A new global report by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace Initiative shows that the voluntary carbon market is booming. It also appears to be driving new innovation in the sustainable development initiatives.
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DOE awards $7 million in funding for new high efficiency lighting technologies while conservative legislators keep old incandescent lights burning.
OAT has introduced a line of shoes that is fully biodegradable, will sprout flowers, and has current day styling that eschews the hippie cliches for a no compromise conscious consumer choice.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Costs are coming down on LEDs and lifespan of the bulbs have increased. Cleantech research reports this will cause the overall value of the industry to shrink as value tops off in the billions by 2012.
While the innovation of cloud technology is benefiting so many companies, there is always a dark side to the equation to think about. What exactly is the impact of such a groundbreaking innovation to the business and IT worlds?