TerraChoice Environmental Marketers have found that 98 percent of products are guilty of greenwashing. The company recorded a total of 2,219 products with green claims, which were "tested against best practices, notably against guidelines provided by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Canadian Competition Bureau, Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, and the ISO 14021 standard for environmental labeling," according to TerraChoice. Hopefully, companies will stop paying lip service to the environment and start exercising sustainable practices.
The Faubourg Marigny Neighborhood Association has set up a Web site and petition opposing the proposed New Orleans Cold Storage warehouse planned for the Gov. Nicholls and Esplanade Avenue wharves, citing toxic chemicals, traffic, threat of shipwrecks or accidents and an increase in air pollution.
The anticipated debut of Chrysler's Peapod Mobility "Peapod" is slated for Earth Day (Wednesday, April 22), but get a sneak peek on the Wired blog. The vehicle is labeled a "neighborhood electric vehicle" (NEV) by the National Transportation Highway Board. It tops at 25 mph, and you also need an iPod to run it. Perfect for the elderly and hip.