The New Urbanism

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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Greening of Google’s Footprint

Everyone’s opinion matters so, Google has launched a new “Green” website touting top-line statistics about the company’s energy mix and electricity use. It is one of the steps toward transparency about its environmental impact. Now, the world’s second most valuable brand, Google has been overtaken by Apple, whose estimated brand value is more than $153 […]

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Sustainability Legacy of Ray Anderson

There is only so much water in the world; only so much topsoil; only one atmosphere; only so much CO2 that can be stuffed into that atmosphere. The pressure to be sustainable is altering the competitive landscape. Plenty of activity but lacking in business perspective, the challenge is that organizations want to be around in […]

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Are we eating ourselves out of a healthy planet?

Experts estimate that close to half of the human impact on the environment is directly or indirectly related to food production and consumption. This I pulled from the back cover of a book called “System Innovation for Sustainability 3“, case studies in sustainable consumption and production – food and agriculture. At first glance the book […]

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EPA Names Bloomberg as Top 50 Green Power Organization

Bloomberg Recognized for Industry-Leading Use of Green Electricity NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bloomberg L.P., a leader in sustainability efforts among global corporations, has been named by the Environmental Protection Agency as number 30 on its list of the 50 green power partners using the most renewable electricity and the only media company in the top 50. Green […]

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Green Businesses Sprouting at Closed Former California Air Force Bases

It may be counterintuitive to think of EPA Superfund sites as hotbeds of green technology. But as the Air Force Real Property Agency — responsible for buying, selling and managing Air Force property worldwide — continues cleaning, restoring and transferring property to the community, the former bases are attracting more clean, green businesses by the […]

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Two Renewable Projects Get Go-Ahead In Northwestern Ontario

The future will be brighter for many businesses in Ontario as more than 500 new green energy projects, most of them solar power installations, were recently approved. Of those projects, two are solar projects in Thunder Bay-Superior North, one in Dorion Township and the other Terrace Bay. These 510 projects are the first larger power […]

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AT&T Adds Couple Electric Ford Transit Connect Vechiles To Fleet

Azure Dynamics Corporation announced AT&T has agreed to purchase two of the first Ford Transit Connect Electric vans, the latest addition to AT&T’s growing fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles. The Ford Transit Connect Electric — the all-electric version of the 2010 Ford Transit Connect, the North American Truck of the Year — will be powered by […]

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Naya Waters to Introduce 100% Recycled Plastic Bottle

Naya Achieves Important Industry Benchmark Through Innovation and Ongoing Dedication to Reducing Its Impact on the Environment Canada-based Naya Spring Water announced today it is the first bottled spring water company in the world to use 100 percent recycled plastic in its bottles. Recycled plastic, or rPET, is made from plastic that was previously used […]

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Sustainable Life Media Launches Sustainable Brands Boot Camp Series

An Introduction to Sustainable Business Innovation Sustainable Life Media announces the first Sustainable Brands Boot Camp, a 13 part online course in sustainable innovation. The course is designed to teach companies to build business value and brand equity by innovating for sustainability, and give students additional resume qualifications and the tools to enact change from […]

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Toyota and Dow in West Virginia Partner with EPA for Sustainable Future

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mid-Atlantic region welcomed two new members into its Sustainability Partnership Program in two signing ceremonies held today. EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin joined Secretary Randy Huffman of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection in recognizing Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia, Inc. at its Buffalo, W. Va., facility, and […]

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Starting a Business From Your Home Office Can Have Tax Benefits

Editor’s Green Notepad: Go green at work in your home business office by following a few pointers: use earth-friendly cleaning supplies, buying used furniture, go paperless, buy green office supplies, turn off the lights and electronics when out of the office, get a plant and grow it inside your home office and support vendors that […]

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RONA Receives “Boreal Award” for Its Wood Products Procurement Policy

RONA Inc., the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products, was rewarded for its wood products procurement policy at the Boreal Awards ceremony held by the Canadian Boreal Initiative in Ottawa yesterday. RONA was one of six winners selected by a committee of the Boreal Leadership Council, which is made up […]

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Cisco and City of San Francisco Embark on ‘Sustainable 21st Century San Francisco’ Project

Cisco today signed an agreement in principal with the city of San Francisco during Mayor Gavin Newsom’s visit to Bangalore to develop a joint vision for a ‘Sustainable 21st Century San Francisco.’ The agreement in principal outlines the potential for Cisco and the city to collaborate in exploring a Living Innovation Laboratory within a new […]

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Bombardier Releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Enhanced role of corporate social responsibility in business strategy Achieved 10% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions between fiscal 2004 and 2009 and aims to reduce emissions by additional 10% by 2015 Today Bombardier Inc. released its second company-wide corporate social responsibility report entitled Moving Forward Responsibly. The report captures the company’s commitment to act responsibly […]

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