The New York Times reported this morning on a study showing that “of legislative requests presidents have made during the State of the Union address since 1965, just under half were at least partially successful.” If this would be the case with the climate and energy legislative requests President Obama made last night we’re good. Even very good.
Category: Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
Ocean Spray, the leading producer of bottled juices and juice drinks, found a way to reduce its carbon emissions from transportation by 20 percent, plus transportation costs.
In advance of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, which is expected to include an urgent call for climate change action, SC Johnson has announced a new wind power initiative that expands its U.S. wind power commitments into Mexico.
The Hudson Institute published a new study that makes the business case for offering low-calorie foods and beverages in restaurant chains. It shows that restaurant chains that serve more lower-calorie foods and beverages have better business performance.
The projected, forthcoming water crisis in the Western states is a complicated issue and one in which water planners and conservation advocates have, in some ways, become victims of their own success. Water consumption in the U.S. has dropped since peaking in 1980. That is a good thing, but concern is growing rather than shrinking for two reasons: population growth in regions of water stress and reduced water supply, courtesy of global warming.
The World Resources Institute released the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, an online tool offering users a way to create customizable maps of water risk.
Here we outline the three biggest challenges facing the industry as they try to measure and manage resource consumption— concluding we need one universal way of looking at resource consumption that enables our decisions and reports to mirror total environmental impact across the board.
Recyclebank and the Coors Brewing Company have launched an online awareness campaign that seeks to educate consumers even more about aluminum recycling.
GM achieved a milestone of 7,000 metric tons of carbon reduction as the result of their investment in IdleAir, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company that makes an innovative Advanced Travel Center Electrification service available for long-haul truckers. IdleAir provides parking stations that provide electricity, heating and cooling, as well as Internet and Satellite TV, for long-haul truckers. Using these stations eliminates the need for truckers to idle their engines during these rest stops thereby savings thousand of pounds of carbon emissions in the process
The growth, manufacturing, transporting, and washing of cotton uses huge amounts of water. Cotton farming is the largest consumer of water in the apparel supply chain, and is used in 40 percent of all clothing worldwide.