In a tragic twist of unbridled proportions, Conservatives have started recycling, but Environmentalists have ceased recycling actions. What stimulated this sudden role reversal? What effect does this have on not only the environment, but the economy?
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Colgate-Palmolive announced their sustainability objectives leading up to 2015 in a CSR report, Giving the World Reasons to Smile, which centers around the concepts of people, performance, and planet. Focus areas of improvement are stated as promoting health, contributing to communities, saving water, and reducing climate and environmental impact.
Expired food at supermarkets is a huge source of waste. Zero Gachis is an app that would allow merchants to set discounted prices on soon to expire product, that nearby app users would be alerted of, and in the process, accumulate points that will equal cash donations to area food banks.
A former ad-exec in North Carolina, Nancy Welsh wants to stop the tear-down epidemic and use the resource of America’s boarded up homes to help solve the housing crisis. Her group Builders of Hope has repeated the recipe in several US cities.
Two companies may have found a solution, creating drop-in jet fuel from biomass. Not only have the companies created the jet fuel, but the fuel has also passed rigorous military testing.
In 1905 GE established its financial services business with the launch of a small utility finance company. Now as we face an uncertain 21st century, GE is now a global green business financier.
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About two years ago Bloom Energy revealed its top secret “Bloom Box” fuel cell system and immediately created an incredible buzz around it. It was amazing to see how much hype was created around what the company described as “a new class of distributed power generator, producing clean, reliable, affordable electricity at the customer site.” For a while, it seemed that there was nothing more exciting than Bloom’s fuel cells that presented a promise to change the world someday. So what happened with Bloom Energy since then? Was the hype justified?
Currently on the runways at Heathrow airport chemicals are used to stop ice forming on the runways. This proved not to be enough in late 2010 when some 4000 flights got cancelled just before Christmas. Now we might soon be seeing a new green solution on the horizon.
It looks like GM is playing an important role in the growth of RelayRides, which announced earlier this month that it is expanding its service nationwide. And the question that comes in mind is why GM is doing it? Did the company forget it makes money from selling more cars, not less? Here are four possible explanations for GM’s growing involvement with the peer-to-peer sharing service.
H&M recently announced it will launch its 2012 H&M Glamour Collection, part of its Conscious Collection line on April 12 at 100 of its stores worldwide.
There been quite a bit of buzz for several years now about the Tata Motors MiniCAT Air Car, a car that could purportedly run entirely on compressed air. Tata made an agreement back in 2008 with Zero Pollution Motors to market the car in the US by the end of 2009. Then, early in 2009, Tata Motors’ vice-president S. Ravishankar told DNA Money the project was facing difficulties in terms of vehicle range and cooling. Now a report from the Australian web-based The Motor Report claims that the MiniCat will be on sale in India by August of 2012.
One of the main stories the New York Times ran on its front page on Friday was on how the United States is getting closer to becoming independent from foreign energy sources. Another story the newspaper ran was on Obama’s support for the southern leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Both articles show how energy independence became extremely connected and depended on the rise of domestic gas and oil production.