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USA: Seeing Through 'Transparency'
by Rebecca MeyerDaily Californian University
July 10th, 2001
In a recent gesture of "transparency," Ford Motor Company reported that it was responsible for releasing approximately 400 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases annually, which amounts to a whopping 1 to 2 percent of all man-made emissions.

Nuclear Energy Industry: Sooo 20th Century
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
June 7th, 2001
The Award goes to the Nuclear Energy Institute for audaciously using a scooter riding teenage girl to claim that a polluting, highly dangerous, economically disastrous 20th century technology is our energy future.

Environmentalists Arrested at EPA
Greenpeace
April 19th, 2001
The Executive Director of Greenpeace, John Passacantando, the president of Rainforest Action Network, Randy Hayes, and nearly a dozen other activists locked themselves inside of the main entrance of the Environmental Protection Agency today. This protest was the latest in a series of pre-Earth Day activities against Bush's recent greenwashing of his anti- environmental agenda. All were arrested.

Earth Day 2001 Award: American Chemistry Council
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
April 19th, 2001
The ACC's Responsible Care Conference opens on Earth Day. Coming on the heels of revelations that chemical giants covered up the health hazards of their products to workers and communities -- that sounds like Irresponsible Care to us.

US: My Nike Media Adventure
by Jonah PerettiThe Nation
April 9th, 2001
Nike's website allows visitors to create custom shoes bearing a word or slogan -- a service Nike trumpets as being about freedom to choose and freedom to express who you are. Confronted with Nike's celebration of freedom and their statement that if you want it done right, build it yourself, I could not help but think of the people in crowded factories in Asia and South America who actually build Nike shoes.

Name Human Rights Themed Advertising
CorpWatch
March 22nd, 2001
CorpWatch is holding a contest to name the phenomenon of human rights themed or humanitarian advertising and PR campaigns.

Greenwash Campaign Profile
March 22nd, 2001
CorpWatch gives out bimonthly Greenwash awards to corporations that put more money, time and energy into slick PR campaigns aimed at promoting their eco-friendly images, than they do to actually protecting the environment. Nominations for these Awards come from our audience.

A Brief History of Greenwash
by Joshua KarlinerCorpWatch
March 22nd, 2001
As the contemporary environmental movement built momentum in the mid-to-late 1960s, undermining the public trust in many a corporation, newly greened corporate images flooded the airwaves, newspapers and magazines.

Greenwash Fact Sheet
CorpWatch
March 22nd, 2001
The phenomenon of socially and environmentally destructive corporations attempting to preserve and expand their markets by posing as friends of the environment and leaders in the struggle to eradicate poverty.

Philip Morris: Killing to Make a Difference
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
March 22nd, 2001
Philip Morris spends more on image advertising than it does on charity. That's greenwash.

US: Nike Sued for Greenwash
SocialFunds.com
March 2nd, 2001
Marc Kasky, a self-described environmentalist, viewed the Ernst and Young audit as an opportunity. Enlisting the support of San Francisco attorney Alan Caplan, he filed a suit against Nike in April of 1998. The suit claims that Nike's assertions about the labor conditions in its Asia factories amounted to false advertising.

BP: Beyond Petroleum or Beyond Preposterous?
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
December 14th, 2000
BP says it's a leader in moving the world "Beyond Petroleum" to protect the environment. A closer look shows that their ad campaign is Beyond Belief.

Shell's Climate Greenwash
by CorpWatch
November 20th, 2000
THE HAGUE -- It is virtually an unspoken irony here that the climate change negotiations are taking place in Royal Dutch Shell's home town. Shell, one of the world's largest oil corporations, is responsible for a great deal of global warming gasses.

Shell: Clouding the Issue
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
November 15th, 2000
Shell wants you to believe that they're working to curb climate change. But Greenwash Guru Kenny Bruno takes a deeper look at Shell's latest ad campaign and finds they're full of hot air.

USA: Why I'm Skipping the Olympics
by Kaliya YoungSan Francisco Chronicle (Opinion)
September 17th, 2000
My perspective on the Games gradually shifted. I began to see that my sacrifices were going to be used by the Olympic Games and their sponsors for ends that conflicted with my fundamental values. My competitive performance would not just be a part of a world community gathering to compete in the spirit of fair play, good will and global unity, but rather it would be sold to the highest corporate bidder for their own commercial gain.

Earth Day 2000 Greenwash Sweepstakes: The World Bank
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
April 22nd, 2000
In honor of this Award, World President James ''Bonds'' Wolfensohn will receive a low-interest loan to pay for his upcoming Toxic Tour of World Bank Project sites.

Earth Day 2000 Greenwash Sweepstakes: Royal Dutch Shell
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
April 22nd, 2000
Let's give credit where credit is due: When it comes to greenwash, Shell is simply superb.

CorpWatch Names Winners of Earth Day 2000 Greenwash Sweepstakes
by CorpWatch
April 20th, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ford Motor Company ran over the competition and won the Grand Prize of the Corporate Watch Earth Day 2000 Greenwash Sweepstakes Awards.

USA: Top 10 Greenwashing Companies of 1999
Earth Day 2000
March 30th, 2000
ATLANTA (March 30) -- Just in time for April Fool's Day, Earth Day 2000, the consumer clearinghouse for the environmental decade, released ''Don't Be Fooled,'' its annual report highlighting the top 10 greenwashers of the previous year.

BP Amoco's ''Plug in the Sun'' Program
by Kenny BrunoCorpWatch
July 1st, 1999
The competition was intense for this season's special Greenhouse Greenwash Award. The TRAC Greenwash Committee received nominations for five of the largest corporate climate culprits on earth: Chevron, Exxon, Mobil and Shell. But BP Amoco, the British company made up of British Petroleum and Amoco combined, one-upped its fellow oil giants to grab the Summer award for Greenhouse Greenwash.