Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jan
31
2013

ThermaPAVER Sustainably Heats and Cools From Underneath Pavement

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ThermaPAVER Sustainably Heats and Cools From Underneath Pavement

While renewable energy sources continue to become cheaper and more efficient, for some, the aesthetic stigma remains. Because of this, Therma-HEXX has developed thermo hydronic panels called ThermaPAVER, which act as heat exchangers, collecting and storing energy from the atmosphere on hot days, while remaining out of sight. The panels …

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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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Jan
29
2013
Supply Chain Information: Warehousing

Sector Name: Warehousing SIC Code: 48-49     Major Players: DHL Genco ATC Jacobson Companies Americold CEVA Logistics     Major Issues The environmental issues surrounding warehousing and distribution centers initially revolve around the building materials used for their construction and renovation as well as the amount of land developed …

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Jan
24
2013
Tidal-Energy Project Aims to Power New York City

 In January of 2012, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awarded the first ever license for a tidal-energy project to New York-based Verdant Power. This allows the company to simultaneously monitor the financial feasibility and environmental effects of their 1,050-kilowatt turbine installation, which is being installed in the East River …

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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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Jan
23
2013
New Podcast! Employee Training and Education with Bellingham Cold Storage

In the first of a series of podcasts brought to you by the Hitachi Foundation, Green Plus Community Coordinator Amanda Komar spoke with three representatives from Bellingham Cold Storage, based in Bellingham, Washington.    Karen Hollingsworth, Sheryl Hershey, and Doug Thomas spoke with Amanda about BCS’s great employee engagement and training …

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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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Jan
23
2013
Register Now! Jan. 28 - Jeff Rice, Walmart Sustainability Director on Supply Chain Operations

 Register Now! ‘Supply chain management has emerged as one of the most important areas for companies looking to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious. Not only do supply chain improvements represent opportunities for companies to cut costs, but sustainable supply chains also allow companies to be more resilient, transparent, and respected. …

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Jan
21
2013
Video: Chris Carmody On How Green Supply Chains Are Transforming Business

Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) Executive Director Chris Carmody interviewed here on how green supply chain requirements are transforming global business. Carmody discusses the Environmental Help Desk for Business, a portal that helps large companies connect with and educate suppliers and assists small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) navigate green supply chain …

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Jan
17
2013
Hard-to-Recycle Plastics Find New Life

Recycling has long been established as an effective form of waste management, along with being a vital part of moving towards becoming a sustainable society, but how much do you really know about it? For some people, it might be surprisingly little. When it comes to plastic, most recyclers only …

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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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Jan
17
2013
Start 2013 off with a Green Plus Membership!

Happy 2013!  In celebration of the new year, we’re offering a $50 discount on Green Plus memberships for the month of January.   From now until Jan. 31, take advantage of this reduced rate to gain access to all of the our tools and resources, including: One-on-one coaching with our …

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Jan
15
2013
Two new organizations earn Green Plus Certification, Six earn Re-Certification

Over the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed several announcements from us recognizing organizations that have earned Green Plus Certification or Re-Certification.  We’re happy to include a total list below.   In total, two new organizations in North Carolina have earned Green Plus Certification, and six organizations from three different states have earned Re-Certification. …

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Jan
14
2013
Pantek Inc. earns Re-Certification with Green Plus

Congratulations to Pantek Inc. of Independence, OH, for earning re-Certification with Green Plus.     Located outside of Cleveland, Pantek Inc. that offers IT services and technical support to clients.  Owners Barry and Linda Zack have always operated their business with the environment in mind, from their office space to …

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