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Greg Kallenberg

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.


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.

Evergreen Brick Works: Past and Present Working Together for A Greener Future

When I first heard the name Evergreen Brick Works, I thought I was going to be touring a brick factory that happened to be going green. Although in the past, the site was manufacturing plant for bricks, at present that is no longer case. Granted, in one way, Evergreen Brick Works is continuing the legacy of its predecessors, creating building blocks. But instead of physical brick and mortar, Evergreen Brick Worksseeks to be a convergence zone for innovative ideas, i.e. creating building blocks for a sustainable future.

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Denmark Will Be 100% Renewable By Mid-Century

Denmark’s Energy Strategy 2050 contains initiatives aimed at reducing fossil fuel consumption 33% by 2020 and to achieve complete independence from fossil fuels by 2050. And unlike the US plan to achieve 80% renewables in electric generation, the Danish plan also includes the heating of buildings as well.


Baxter Reduces GHG Emissions by 7%, Water Use by 6%

Baxter International Inc., a true sustainability game-changer in the healthcare industry, issued its 2011 (and 13th consecutive) Sustainability Report about its social, environmental and economic performance. The report features the company’s progress toward its 2015 sustainability priorities and goals as well as its commitment to addressing the needs of stakeholders worldwide.


Joolz Turns the Humble Cardboard Box Into an Object of Delight

Companies have gone to great lengths to make their packaging more sustainable, but Dutch company Joolz has gone a simpler, brand valuable move: Make its packaging easily converted into useful objects themselves, from lampshades to chairs.

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Wind Power: Pros and Cons

When we think of wind power, we generally think of those large high tech towers with slowly spinning blades that have sprung recently up on hilltops in many areas of the country. But the fact is, wind is one of the oldest sources of power used by man. According to a recent report posted by the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), renewables can contribute 80% of American electricity by the year 2050. Much of it will be provided by wind power.

How Can Ethernet Empower Innovation?

While you might think ethernet is just for transmitting internet access, it can actually transfer energy for lighting.


Cisco: Connecting for Sustainability

A deeper look may show that Cisco may play a pivotal role in moving sustainability forward, not only for business, but for communities around the world. We’ve covered a few of their sustainability initiatives in the past. How is Cisco embedding its core competencies with sustainability for building smart and connected communities now and in the future?