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Eco-tourism Destinations and Basics: Support Sustainability and Local Economies with Your Travel Dollars

Apr 20th, 2011 | By
Eco-tourism Destinations and Basics: Support Sustainability and Local Economies with Your Travel Dollars

Today, it’s easier than ever to find alternatives to traditional tourism practices. By going on an eco-tour, you’re helping to preserve the area that you are visiting and minimizing your environmental impact as a tourist. Eco-tourism is different from traditional tourism in a lot of ways. It’s also significantly different from nature tourism. With nature tourism, you are […]



Make St. Patrick’s Day Even Greener

Mar 8th, 2011 | By
Make St. Patrick’s Day Even Greener

The month of leprechauns, shamrocks and green beer is upon us, but these days the term “green beer” takes on a whole new meaning. As you enjoy the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day, consider these opportunities to lessen your impact on the environment while enjoying your favorite beverage […]



Agility: The New Core Competency for EHS and Sustainability

Feb 5th, 2011 | By
Agility: The New Core Competency for EHS and Sustainability

For years Environmental, Health, and Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) leaders have periodically reviewed their strategies to make sure they are aligned with “the business” of their company. That’s no longer good enough.  Increasingly, the business itself is evolving quickly.  It’s changing its organization, structure, and focus.  It’s a moving target.  That’s pretty tough to align
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Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Company Stock Value

Feb 4th, 2011 | By
Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Company Stock Value

How much greenhouse gas a company produces has a significant effect on the value of the company’s stock, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California (UC), Davis; UC, Berkeley; and University of Otago in New Zealand. The greater the carbon emissions, the lower a company’s stock, all other factors being
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Canada: New Clean Energy Programs in Ontario

Feb 4th, 2011 | By
Canada: New Clean Energy Programs in Ontario

The Ontario Power Authority is developing two new Clean Energy Standard Offer Programs, one for natural gas-fired combined heat and power (CHPSOP), the other for energy recovery (ERSOP) from by-products fuel and under utilized energy resources. These programs potentially offer exciting opportunities for Ontario’s industries. Consultation will be carried out over the next couple of months.
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Canada: Towards Sustainable Mining

Dec 17th, 2010 | By
Canada: Towards Sustainable Mining

Since 2004, members of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) have been required to implement MAC’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative. This initiative requires member companies to implement programs to meet requirements under the following performance indicators: Tailings Management Energy Use and GHG Emissions Management Crisis Management Planning External Outreach Many mining companies are applying
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Sustainability: Three Important Trends

Nov 6th, 2010 | By
Sustainability: Three Important Trends

In our role as environmental and business consultants who assist global companies in developing and implementing sustainability strategies, we’ve noticed three important trends in sustainability programs: expanded transparency and reporting; enhanced importance of ratings, rankings and standards; and whole systems life cycle thinking. […]



Climate Change Leaders: 350 Best U.S. Companies

Oct 9th, 2010 | By
Climate Change Leaders: 350 Best U.S. Companies

Maplecroft launched rebalanced rankings for the Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs), which rate the top 350 U.S. companies based on their climate innovation and carbon management programs. GE, Ford, Alcoa, Air Products, J&J, Praxair, Lexmark, Intel, UTC and AMD top the list. [More…]



Using Green Roofs for LEED in Residential Properties

Oct 7th, 2010 | By
Using Green Roofs for LEED in Residential Properties

  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to certify “a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship
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Strategies for Marketing Product Sustainability

Oct 5th, 2010 | By
Strategies for Marketing Product Sustainability

With the increased focus on sustainability in the marketplace, consumers have the choice between sustainable and traditional alternatives in a growing number of product categories. Despite this growth in the number of alternatives available, not all consumers are buying sustainable products. In fact, the success of sustainable products differs by product category: for example, sustainable
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