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The Importance of Green Roof Infrastructure

Fri, 2013-04-05 09:42

Last Updated: 2017-09-11 02:41

Green building efforts have substantially increased within the past decade as building owners and community planners desire to reduce energy costs and offset the environmental impacts of construction practices.

One of the most significant components of the green building process involves the installation of green roof infrastructure.

The Water Scarcity Reality

Fri, 2013-03-22 08:56

The rapid depletion of clean water supplies worldwide poses significant threats to the social, environmental, economic, and political spheres of society. Water, which forms the basis of life on Earth, is a precious commodity that is often taken for granted by citizens in highly industrialized countries of the world, such as the United States. However, for more than 40 percent of the world’s population, finding clean water is a challenge, and according to the U.S.

Envisioning a Sustainable Tomorrow

Fri, 2013-03-08 09:24

Located just outside Charlotte, North Carolina, Everblue's headquarters serve as the center for training the Earth’s sustainable workforce. As a result, we are continually aspiring to share stories of other professionals with similar sustainability motivations.

Perhaps one of the most inspiring calls to action seen in our area is the Envision Charlotte campaign which started in late 2011.

Energy Saving Transportation Practices

Fri, 2013-03-01 09:52

With constant price fluctuations at the gas pump, it is more important than ever to engage in energy saving transportation practices. While the type of vehicle you drive is important in determining the amount of fuel your vehicle uses, there are various methods that drivers can take to save both energy and money. The following tips are based on an assumed fuel price of $3.75/gallon. 

"Think before you sink."

Reduce Aggressive Driving Tendencies

Everblue's Movie Guide to Sustainability Part 2

Fri, 2013-02-22 09:48

I was recently able to attend a movie viewing of the documentary “Switch.” The focus of this film was to highlight all of our current and future viable fuel sources; the narrator discussed the pros and cons of each of these fuels. The overarching goal of this film was to figure out how and when we as a species will make the transition, or “switch,” from fossil fuels as our primary fuel sources to clean and renewable energy. The movie was a great tool in breaking down the debate between fossil fuels and renewable energy, and I recommend everyone see it.

2013 VCU Energy & Sustainability Conference

Mon, 2013-02-04 11:13

Last week, I visited the Virginia Commonwealth University Energy and Sustainability Conference in Richmond. This was a great conference that was brought together by many interesting and friendly sustainability professionals. Siemens, Moseley Architects, and Trane were among the exhibitors.

Everblue's Movie Guide to Sustainability

Thu, 2013-01-31 10:27

Sustainability - it’s a term everyone is talking about. From corporations to the federal government, our culture is quickly adopting sustainability as a way of life. Additionally, a number of environmentally-conscious movies and documentaries will be released to the public in the near future, further allowing sustainability to gain traction in the mainstream.

President Obama on Climate Change

Mon, 2013-01-28 10:36

During his inaugural address, President Obama took a brief moment to discuss climate change and expressed our social responsibility to take action. “We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”

Google Invests $1 Billion in Renewable Energy

Wed, 2013-01-23 13:52

Given increased worldwide energy demand, economic reliance on alternative energy solutions is paramount to the development of a sustainable future. While government incentives and individual initiatives drive the renewable energy sector forward, companies like Google have also become significant contributing forces toward alternative energy production. Recently, Google reached a major investment milestone, contributing more than $1 billion to wind and solar projects.

Spinning Spur

U.S. Town Implements Bottled Water Ban

Mon, 2013-01-07 14:21

If you read our earlier post, "College Campuses Ban Bottled Water," then you're aware of the growing trend hitting communities across the country. Several colleges and universities have limited the sale and use of single-serving plastics, namely plastic water bottles. More recent reports indicate that the same ban evident on the college scene has now been implemented in Concord, Massachusetts. With this announcement, Concord becomes the first U.S. city to limit the sale and use of plastic water bottles.

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