Category Archives: Green Business

Carbon Labeling: Putting the Power in Consumer’s Hands

Read the full story from Vanderbilt University. Almost all climate scientists agree that actions must be taken to lower carbon emissions, also known as greenhouse gases, to reduce the risk of damage to the environment and ultimately human health. A … Continue reading

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Big Brands Launch Sustainable Packaging Trade Group

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Big-name companies such as ConAgra, Colgate-Palmolive, Kellogg, Procter & Gamble, DuPont and Dow Chemical formed a new trade organization to give industry a voice on policy issues related to sustainable packaging. The American Institution … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Announces Launch of i6 Green Challenge to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Economic Growth

The U.S. Department of Energy joined with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) and its Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship today to announce the opening of the $12 million i6 Green Challenge, which will also be conducted in … Continue reading

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3 ways to make sure your water strategy holds water

Read the full story in SmartPlanet. I have been noticing heightened interest in water management and consumption reduction as part of corporate sustainability strategy for months; this post from last fall is a synopsis of why the private and public … Continue reading

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Winter 2011 issue of Energy Matters now available

The Winter 2011 issue of Energy Matters, the quarterly newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program, is now available. Energy Matters provides in-depth articles to help industry professionals save energy, reduce costs, and increase productivity.

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EPA Announces Next Steps for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing that its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program has recently completed extensive work to develop GHG data reporting requirements for a wide range of different industries in response to Congressional mandates. This program will … Continue reading

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Dow Puts $100M Towards Employee Energy Efficiency Ideas

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Dow Chemical Company is asking its employees for the best ideas that can improve energy efficiency, setting aside $100 million for improvement projects. In doing so, Dow is taking advantage of what many companies … Continue reading

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Diversey’s Portfolio Approach Toward Sustainability ROI

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Diversey’s sustainability program has delivered an impressive ROI by providing a new perspective on old issues. Over the years there has been a steady, trickling stream of criticism regarding the business case for sustainability, … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency on the Rebound

Read the full story in the Huffington Post. A debate rages in the energy community about rebound — it has nothing to do with March Madness. Addressing climate change requires moving to a low-carbon economy, one that emits far less … Continue reading

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Would Green Banking Work for You?

Read the full post at Earth911. As tax season approaches, it could be time to take a step back and ask a slightly broader money question: is my bank truly green? Paperless statements are only the beginning. Green banks, a … Continue reading

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