What good are sustainability ratings?

September 17, 2012 by  
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While ratings such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index have achieved widespread credibility, it's unclear how much investors — and others outside sustainability circles — really use them.

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Envision Solar Creates a Tracking Solar Tree for General Motors

November 18, 2011 by  
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General Motors has long been pursuing a more environmentally friendly business model, producing electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt in  landfill-free facilities . However, they can now add solar charging canopies to their achievements with the Tracking Solar Tre which was recently installed at GM’s Company Vehicle Operations site in Warren, Michigan. Read the rest of Envision Solar Creates a Tracking Solar Tree for General Motors Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Envision Solar Tracking Solar Tree Array , General Motors Envision Solar , General Motors solar power , General Motors Tracking Solar Tree , GM Company solar power , Solar Power , tracking solar array GM Motors , Tracking Solar Tree , Tracking Solar Tree Array

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Why Energy Reduction Goals Are Moving Up the Corporate Agenda

March 15, 2011 by  
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Establishing an energy reduction goal offers benefits that carbon reduction goals do not in today’s business climate, such as the direct relationship to dollar savings, which may be easier to sell internally.

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Japanese Scientists Create A Mutant Mouse That Tweets Like a Bird

December 22, 2010 by  
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Photo credit: Osaka University via Discovery News In order to study how language evolves, scientists in Japan have created a mouse that can tweet and chirp like a bird. Apparently the mutation was a complete accident as they bred generations of genetically engineered mice with various mutations to see what happens

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New Nau Now Available for Fall 2010

October 12, 2010 by  
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All Photos: Nau Having arrived in staggered releases, the Nau Fall 2010 line appears to now be complete. Unlike the heady days, four years ago, when the chic outdoor/urban brand of eco-clothing launched with more industry innovations than a porcupine has spikes, the ground-breaking is, these days, a tad more subdued. But is still quite evident in garments such as the women’s Splendor Trench and men’s Rheostat Jacket (both pictured above), which do have something unique going for them…

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Today’s the Happiest Day of 2010, According to Math

June 18, 2010 by  
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Photo: slezo Have you noticed yourself smiling a bit more than usual today? Is there an extra spring to your step and a twinkle in your eye? If so, it might be because today, June 18, is the happiest day of the year–at least that’s according to a special mathematical formula designed to measure happiness

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Africa’s Great Green Wall Hopes to Stop the Spreading Sahara – If It Ever Gets Planted

June 18, 2010 by  
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photo: It’s been a couple of years since the still-planned and so-called Great Green Wall of Africa graced the pages of TreeHugger, so here’s a quick update and overview: As the BBC reports, African leaders are meeting in Chad to further push the idea of planting a wall of trees and vegetation at the edge of the Sahara desert in an attempt to halt it’s further southward spread. ..

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The Anarchy of Cheese Made Simple

April 25, 2010 by  
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Image: Chelsea Green Book Review: Cheesemonger by Edgar Gordon Cheesemonger inspires one to become an expert on cheese — or on anything for that matter — with the realization that this goal is achievable with a good dose of humility, curiosity and hard work. And if you already fancy yourself a cheese expert, such as the American who did a two year post-doc at the Sorbonne, this book may prevent you from making an overconfident ass of yourself. Best of all, this book celebrates both old and new wor…

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Recycled Juice Boxes Become Biomorphic Lamp

March 1, 2010 by  
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Images: Loxolop Inspired by origami and biomorphism, Dutch artist Ebére Groenouwe created the Loxolop hanging lamp. Made of waste paper from a juice-carton factory (which means it’s readily recyclable), the Loxolop ships in a tidy little package, its two pieces assembled by the user on arrival. We’ve seen other illuminative flatpack artifacts such as the laser-cut 3D lamp from Dror Benshetrit , the

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One Young World Leadership Summit Brings Decision Makers of the Future Together

February 4, 2010 by  
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Image from One Young World The world’s bright lights will be in London this weekend for the One Young World Summit. It’s the first youth leadership summit, and will be bringing together 1500 leaders, all under the age of 25, from 192 countries

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