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World Cup Goes Green

Wed, 2012-06-20 16:04

Preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil are already underway, and the LEED certification process will play a major role in the sustainable, urban economic development plans for the month-long event. Development will include the construction and renovation of 12 stadiums, transportation, infrastructure, and lodging, as well as waste and water management to support millions of fans. All 12 of the host venues set a goal of meeting minimum LEED sustainability standards. In early 2012, 10 of the 12 venues had already applied to the USGBC for LEED status.

Corporate Sustainability Not Just For Big Business

Wed, 2012-06-06 14:35

There’s lots of talk in the media about corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability. Companies are going green and focusing on a triple bottom line – people, planet, profit. Corporate goals are being aligned with environmental and social responsibility. Consumers and investors are paying attention, as companies like Wal-Mart, HP, and Patagonia are developing innovative ways to clean up their supply chain, improve efficiency, reduce their carbon footprint, give back to the community, and save money. But, what about small businesses with limited resources?

How Sustainable Are Your Green Choices?

Wed, 2012-05-23 13:43

You’ve decided to do your part: buy smarter, conserve energy, and become part of the movement toward a more sustainable economy and earth. Everything from household cleaners to wines are touting their “green,” “eco-friendly,” “organic” qualities. Companies stand to profit from environmentally conscious consumers, which means we are constantly bombarded with lofty claims of earth-friendly products. But, what does it all really mean? How do you navigate those gray areas in an attempt to be more green, and make choices that matter?

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