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HP Shows Companies How to Integrate Energy Management and Carbon Reduction

Why can’t big companies do a better job of managing the way they use energy and natural resources? In many ways, the unwieldy structure of the typical, modern corporation is to blame. Think about it: Offices are spread far and wide, across different buildings, states and even continents –each with its own energy use and … Continued

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Heinz Ketchup to Use Coca-Cola’s Plantbottle

At a press conference this morning, the Coca-Cola Company and H.J. Heinz Company announced a strategic partnership that enables Heinz to produce its ketchup bottles using Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle packaging. This shift in packaging will be the biggest change to Heinz’s iconic ketchup bottles since the company first introduced plastic in 1983.  Heinz plans to convert … Continued

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Super Bowl XLV Will Be Greenest NFL Championship on Record

Super Bowl XLV will be green –and that’s not just because the Packers will be playing. In fact, thanks to an expanded environmental initiative, this Sunday’s 2011 Super Bowl is being billed as the greenest NFL championship on record. But, how can an event like the Super Bowl possibly be environmentally-friendly? For starters, think renewable … Continued

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Top Five Trends for Green Data Centers in 2011

Last year, Triple Pundit took an in-depth look at how companies are greening their data centers. Now, it’s time for us to revisit that issue and ask, “What’s new?” Recently, I spoke with Tate Cantrell, CTO of Verne Global, and he filled me in on how he sees the data center industry progressing towards greater … Continued

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EDF’s I Am Not a Guinea Pig Campaign Supports Reform of Chemical Safety Laws

According to Denison, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 is beginning to attract attention from legislators, industry leaders and the general public, and recently, EDF began spearheading a campaign to help drive its passage. The I Am Not a Guinea Pig campaign (www.IamNotaGuineaPig.com) is designed to educate, build community and encourage action to pass updated federal policies that will offer protections from toxic chemicals.

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Dell’s Bamboo Cushions: A Compostable and Locally Sourced Sustainable Packaging Option

Dell’s corporate initiative to create packaging that’s environmentally responsible end-to-end cleared another hurdle a few weeks ago when the company’s innovative bamboo cushions received (ASTM) D-6400 certification from the American Society for Testing and Materials. This certification means that: Dell’s new packaging option will compost and biodegrade at a rate comparable to known compostable materials … Continued

Give Your Stuff Away Day

This Saturday, May 15, is Give Your Stuff Away Day. The event (formerly called Curb Day) is the brainchild of Mike Morone, who says Give Your Stuff Away Day could benefit millions of people, boost the economy, help shrink landfills, generate a sense of community and reduce household clutter. “And no one has to write … Continued

Iceland: Home to Volcanoes and World’s First Carbon Neutral Wholesale Data Center

Thanks to recent eruptions beneath the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, we’re all now well aware that Iceland has volcanoes. And, of course, we also know that volcanoes are storehouses of enormous geothermal energy. Doesn’t it only follow, then, that Iceland would be an ideal location to locate energy-intensive enterprises that could take advantage of the country’s zero-emission … Continued

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Ceres: Sustainability Drives New Trends in the Supply Chain

Researchers estimate that 40-60 percent of a manufacturing company’s carbon footprint stems from its supply chain, and so it’s no surprise that businesses looking to improve their sustainability scorecards are turning the spotlight on their supplier networks. As a result, several new supply chain management trends are emerging, according to panelists at the Ceres Conference … Continued

CEO of SC Johnson Delivers Keynote at Ceres 2010 Sustainability Conference

Not everyone lobs rolls of toilet paper at the audience during a keynote address. But then, not everyone is Fisk Johnson. Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd in the grand ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel in Boston yesterday morning, Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, kicked off the Ceres Conference 2010 with an impassioned speech … Continued

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On-Site Micro Wind Turbines Provide Power to Sam’s Club

Cape Cod isn’t the only place making wind energy news this week. Yesterday, the parking lot of the Sam’s Club in Palmdale, California, made it into the headlines, too. As part of the company’s commitment to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, Sam’s Club installed 17 micro wind turbines mounted on parking lot light … Continued

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UPS Announces Smart Pickup, a New Green Shipping Option for Businesses

Shipping options for small- and mid-size businesses just got a shade greener. Yesterday, UPS announced the launch of UPS Smart Pickup, an eco-friendly shipping system that uses innovative UPS technology to ensure that a UPS driver stops at a customer location to pick up a package only when a package is, in fact, being shipped. … Continued

PepsiCo Wants to Make Tropicana Orange Juice Greener

Earlier today, PepsiCo announced that it is launching a new pilot program to reduce the carbon footprint of its Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice. About a year ago, the company released results of a lifecycle analysis (LCA) it had completed on the juice. That data, compiled in partnership with the Carbon Trust, revealed that each … Continued

Many Hospitals Now Safely Reuse ‘Single Use’ Medical Devices

Health care is the second largest contributor to waste production in the United States.  (The food industry holds the dubious distinction of being the first largest contributor.) So, it’s significant that more than 25 percent of U.S. hospitals now reprocess medical devices as a way to decrease waste –and cut costs. But, does the phrase … Continued