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Environmental News Snippets: Unilever, Dell, Goodyear, Evian – 4.23.08

unilever_protest.jpgUnilever targeted in orang-utan protest
Environmental protesters dressed as orang-utans today staged demonstrations against the consumer goods giant Unilever to highlight the destruction of the Indonesian rainforest. Guardian

Want to green your job? Stay home
Maybe I shouldn’t come to the office anymore. Working from home would treat the planet better, according to the American Electronics Association. The trade group issued an Earth Day report Tuesday encouraging employers to expand telecommuting, partly to help cut carbon emissions and use of electricity. CNET

Harrah’s Entertainment Celebrates Earth Day
Harrah’s Entertainment celebrates Earth Day with company-wide efforts to protect the environment and preserve natural resources. PR Newswire

At ArvinMeritor There’s More Than One Way to Go Green
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is reducing the generation of pollutants worldwide, designing products that weigh less and provide greater fuel economy, and partnering to develop hybrid and electric vehicles — all focused on improving the environment. PR Newswire

Greenest Building on the Planet?
Fittingly named for Aldo Leopold, the Leopold center near Baraboo, WI, has been awarded 61 of 69 LEED points – more than any building so far. Triplepundit

Michael Dell Previews Company’s Smallest and Most Environmentally-Responsible Consumer Desktop PC
Michael Dell previewed the company’s smallest and most environmentally-responsible consumer desktop PC. Scheduled to be released later this year, the computer is approximately 81 percent smaller than a standard mini-tower desktop, uses up to 70 percent less energy and comes in recycled and recyclable packaging. Business Wire

Lean, Green Business Machines
While energy efficiency is important to home users, it’s vital to the owners of small or medium-sized businesses. Electricity is a major expense these days, and with rising oil prices, the cost of electricity is sure to rise in the future. Buying an energy-efficient desktop is the first step for the owner of a new or expanding business. If your current PCs are too slow to support your business, the latest crop of energy-efficient desktops should be on your shopping list. PC Magazine

Goodyear Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, the nation’s leading commercial tire manufacturer, announced today it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, which previously approved using the company’s Fuel Max linehaul tires on SmartWay tractors and trailers. PR Newswire

Biofuels Under Fire at International Energy Forum
Biofuels, once seen as a key factor in curbing greenhouse gas emissions, are behind the current global food crisis, major oil producers and consumers charged at an energy forum in Rome on April 21.
Industry Week

Evian Natural Spring Water Expands Sustainable Development Strategy
Evian has created the Evian Water Protection Institute, which will work in conjunction with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, has introduced recycled plastic (r-PET) to its most popular bottle sizes and has launched a new partnership with RecycleBank, Inc. in the US. PR Newswire

Earth Day goes political and corporate
Google went green and so did dozens of comic strips while President George W. Bush planted a tree on Tuesday to mark Earth Day, an environmental event that has become increasingly political and corporate. Reuters

Zerofootprint Offers Earth Day Carbon Calculator
Zerofootprint’s Earth Day Carbon Calculator offers a means to honour the day by measuring your personal impact on the earth. Treehugger

CSR is ‘not one-size-fits-all’
Corporate social responsibility is not a one-size-fits-all policy – and firms have to assess how vulnerable they are to customer criticism before deciding which measures to adopt. EDIE

Water + Life Museums, World’s First LEED Platinum Museum
The award-winning museum complex has received attention for its sustainable design features. For instance, the various structures are topped with a massive, 540-watt, 3000 panel photovoltaic installation that provides roughly half the museum’s energy needs. Jetson Green


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