Kelli Best-Oliver

A former high school teacher, I'm currently a part-time writer/full-time doctoral student at the University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities, studying leadership in education from a critical pedagogy perspective along with public policy.

Clif Bar’s GreenNotes Promotes Eco-Friendly Concerts

Clif Bar, makers of energy bars and known contributor to environmental causes and sustainable practices, has announced more artists joining their GreenNotes program.  Artists Missy Higgins, Josh Ritter, The Duhks, Ben Kweller, and Steven Kellogg and the Sixers join existing GreenNotes artists (and festival circuit favorites) Brett Dennen, Mason Jennings, The John Butler Trio and Michael Franti as artists committed to sustainable touring practices.

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Bye Bye Box: HP Packages Laptops in Eco-Friendly Bags

HP has announced that their EnergyStar Pavilion dv6929 laptop will be packaged in recycled-content messenger bags instead of the traditional cardboard boxes.  As a result, they’ve won Wal-Mart’s Home Entertainment Design Challenge, a contest open to all suppliers of consumer electronics products that focused on good design and  innovative packaging design that facilitates reducing, reusing, and recycling.

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Patagonia Develops Recyclable Outdoor Wear

Performance gear-producing Patagonia, known for their forays into sustainable clothing produced with environmental ethics in mind, has produced the first recyclable-nylon shell and pants for technical outdoor wear.  The company has produced recyclable nylon gear before, in the form of pants and shorts, but these are the first shells produced in the industry that can be recycled.  Patagonia will provide recycling for their Shelter Stone products through their already-active Common Threads recycling program

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Ideal Bites’ B.I.G. Awards Recognize Green Favorites

Have a favorite green company or product that you want to spread the word about? The folks over at Ideal Bite have created a way to recognize the best of the best in green products with their first-ever Best In Green (B.I.G.) Awards. You guys know Ideal Bite, right? They’re the ones sending you those simple tips to greening your life direct to your e-mail. They’ve gathered info on all the products and companies they’ve recommended during the life of…

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