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Earth Day 2013: 5 Champions of Green Business

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Fri, 2013-05-10 10:11
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Earth Day began April 22, 1970 as a day to promote a healthy, sustainable environment around the world. Specifically, it served as a way to highlight the potential environmental problems America’s current lifestyle created. Now, in 2013, Earth Day can seem to be nothing more than a hay day for marketing departments. You see campaigns that highlight the “numerous” sustainable practices of their company.  Read more: Earth Day 2013: 5 Champions of Green Business »

Walmart: A Corporate Renewable Energy Leader

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Fri, 2018-04-20 13:29
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Since 2005, Walmart has implemented several renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives in its business operations. With a current estimated 1.1 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy, Walmart seeks to establish itself as a corporate leader in renewable energy production and carbon footprint reduction. According to the Solar Energy Industry Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Walmart is the leader in onsite and offsite renewable energy and has more solar power capacity and systems than any other company in the United States.  Read more: Walmart: A Corporate Renewable Energy Leader »

LEED Green Roof Benefits

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:05
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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.  Read more: LEED Green Roof Benefits »

The Power of Slogans in Sustainability

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:44
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A look at some of the companies who have been successful at integrating sustainability into their long-term objectives and business goals reveals that many added a measure of creativity to their efforts. Named programs, or initiatives coupled with clever mantras, create a unique identity within the corporate culture. Caesar’s Entertainment, known for its casino resorts in Las Vegas, calls its program Code Green.

Top 5 Nations for Renewable Investment

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Fri, 2018-04-20 14:21
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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.

Save Water by Conserving Energy

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Fri, 2014-08-01 09:58
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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.

What’s the Problem with Carbon Emissions?

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Tue, 2018-07-10 13:14
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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  Read more: What’s the Problem with Carbon Emissions? »

5 Ways to Go Green with Mobile Apps

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Fri, 2014-08-01 09:30
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There’s an app for that! How many times have you heard that in response to a solution you were seeking? In today’s smartphone-obsessed society, there isn’t much that can’t be researched, simplified, and accomplished using a mobile app. Environmental consciousness is no exception. The development of green apps is making it easier for us to measure, evaluate, and reduce our impact on the planet based on data available through a mobile device.  Read more: 5 Ways to Go Green with Mobile Apps »

Evaluating Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

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Thu, 2014-07-31 17:15
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Have you purchased a new light bulb lately and had difficulty figuring out how to replace that incandescent bulb with the same wattage you had before? The way that lighting options are measured and evaluated has changed as part of the movement toward energy efficiency.  Read more: Evaluating Energy Efficient Light Bulbs »

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Thu, 2016-11-03 13:15
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There is no doubt that large corporations wield vast amounts of power in today's societies. But to what extent do these powerful agents have an obligation to operate with the public’s interest in mind?

A new Prosumer Report from Havas Worldwide surveyed exactly 10,219 people in 31 countries and the results were pretty shocking. Sixty-nine percent said that corporations have just as much of a responsibility as governments.  Read more: Corporate Social Responsibility »