Silver Tips, the New York gourmet tea company, has signed a deal with Carbonfund.org. The deal follows in the wake of plenty of efforts to reduce the tea company’s carbon footprint.
Month: July 2008
Food Navigator, a European-focused food news site, reports that The European Union Commission has launched a marketing program aimed at building awareness of organic produce in young people. The main slogan of the program is: “Organic farming: Good for nature, good for you.” However, even with that slogan the commission insists it is not claiming … Continued
By Tom Price Somebody better call Google and tell them their RE<C project may be already happening, albeit not the way they expected: a new rebate for renewable energy in San Francisco has now made the idea of clean energy cheaper that coal a reality, by making solar power essentially free. Earlier this summer, the … Continued
San Francisco to Vote on Clean Energy City Charter on November Ballot: Why is “Green” Mayor Gavin Newsom Opposed?
The City Board of Supervisors voted 7–4 last week to put the San Francisco Clean Energy Act on the ballot this November. The measure, authored by Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi and Aaron Peskin, requires 51% of the City’s electricity consumption to come from renewable sources by 2017, rising to 75% by 2030, and finally to 100% … Continued
Given the widespread and well-funded political opposition to both urban planning and public transportation funding that’s prevailed across the United States for most of the past 40 years, we’re lucky to have buses or trains at all.
Algae based biofuels. You’ve probably heard the term tossed around, and have maybe even said it in a sentence or two yourself. But have you ever really understood what it means, what the implications are, and on a basic level, how it works and if it has even the slightest chance to be a viable … Continued
If the word “compost” conjures up images of decaying food, bugs and the smell of rotting vegetables, keep reading. I used to be the same way, but I have come to embrace my green bin because not only is compost cool, it’s big business. A couple weeks ago I got the chance to visit the … Continued
Project Better Place is offering you a chance to make your own minifesto that explains why we should kick the oil habit. The enterprising electric vehicle company has already invited several influential people in the field to post their own version, including San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Check them out and add yours here. The … Continued
A recent column in Adweek addressing greenwashing in the advertising industry warns that if new regulations are being implemented to curb greenwashing this would negatively affect innovation in the industry…
This week we’ll take a quick look at one of the summer’s biggest events – the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Now less than two weeks away, the Olympics will bring approximately 10,500 athletes from over 200 nations to Beijing to compete in over 300 events (which take place at over 30 different venues). While the … Continued
Closing the Efficiency Loop: Agilewaves and Crestron Partnership Integrates Resource Feedback and Control
Triple Pundit first looked at the Agilewaves Resource Monitor last month in my post Knowledge is Power – Conservation Through Information. To recap, the Resource Monitor works on the concept that efficiency is, as Agilewaves VP Collin Breakstone puts it, a resource. One that is available to us in abundance, right here, right now, not … Continued
A seemingly never-ending supply of cheap oil has fostered a culture of energy waste in the U.S., one that is in urgent need of change, asserts Clearlight Foundation founder Thomas Blakeslee, who advocates revising regulations and encouraging the use CHP, co-generation, waste heat generation and solar thermal collectors across the U.S. energy landscape.
Beijing’s air pollution is majorly caused by vehicles on the streets. That’s why the Chinese are taking half of all cars off the roads to improve air quality for the upcoming Olympics. They’ve also launched a website which details how the measures actually improve the air quality.