Why Hawaii’s carbon neutrality pledge matters

June 13, 2018 by  
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From the standpoint of reducing emissions, the declaration might seem symbolic. But other states are watching and learning from the island state’s policies.

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AAA has new automation leaders; Nelson Switzer leaves Nestle

June 13, 2018 by  
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In this month’s roundup of interesting sustainability career moves: ex-politicos go private, Nelson Switzer leaves Nestle and sustainability boards get shakeups.

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What are the roadblocks to Latin America’s clean bus transition?

March 21, 2017 by  
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18 Latin American cities have signed onto the Clean Bus Declaration, but high upfront costs and technology risks may be holding zero emission fleets back.

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Roofing Company Introduces Environmental Product Declarations

January 8, 2016 by  
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In an industry-leading move for the roofing industry, Owens Corning has introduced the first roofing Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). An EPD is an independently verified document that gives the reader transparent and comparable information…

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SC Sen. Lindsey Graham requests federal aid for flood victims, despite denying the same after Sandy

October 7, 2015 by  
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In South Carolina, at least 11 counties have requested the declaration of a state of emergency following the floods caused by Hurricane Joaquin over the weekend. Torrential rains forced thousands of residents to flee their homes across the state’s low-lying areas, and at least 14 people have lost their lives as a result of the high waters. Senator Lindsey Graham (R) was quick to ask the federal government for aid following the floods in his home state. His request doesn’t seem all that unreasonable, given the extent of the flooding and devastation to local communities that were unprepared for the torrential rain. The troubling thing about Sen. Graham’s request is that he adamantly opposed similar federal aid to New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2013. And he doesn’t remember it. Read the rest of SC Sen. Lindsey Graham requests federal aid for flood victims, despite denying the same after Sandy

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Industrial Giant Cargill Announces Promise to Stop Leveling Rainforests

September 25, 2014 by  
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Mega agricultural and industrial company Cargill has announced at the UN Climate Summit that it will begin to support the New York Declaration on Forests- and stop leveling rainforests . The company, which has widespread properties in both Brazil and Malaysia, has vowed to protect forests in all of its agricultural supply chains. This exciting news is a big step for the declaration, which aims to end forest losses by 2030. Read the rest of Industrial Giant Cargill Announces Promise to Stop Leveling Rainforests Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cargill , deforestation , eco design , green design , New York Declaration on Forests , sustainable design , un climate summit

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Green building leaders declare freedom from toxics

July 22, 2013 by  
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Here's how the Health Product Declaration is becoming the new best practice to beat in green building.

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