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Solar is Setting Records

Mon, 2013-04-15 10:22

In March 2013, the solar industry made history. For the first time, all new utility electricity generation that was added to the U.S. grid in March all came from solar energy. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) “Energy Infrastructure Update,” more than 44 megawatts of solar energy were brought online from seven projects across the U.S. These states include California, Nevada, New Jersey, Hawaii, Arizona, and North Carolina.

The Report

Creative Reuse: A Dynamic Solution

Wed, 2013-04-10 08:38

I’m a big fan of multi-tasking. I like any method, tool, or solution that allows me to accomplish more than one thing at a time, without a downside. It’s one of the aspects of sustainability and conservation that appeals to me most - be healthier, save money, and protect the planet, all at the same time.

Creative reuse is one of my favorite sustainability initiatives. It takes reuse and recycling beyond the simple idea of diverting waste from a landfill and promotes artistic expression, environmental awareness, creativity, and community engagement.

Major League Sports Leading the Way

Mon, 2013-04-08 09:51

As the green culture of the U.S. continues to expand with things like LEED certified buildings, continued growth of renewables, and environmentally conscious business practices, it is only right that major league sports follows suit with their own green initiatives.

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 Power of Slogans in Sustainability

Wed, 2013-04-03 08:40

Last Updated: 2017-01-17 10:35

Top 5 Nations for Renewable Investment

Mon, 2013-04-01 08:40

Last week, Ernst & Young released their report for Country attractiveness indices (CAI) for February 2013, which consisted of 40 countries on the attractiveness of their renewable energy markets, energy infrastructure and the suitability for individual technologies. In the report, E&Y claims that policy uncertainties and financial incentives remain to be a substantial factor for renewables investors in many countries.

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.

Save Water by Conserving Energy

Wed, 2013-03-20 08:46

You can save water by conserving energy. Or is it the other way around? Actually, it’s both. Water and energy are so closely connected that you can’t have one without the other. Water is required to produce energy, and it takes energy to extract, distribute, and treat the fresh water that is essential for all life. After water is used, more energy is spent in the collection and treatment of wastewater.

World Water Day 2013

Mon, 2013-03-18 09:28

When given the opportunity to develop more sustainable practices in our business and personal lives, we jump at the bit. One way you can incorporate sustainable practices into your daily life is to celebrate World Water Day. Friday March 22, 2013 will mark the 20th anniversary of International World Water Day.

The History

What’s the Problem with Carbon Emissions?

Wed, 2013-03-13 08:44

In the beginning of his second term, President Obama shifted political focus back to climate change, touching on the issue in both his inaugural speech and the State of the Union address. As part of his commitment to tackling climate change, the President vowed to reduce carbon emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. Let’s take a look at the challenges he will face and possible plans for improvement.

Problems with Fossil Fuels

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