The Value of B Corp Certification: Grand Central Bakery

April 30, 2020 by  
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LEED Certification for Your Home

February 21, 2020 by  
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Seed Your Future: Career Opportunities Working With Plants

February 21, 2020 by  
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Climate Neutral Certification labels products with minimized carbon footprints

December 13, 2019 by  
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The idea of the Climate Neutral Certification is a simple one — give businesses the opportunity to identify their carbon emissions and then reduce them and pay for programs that offset them. Climate Neutral, an independent, nonprofit organization, monitors the entire process and provides a unique certification for companies that meet all four criteria. The certification can then be displayed on products and/or their packages, making it simple for consumers to support brands that practice corporate responsibility for the planet. The proposed Climate Neutral Certification consists of four elements that businesses need to meet in order to earn the esteemed Climate Neutral label. Measure Measuring a total carbon footprint involves evaluating every step in the manufacturing process, including material production, power and water requirements, packaging, shipping and more. Climate Neutral helps businesses measure their carbon footprint to meet a uniform standard. Related: PaperTale app shows the ethics and sustainability of clothing with a simple scan Reduce With a carbon footprint number in hand, businesses are then challenged to reduce it. That process might include reducing packaging, using more earth-friendly materials, finding less impactful shipping methods or powering manufacturing processes with solar energy . Offset At this stage, the emissions that cannot be reduced or eliminated must be offset. That means these companies pay other companies to remove carbon from the air or keep it from getting there in the first place (like by planting trees or investing in wind turbines .) Carbon Neutral monitors the payment of these offsets and ensures they are invested in verifiable carbon offset projects. Label Once a company completes the first three steps, it earns the Climate Neutral Certification and can display the label proudly on its products. Benefits of the certification This entire process has advantages for everyone involved. First of all, it empowers businesses to be transparent about their manufacturing processes, material sourcing and consumption. Plus, a company’s investment to reduce carbon emissions is also an investment in a loyal customer base. The certification also a powerful tool for consumers who want to be more conscientious about their purchases but don’t always have the information they need to make good purchasing decisions. Simply look for the label. Thirdly, and perhaps the most obvious, is that the Climate Neutral Certification is good for the environment, because it supports organizations working directly toward carbon reductions and makes it more accessible for consumers to choose eco-friendly products. At least 50 brands have already signed up and earned the certification, and Climate Neutral would like to expand that number into the thousands as soon as possible. To support the effort, it has launched a now fully funded Kickstarter campaign (ends December 12, 2019). + Climate Neutral Images via Climate Neutral

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SpaceX gets USAF certification, busts monopoly on military satellite launches

May 29, 2015 by  
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On Tuesday of this week, SpaceX entered a new and very important phase of their operations. The U.S. Air Force certified Elon Musk’s space exploration company to launch satellites for the Pentagon, making it only the second company to be cleared to do so. This certification essentially means that SpaceX can now run with the big dogs on the frontlines of aerospace exploration, competing against United Launch Alliance (ULA) for contracts to launch national security satellites. Read the rest of SpaceX gets USAF certification, busts monopoly on military satellite launches Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aeronautical exploration , air force certifies spacex , air force contracts , department of defense satellites , elon musk , elon musk sues air force , military satellite contracts , pentagon satellites , satellites , space exploration , spacex , united launch alliance

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100% recyclable and affordable pop-up bedroom snaps together in less than 30 minutes

May 29, 2015 by  
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Levi’s Stadium Becomes First Pro Football Field to Earn LEED Gold Certification as New Construction

July 23, 2014 by  
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More States Begin Banning LEED Rating System Due to Timber Industry Opposition

September 11, 2013 by  
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E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

September 11, 2013 by  
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Small delivery vans spend countless hours delivering packages all over city centers – however they also deliver harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Well, Nissan is set to offer an alternative when the e-NV200 electric van arrives in 2014. Nissan just announced that it is in the final development phase of its second mass production electric vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van . Read the rest of E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric cars , electric motor , lithium ion battery , NISSAN , nissan e-NT400 , Nissan e-NV200 , nissan electric commercial vehicle , nissan electric van. nissan leaf , nissan nv200        

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Jean Carrière Nursery School in Nimes, France Receives Gold Label from Bâtiments Durables Méditerranéens

September 26, 2012 by  
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