claimed that when a business considers any goals other than pure financial returns, profits fall.

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The U.S. is the most environmentally sustainable country in the world, except all the others

Published: 
Sun, 07/15/2012 - 3:19pm

A bit of optimism to end your week. Wait. Not optimism. The other thing.

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Green gyms focus on high-power workouts, low-power usage

Published: 
Mon, 07/09/2012 - 9:02am

With the cycles, the flat-screen TVs and, of course, the air conditioning, most people who exercise at gyms are working out the electrical grid along with their muscles. But the members of AC4 Fitness in Goleta will be generating power and feeding it back to the grid every time they step on a treadmill or elliptical. When they need a drink, they'll have to bring their own refillable bottle and get water from a hydration station that provides free water filtered with reverse osmosis. And when they stash their belongings, they'll do so in lockers made from recycled plastic.