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Carbon Calculation Simplified

Wed, 2013-11-13 12:21

“We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.” – Elon Musk,

Everblue Blog Wins Top Honor

Fri, 2013-11-08 09:49

What is a blog? What’s the point of reading and writing blogs? Why does a blog matter? What should a blog be able to accomplish? These are just some of the questions Everblue addressed when planning and designing the continually evolving blog that recently won a Platinum MarCom Award.

What Not to Recycle on Halloween

Mon, 2013-10-28 14:52

Halloween is only a few days away. With that will undoubtedly come lots of candy – and lots of waste. That means it’s time to investigate what to do with Halloween leftovers. I started out looking for ways to recycle Halloween candy and found that there is a network of dental offices that buy back extra Halloween candy to send to U.S. troops through Operation Gratitude. I like the idea but wanted to go one step further and address the waste from all those wrappers!

American Brands Strengthen With Solar

Wed, 2013-10-23 10:55

It has been said that sustainability and innovation go hand in hand - the pursuit of one typically leads to the other. As evidence of this, the recently released Solar Means Business Report from Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Vote Solar Initiative (Vote Solar) shows that companies across America are going green with solar and benefiting beyond the bottom line.

Do You Have a Recycling Bias?

Wed, 2013-10-16 08:33

Around the world, more than two billion tons of trash is generated each year, with the United States throwing away more than any other country. Recent statistics from the EPA show that of the millions of tons of trash produced by Americans each year, only about 35% actually gets recycled. Further research by the EPA estimated that paper, plastic, and metals made up almost half of the waste generated in 2011. So why are recyclable products ending up in the trash?

Shaheen-Portman Energy Legislation Update

Tue, 2013-09-24 09:53

As expected, the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill went to the Senate floor last week and, within hours, it appeared that political polarity would threaten to kill it. When the Senate adjourned at the end of last week, there was no deal finalized for the energy efficiency bill to move forward.

Facing the First Challenges

PortMiami Achieves LEED Silver

Sat, 2013-09-21 00:02

Terminal D at PortMiami recently celebrated its achievement of LEED Silver Certification. The project was a major renovation and was a finalist for Most Outstanding Public LEED New Construction Project at the GalaVerde 2013 Awards, USGBC South Florida’s annual fundraiser and awards event.

Here are a few of the key innovations that contributed to the Terminal D at PortMiami’s Silver LEED certification:

Green Talk in Florida discusses how we can help the planet

Wed, 2013-09-18 08:37

In his Climate Action Speech delivered on June 25, 2013, President Obama put forth plans to reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency, and prepare for protection against inevitable climate impacts. Among the many commitments, the President also issued a call to action: “Understand, this is not just a job for politicians.

Congress Poised to Act on Energy Efficiency

Fri, 2013-08-23 09:00

One of the critical issues to be addressed by President Obama’s climate action plan is improved energy efficiency. As Congress struggles to move forward on energy policy, the President is using existing legislative authority to establish new efficiency standards for appliances, equipment, trucks, and manufactured homes. But comprehensive reform is still needed, and despite political roadblocks, Congress is still relevant to the climate action process.

Highlights From Obama’s Climate Action Speech

Thu, 2013-06-27 11:15

President Obama took a bold leadership stance during his June 25th speech from Georgetown University, where he put forth his plan to combat climate change. He promised to confront the threats of climate change head-on, with plans that include cutting carbon emissions, preparing our nation to deal with unavoidable climate change impacts, and reinforcing America’s leadership role in a global transition to cleaner economies. The President applied his executive authority to enact climate action regulations that affect both business and government.

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