Things Are Good: Companies Reward Cyclists For Choosing Bikes Instead of Cars

Despite the fact that Toronto’s politicians want to make the city more dangerous for cyclists (by encouraging more car use and removing bike-focused infrastructure) the people of Toronto are loving bike riding more and more every year. Companies have caught on to this and some are now giving employee some rewards for opting to ride ...

Geoff Campbell: Best Buy/@BBYCEO and CEO Secession Planning

@BBYCEO, when it was controlled by former CEO Brian Dunn [PRL 614 Assignment Post] When Brian Dunn resigned as CEO of Best Buy, he switched his Twitter name from @BBYCEO to @briandunn, taking all of his followers with him. Over the years Dunn had grown his numbers by directly engaging with stakeholders but when he ...

DeSmogBlog: How Do You Spend $375 Million A Day? Ask The Oil Industry

oil-money.n.jpg The average U.S. household has seen both their net worth and their average income steadily decline over the last seven years. Unemployment in the United States still remains at uncomfortably high levels, and the poverty rate is about to reach highs that haven’t been seen since the 1960’s. But as average citizens are struggling ...

DeSmogBlog: What To Expect When You’re Electing: Part 2 – Mitt Romney

Romney.jpg In Part 1 of this series, we explored the overall environmental issues that are facing the U.S., mostly as a part of coordinated attacks by politicians in Washington. In the next few articles, we’ll take a look at what each candidate has said or done in regards to both environmental and energy issues. At ...

DeSmogBlog: Is BP’s Attempted Climategate Strategy To Attack Scientists Ethical?

fish oil.jpg In late 2009, climate change deniers thought they had found the Holy Grail in terms of climate denial – a collection of more than 3,000 hacked emails that they took out of context to “prove” that scientists were lying about human-driven climate change. This so-called scandal became known as “Climategate.” And even though ...