Published on August 27th, 2010 | by Susie Kim-Carberry


Green Business Blog Carnival Series 12

Green Building Elements is excited to host the Green Business Blog Carnival, a traveling weekly series that offers hodge podge of posts from green blogs. Started by sustainablog and TriplePundit (3P); it’s the perfect weekly wrap up to start your weekend off right.

3P asks Do We Need a Green Tea Party? What’s a fiscally conservative greenie to do? Perhaps the tea party has some merit, if only they would grasp ecological principals…

Another possible greenwashing alert on SUNfiltered: O2’s “Eco Ratings” for cell phones: green or greenwash? British cell network O2’s new “Eco Rating” system for phonesprobably isn’t genuinely dishonest… but the lack of information regarding how phones were rated really doesn’t help a consumer make responsible choices.

The Inspired Economist’s take on the biggest green building and design conference of the year. Greenbuild 2010 is coming to Chicago in November. Exciting to see a coverage for this much anticipated event. 2010 Greenbuild: Generation Green is Redefining Our Future

Over at Doc’s Green Blog, A flow chart of how the energy is used in the U.S offers an insight on our energy waste and efficiency. U.S. Energy Flows: the 2009 U.S. Energy Use flow chart is out from Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Coal is down, wind is up, solar is tiny and 75% of the energy used in transportation takes us nowhere. We can learn a lot from this remarkable infographic.

“Green Business” is the new buzzword in today’s corporate world. From cars to energy and living to construction, green products are springing up. What about the outliers? Here are seven green businesses in different industries you’ve never heard of before. 7 Green Businesses You’ve Never Heard Of

The Cleantechies offers the latest possible renewable material that might solve the current energy crisis. Scientists are now looking at Uranium as the answer to this conundrum. Can Uranium 238 Solve the Energy Crisis?

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world. It has also long been a target of green groups for its logging practices. The company claims these are false accusations. So what’s the truth? Eco-Libris blog is interviewing Ian Lifshitz, Sustainability & Public Outreach Manager at APP in an attempt to figure that out.

Green Building Elements finds that Green Marketing Claims Not Always Believed. According to a recent survey of consumers and executives, most people don’t think Corporate America is doing enough to “green up their act.”

And our final post which covers one of my favorite things in the world.. vino. Eat, Drink, Better asks Do Sustainable Practices Make Better Wine? Personally I have tried many certified Organic wines and even wines made from sustainable wineries. Like all wines, some were hits and misses.. but I did find for the most part, the quality of the wine remained just as good or even better than traditionally made wines.

That’s it for Green Business Blog Carnival Series 12. Happy reading everyone.

If you are interested in being featured in the Green Blog Carnival Series, bloggers can submit posts for future carnivals at Triplepundit, and the schedule for hosting is available at sustainablog.

Colorado-Based University, Mexican University to Offer Online Degree.

The Denver Post (Denver, CO) May 22, 2002 Byline: Kristi Arellano May 22–Arapahoe County-based Jones International University is collaborating with a private university in Mexico to offer online master’s degree and certificate programs.

Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City will use Jones International’s software and servers to offer seven master of business administration degrees, six master of education in e-learning degrees and a master of arts in business communication degree through its Ibero Online website. in our site jones international university

The Mexico City university will also offer 20 executive certificates through the online partnership.

“This has the potential for dramatically increasing our enrollment,” said Glenn Jones, founder and chancellor of Jones International University. “It allows us to enter the Mexican market with a renowned university that knows the Mexican market.” Jones International, which is the first fully accredited online university, had roughly 2,000 students last year and expects as many as 4,000 students take its online courses this year. go to website jones international university

Universidad Iberoamericana is the first university outside the United States to collaborate with Jones International, but officials are already discussing partnerships with other international universities, Jones said.

Mexican President Vicente Fox recently addressed Jones International graduates through their online commencement ceremony earlier this month.

During his recorded speech, Fox described his educational and economic-development initiative, dubbed eMexico, to connect Mexicans to the Internet.

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About the Author

Susie Kim-Carberry is a professional writer who's been featured in numerous publications, both in print and online. She started as a features writer for The Bayonet Newspaper in 1997 and studied print journalism at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Media. Kim-Carberry is currently focusing on online media as a freelance writer, content producer and also serves as a site editor for Important Media. A self-confessed travel addict, her other equally important job is being a semi-crunchy mom to her two daughters. She tries to maintain a balanced life through her yoga practice and secretly dreams of being a Parisian one day.

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