Monthly Archives: September 2007

Treehugger and Discovery

Treehugger

LAST MONTH: Discovery Communications has announced the acquisition of TreeHugger.com for what is believed to be $10 million. TreeHugger.com started as an environmentally focused blog in 2004 and grew to include forums, green guides and other related features. The site sits in the Top 20 blogs worldwide according to Technorati and is said to have … Read more…

9 New Carbon Trust Label Partners

Carbon Reduction Label

The Carbon Trust announced nine leading companies will make up a new wave of partners to use the draft product carbon footprinting standard, currently being developed in partnership with Defra and BSI British Standards. The new partners and products are as follows: • Aggregate Industries – Hard landscaping products (paving stones etc) • Cadbury Schweppes … Read more…

A Truly Great Inspiration

A Truly Great Inspiration

Very sad news about Anita Roddick passing away yesterday. She was a huge inspiration and help to all of us at St Luke’s in the early days. Quite the most brilliant business person I ever met. Very little of the current wave of green business has even caught up with where she got to 10 … Read more…

Nike, The Goddess of Winning

Nike, The Goddess of Winning

The winners of Progressive Investor’s 2007 Sustainable Business 20 were just announced in Business Week. This annual award goes to “companies that pursue environmentally sensitive goals while simultaneously improving their financial performance.” Consumer facing brands who were named in the 20 included Philips, Nike, Canon, Herman Miller, Groupe Danone, Wholefoods and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. … Read more…

Too Cool to be Green?

Too Cool to be Green?

There is a bit of a backlash brewing in iPhone land it seems. the $200 price drop made people who bought at the original price feel a bit cheesed off. Now there is a $100 rebate. Quite a wrench on a million phones sold you’d have to guess. Check the commentary over at the fake … Read more…