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Everything is going to be OK

Sure, we’ve got a ton of problems. Economy, environment, energy, etc. But we’re getting better and better at solving them … and technology is advancing faster than the problems. Watch this great video featuring futurist Ray Kurzweil. You’ll feel better.

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Newsletter #724: The “Give Away Permanent Stuff” Issue

{Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I Thought of That Email Newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the left.} So much waste is involved in purchases. Turn this garbage into marketing opportunities. 1> Packaging that lasts 2> […]

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Why I think Walmart is the biggest force for green business

Market forces drive change more than regulation or consumer enthusiasm ever could.  Walmart is using their power to push 60,000 supplier to green up their product lines. It's impressive.  Just as important, they are making green options affordable to everyone. Read more here from the New York Times. 

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Frustration-free packaging

I applaud Amazon for their Frustration Free Packaging initiative.  They are convincing manufacturers to replace annoying and wasteful packaging with simple cardboard boxes. It's good: It's environmentally responsible. It increases profit (cardboard packing is cheaper). It makes customers happy. It gives Amazon a competitive advantage (until others start offering it). All big retailers should use […]

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