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Investing With A Green Purpose

Wed, 2013-12-04 09:50

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is not a new concept, but it is one that is growing and evolving. “Over the last two years, SRI investing has grown by more than 22% to $3.74 trillion in total managed assets, suggesting that investors are investing with their heart, as well as their head,” according to an article published on Forbes.com earlier this year. SRI is one of several approaches that influence or govern how asset managers invest portfolios. SRI can be defined as any investment strategy that seeks to consider both financial return and social good.

Turning Trash Into Holiday Treasure

Tue, 2013-12-03 12:51

Recycling is good for the planet and your budget! Instead of spending money on new Christmas ornaments this year, why not take some “trash” and turn it into holiday treasure? In Part 3 of my series, I’ll give you five decorative crafts you can use as ornaments on your tree.

Here are a few simple Christmas decorations you can make from things that you would otherwise add to your recycling bin or trash pile:

How to Safely Handle CFLs

Wed, 2013-11-27 09:37

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are one of the most popular energy-saving options because they emit as much light as a traditional bulb but use less energy. As simple as it may be to change a light bulb, there are some safety precautions that must be adhered to in order for the CFL to be an effective, safe, environmentally friendly option. Here are a few things you need to know when switching to CFLs:

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6 Green Building Trends To Watch

Wed, 2013-11-20 09:50

Green building practices help to ensure a sustainable future through the design and operation of buildings that facilitate both climate change mitigation and adaptation. The green building industry continues to grow, evolve, and change in response to changes in our environment and the changing needs of our communities.

1. Smart Building Technology & Performance

Upcycled Thanksgiving Wreaths

Tue, 2013-11-19 13:41

It’s the time of year when the heat starts to dissipate and the crisp morning air takes your breath away; the seasons change, and in come the warm colors of fall, defined by the orange and brown hues in nature. There is nothing more comforting to me than the vision of pumpkins and wreaths in all of the wonderful autumn colors adorning houses. Moving into a new apartment just before the seasons started to change, I began thinking about how I could create my own fall decorations to save money, reuse materials, and personalize my new living area.

Visit Everblue at the Greenbuild International Conference

Fri, 2013-11-15 09:07

Join Everblue for the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Philadelphia and witness the debut of the next iteration of LEED: Version 4! As the world’s largest green building conference, Greenbuild (November 20-22) is a great opportunity for industry professionals to understand how LEED and green building practices are evolving in the marketplace, with interactive educational sessions and innovative product introductions.

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,

5 Tips for Utilizing Fallen Leaves

Tue, 2013-11-12 10:43

It’s that time of the year again. Fall is upon us, and the leaves are changing into an array of beautiful colors. Trees that once seemed ordinary in appearance capture your attention with brilliant shades of red and yellow. They are pretty now, but it won’t be long before these vivid colors start to fade and fall to the ground. Wondering what you should do with the leaves in your yard? Here are some tips!

1.  Know Your Local Laws Relating to Yard Waste Disposal

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.

Everblue Employees Help Clean Local Creek

Tue, 2013-11-05 11:11

At the end of October, I attended the USGBC-NC Emerging Professionals’ (EPros) Creek Clean-Up with another member of our Everblue team. We pulled on our rain boots and headed out to Little Sugar Creek in downtown Charlotte for an afternoon of collecting trash from the stream and the surrounding greenway. 

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