Today in Cleantech

eBay could probably get a pass on environmental issues considering that much of its business is generated by folks giving new life to their old stuff. For instance, logging onto eBay to buy a used smartphone “saves 94% of the carbon associated with going to the mall and buying a new one,” according to Amy Skoczlas Cole, director of eBay Green Team. But that’s not enough. The company is going further by not only slashing its own corporate emissions, but also by building an online community (currently with  125,000 members) that is helping the online giant green up its act with some good old crowdsourcing.