sustainable development

An approach to developing anything that recognizes the need to meet the challenges of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Public-Private Partnership Brings Solar PV to Denver Affordable Housing

Led by the Denver Housing Authority, project partners have joined to install more than 2.5-MW of solar power systems to 387 affordable housing…
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Ecosystem Based Management Comes to Southern Oregon Port

The Ecosystem-Based Management summit goals were to increase participant knowledge, decrease duplicate efforts, and encourage partnerships within the area in order to share…
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Wind Power Production Record Set in Colorado

Xcel Energy achieved the record in the pre-dawn hours in April, when wind power accounted for 57% of electricity flowing through its transmission…
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Unilever Reaches Sustainable Palm Oil Goal Three Years Early

Unilever has announced it will reach its target of 100 percent certified sustainable palm oil covered by GreenPalm Certificates by the end of…
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The Path to Leadership: PepsiCo Associates Volunteer in Ghana

International Corporate Volunteer programs are often highlighted for their potential as leadership development programs. We don’t spend a lot of time, however, discussing…
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New Venture Funding for Carbon/Water/Nitrogen Cycle Instrument Provider

A mix of venture capital firms are taking additional equity stakes in Santa Clara-based Picarro, banking on growing demand for a new generation…
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Malaysia’s Smart Eco-Village Includes 4-Level Aquaculture System

International experts meeting in San Jose highlight a "smart eco-village" in Malaysia that can serve as a global model for sustainable development. Rimbunan…

The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

It’s amazing for one layman to come up with the idea of saving champion trees as a meaningful way to address the issues…
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Why Toyota is Top Global Green Brand of 2012

to make Interbrand's ranking, brands must succeed in both environmental performance and perception.
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From Field to Cup: Why It’s Important to Know the Story of Fair Trade Tea

The tea supply chain is a complex trade network with many different players. Each and every farmer, worker, exporter, importer, processor, auctioneer, buying…
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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…
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Brazil Officials Close World’s Largest Open Trash Site in Advance of Rio+20

The world's largest open-air trash site, Jardim Gramacho in Rio de Janeiro, closed over the weekend. Gases from decomposing waste at the shut-down…
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Road to Rio: KPMG Releases Essential Business Guide to Rio+20

Over 50,000 participants from governments, businesses, NGOs and lobby groups are planning to attend this week's highly anticipated Rio+20 United Nations Conference on…
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24 Companies Worth $500bn Commit to Assigning a Value to Nature at Rio+20

Led by the Corporate Eco Forum and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), 24 companies are developing a methodology to assign a value to the…
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NRDC Rates G20 on Renewable Energy, Urges Greater Action at Rio+20

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) yesterday released its Renewable Energy Scorecard, a report that ranks and analyzes G20 member nations' renewable energy…