Wednesday, September 2, 2015
His presence in the Arctic follows a climate speech he gave in New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Although sustainability is less prevalent in the US than it is in Europe, it is a trend that continue to gain momentum. A big part of this shifting momentum is due to students who recognize that sustainability represents an opportunity and a competitive advantage.
letter of support.
Monday, August 31, 2015
The number of companies that see the importance of responsible water stewardship has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. This is due to both opportunities and threats. Those who engage responsible water stewardship stand to benefit from cost savings while those who do not get on board are vulnerable to a wide range of risks. These risks include penalties for failure to comply with their legal responsibilities.
Responsible corporate water efforts run the gamut from sustainable water programs to innovations that diminish water use. Here are some examples of products designed to better manage water and a couple of examples of what can happen when companies fail to do so.
This is the first and largest green schools event in California it offers insights into achieving the full range of benefits associated with a high performance green school. Among the benefits are cost savings that can free up funds for core needs and improved student performance. Districts that have made a strong commitment to sustainability have also earned respect and gratitude from the communities they serve.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
While Nestlé now claims that it welcomes the growing level of stakeholder interest in water issues this was not always the case. Nestlé now aims "to minimise the impact of our operations on natural water resources and the communities they support." However, these objectives were not always core concerns for the company.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Performance Based Contracting is a results-oriented contracting method that grantees a particular outcome. This approach focuses on the outputs, quality, or outcomes that are tied to a contractor's payment. If the contractor fails to meet the contracted objectives the contractor must make up the difference.
According to a study released at the end of July by Western Resource Advocates and McKinstry, there are almost $1 billion worth of savings to be had.
On Monday August 24th President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader, Nevada's Harry Reid attended the eighth annual National Clean Energy Summit. The conference took place in Las Vegas, a city that is surrounded by solar plants. The President delivered an address at the Mandalay Bay convention center which is part of a complex that includes a 20 acre solar array on its roof.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Water for Development." This annual event is designed to bring awareness to the globe’s water issues. While the event is taking place in Sweden, people around the world are supporting the event. Poverty eradication is intimately connected to water.
chemical plant in Tianjin on August 14. The two blasts were a bit more than a week apart and they occurred just a few hundred miles from each other. The August 22 explosion took place in Zibo city in Shandong province. It is known to have killed 1 person and injured 9. These two explosions raise some serious questions about the unlawful proximity of these chemical plants to residential areas. Here are two videos of the chemical plant explosion in Zibo city.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
The scarcity of clean water in certain places around the world is one of the most daunting challenges in the world today. Each day almost 1000 children under 5 die from diarrhoea caused by contaminated water. More than 2.4 billion people – a third of all humanity – have no access to sanitation. And as populations grow, water is set to become a new source of danger, of conflict, given the rapid urban expansion of Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, as climate change accelerates, we are likely to see more extreme and frequent droughts, floods and typhoons. Again, people in emerging economies are likely to be the hardest hit by water-borne disasters.
Friday, August 21, 2015
In June of this year the EPA announced that it was preparing plans to limit methane. On August 18, 2015, the EPA publishes more details of the new rules. The standards are intended for the oil and gas sector. They are designed to reduce methane, VOCs and other toxic air pollutants. Under the proposed regulations the oil and gas industry would have to cut methane emission by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
In addition to support for a range of green school initiatives the results of this study indicate that there is also strong support for the teaching of sustainability.
key findings from the survey
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The record breaking heat we experienced in July 2015 is being attributed to a building El Niño event. In August the ocean surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific were already 3 degrees Celsius above the long term average temperatures.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
San Diego, London, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona and Bangkok. The Argentine edition is organized by URBAN Communication Group, in collaboration with Sustainable Life Media and a wide network of partners and sponsors in Argentina and the world.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Although it has been widely reported that these balls have been dumped into the reservoir to reduce evaporation and help LA adapt to severe drought conditions, the primary focus of the initiative is to keep the drinking water supply safe. However, as an ancillary benefit the shade balls are expect to stop as much as 300 million gallons of water from evaporating.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
According to research published in June 2015, the revenues of firms engaging sustainability increased by an average of 91 percent compared to 2010. The study called, "Driving Revenue Growth through Sustainable Products and Services," was conducted by The Conference Board in collaboration with the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute.