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Twitter Sets Diversity Goals, But Experts Say That’s Not Enough

Twitter’s recent announcement that it is setting diversity goals for 2016 is no surprise. It’s the latest tech company to ‘come clean’ about its remarkable hiring practices when it comes to women and ethnic minorities. But even with its bold leadership goals for next year, some analysts say the metrics aren’t the answer. The corporate structure that gets those numbers is what needs to change.


Program Aims To Improve Conditions In Malaysia’s Electronics Supply Chain

As a report by Verite states, “The conditions faced by foreign electronics workers in Malaysia have the potential to result in forced labor.” The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, a nonprofit coalition concerned with supply chain responsibility, has a solution.


SmartHalo Exceeds Kickstarter Goal on Day One

Smart bike tools are smart marketing concepts these days, as Cyclelabs’ new Kickstarter project, SmartHalo, proved this week. It took less than 24 hours to make its goal of $50,000. (And the funding is still rising.) Intelligent planning, deep research and a lot of careful marketing put the campaign into overdrive. Oh, and a global love for cycling concepts.


Energy Storage is Coming Home

A recent GTM research report predicts behind-the-meter storage (residential, commercial, education, military or nonprofit) will account for 45 percent of the market by 2019. With residential storage poised for a boon, companies are pulling out all the stops to bring their solutions to market.

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Marine Stewardship Council Develops a New Chain-of-Custody Monitor

With seafood stocks rapidly declining in many sectors of the industry, the push is on to find ways to improve sustainable fishing methods and make it easier for consumers to purchase wisely. Offering a potential solution, the Marine Stewardship Council’s new sustainability monitor is primed, tested and ready for industry stakeholders’ critical input.


The E-Waste Stream is Growing: What Can We Do?

Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream. How can recyclers, retailers and governments make it easier and simpler for consumers to recycle their electronic devices?


Air Pollution in China is Killing More Than a Million People a Year

Air pollution levels in China have reached catastrophic proportions. According to research newly published by Berkeley Earth, air pollution kills more than 4,000 people every day in China. That’s 1.6 million people per year, a full 17 percent of deaths from all causes.


E-waste: The Nuts and Bolts of Why It Still Plagues our Landfills

We’re a recycling society these days. Wherever you live, chances are there’s a recycle program for a myriad of reusable items – even your electronics. But the most precious material that we use in our offices, homes and recreation still can’t be economically recycled. And it’s a looming problem for the environment, and for our evolving green economy.

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Ford Survey Finds EV Owners Highly Satisfied

It seems EV owners are a loyal bunch: 92 percent of battery electric vehicle (BEV) owners and 94 percent of plug-in hybrid-electric (PHEV) vehicle owners plan to purchase another electric vehicle in the future, according to a recent Ford survey.


How Telecommuting Helps to Balance Work and Life

The advanced communication tools that have become available over the past few decades have made it possible for people to be far more productive in their professional lives than ever before.

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Freshwater Institute’s Fresh Ideas About Sustainable Seafood

The folks at the Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, nestled in the mountains of West Virginia, know sustainable seafood. They’ve been raising delicious and nutritious trout and salmon there for over 20 years. And they’ve been doing it in a manner that’s about as sustainable as you can get, other than catching it in the wild, something that’s become increasingly rare and expensive. RP Siegel takes a drive down to see what they are up to.

Germany Leads the World in Solar Power

How Germany Became a Solar Superpower

Germany continues to break records in solar power and renewable energy production overall. How are they doing this, and how does the U.S. compare?

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How Architecture and Landscaping Can Address Sustainability Goals

Sustainability features and employee engagement priorities are reflected in Zurich North America’s new Schaumburg, Illinois, headquarters. The 40-acre campus, which broke ground this June, is set to open in fall 2016 with an anticipated high level of LEED certification.

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SolarCity’s New GivePower Foundation Brings Light to Schools in Need

It’s been going on quietly, behind the scenes, for five years now. SolarCity’s board chairman, Elon Musk, said back in 2010 that the company needed to get involved in disaster relief and to be give as it grew. Its efforts became the GivePower Foundation in 2013. This week, the foundation was granted 501(c)3 status by the IRS and is now a public charity.