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Daily Archives: June 22, 2010
Superfund: EPA’s Estimated Costs to Remediate Existing Sites Exceed Current Funding Levels, and More Sites Are Expected to Be Added to the National Priorities List. GAO-10-380, May 6. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-380 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10380high.pdf Superfund: EPA’s Costs to Remediate Existing and Future … Continue reading
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program has helped improve the energy efficiency of the auto manufacturing industry, which has cut fossil fuel use by 12 percent and reduced greenhouse gases by more than 700,000 tons of carbon dioxide, … Continue reading
Suburbia revised: Confronting shuttered shopping centers and empty big-boxes, developers try turning malls into Main Streets
Read the full story from the Chicago Tribune. With a central dome that resembled a flying saucer, the three-legged mall that opened in northwest suburban Mount Prospect in 1962 (left) looked like it had whirred down from outer space and … Continue reading
Read the full story at GreenBiz. As part of the GreenBiz 10 Year anniversary, I was asked to review the progress that has been made in carbon footprinting and carbon accounting during the past decade. In short, we’ve made stunning … Continue reading
Read the full story at GreenBiz. Who are the NGOs that companies turn to most often — and most effectively? To answer that question, we spoke with companies with long experience working with nonprofits, scanned our coverage over the last … Continue reading
Read the full story at GreenBiz. From smoking cessation to wearing seat belts, behavior change theories and experiences point to three key conditions needed for people, organizations or society to change — having a sense of tension, efficacy and benefits. … Continue reading
Read the full story in the Washington Post. Gives good background to go along with yesterday’s press release. There is no question that the Superfund program, first established 30 years ago to clean up sites around the country contaminated with … Continue reading
In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), the Environmental Protection Agency is releasing its Draft FY 2011-2015 Strategic Plan (PDF) (57pp, 282K) for public review and comment through July 30, 2010. Comments on the Draft … Continue reading
Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. Tenants who green their leased space can earn LEED certification for their efforts. We’ve got 14 tips to help you get started.
Via Docuticker. Growing Pains: population and sustainability in the UK Source: Forum for the Future From the Foreword: The economy dominated the 2010 UK election, but sustainability and population barely got a mention, either in the leader debates or the … Continue reading