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Why We’re All a Part of the Green Electronics Conversation

By Jonas Allen Have you ever seen one of those signs in your office encouraging you to recycle electronics? It exists for good reason: In 2014 alone, 41.8 million metric tons of e-wastewas shipped to developing countries, posing an immense risk to environmental and human health. Electronics are evolving at …

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EPA taking first steps to regulate CO2 pollution from airplanes under Clean Air Act

CC BY 2.0 Alberto Veiga by Michael Graham Richard The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finally moving to start regulating greenhouse gas emissions from airplane engines, one of the last frontiers after ground transportation and power plants. The EPA wants to use authority derived from the Clean Air Act (section …

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REI’s Co-op Business Model Produces Record Results

by Andrew Burger The cooperative, or co-op, business model foreshadowed the rise of the triple bottom line and corporate social responsibility (CSR) as core organizational values and the basis for strategic growth. Way back in 1938, an outdoor-loving, mountain-climbing Washington state couple adopted a consumer co-op business model to create REI. Twenty-three people …

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Optimizing Your Sustainability Roadmap: Lessons from Product Development Portfolio Management

by Steven Cristol As sustainability management becomes ever more closely linked to company resilience and reputation, CSR goals are coming into sharper focus for companies that are truly on the journey. But there are many choices to be made among a broad range of sustainability initiatives that could achieve those …

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Now That We Can Geoengineer The Planet, What If Someone Decides To Actually Do It?

by ARIEL SCHWARTZ The technologists’ dream of remaking the planet to live with our carbon emissions is here. How do we stop one panicked country from deciding it’s time to press the button? Here’s a scenario that seems plausible if we continue down our current path of only vaguely paying attention …

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Google makes biggest renewables bet yet on $750 million SolarCity fund

Courtesy of Google by BusinessGreen Staff A snapshot of a Google solar energy project in Southern California. The tech giant invested just over $100 million in the project seen here — or one-third of the sum the company is spending on a new SolarCity fund geared toward residential solar. Google has accelerated …

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Small-scale solar desalination system aims for affordable water independence

By combining solar PV, solar thermal, and a heat exchanger, Desolenator has developed a low-cost portable water purifier and desalination device powered by renewable energy. For most of us living in the developed world, access to clean drinking water isn’t that big of a deal – we simply turn on …

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Drones: Sustainability’s New Wingmen?

Drones have already disintermediated the aerospace/defense industry and have crossed the threshold from commercial to consumer, delivering to the average person the world’s most powerful personal computer. The potential for good in industrial agriculture, wildlife conservation and animal poaching, monitoring of factory farms, and prevention and early detection of forest …

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Initiative challenges Elon Musk to help create a sustainable global transportation tipping point by 2025

© Tiny Rebellion The new TEN9 initiative seeks to use technology, creativity, and policy to convert 1 billion people to sustainable transport by 2025, in the hopes of crossing the tipping point. What will it take to create a real sea-change in transportation? Electric vehicles are getting to be more viable …

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Chevy helps school an Oregon campus on carbon credits

Content Attributes Content Title: Chevy helps school an Oregon campus on carbon credits Display Date: September 04, 2014 Content Short Description: Southern Oregon University puts LEED-certified buildings and other green commitments to extra use with a carbon credit system. Full Content: Just as industry can learn much from academia, so, …

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