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New World Trade Center LEEDs the Way

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Fri, 2013-05-10 14:07
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As the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks takes place this week, development on the new World Trade Center site continues to move forward, with rebuilding processes in perpetual motion. The highlight, One World Trade Center (formerly referred to as the Freedom Tower), will rise 1,776 feet above New York City’s landscape to become the tallest and most sustainable building (by square feet) in the Western Hemisphere when it is completed in 2014.

Conceptualizing Sustainable Agriculture: Part 1

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Wed, 2018-04-25 15:24
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The agricultural industry in the United States has rapidly evolved over the past few decades from smaller family-owned farms to more expansive, commercial farms. Advancements in technology, mechanization, specialization, and government policies for maximum production quotas have systematically contributed to farming practices that have negatively impacted consumers, animals, and the environment.

The London Olympics: Sustainability and Legacy

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Fri, 2013-05-10 14:46
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Just days before the opening of the Olympic Games, I took a walking tour to learn about the sustainable development of East London, a 500-acre site that has been transformed into the Olympic Park, Athletes' Village, and Stratford Transit Hub areas.    Read more: The London Olympics: Sustainability and Legacy »

10 Reasons to Get Corporate Sustainability Training

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Wed, 2018-03-28 17:15
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Tue, 2012-09-18 07:01
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Sustainable business practices have taken the forefront in the national conversation about sustainability. Although there are numerous companies with sustainable strategies in place, numerous business executives are still apprehensive about the benefits of implementing sustainability in their organization. Businesses that promote sustainable practices are not only more likely to improve efficiency and increase profits, but also assist in the preservation of the environment and the reduction of carbon emissions.  Read more: 10 Reasons to Get Corporate Sustainability Training »

Understanding Wind Turbines

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Fri, 2014-08-29 13:59
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As renewable energy sources continue to grow in prevalence around the world, questions pertaining to functionality have arisen. Wind energy, which is projected to increase at an exponential rate over the next few decades, is a constant source of inquiry. One of the most common questions, “How do wind turbines work?,” is a topic that will be covered below.  Read more: Understanding Wind Turbines »

What is Corporate Sustainability?

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Thu, 2016-11-03 13:17
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In recent years, discussions about corporate sustainability have significantly increased among business, academic, and mass media outlets. Corporate sustainability is often synonymous with words such as corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, but what do those mean and why are they important? Given the influence that corporations have on environmental quality, resulting especially from the production process, a keen understanding of how to implement sustainable business practices is vitally important.

Natural Ecosystem vs. Economic Growth

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Mon, 2013-05-13 09:43
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As the global economy struggles to recover from the economic recession, many countries, including the United States, have sought to implement various strategies for economic growth. In particular, the growing desire for energy independence to alleviate foreign oil investments is a continual topic of discussion in the media. As many Americans are facing more turmoil at the pump, conversations about domestic production of oil have consistently developed.

College Campuses Ban Bottled Water

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Wed, 2018-04-25 15:02
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Thu, 2012-08-23 08:11
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The growth of plastic water bottle usage in the U.S. has resulted in a $22 billion retail packaged-water industry that is continuing to thrive. Enter any vendor location, and you are bound to find water bottles being sold. Couple that with strong advertising campaigns, and it is easy to see why the industry is continuing to grow.  Read more: College Campuses Ban Bottled Water »

LEED and BREEAM from the Midlands, UK

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Tue, 2013-07-16 14:51
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A recent blog entry from Everblue instructor Joan Mahon, LEED AP BD+C

November, 2011 Blog from the Midlands, UK  Read more: LEED and BREEAM from the Midlands, UK »

5 Steps for Becoming a Sustainability Manager

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:12
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Sat, 2011-10-29 03:18
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sustainability management imageThe need for certified sustainability managers is growing exponentially. Companies are looking to maintain their competitive advantage by “greening” their products and organizational processes. They need a credible professional who is knowledgeable in the likes of reducing an organization’s carbon footprint and initiating positive change.  Read more: 5 Steps for Becoming a Sustainability Manager »

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