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Take-Back  3"The Dictionary of Sustainable Management." Presidio School of Management. Retrieved 4/18/08
A “producer responsibility” approach to facilitating reuse or recycling whereby consumers return used products back to the company that produced them. Laws mandating company “take back” programs attempt to create incentives for companies to incorporate reusability/recyclability considerations into their initial product design.

Therapeutic Touch  4"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Glossary of Terms." Retrieved 4/14/08
A practice derived from an ancient technique called laying on of hands. It is based on the premise that it is the healing force of the therapist that affects the patient's recovery; healing is promoted when the body's energies are in balance; and, by passing their hands over the patient, healers can identify energy imbalances.

Thermohaline Conveyor 3"The Dictionary of Sustainable Management." Presidio School of Management. Retrieved 4/18/08
A global water circulation system driven by water temperature and salt-density that distributes water between the Earth’s oceans. Warmer water closer to the ocean's surface travels from the northern Pacific Ocean, south through the Indian Ocean (where it is joined by more warm water), around the southern tip of Africa, and up to the northern Atlantic Ocean. At this point, the water cools and sinks toward the bottom of the ocean and travels back via the same path. The thermohaline conveyor is repsonsibile for bringing warmer, more temperate climate to most of Europe and has a profound effect on global climate. In the past, when this system has slowed or stopped, the results were ice ages throughout Europe. Concern is rising that global climate change is again slowing this conveyor system and endangering ecosystems and economies in the EU. Also called thermohaline circulation

Thimerosol  1Greenopia.com glossary Retrieved 4/11/08
Toxin, immune system toxicant, and possible human carcinogen found in mascara, contact lenses solution, flu vaccines, and other beauty products. Studies show it is linked to possible human reproductive and developmental issues. Considered one of the 10 most unsafe substances found in beauty products.

Toluene  1Greenopia.com glossary Retrieved 4/11/08
Toxin found in some nail polish. Studies show that it is linked to possible human reproductive or developmental issues. Considered one of the 10 most unsafe substances found in beauty products.

Traditional Chinese Medicine  4"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Glossary of Terms." Retrieved 4/14/08
The current name for an ancient system of health care from China. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on a concept of balanced qi (pronounced "chee"), or vital energy, that is believed to flow throughout the body. Qi is proposed to regulate a person's spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance and to be influenced by the opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy). Disease is proposed to result from the flow of qi being disrupted and yin and yang becoming imbalanced. Among the components of TCM are herbal and nutritional therapy, restorative physical exercises, meditation, acupuncture, and remedial massage.

True-Blue Greens  3"The Dictionary of Sustainable Management." Presidio School of Management. Retrieved 4/18/08
A sector of the market defined by the Roper ASW Green Gauge Report as the most interested in "green" or environmental issues…they tend to be educated, have higher incomes, and influence other consumers.


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