Tag Archives: Environmental Help Desk

May
16
2013
Forget rooftops, Solar Roadways installs solar panels under highways and roads

According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, there are more than 4 million miles of highways and streets across the United States.  Solar Roadways is using those highway miles to its advantage by introducing the first prototype in the United States of a solar panel that can be installed beneath …

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Amanda is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she received her master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, specializing in Public Relations. She received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech, where she majored in Environmental Policy and Planning and...
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Apr
30
2013
Supply Chain Information: Manufacturing

Sector Name: Manufacturing SIC code: 31-33   Major Players BMW Mercedes Benz VW Intel Phillips Lighting CEMEX (2011) Nissan North America, Inc. (2011) ConocoPhillips (2011)   Major Issues Affecting the Industry A major concern for manufacturers is how to increase production and efficiency while reducing carbon emissions. One way in …

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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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Apr
16
2013
What janitorial cleaning supplies do you recommend?

There are several products that are commercially available, such as SeventhGeneration and GreenWorks.  If you’re looking for products that you can purchase in bulk, try online vendors like CleanIt Supply, or check out this great article from Treehugger.com about where to purchase green cleaning supplies.    Additionally, you can look for products that …

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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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Mar
20
2013
Supply Chain: Health Care and Social Assistance

Sector Name: Health Care and Social AssistanceSIC code: 62   Major Players Health Care Product Suppliers:   Abbott Labs Baxter InternationalBD Covidien Cardinal   Hospital Systems/Groups:   Ascension Health Community Health Systems Hospital Corporation of America Kaiser Permanente Premier Inc. VA Hospitals   Major Issues Below are five general areas …

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Scott Brennen, native of no-where-in-particular, earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College in 2008. After graduation, he joined the Peace Corps, which put him to work teaching 9th grade Chemistry at a rural high school in Mozambique. He is currently studying science...
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Mar
13
2013
Supply Chain Information: Accommodations & Food

Sector Name: Accommodations & Food Supply Chain SIC code: 73 The implementation of sustainable methods within the food supply chain has become an industry standard. It is common for large distributors to use bio-fuels, fuel-efficient vehicles, locally grown produce, and sustainability reports throughout their operations. Major food distributors like SYSCO …

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Willie Wright is a first year PhD student in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina. Prior to his admittance he worked as a Research Assistant on the Research on Food and Farming for All (ROFFA) project, a National Science Foundation sponsored initiative, which assessed the...
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Feb
27
2013
Supply Chain Information - Construction

Sector Name:  Construction SIC Code: 23   Major Players in the Construction Industry Bechtel Koch Industries Kiewit Corp. Renco Group CH2M Hill Guardian Industries Clark Enterprises Kohler Berry Plastics Gilbane   Major Issues Affecting the Industry Doing business with large construction companies will require identifying your goods or services, researching …

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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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Feb
13
2013
Supply Chain Information: Retail Trade

Sector Name: Retail Trade SIC Code: 44-45   Major Players in the Retail Trade Industry Walmart VF Corporation Kohl’s McDonald’s Starbucks VF Corporation Procter & Gamble   Major Issues Affecting the Industry The retail industry is responsible for the largest energy bills and is the second largest emitter of greenhouse …

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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
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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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
11
2013
Supply Chain Requirement: Transportation – Air Freight

Sector name: Transportation and Warehousing – Air Freight SIC Code: 45   Major Players   FedEx UPS United Airlines Delta Airlines American Airlines   Major Issues Energy use and air emissions are major issues for airlines, particularly since the rise in oil prices made fuel the largest cost for U.S. …

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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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Dec
11
2012
Supply Chain Requirements: Shipping

Sector name: Shipping SIC Code: 48-49   Major Players   NYK: Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Evergreen Marine Corporation CMA-CGM Maersk Mediterranean Shipping Company Hapag-Lloyd APL: American President Lines COSCO: The China Ocean Shipping Company Hanjin Shipping Company CSCL: the China Shipping Container Lines   Major Issues The 1973 oil crisis …

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