Monthly Archives: October 2012

Oct
29
2012
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport Handles A Tons of Waste Daily - with Worms

From apartment owners making their own bins, to industrial-scale operations utilizing worm farms the size of a football field, vermiposting — or composting with earthworms — is becoming increasingly mainstream. It is expensive to collect, haul and dispose of materials that worms can otherwise easily digest, and their waste or castings are a commercially …

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Susannah Brouwer has worked for more than a decade to help organizations build their brand, engage the community and pursue sustainability to achieve business development goals. Susannah earned a Master's Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University in 2012. Her concentration was...
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Oct
25
2012
Tres Amigas Superstation Promises Expansion of Renewables

By constructing a ‘superstation’ near Clovis, New Mexico, Tres Amigas LLC will be able to allow energy to be shared among the disconnected American energy grid, joining the Eastern Interconnection, Western Interconnection, and Texas Interconnection together. The project is being pursued with the main goal of creating the first ever …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Oct
23
2012
Zagster expands the impact of bike sharing

Bike sharing is a proven alternative to fossil fuel emissions that has gained traction in many cities worldwide. Gettting people on bikes helps reduce traffic jams, decreases crowding on public transportation and cuts down on parking shortages. However, for private property owners interested in setting up a bike-share, the options have been limited to buying …

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Susannah Brouwer has worked for more than a decade to help organizations build their brand, engage the community and pursue sustainability to achieve business development goals. Susannah earned a Master's Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University in 2012. Her concentration was...
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Oct
18
2012
Nuvve Looks to Help Electric Vehicle Owners Profit

California-based start up Nuvve is looking into the future and considering electric vehicles as more than just a renewable source of transportation. By creating the technology and infrastructure, they are making the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) concept a reality. This means that either electrical vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrids communicate with the …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Oct
17
2012
New Business Guide: Getting the Most Out of Your Green Plus Profile

Networking — along with education and recognition — is one of the three major aspects of Green Plus’ business services.  We want you to work with businesses who, like you, are working their hardest to make their business practices more sustainable, so you can make new connections in your community …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Oct
15
2012
Sanitation Creations is solving the global sanitation crisis one toilet at a time

One of the least enjoyable things about participating in an organized festival, sporting event or athletic race is using the port-a-potty. They are dark, smelly and generally just gross. Portable toilets also contribute significantly to water expenditure problems in the United States. Each year, the processes associated with their cleaning and maintenance …

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Susannah Brouwer has worked for more than a decade to help organizations build their brand, engage the community and pursue sustainability to achieve business development goals. Susannah earned a Master's Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University in 2012. Her concentration was...
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Oct
12
2012
Method launches soap bottle made of recovered plastic

Method Home, a San Francisco-based cleaning product company, has established a reputation for being environmentally conscious and continues to solidify that with the introduction of a soap bottle made from a blend of plastic recovered from the ocean and post-consumer recycled plastic. It has been estimated that the amount of …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Oct
12
2012
October Special: $100 off Green Plus Membership Fee

From now until Oct. 31, the Institute for Sustainable Development will be offering a $100 discount on Green Plus member subscriptions.  Normally a $550 value, businesses will be able to sign up and receive a two year membership for only $450.   Any new business is eligible to take part in this …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Oct
11
2012
Is Your Foundation Sustainable? A Recorded Webinar

Are you involved philanthropy? If so, is your foundation sustainable? Are your grantees? Philanthropic and corporate foundations are trying to walk the walk, examining not only how their portfolios are invested and the grants they make, but whether their own operations and those of their grantees are sustainable. Click here to view the whole …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Oct
8
2012
Pasteurization Technology Group - Leaders in the Water Revolution

Clean, safe drinking water is scarce in the developing world. Over a billion people lack access and 2.6 billion lack adequate sanitation. In the developed world, water is often used inefficiently or wasted and water treatment is expensive and highly energy intensive. The result is a global water crisis adversely …

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Susannah Brouwer has worked for more than a decade to help organizations build their brand, engage the community and pursue sustainability to achieve business development goals. Susannah earned a Master's Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University in 2012. Her concentration was...
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