eco-symbols update 1

February 6, 2008

Tidying up some loose ends.

Thanks to Dan, who’s very promptly sent me the free logos he promised. One with the Earth: An idea on time.

Energy Star – more International partnerships and another logo. Energy Star: Leading energy efficiency across the Atlantic.

Indian Ecomark – a second official source for information. Indian Ecomark – Economical, even with the symbol.

And I’ve identified some other things to find out. So, a work in progress entry, as I don’t intend to forget about the ones I’ve already looked at.

This entry updates parts of the Infomancy Eco-Symbols Series.

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US Green Seal of Approval

December 19, 2007

Green Seal logo Green Seal is an independent non-profit organisation in the US. Founded in 1989, it completed its first product certifications in 1992. It covers both products and product and service providers.

Green Seal makes a very clear statement of its scientific background and its leading involvement with international eco-labelling developments.

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Green-e logo

Green-e is…

the nation’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. Green-e offers certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products.

This is from the Green-e home page. It took me a while to figure out what it meant.

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Energy Star

The Energy Star program was started in 1992 by the U.S. government. The site has a lot of information for consumers, businesses and public sector organizations. It’s a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy about “helping (Americans) all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices”.

In the European Union, the EU Energy Star programme is concerned more specifically with energy efficient office equipment (not as easy to navigate, but still useful). This is managed by the European Commission.

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