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  • Elvia Almachi, 32, holds a bundle of recently harvested Fair Trade-certified roses. Elvia has been working at Agrogana for 12 years, and has been part of the Fair Trade committee. She has two daughters, 9 and 12. Elvia and her husband Luis Alberto Villegas, also an Agrogana employee, both participate in the weekend adult school program paid by the Fair Trade Premium.
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Plastic Bottles Turn to Roofing Materials in Disaster Zones

A research team at the New York Institute of Technology has come up with an innovative way to cut recovery costs from natural…
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The Green Bottle Goes Gold: Heineken USA HQ Goes LEED

In its most recent CSR report, Heineken USA announced achievements on community work as well as the environment. The green bottle is going…
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Slashing a Conference’s Footprint: Going Greener at the 2012 Net Impact Conference

Think about the last big event you attended – low impact is probably not the first phrase that pops into your head. Event…
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Photo Essay: SAP Lab’s Sustainable Bangalore Campus

SAP Labs has all of that, but has taken a few extra measures that go well beyond the architectural to make certain environmental…
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What Color is Your Parking Lot: New Research Combats Heat Island Effect

Uncovered parking lots account for a large part of the surface area in typical cities, making them a major contributor to increased urban…
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How the Sports Industry Is Greening Stadiums and Taking Names

Last week, the second annual Green Sports Alliance Summit wrapped up in Seattle. Here's what they decided between bouts of pick-up basketball.
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Ray Anderson, One Year Later: A Supplier’s Perspective

A year ago this week, Ray Anderson, founder of InterfaceFLOR and a leading sustainable business pioneers of this generation, passed away. We interviewed…
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The Public Sector Pioneers the Case for Green Building

The public sector is making the case for green building materials and processes, including integrated design, broad stakeholder collaboration, and long-term thinking. Sustainable…
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LEED Certification for Commercial Buildings: What It Means And How To Get It

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification is informally referred to as LEED. A program sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council,…
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Dirtt Environmental Solutions: Doing it Right This Time

DIRTT allows building owners to easily reconfigure interiors from one tenant to the next, offering an 80 to 85 percent reuse of materials…
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10 Marketing Tips to Address Green Building’s New Expectations

In recent years, green building projects and resulting LEED certified buildings have grown in number. Now that so many firms have this once-unique…
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Vampire Electronics: Fighting Back

Image from Good.is By Jeff Schwartz Everyday we’re surrounded by vampires, electricity vampires that is. While we may not think about it there…
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How Baseball Could Usher in a Greener American Future

Major League Baseball broke the color barrier 7 years before The Supreme Court ruled in favor of desegregation. Today, MLB is stepping up…
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Energy Transparency Key to Greening Buildings

Why isn’t technology solving our energy problems? As venture capitalist Elton Sherwin discovered, you have to get people to buy the technology first.
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Kohl’s in the LEED with Energy Efficiency and a More Sustainable Supply Chain

This week Kohl’s issued its first annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which discusses the company's energy efficiency and green building efforts.