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  After Rio+20: The Road to Sustainable Development
50,000 people gathered in Rio to voice their commitment to sustainable development. Although probably none of them came to step on the brakes (on the contrary), it was most unfortunate that the latest Earth Summit revealed that heads of state are still struggling to commit to comprehensive, substantive agreements for common interest.
J&J Survey Finds Hospitals Prioritize Green Purchasing
54% of hospitals say green attributes are very important in their purchasing decisions, according to new research released by Johnson & Johnson. The report says increased global demand for more sustainable health care is driving the creation of greener products and purchasing guidelines among health care institutions.

Unilever, Carrotmob Partner on Cause Marketing
Carrotmob, an advocacy group dedicated to organizing consumer spending to influence businesses' impacts on social and environmental issues, announced today a partnership to develop participatory campaigns with consumer products company Unilever.

A New Purpose for an Old Metric: The Green Transition Scoreboard
The Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) tracks private investments and commitments in creating cleaner, greener economies globally, investments by everyone except government, finding over $3.6 trillion has been invested and committed since 2007. It shows the weight investors place on green technologies driving the future of business and finance.
Amazon Launches Green Shopping Site
Amazon.com has created a new site, called Vine.com, to exclusively sell eco-friendly products. Vine.com will screen products based on the following categories: designed to remove toxins, energy-efficient, natural, organic, powered by renewable energy, reusable, made of sustainable materials or water-efficient.

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