March 26, 2009

How much do you love the earth?

…Not enough to get one of these phones, when you could get an iPhone or Blackberry or Razr or whatever free cell your phone company is offering you, instead. Not enough to, like this sucker, stick with (Working Assets, now called) Credo (which supports progressive causes and is affordable) for seven years though their phone selection brings new meaning to the word limited.

So how much do we love the earth? Enough to sacrifice functionality in the short-term? My buddy Dave says “Hell, no—sustainability shouldn’t have to involve any sacrifice of business.”

But what about you? Do you love the earth enough to get a green-er phone next time ’round, even if the selection is badly limited? Be honest.


Excerpt on some of the phones above:

Motorola W233 Renew: It’s made of recycled plastic, has a “green” name and color, and Moto promises to offset its carbon footprint.
Samsung Blue Earth: There’s a solar charger on the back, the housing is recycled plastic, it comes with a pedometer to measure avoided GHG emissions. And, it’s blue!
Nokia N79 Eco: Comes in black or white with no charger (use your old one!), in smaller packaging, and includes a donation to the WWF...for the rest of the article, click here.

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