Daily Archives: November 1, 2010

New GAO Report on EPA Library Network

Environmental Protection Agency:  EPA Needs to Complete a Strategy for Its Library Network to Meet Users’ Needs.  GAO-10-947, September 30. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-947 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10947high.pdf Why GAO Did This Study The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) library network provides agency staff and … Continue reading

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e-Waste Cartoons

Alex Hallatt draws a comic strip called Arctic Circle, which is about three penguins, Oscar, Ed and Gordo, who have emigrated from Antarctica to the Arctic. They join a small community that includes a polar bear, a lemming, a snow … Continue reading

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Green chemistry: A key component to making sustainable, non-toxic products

Read the full post from the Product Stewardship Institute. This is a blog post by Amy S. Cannon, Executive Director of Beyond Benign in preparation for the PSI Networking Conference Call, “Green Chemistry 101:  Safer Chemicals Mean Safer Product,” on … Continue reading

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Metropolis Magazine partners with U.S. General Services Administration and announces the Next Generation 2011 Design Ideas Competition

Metropolis, the leading magazine for architecture and design professionals, announces the theme for its annual Next Generation® Design Competition, in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The challenge is to take an ordinary GSA office building in Los … Continue reading

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EPA Recognizes Top Green Power Purchasers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its list of the top 50 organizations using the most renewable electricity. The Green Power Partnership’s top purchasers use more than 12 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, equivalent to avoiding … Continue reading

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Apple Falls, HP Rises in Latest Greenpeace Toxic Tech Scores

Read the full story at GreenerComputing. Apple has fallen from grace in Greenpeace’s latest green electronics guide, while rival manufacturers HP and Samsung have rocketed up the table. HP, previously lambasted by Greenpeace over backtracking on a commitment to eliminate … Continue reading

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Graphic Designers Team Up to Measure and Reduce Impacts

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Just as the environmental impacts of products are primarily determined at the design stage, so are the environmental impacts of graphic design. With an eye toward better measuring the impacts of graphic design as … Continue reading

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Is TerraChoice Greenwashing?

Read the full post by Joel Makower at GreenBiz. I’ve been holding back on laying into the third and latest Sins of Greenwashing report — in part because I’m feeling too much like a broken record — but I’ve got … Continue reading

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ENERGY STAR Label Needs to Assure Superior Energy Conservation Performance

Report from the U.S. EPA Office of the Inspector General. Download the full report. Since 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General has conducted three evaluations of selected aspects of the ENERGY STAR program. This report … Continue reading

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8th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3 Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use … Continue reading

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