Why Sun Chemical sees solar as part of its cost-reduction strategy

March 7, 2017 by  
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Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, recently added another healthy dose of renewable energy to its portfolio.The company has announced the signing of a 20-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA) that will allow its client, Sun Chemical, to cut electricity costs at its Carlstadt, N.J., production facility by roughly $400,000. This extends the energy savings the company has realized through its partnership with Schneider, which runs into the millions.

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What’s left in the wake of South Africa’s abandoned gold mines

January 15, 2016 by  
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Thousands of abandoned gold mines are scattered across South Africa, polluting the water with toxics and filling the air with noxious dust. For the millions of people who live around these derelict sites, the health impacts can be severe.

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Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

August 27, 2015 by  
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Wild birds are being hunted by the millions throughout Mediterranean Europe with impunity, despite strong laws against the practice. It is estimated that 25 million birds are hunted annually, using cruel trapping methods, such as tangled nets, metal traps, and glue-covered tree branches. Egypt, Italy, and Syria are the biggest offenders, yet several nations engage in the practice. Why are people getting away with this? Read the rest of Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

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New Study Suggests Pesticide-Tainted Pollen is Killing Bees By The Millions

July 26, 2013 by  
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Although it’s obvious that something is killing bees in mass quantities, for years scientists have struggled to finger a culprit. A continued mass die-off of honey bees would be disastrous for our food system, so investigations into possible causes have become more urgent. A new study published just days ago claims that a toxic cocktail of pesticides and fungicides has contaminated the pollen that bees collect and bring back to the hive. Bees affected by chemical combination demonstrated a dramatically diminished ability to fight off parasitic invasion, which eventually proves fatal. Read the rest of New Study Suggests Pesticide-Tainted Pollen is Killing Bees By The Millions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , bee die-offs , beehives , bees , food system , fungicides , hives , pesticides , poison , pollen , pollination , pollinators        

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Recycling, Business and Charity Intersect at ‘The Green Can’

December 26, 2012 by  
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When the opportunity to recycle presents itself, people are more likely to pitch in and do the right thing. But for the millions of Americans living in multifamily complexes like apartments and condos that don’t offer a recycling option, the effort…

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Businesses struggle to win sustainability street cred

May 11, 2012 by  
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While corporations pour millions of dollars into sustainability policies and initiatives, consumers remain skeptical.

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The Cost Of Christmas: Millions of Tons of Non-Recyclable Packaging

December 30, 2011 by  
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Christmas has come and gone, and amid the unwanted socks and numerous toiletry gift sets are piles of wrapping paper. While many of us will put our wrapping paper out to be recycled, the fact is that lots of people won’t – it is estimated that an astounding 500 tons of Christmas tree lights will be thrown away, along with 25 million bin liners full of plastic wrapping, drink bottles, and broken toys. What is worse is that this is in the UK alone – and while the numbers are bound to be higher in the US, one thing that won’t be is the small amount of refuse that is actually recyclable. Read the rest of The Cost Of Christmas: Millions of Tons of Non-Recyclable Packaging Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: christmas environmental footprint , christmas gifts , christmas plastic impact , christmas plastic packaging , christmas recycling , plastic christmas cost , plastic non-recyclable , plastic packaging , plastic recycling , uk plastic , uk plastic recycling

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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green

December 30, 2011 by  
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Gensler has more than 3,000 professionals in 41 locations around the world, and together they have managed to make quite an impact with  sustainable architecture . Granted, not every architecture firm has access to their level of resources, or their repeat clientele, but we decided to dig a little deeper to see if the sustainable trend is just an outward appearance of the firm’s design, or if the philosophy is carried throughout their office’s culture. We recently spoke to Gensler’s Irwin Miller to learn more about the firm’s stance on sustainable architecture, and why they feel it is so important to be involved with green business conferences like  Opportunity Green . Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Architecture , Gensler , green architecture , Green Building , green conference , green design , inhabitat , Inhabitat LA , Inhabitat Los Angeles , Irwin Miller , Opportunity Green , Sustainable Building , Sustainable Conference , sustainable design

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Jonna Pohjalainen’s Giant Colored Pencil Sculptures Make You Feel Miniature!

December 30, 2011 by  
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PHOTOS: Life at Aconcagua’s Confluencia, a Sustainable Geodesic Base Camp in the Argentine Andes

December 30, 2011 by  
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