5 Stores Who Kicked Plastic Bags To The Curb

August 15, 2016 by  
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Did you know that studies have shown that about 12 million metric tons of plastic debris, including plastic bags, has accumulated in our oceans around the world? Due to this pollution, more than 100,000 marine animals die each year due to plastic…

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Video: Creating Green Jobs

February 18, 2016 by  
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You already know that recycling is important for the amount it saves from going to landfills — scrap recycling diverts 40 million metric tons of useful materials a year — but did you know that job creation is also a huge benefit? Scrap recycling…

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Will Walmart meet its sustainability goals?

March 8, 2012 by  
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A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance finds that Walmart is falling woefully short of its sustainability goals. But a Walmart spokeswoman says the retail giant has projects in the works to eliminate 16 million metric tons of greenhouse gases.

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Set-Top Boxes Are the #1 Household Energy Drain

June 28, 2011 by  
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A recent study by the National Resources Defense Council finds that cable and digital recording devices are now “the single largest electricity drain in many American homes.” The study found that “In 2010, set-top boxes in the United States consumed approximately 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is equivalent to the annual output of nine average (500 MW) coal-fired power plants.” This power consumption translates to roughly $3 billion in annual electricity costs paid by consumers, as well as being responsible for the release of 16 million metric tons of CO2 emissions each year. Furthermore, according to the NRDC report, an average HD set-top cable box and HD-DVR uses more energy (446 kWh/year) than an average 21 cubic foot Energy Star refrigerator (415 kWh/year).

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Obama Administration Wants 56 MPG Standard by 2025

June 27, 2011 by  
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The Obama administration will formally propose new fuel efficiency standards in September, but recent meetings with domestic automakers reveal that the administration is gunning for a 56.2 mpg standard for cars and light trucks by 2025. The new standard would be a huge jump from the current 30.2 mpg standard for cars and 24.1 mpg standard for light trucks. The White House will hold more meetings with both domestic and foreign automakers and the numbers could change before September.  According to reports, the initial proposal would require automakers to increase fuel efficiency by an average of five percent each year over years 2017 to 2025

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Natural Gas Flaring Emits as Much CO2 as 77 Million Cars, Wastes 5% of World Production

April 4, 2011 by  
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Photo: Ken Doerr , Flickr, CC 400 Million Metric Tons of CO2 are Emitted… Every Year The world consumption of natural gas is enormous (2007’s peak was at 108 trillion cubic feet, according to the USEIA ).

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Could LA’s Plan to Build 30 Years of Transit Projects in Just 10 Work for the US?

April 4, 2011 by  
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Photo: Groume via Flickr / CC BY-SA Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has thrown all of his weight behind his city’s so-called 30/10 plan — a blueprint to build 30 years’ worth of transit projects in just 10, by making a half percent increase on sales tax and leveraging federal funding.

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Guangzhou’s Great Multi-Modal Transit System (Video)

April 4, 2011 by  
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Bus Rapid Transit + Bike-Sharing + Subway High-density is greener than low-density, but for cities to reach their green potential, they need to offer good transportation alternatives to individual vehicles, especially for commuting. Guanghzou’s transportation system is a good example of this. In fact, it’s so good that it won the city this year’s International Sustainable Transportation award .

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Walmart Releases Its Roadmap to GHG Accounting

August 5, 2010 by  
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Walmart released a guidance document this week that details how it will count the emissions reductions toward the retailers goal of squeezing 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from its supply chain by 2015.

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The Value of Rewarding Consumers Who Make Green Choices

August 3, 2010 by  
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Most mainstream consumers are not willing to sacrifice price, performance and/or quality to buy more sustainable products. But what if we could completely shift consumer’s environmental habits by providing monetary rewards for doing the right thing

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