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The Tale of Two Cities’ Solar Solutions

The solar installations in both Baltimore and Tulare demonstrate that local governments and organizations can generate their own clean power from the sun while helping protect the environment, ensure their energy security and save money. These municipalities are two prime examples of how, over multiple project phases, coupling energy efficiency with on-site renewable energy facilities can facilitate sustainability.

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Interview with Dell’s VP of Corporate Responsibility, Trisa Thompson

Dell’s 2012 CSR report provides the latest example that you don’t need to choose now between the economy and the environment. Innovation is the way you can have both. Already a leader in sustainability, Dell continues to utilize innovation to be more sustainable and competitive – from using biodegradable materials such as bamboo and mushrooms for packaging to developing fresh-air cooling solutions for an entire line of data center equipment.

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With Tea Party on the Right and Occupy on the Left, Is There Room For the Rational Middle?

When his film Haynesville was released, Gregory Kallenberg traveled around the country screening it. It attracted a huge and diverse following, drawing praise from both sides of the environment-versus-business divide. Gregory saw that the film seemed to be filling two important needs. First, many people are uninformed or misinformed about energy. “A lot of people have no idea where their energy comes from” Second, there is a great need for a forum where people can speak calmly and rationally about the various energy alternatives without the divisiveness that has plagued this and other related issues, particularly in Washington.

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How Autodesk Helps Design a Better World

Autodesk’s 2012 sustainability report offers a compelling case of how its products can help build a more sustainable world and mitigate a company’s impact on the planet.

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Can Ford Become The New Nike?

Ford has become much more than an automobile manufacturing giant: it is a design firm, a technology company and a lifestyle brand that is driving sustainability in industry.

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Ecomagination Builds Big Green Revenues for GE

GE launched its ecomagination project back in 2005 to propel the company into leadership status in the emerging sustainable technology marketplace. As far as the company is concerned, it has been a resounding success. According to GE’s new ecomagination progress report, sales and services revenues associated with the project have reached about $105 billion. The … Continued

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George Brown College: Creating Collaboration for Health Care

This framework focuses on patient-centered team-based care, as opposed to discipline-centered, isolated treatment. “Faculty had to learn to work together. They all taught about health assessment, but talked as if they were the only game in town,” says Shekter-Wolfson. The goal is to have a more systemic approach to patient treatment.