Issue #03
July 20, 2010

Greenwashing – What’s the definition?

One of the twitter accounts on my ever-growing favorites list posted a comic strip: I suppose that it seems like the cool thing nowadays is to have your product labeled as eco-friendly, sustainable or green. The question I ask then is – is it so bad to re-market your products to highlight its sustainable features? ... Read More

Paper Cups vs Travel Mug: An Energy Footprint Perspective

When it comes to the consumption of coffee or tea, many individuals have varying opinions as to what type of beverage container is actually better for the environment or more ethical.  Is it that disposable paper cup?  Or is it its “eco-friendly” counterpart created from mostly recycled paper?  What about that high-grade plastic travel mug?  ... Read More

Waging War on Water Consumption

It's often been said the next great war will be fought over water. While that seems drastic to some, it should make you think about the water you use daily and ways to reduce it. If you live in Canada ... Read More

Fair Coffee Showdown: Direct Trade vs. Fair Trade Coffee

"...both focus on high quality, and trade fair coffee of some sort..." My alarm has been cycling on and off over the past hour. Pressing "snooze" is becoming less reasonable with every 10 minutes tha ... Read More
Issue #03
July 20, 2010