Month: August 2012
Over two million ratepayers in eight Midwestern states can expect higher utility bills thanks to higher-than-promised costs from a deal with a coal plant.
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) finally released an official position statement on climate change: it is occurring and it is human-caused.
The drought of 2012 has reminded us that water is a scarce resource, even though we pay fractions of a penny per gallon for it and expect that it’ll be there every time we turn on the tap. We depend on it not only for our drinking and washing and especially for the food we eat, but also for generating the electric power on which our economy depends.
In order to impact the Triple Bottom Line–people, planet, profit–executives must ensure that they have focused on improving data collection and automation, analysis of sustainability data, and sustainability leadership that is data-driven and accountable.
PepsiCo’s work with Water.org in India is a compelling study of how community work and local engagement not only build trust but are also smart business.
The City of Grand Rapids, Michigan has recognized that to achieve the biggest energy savings and to achieve its sustainability goals, the city must take a more systemic and strategic triple-bottom line approach to energy efficiency.
Over 400 million Indians lack access to modern energy. After the blackout in early August that left another 700 million Indians without energy – nearly 10% of the world’s population – how can clean energy be promoted over reliance on dirty coal?
The social responsibility of business is to increase profits by meeting the wants and needs of individuals in society, without the initiation of force. The only way a business can increase profit is if a business, small, medium, or large is providing something of value to other individuals.
After attending the Women in Green Forum in Santa Monica, this post explores limiting factors to broader engagement in the sustainability movement and the importance of developing a willingness to try, and change.