‘We’re still in:’ From meme to movement with Microsoft, WWF, Ceres & Ingersoll Rand

May 17, 2018 by  
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Sustainability leaders discuss following through with their Paris Agreement goals, despite the US’ withdrawal. Find insights from Marty Spitzer of WWF, Anne Kelly of Ceres, Jim Hanna of Microsoft and Holly Emerson of Ingersoll Rand.

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Stunning shipping container home can be yours for $125k

November 22, 2017 by  
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Architect and builder Ty Kelly wanted to disconnect from the stresses of city life in Seattle – so he built an incredible shipping container home deep in the picturesque Montana plains. The 720-square-foot home is made from plenty of reclaimed materials , and it’s currently on the market for $125,000 . The one-bedroom, one-bath home is a true example of shipping container design done right. The home design is a sophisticated blend of wood and glass. Partially clad in wooden planking on the exterior, the house has an all-glass wall that provides natural light into the interior as well as gorgeous views of the rugged Montana landscape. Further embedding the home into its stunning surroundings is the wooden flooring that extends the length of the home onto an open-air deck on the exterior. Related: You can now buy tiny shipping container homes on Amazon Although the design of the home is quite contemporary, Kelly used quite a bit of reclaimed materials in the construction. The redwood flooring and wall panels are made out of reclaimed wood, as well as the kitchen’s butcher block counters, which were made out of leftover lumber from another project. On the interior, the living space, although quite compact, is incredibly comfortable. The kitchen has a wood stove as well as the typical modern conveniences such as a dishwasher and washer and dryer. The home’s bathroom layout, however, is quite a different story. The home comes complete with an outdoor shower on the side deck that lets the homeowners truly get back to nature. Via Dwell Photos via Zillow  

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Massive sinkhole opens up in the middle of a Brazilian farming town

November 22, 2017 by  
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Watch your step! An enormous sinkhole has opened up in the tiny municipality of Coromandel, in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As Forbes  reports, the 65-foot hole appeared overnight in the thick of a local soybean farm swallowing up earth, crops, and putting some 28,000 residents on alert. While some in the area had suspected a meteor was to blame for the cavernous hollow, geologists from the Federal University of Uberlândia have confirmed the sinkhole was in fact caused by the disintegration of the town’s underlying limestone bedrock. In addition to farming soy, coffee, and corn, the region is active in mining pure calcareous limestone, a sedimentary rock that spans much of the area. The town of Coromandel, in fact, sits atop a large stretch of limestone. While the sinkhole is the first to be recorded in the area’s modern history, geologist Trevor Nace is quick to point out that its occurrence is far from abnormal and should not be considered unexpected given the region’s limestone bedrock. Related: Japanese fix massive city sinkhole within 48 hours Nace says rain is slightly acidic. “As it percolates into the ground it can, over time, dissolve calcium carbonate into calcium, carbon dioxide, and water.” He adds, “As the limestone (calcium carbonate) dissolves it leaves voids underneath the ground and eventually the overlying weight of the sediment causes the area to collapse. This collapsed feature is a sinkhole.” Nace also cites “ Poço Verde/Green Well ,” a local tourist destination that professors surmise was once a sinkhole that over time evolved into a lake. Via Forbes Images via Coromandel’s press release and Google Earth

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Episode 64: Live from GreenBiz 17

February 17, 2017 by  
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Audio clips from the premier annual event for sustainability leaders, including Annie Leonard from Greenpeace, Mehmood Khan of PepsiCo and Anne Kelly of Ceres.

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Timberland walks the extra mile to end plastic waste

February 17, 2017 by  
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The footwear giant cleans up its supply chain by partnering with a startup that promises to add financial value and empower workers in Haiti.

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Behind the forces disrupting the CSO’s role

February 17, 2017 by  
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Both sustainability management and business in general are undergoing major upheavals. BSR’s CEO Aron Cramer weighs in.

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Luke Lamp Co.’s Center Pendant Rope Lights Give Energy Efficient LEDs an Elegant New Form

May 27, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Luke Lamp Co.’s Center Pendant Rope Lights Give Energy Efficient LEDs an Elegant New Form Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: center pendant , center pendant lamps , center pendant lights , energy efficient lighting , ICFF , icff 2014 , LED lamps , LED lights , led rope light , LEDs , luke Kelly , Luke lamp co , nylon rope , rope lamps , rope lights

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SXSW Eco: Interview with Kelly Rigg of TckTckTck

October 6, 2011 by  
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We caught up with Kelly Rigg, the Executive Director of The Global Campaign for Climate Action, here at South-By to talk about the many reasons we need to adopt an International Climate Agreement . Are you listening, America? Get more info on Kelly, the GCCA and the almost 300 orga… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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