Daily Archives: September 23, 2009

USGBC's Green Schools Effort Surges Forward in Third Year

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Working with 11 education and environmental groups, the U.S. Green Building Council has formed the Coalition for Green Schools to launch the third year of its campaign to make America’s classrooms more eco-friendly and … Continue reading

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Corporate America's Adoption of Green Practices Doubles, Study Says

Read the full post at GreenBiz. Corporate America’s embrace of sustainability has more than doubled in strength in the past three years with 76 percent of the largest U.S. firms reporting efforts and commitments that exceed those required by law, … Continue reading

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Abbott Develops 40 Projects to Cut Packaging

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Health care company Abbott reduced the amount of plastic in its infant formula containers by 15 percent last year, just one of more than 40 packaging initiatives aimed at cutting Abbott’s overall packaging weight … Continue reading

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How to Engage Stakeholders on Sustainability

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Stakeholder engagement is a critical, yet often overlooked or under-prioritized aspect of many organizations’ sustainability efforts. The Sustainability Stakeholder Engagement (SSE) conference offered insights and practical ways to build effective relations with stakeholders, from … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of the Waterless Car Wash

Read the full post at Green, Inc. As large parts of the American West continue to experience drought, waterless car washes have been catching on. A new company in Austin, Tex., called WaterSmart, for example, washes cars with a coconut-based … Continue reading

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A Craft Brewer in Britain Stays Close to Home

Read the full post at Green, Inc. When Alasdair and Charlotte Large decided to open the Keystone Brewery in Tisbury, England, they decided, unlike big brewers, to mature their ale in the cask using traditional ingredients. Mr. Large likens his … Continue reading

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Who's Walking the Sustainability Walk

Read the full post at Dot Earth. The Sloan Management Review at M.I.T. and the Boston Consulting Group have surveyed 1,500 corporate leaders and found that pledges of a shift toward sustainable business practices are often not backed up by … Continue reading

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Disney Ranks Dirtiest, Holland America Best in First-Ever Cruise Ship Environmental Report Card from Friends of the Earth

Via Docuticker. Disney Ranks Dirtiest, Holland America Best in First-Ever Cruise Ship Environmental Report Card from Friends of the Earth Source: Friends of the Earth Today Friends of the Earth issued the first-ever Cruise Ship Environmental Report Card, an assessment … Continue reading

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CO2 Regulations and Electricity Prices: Cost Estimates from Coal-Fired Power Plants

Via Docuticker. CO2 Regulations and Electricity Prices: Cost Estimates from Coal-Fired Power Plants Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business Research Papers This study examines the changes in electricity prices that are likely to result if in the future coal-fired power … Continue reading

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Lack of U.S. Climate Change Legislation Will Delay Global Treaty Talks

Read the full story in Scientific American. President Obama’s top climate diplomat acknowledged today that Capitol Hill delays over global warming legislation will likely push international negotiations to work beyond a December summit in Copenhagen on a new treaty to … Continue reading

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