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by Sustainable Brands, October 14, 2008
Oct. 14, 2008 - A silver lining to the credit crunch: Governments can now retool their financial systems in support of green growth industries, says Yvo de Boer, head of the U.N.'s Climate Change...
by Sustainable Brands, October 14, 2008
Oct. 14, 2008 - Payless ShoeSource has announced plans for a line environmentally preferable, affordably priced footwear, due in stores early next year. The company says its line, including...
by Sustainable Brands, October 14, 2008
Oct. 14, 2008 - Caterpillar has pledged to reduce its total greenhouse gas emissions by 3% (from 2006 levels) by 2015 as part of its participation in the U.S. EPA's Climate Leaders program. The...
by Sustainable Brands, October 14, 2008
Oct. 14, 2008 - Penske Truck Leasing has joined the U.S. EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership, which works with the freight industry to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions. As part of...
by Sustainable Brands, October 14, 2008
Oct. 14, 2008 - Aveda has fired up a new photovoltaic solar-power system at its west coast distribution center that's expected to provide the majority of the facility's energy needs.The system will...
by Sustainable Brands, October 13, 2008
Oct. 13, 2008 - After an expose revealed that Starbuck stores waste millions of gallons of water by leaving taps on during business hours, the coffee chain has agreed to change its policy,...
by Sustainable Brands, October 13, 2008
Oct. 13, 2008 - You've heard of businesses designating "green teams" to lead internal environmental efforts. But at Silicon Valley companies including Yahoo and eBay, employees are self-organizing to...
by Sustainable Brands, October 13, 2008
Oct. 13, 2008 - A year after Panasonic's "Eco Ideas Declaration" set companywide goals for greener products, emissions reduction, and environmental awareness, the company's European operation has...
by Sustainable Brands, October 13, 2008
Oct. 13, 2008 - Days after Vodafone flipped the switch on a new wind-energy system for a mobile network in Portugal, rival Ericsson has revealed the blueprints for a wind-powered version of its...
by Sustainable Brands, October 13, 2008
Oct. 13, 2008 - A Greensboro, N.C., hotel has become the first to earn LEED Platinum certification, the highest rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Proximity Hotel and Print Works...
by Sustainable Brands, October 10, 2008
Oct. 10, 2008 - In the U.K. this Christmas, 20,000 tons of paper will get dumped in the trash as businesses and consumers send each other holiday greeting cards, according to Envirowise, a British...
by Sustainable Brands, October 10, 2008
Oct. 10, 2008 - Fireman's Fund has created a green insurance program designed to help ship owners meet new U.S. air quality requirements - an industry first. New marine emissions regulations...
by Sustainable Brands, October 10, 2008
Oct. 10, 2008 - EATN Park Hospitality Group (EPHG), operator of 200 restaurants and catering businesses in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region, has created an in-house eco-logo to educate employees on its...
by Sustainable Brands, October 10, 2008
Oct. 10, 2008 - UPS has become the first shipping company to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program, committing to set aggressive emissions-reduction goals and report...
by Anonymous, October 10, 2008
Greening an event means looking at every area - energy use, catering/craft service, production offices, purchasing, water consumption, and transportation - through a lens of sustainability. Here are...
by Anonymous, October 10, 2008
Packing hundreds of people into a single venue can pose real challenges for organizations looking to minimize their environmental impact, as Margaret Lydecker well knows. As sustainability director...
by Sustainable Brands, October 9, 2008
Oct. 9, 2008 - Gap, Inc. has unveiled a 1 megawatt (MW) solar power system at its West Coast distribution center in Fresno, Calif. The Fresno array, one of the largest in the state, covers five acres...
by Sustainable Brands, October 9, 2008
Oct. 9. 2008 - Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) last year saved 16,000 tons of plastic (millions of pounds from Aquafina bottles alone) via new bottle designs and manufacturing processes, according to the...
by Sustainable Brands, October 9, 2008
Oct. 9. 2008 - Tech services firm Redemtech has launched a sustainable computing initiative designed to help large companies reduce the environmental impact of their IT systems and save money in the...
by Sustainable Brands, October 9, 2008
Oct. 9, 2008 - Telecom giant Vodafone, which in April pledged to rely on renewable energy wherever possible, has begun generating electricity for its mobile communications network via a new wind-...
by Sustainable Brands, October 8, 2008
Oct. 8, 2008 - The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) is making good in its promise to collect CO2 emissions data from its members, so far accounting for a third of global steel production....
by Sustainable Brands, October 8, 2008
Oct. 8, 2008 - Media powerhouse Aegis Group has acquired Clownfish, a sustainable-branding outfit, as a "highly strategic investment in a high-potential space," according to its CEO. Clownfish...
by Sustainable Brands, October 8, 2008
Oct. 8, 2008 - Stumped on finding the best place to host your next green meeting? Meeting Strategies Worldwide has launched a new website with tools that can help narrow the field. The Best Places...
by Sustainable Brands, October 8, 2008
Oct. 8, 2008 - Green programs, though key to corporate responsibility, don't necessarily attract or keep customers, according to a new global survey of third-party logistics (3PL) firms. A...
by Anonymous, October 7, 2008
From finding just the right location to installing the most energy efficient conveyor belts, Burt's Bees pulled out all the stops at its new distribution center in Morrisville, N.C. (DC Velocity)...
by Sustainable Brands, October 7, 2008
Oct. 7, 2008 - Starbucks wastes enough water to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool every 83 minutes, according to an investigative report by The Sun. (via BusinessGreen) The newspaper reveals that...
by Sustainable Brands, October 7, 2008
Oct. 7, 2008 - Sprint has committed to cutting its total greenhouse gas emissions 15% by 2017, with at least 10% of its energy coming from renewable sources.The emissions-reduction goal has earned...
by Sustainable Brands, October 7, 2008
Oct. 7, 2008 - Cause-related marketing can drive double-digit sales growth for brands, according to a new consumer survey. The behavioral study, conducted jointly by Cone Marketing and Duke...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, October 7, 2008
Oct. 7, 2008 - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is asking employees to turn down thermostats and shut off lights and unused equipment in a bid to cut energy use 30% by 2015. The yearlong campaign aims...
by Sustainable Brands, October 7, 2008
Oct. 7, 2008 - A United Nations-led coalition has culled best practices from around the world to develop voluntary standards aimed at helping the travel industry meet increasing consumer demand for...
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