Month: September 2012
The pilot project will construct a sustainable, integrated, solar-powered water supply system for residents of two middle Himalayan villages.
On Wednesday Dunkin’ Donuts announced it will slowly revamp its supply chain to purchase cage free eggs and humanely raised pork.
The Green Meets Black conference highlighted Michigan-based companies like Dow Chemical, Herman Miller, GM and Cascade Engineering who were making sustainable strides, but also showed how individuals can make a difference.
Earlier this week a group from Consumers Union showed up at New York City’s Trader Joe’s at Union Square demanding that the grocery store chain stop carrying meat from animals raised on antibiotics.
Due to a survey of 257 purchasing managers and executives commissioned by Johnson & Johnson, 35 percent had already changed suppliers due to “additional green/sustainable product offerings,” and that 40 percent of hospitals plan to ask questions about the greenness of products in future bids.
The demand for bioplastics creates odd bedfellows, as in today’s announcement that Ford and Weyerhaeuser will collaborate on developing new car parts.
According to a new research from Harvard Business School about 75 percent of U.S. venture-backed start-ups fail to return investors’ capital. On the other hand, the default rate on the $16.1 billion DOE loan portfolio is less than 3.6 percent.
A new sustainable rubber partnership will spur production of tires and a wide range of industrial materials made from sustainable Lehigh’s micronized rubber powder.
Greening Australia, a non-profit environmental organization, has devised a project in which burning trees actually helps improve biodiversity, connects fragmented landscapes and even provides economic benefits to farmers.