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  • Good Restaurants Join the Fight to End AIDS

    Between now and June 10th, you can help fight to end AIDS by patronizing the good restaurants, bars, and food trucks that have joined the EAT (RED), DRINK (RED), SAVE LIVES campaign. More

  • Top News from the Food Front: Organic Market Booms, USDA Drops Balls

    What’s new in food? Glad you asked! This week the USDA shows off its rubber stamp for ‘humane’ meat and poultry labels, while it shops for guns (no, really!) instead of regulating anything as silly as food labels. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of pounds of meat are recalled due to lack of USDA inspection. In less infuriating news, consumers seek out organics in ever-increasing numbers, and nifty new research weighs in on both high blood pressure and Egyptian vegetarians. More

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    Holiday Cocktails: The Stimulant

    Tonight, I had one (or two or three) rather delicious cocktails. My favorite was called the stimulant and looked quite easy to make, and tasted great…a nice change from boring old cocktails. More

  • Conservation International Teams Up with Starbucks, Dell to Launch Team Earth (video)

    [social_buttons] I am a big fan of Conservation International (CI) and have been for ten years ever since I worked with the NGO during my previous life at a multinational corporation.  I admire CI’s collaborative approach by accepting the world’s largest corporations as part of the environmental solution and not just the source of the […] More

  • Global Green USA Launches Cup-Recycling Program at Starbucks

    [social_buttons] Do you get your java on the go? If so, what do you do with the paper cup once you’re finished? Throw it in the trash…recycle it…maybe you never gave it much thought. But did you know that 58 billion paper cups are used in the United States every year, and if all these […] More

  • Why Businesses (Big and Small) Should Support Climate Action

    By Mindy S. Lubber, president of Ceres, a leading U.S. coalition of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Originally published at SolveClimate. Tom Benson, owner of the World’s Largest Laundromat in Berwyn, Ill., is tired of listening to conservative industry groups’ […] More

  • Greening Your Morning Coffee

    This morning I stopped at Starbucks for a treat – a soy gingerbread latte.  As I walked through the door berating myself for not bringing my travel mug, I noticed again all of the disposable cups and associated waste we now accept as part of our morning coffee ritual.  Over 50% of adult Americans, more […] More

  • Starbucks to Double Its Purchase of Fair Trade Coffee in 2009

    Earlier this month, Starbucks took a beating by environmentalists when it was reported that the coffee chain was wasting up to 6 million gallons of water daily. Just a few weeks later, the are making environmental news again, but this time for something positive they are doing. Yesterday, TransFair USA and the Fairtrade Labelling Organiations […] More

  • Starbucks: Wasting Up to 6 Million Gallons of Water Every Day

    The Sydney Morning Herald, The Dallas Morning News and The Sun published articles today that estimated that the Starbucks wastes up to 6 million gallons of water every day. The Sun said, As part of a company policy aimed at preventing germ buildup in its taps, Starbucks stores are directed to keep water running constantly […] More

  • Where Do You Draw the Line?

    Ethos is indirectly the origin of the modern English word ethics and the definition of ethics (from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary is: a set of moral principles : a theory or system of moral values The New Internationalist Magazine (NI) June 2008 issue brought to light “Bullshit in a Bottle”. Just so happens, Ethos has […] More