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Video Interview: Sierra Nevada’s Terence Sullivan

Veterans to the craft beer scene, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. serves as an inspiration. Driven by the edict reduce, reuse, recycle, Sierra Nevada takes its commitment to the environment seriously. For instance, the brewery recovers and recycles 95% of all CO2 produced during fermentation and then reuses it.

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Vampire Electronics: Fighting Back

Image from Good.is By Jeff Schwartz Everyday we’re surrounded by vampires, electricity vampires that is. While we may not think about it there are many products that are consuming vast amounts of energy that go completely unnoticed. The vampire products and vampire energy (the energy consumed by an appliance or electronic device while turned off … Continued

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Alchemy Research: Cars Powered with Aluminum Grains

The Israeli company Alchemy Research offers a new method to power electric cars by using energy stored in aluminum grains. According to the company, cars powered with this type of energy can reach 2,400 km per tank.

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Video Interview: Sun King Brewing’s Clay Robinson

A truly local brewery, Sun King does all of its business within 70 miles of the brewery, which includes sourcing and distribution. It may seem like a novel concept, but for Clay and his crew, this commitment is paying off — they have grown 2000 percent in the last three years to become the third-largest brewery in Indiana

Green Government Opportunities

By G. Nagesh Rao From my personal experience in the startup scene,  I have noted that the three critical types of capital required for success are: Human, Financial, and Political. Thus, being able to minimize time spent hunting down these various important resources to help scale a company up, is crucial in today’s rapidly changing world. … Continued

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Video Interview: Anderson Valley Brewmaster Fal Allen

Not only does this brewery make award winning beer, they boast an impressive ecological commitment. Located in rural Mendocino, CA, Anderson Valley seeks to lower their impact as much as possible. For example, citing the environmental and financial benefits, they work to reuse or recycle all of their waste and generate 40% of their brewery’s electricity using solar panels.

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Interfaith Coalition Urges Walmart to “Take It Back”

It is proxy season, which means all kinds of shareholder resolutions and protests are targeting some of America’s largest companies for a host of reasons. One company in the crosshairs is Walmart, the focus of organizations including the Texas Campaign for the Environment and Take It Back Walmart.

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Video Interview: Alaskan Brewing Co’s Curtis Holmes

There are unique operating challenges breweries face when working outside of the continental US. These challenges present opportunities for breweries, like Juneau’s Alaskan Brewing Co., to create innovative, yet practical, socially-responsible solutions.

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A Year of Green Progress for the Empire State Building

Despite its historic status, the Empire State Building faces the same challenge that many older commercial buildings face, and that is attracting and maintaining first class tenants in competition with newer, more up-to-date properties. During its retrofit, the owners seized the opportunity to celebrate the energy efficiency program not only as an achievement for the building individually, but as a new aspect of its vanguard status, pointing the way in a new direction for America’s stock of older buildings.

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Video Interview: New Belgium CEO, Kim Jordan

Taking a broad, holistic approach to sustainability, New Belgium Brewing serves as an example of a successful triple bottom line business. From its founding, this Fort Collins, CO based brewery demonstrates that its commitment to environmentalism, profitability and co-workers is a powerful combination.