Top Ten Green News Stories of May 2011

Posted on 01. Jun, 2011 by in Business & Policy, Green News Monthly Roundup

In World Events: American troops killed Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. This now iconic photo shows the tension of President Obama’s national security team, see a detailed description of the photo on

In Education: The top 311 Greenest Colleges. The Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll includes Harvard, Yale, Arizona State, UC Berkely and UC Santa Barbara.  See if your alma mater made the cut here.

In OG News: Opportunity Green was a proud co-host of the panel,  ”From Smart Grid to Smart Investment – A Snapshot of Clean Tech in Los Angeles” at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Environmental Sustainability Council meeting on May 20th. See a full recap of the event at Opportunity Green Insights.

In Social Media: Linkedin hit the public trading market with an IPO second only to Google. Was it too big? See the full story onHuffington Post.

In Business News: Microsoft to buy Skype for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition yet.  Analysts say that this may give Microsoft the upper hand over Google.  Read the full analysis here.

In Clean Tech: Toyota opens the first hydrogen station for fuel cell cars in California.  To find out where, read the full article here.

In Entertainment: The UK film industry pioneers sustainability standards.  The new plan will encompass environmental, social, and economic sustainability and is headed by actor Colin Firth.  Read more here.

In Consumer Reports: 53% of Americans bought a green product in the last 60 days. A new report by Gencor showed that consumer acceptance of bio based and green household products is set to rise.  See the full report on Just Means.

In Green Design: Model Citizens at New York Design Week drew over 90 independent and emerging designers to showcase their green designs.  See the best at

In Green Marketing: The new Mainstream Green study by Ogilvy Earth uncovers why sustainability initiatives and eco-marketing campaigns have failed to appeal to the 66% of Americans with good green intentions but little personal commitment to sustainability.  Read the full story at Opportunity Green Insights.

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One Response to “Top Ten Green News Stories of May 2011”

  1. Cheri Holland

    02. Jun, 2011

    Nice work!

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