Ford Fusion Hybrid Is First Canadian Green Car Winner
The Ford Fusion hybrid won the first annual Canadian Green Car Award. The award, selected by a panel of expert members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), was recently announced at the Green Living Show in Toronto. The AJAC said the competition aims to recognize vehicles with the potential for strong environmental benefits and to provide consumers with authoritative information about them.
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Canadian Schools Get Some "Green" For Environmental Stewardship
Ten schools across Canada received an early Earth Day recognition after scoring high marks for their environmental initiatives. Held in collaboration with Earth Day Canada, Staples Canada's Recycle for Education Computer Lab contest featured creative ideas from some of Canada's brightest young minds. Elementary and secondary schools from coast-to-coast submitted hundreds of entries showcasing green initiatives.
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67 Businesses Honored as ‘Best for the World’ for Creating Most Overall Positive Social and Environmental Impact
The second annual ‘Best for the World’ list was recently released, recognizing 67 companies worldwide for creating a positive overall social and environmental impact. Highlighted companies include Roshan, Afghanistan's leading telecommunications provider, and One Pacific Coast Bank, a US community development bank. 30% of honorees are based outside the US, with 13 companies operating in emerging markets.
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Iraq: The World's Next Big Eco-Tourism Destination?
The marshlands between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers are frequently described as the Garden of Eden or the Cradle of Civilization. But after the Iraq war of 1991, in an act of environmental vandalism, Saddam Hussein drained the marshes and persecuted their inhabitants. However one former occupant of the marshes believes the area has enormous tourism potential. Azzam Alwash fled the persecution and trained as an engineer in the United States but returned in 2008 to oversee the restoration of the marshes.
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Conservation Tip
Air dry clothes outside in the summer time and even in the winter light clothes can be dried inside on a drying rack. This will save a lot of energy as the dryer is one of the biggest energy users in your home.
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