Environmental Help Desk for Businesses

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
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
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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Oct
5
2012
EcoScraps collects a store's food waste - then sells it back in the form of compost

According to a study done by the USDA, approximately 30 million tons — over a quarter — of America’s food is thrown away every year. As bad as this sounds, the EPA has gone on to report that disposing of said waste costs over $1 billion a year. If that …

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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
1
2012
A VA Farm Flourishes by Copying Earth's Natural Regeneration Process

It’s possible to rejuvenate an entire room just by moving some furniture around. Joel Salatin, who has been described as America’s most influential farmer, is doing exactly that on his 500-acre farm in Swoope, Virginia. But Salatin isn’t moving tables and chairs – he’s moving fences, animals and hen houses …

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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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Sep
27
2012
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Follow the Environmental Help Desk on Facebook for a chance to win your own personal power source — a Tremont Electric  nPower Peg! Follow us @EnviroHelpDesk on Twitter for a second chance to win an nPower Peg. The Environmental Help Desk for Business loves environmental innovation. Tremont Electric’s nPower Peg Personal …

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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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Sep
17
2012
Free Webinar: Employee Engagement for 21st Century Success

Join us for this free Green Plus Webinar (Weds., Sept. 26, at 2pm EST) to talk with experts from The Hitachi Foundation, the SJF Institute, and business leaders about best practices for employee engagement you can adopt to help your company and your employees succeed in a competitive marketplace. Learn about the Hitachi Foundation’s ground-breaking …

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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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