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Sharing technology to save the planet

The refrain of a popular children’s song –‘‘the morewe get together the happier we’ll be’’ – may sound like a simplistic formula for solving the complex challenges of climate change and sustainability. But if any area is ripe for collaboration,…


Corporations Go Public with Eco-Friendly Patents

Leading members of the corporate community have come together in a first-of-its-kind effort to help the environment, unleashing dozens of innovative, environmentally responsible patents to the public domain. Availability of these patents will encourage researchers, entrepreneurs and companies of all…


Sony starts saving the world, one VAIO at a time

After ranking dead last in a March Greenpeace electronics recycling report, Sony thought it might be a good idea to give consumers a free place to recycle Sony branded products. Starting September 15th US consumers will be able to bring…


Customers happy to go green, but not if it costs

Despite growing concern for the environment, people aren't prepared to pay more for green products, technology, media and telecoms executives told an industry summit this week. Ideas are multiplying for ways to save energy, increase recycling and use more environmentally…


Lenovo scales Greenpeace technology vendor league table

Lenovo has jumped to the number-one spot in Greenpeace International’s influential, if controversial, rankings for environmentally-friendly technology companies. The Chinese giant displaced Nokia in the third and latest Green Electronics Guide studying the policies and activities of 14 leading technology…

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