EPA may attempt to eliminate California’s emissions independence

July 24, 2018 by  
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The U.S. Transportation Department and the EPA are expected to announce a proposal this Thursday to revoke California’s ability to set its own emissions standards . The proposal, revealed by an anonymous source, suggests that the organizations plan to freeze national emission requirements at 2020 levels until 2026. If this plan were to go into effect, experts estimate that national oil consumption after 2020 would increase by half a million barrels of oil per day. Additionally, the proposal would come into conflict with the Clean Air Act waiver that allows California to set its own regulations on emission levels. The levels of environmental damage from the potential increase in oil consumption have yet to be estimated. This news also comes after a January proposal by Governor Jerry Brown to raise the bar on a previous state goal of having five million electric vehicles available by 2030. California representative Jimmy Gomez added that “vehicle emissions standards are a big part of our environmental identity.” Related: The number of electric vehicles on the streets could triple in two years The EPA and the Transportation Department plan to hold public commentary and hearing sessions before finalizing the decision. Other states are also expected to join the conversation as dozens have adopted the same or similar policies on zero-emission vehicles. The organizations will entertain comments on whether U.S. regulators plan to offer credits for autonomous vehicles and air condition improvements as well. + Reuters Images via Shutterstock

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GreenBiz Sustainability Goals – Waste Management Sustainability Services

March 23, 2018 by  
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After this year’s GreenBiz conference, the real work begins. How do you know if you’re setting the right goals? How should you refine existing approaches and programs? How can you best engage stakeholders to achieve your organization’s sustainability vision?Learn how Waste Management Sustainability Services helps GreenBiz and other organizations set and execute on sustainability goals. sustainabilityservices@wm.com

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GreenBiz Sustainability Goals – Waste Management Sustainability Services

March 23, 2018 by  
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After this year’s GreenBiz conference, the real work begins. How do you know if you’re setting the right goals? How should you refine existing approaches and programs? How can you best engage stakeholders to achieve your organization’s sustainability vision?Learn how Waste Management Sustainability Services helps GreenBiz and other organizations set and execute on sustainability goals. sustainabilityservices@wm.com

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Sustainability is disruptive talk but wears incremental trousers

May 12, 2017 by  
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While we’re good at looking at the biggest picture and thinking long-term, we’re missing what’s going on inside our organizations.

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Episode 41: Food data players to watch; a corporate renewables crash course

August 26, 2016 by  
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This week on the GreenBiz 350 podcast: A look at where agriculture meets cap-and-trade climate policy, plus a breakdown of the organizations catalyzing corporate clean energy.

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#ClearThePitch helps make fields safe from landmines so kids can play soccer

April 6, 2016 by  
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Grey for Good, the philanthropic arm of Grey Group Singapore , has teamed up with DanChurchAid (DCA) to drive support for creating safer communities in post-conflict zones around the world – communities free of dangerous remnants of war such as land mines, unexploded ammunition and cluster bombs. This campaign tackles a topic often described as one of the most evil problems affecting millions of civilians in over 60 countries around the world. And while it will take a mammoth effort by DCA and other organizations to eradicate, the topic does not feature a lot in the public conversation or the media. To change this, the initiative #ClearThePitch builds an emotional link to one of the world’s biggest sports: soccer . It’s a universal sport and is played on streets, fields, playgrounds, parking lots and many more places. But due to remnants of war such as land mines, cluster bombs and unexploded ammunition, in large parts of the world playing soccer on fields can be extremely dangerous. Especially for children. With #ClearThePitch, you can help bring attention to the problem and help clean up these areas so kids can play safe again. + DanChurchAid + Grey

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Translating big data to improve corporate decisions

March 4, 2016 by  
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The public debut at GreenBiz 16 in Pheonix of the Green Infrastructure Support Tool (GIST), built by the Earth Genome in collaboration with WBCSD, that helps identify solutions to water scarcity risk. It demonstrates the promise of how environmental data, science and visualization technology can exponentially lower the cost for corporations to gain insights that enable better decisions for their organizations, society and the planet.

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Rethinking systems for the circular economy

March 4, 2016 by  
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Dow Chemical Corporate Vice President for EH&S and Chief Sustainability Officer Neil Hawkins and Polyethylene and Packaging Division President Diego Donoso discuss Dow’s 2025 goal to advance the circular economy by innovating and collaborating to design waste into new products and services at GreenBiz 16 in Phoenix.

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Best Buy, Grainger and the secrets to take-back success

July 15, 2015 by  
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A combination of regulatory prowess, integrated sustainability goals and attention to operational details are key for businesses, cities and other organizations wading into take-back recycling programs.

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How Can Nature Inspire Smarter Companies? Help Kickstart This Book!

November 21, 2014 by  
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Regular Inhabitat readers will know and love our own Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker , who writes our Biomimicry Manual series . Dr. Woolley-Barker has been writing a bio-inspired book all about how nature would run a company, called Super Organizations: Nature’s Game-Changing Guide To Faster, Smarter, More Valuable Companies . The book talks about how nature’s collaborators like ant colonies and bee hives work together to create organizations and how we can learn from them to better our own. But in order to get the book off the ground, Dr. Woolley-Barker is looking for a little help. Her Kickstarter campaign ends in just four days and is just a few hundred dollars short of its final goal. Help make this brilliant book a reality – and maybe even change the way we think about running our companies – by making a donation at Kickstarter  . DONATE HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ant colonies , bee hives , biomimicry , biomimicry manual , Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker , Kickstarter books , kickstarter campaigns , More Valuable Companies , natural collaborators , nature inspiration , self-publishing , Smarter , Super Organizations , Super Organizations: Nature’s Game-Changing Guide To Faster , Tamsin Woolley-Barker , Woolley-Barker book

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