Christine Arena, a former Edelman vice-president who now runs her own social impact production company Generous Films, says climate fraud can’t happen without the help of the PR and advertising industry.
“PR and ad firms are central players in what we look at as the influence industry,” she says. “There’s a lot of money spent, and emphasis on external facing advertising, marketing, and promotion that helps prop up the fossil fuel industry’s social license to operate and give the world a sense that, to quote API, ‘We’re on it.’ We don’t need regulation. We’re good corporate actors.”
The great greenwashing scam: PR firms face reckoning after spinning for big oil
Guardian February 2022
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As you visit stores or shop online, you’ve probably noticed that more companies are choosing to go green. Newer generations want to be more involved in sustainability and eco-friendly products than older people, which is why you see more green products.
While it’s great that consumers like you are more aware of what you purchase, not all businesses are truthful about their products, which results in greenwashing.
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“Let’s first take a closer look at the current thinking about green products. Most managers realize that virtually all products and services have environmental impacts, just as they have economic costs. In other words, practically all products and services require the extraction of natural resources and cause the release of wastes and emissions, and both these activities are almost certain to affect the natural environment adversely. The environmental benefits of green products are not that they somehow fix the environment or have zero impact, but rather that their environmental impacts are less than those of similar products.
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Want to save money and the planet at the same time? Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA, gives us some tips. (Hint: Buy less stuff.)
Found on How Stuff Works and originally published on HealthScience.net
as Soda’s Evil Twin: The Dangers of “Fruit Drinks”
According to info gathered by HealthScience.net, fruit drinks are not only not “healthy” but they are in many cases actually worse for you than soft drinks and sodas. Higher in sugar and much higher in calories. And even though some (but not all) contain real fruit juice, they are probably responsible for more expanding waistlines than those donuts you gave up eating during the morning sales briefing. (Considering an 8-ounce serving of Snapple Apple has more sugar than 2 and a half Krispy Kreme glazed donuts, you were probably off reaching for the box rather than the bottle.)
— ERIC ROGELL on Discovery.com