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Green Economy 2010



L.A. County bans plastic grocery bags; what's the local angle?
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L.A. County bans plastic grocery bags; what’s the local angle?

“Enacting one of the nation’s most aggressive environmental measures,” Los Angeles County supervisors voted on Tuesday to ban plastic grocery bags in unincorporated areas of the county, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Procter & Gamble gets serious about sustainability

The largest consumer packaged goods company in the world has committed itself to sustainability through a new series of environmental goals. Procter & Gamble announced a fresh long-term vision this week, an effort that would transform the company’s products and operations. The initiatives include long-term goals like using 100 percent renewable or recycled materials for […]

Following green stimulus monies to find biz stories on your beat
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Following green stimulus monies to find biz stories on your beat

During our Covering the Green Economy conference in June, Russ Choma showed reporters how to dig through stimulus spending to find the money earmarked for green projects on their beats. Choma, an investigative journalist based in Washington, knows this topic well. He authored the series, “Blown Away: America’s billions for clean-energy jobs are flying overseas,” […]

A database of green biz innovations packed with story ideas
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A database of green biz innovations packed with story ideas

The WWF is using a crowdsourcing approach for its “Green game-changers,” an initiative that will establish a database to track innovation in environmentally focused products and businesses. The organization hopes that building a bank of those at the forefront of sustainability will inspire others to follow the same path. “We believe the business community will […]

Jason Margolis, reporter for public radio's "The World"
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‘Nat’ sound shines in PRI award winner on green buildings

Jason Margolis of PRI’s “The World” radio program won a first-place award from the Society of Environmental Journalists for his segment on green commercial buildings. In announcing his winning entry for Outstanding Beat/In-Depth Reporting, Radio, SEJ said, “This piece stood head and shoulders above the competition for the reporter’s skill in taking a simple and […]

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Finding stories of sustainability in your inbox

In my ever-jammed inbox last week another e-newsletter lurked. I’ll admit freely that my typical response to these is a quick scan followed by a prompt delete. Unless a headline or snazzy graphic catches my attention fast, those messages usually end up in my trash. Most journalists, I’m guessing, can relate to this system. But occasionally, there […]

A quick chat with John Daley on covering the environment and other big stories
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A quick chat with John Daley on covering the environment and other big stories

John Daley reports for KSL-TV, the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, and has covered everything from mine disasters to the Elizabeth Smart case. He specializes in political, investigative and environmental reporting and was both a Knight Journalism Fellow and a Western Enterprise Reporting Fellow at Stanford University. He was also a fellow during the […]

Erik Ortiz on getting down the basics of covering business
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Erik Ortiz on getting down the basics of covering business

Erik Ortiz has covered business for the Press of Atlantic City in New Jersey for about three years. It’s a beat that has him diving into stories about the state’s economy, labor, tourism and the gaming industry. Ortiz was also a fellow during our “Covering the Green Economy” seminar. He chatted with us about his […]

Asher Price shares the inside scoop on the environmental beat
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Asher Price shares the inside scoop on the environmental beat

Asher Price covers the environmental beat for the Austin American-Statesman. He talked to us about the challenges and rewards of reporting on one of the hottest topics around. How did you get your start on the environmental beat? “I had been a general assignment reporter at the Austin American-Statesman for a couple of years. It was […]