Tag: environment

Marijuana Growers The Latest Environmental Enemy

There’s an environmentally correct new way to demonize cannabis consumers — and foreigners. In a post headlined “Marijuana growers worsening California drought,” the Christian Science Monitor‘s Bright Green Blog (a stoner name if ever there were one) interviews a Northern California police officer, who explains that large-scale cultivators of California’s largest cash crop are illegally…

Posted in Human Rights, Food and Farm Policy

Van Jones Resigns

Van Jones, the Obama Administrations Special Adviser for Green Jobs at the Council on Environmental Quality–AKA the “Green Jobs Czar”–resigned from his position late Saturday following increased criticism for authoring The Green Collar Economy and for his ties to groups like the Apollo Alliance, ACORN, STORM, Color of Change, and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights….

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Exxon Gets Flipped the Bird

Oil giant Exxon Mobil has plead guilty to accusations of killing over 85 protected birds including waterfowl, hawks, and owls in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act according to the Department of Justice. Under the plea agreement reached yesterday with DOJ, the company will pay $600,000, as well as make changes to prevent related deaths…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Wal-Mart To Implement Eco Labeling

On July 16, Wal-Mart announced that it will require all of its product suppliers to calculate the environmental impact of their products. Wal-Mart will compile the information into a green rating system to be displayed alongside the product’s price tag. Since Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer, this move will certainly set an important example…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change