Lori Brown

Lori Brown

Lori Brown is a staff member of Earth911.


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The real versus artificial Christmas tree debate replays itself year after year. But the truth is, each option has its own place on the naughty-and-nice list. Just a few short decades ago, displaying a Christmas tree in your living room ...

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The real versus artificial Christmas tree debate replays itself year after year. But the truth is, each option has its own place on the naughty-and-nice list. Just a few short decades ago, displaying a Christmas tree in your living room ...

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Lilly's "Sibling Soaker" is a homemade dunking booth made of common household items. Photo: PBS Kids
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For three kids, a recent trip to Boston afforded the chance to see their imagined eco-inventions brought to life. Winners of PBS’ Design Squad “Trash to Treasure” competition, the three grand prize winners met the challenge of transforming everyday items ...

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At a workshop last year in New Delhi, Vijai Sharma, secretary of India’s Ministry of Environment and Forest, announced that the country produces more than 165 million tons of trash each day. Photo: Flickr/acameronhuff
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Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh announced the launch of a National Green Tribunal Tuesday, a step toward toughening environmental laws in a country faced with growing industrialization-related environmental issues. The third country in the world to implement such a tribunal, ...

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It’s no secret that Asia is years ahead of the U.S. when it comes to developing cutting-edge technologies, from clean energy to mobile smart phones. At this year’s CEATEC exhibition in Tokyo, an international crowd was clearly present and taking ...

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Harnessing hydrogen and oxygen as a power source in your home? That technology is actually possible and currently exists, and it is starting to create buzz as an efficient and clean source of  household energy generation. Known as a household ...

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Panasonic Corporation President Fumio Ohtsubo holds up the company's first manufactured product, an attachement plug in 1918 that allowed Japanese household to power electric devices through light sockets in their homes, symbolizing a long history of ingenuity. Photo: Lori Brown
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In a crowded auditorium in Tokyo last week, Panasonic Corporation President Fumio Ohtsubo announced an aggressive action plan to become the No. 1 green innovation company in the electronics industry by its 100th anniversary in 2018. Holding the company’s first ...

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If you thought the 3-D films of late were a throwback to Captain Eo and would eventually fade out with other tech trends, we have some news for you…it may just be the beginning. Walking around the Combined Exhibition of ...

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From the design board to the tumble dryer, textile manufacturing has a huge environmental footprint. Photo: Flickr/epSos.de
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“People say you can tell the latest color trends in fashion by looking at the shade of the rivers in China,” writes Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “Each season’s dyes get dumped into Chinese waterways ...

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Nearly 5.5. million pounds of Fair Trade Certified tea have been sold in U.S. markets to date, 80 percent of which is also certified organic, according to Fair Trade USA. Photo: TransFair USA
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In 1998, imports of Fair Trade Certified coffee into the U.S. measured 76,059 pounds. Last year, that number came in at a whopping 109,795,363 pounds, meaning two things: the coffee consumption habits of Americans show no sign of slowing down, ...

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A product containing the SFI Chain of Custody label allows a consumer to know that some or all of the product's fiber content comes from certified forests. Photo: SFIProgram.org
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If you’re like millions of savvy shoppers out there, you browse a variety of consumer products before making your choice. If “observant” is one of your shopping qualities, then you’ve probably noticed a growing number of on-product logos certifying this ...

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Featured at the Sustainable Packaging Forum Expo, EcoCradle products caught the eyes of many in the room. Used as alternatives to traditional packaging materials, the packaging is made of agricultural byproducts such as seed husks and combined with mushroom roots as a binding agent. Photo: Lori Brown, Earth911.com
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At the sixth annual Sustainable Packaging Forum held in Phoenix, the packed conference hall and impressive attendee and speaker lists made one thing certain: sustainability in packaging is a cross-industry topic. Whether by mandate or through internal sustainability initiatives, companies are showing interest and ...

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