Despite contemporary obstacles on the road to climate action, companies, non-profits and cities recognize addressing climate change is important and are continuing their work to achieve climate success. Holly Emerson, Ingersoll Rand senior sustainability analyst, shares 3 strategies to help businesses achieve a low-carbon future. She recommends establishing a long-term climate commitment, empowering customers to reduce their carbon footprints and encouraging authentic employee engagement.
At Republic Services’ Hickory Ridge Landfill near Atlanta, GA, solar panels were installed to generate clean electricity and provide a reuse of the landfill. This award-winning project, which sits on 48-acres and is one of the largest solar energy-generating facilities in the state of Georgia, converts sunlight into a clean, renewable energy resource for the local community, including landfill gas and solar electric power.
When guests visit our integrated resorts, they are treated to elegantly designed spaces, celebrity chef restaurants and exquisite customer service. But rarely do they realize what it takes to operate these mini cities behind the scenes. While our ultimate purpose is guest satisfaction, we also consciously aim to reduce our environmental footprint.
Operating a sustainable business means focusing on the areas where we have the greatest impact and where we can make meaningful improvement through investments, partnerships and scalable solutions.
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The way forward Reframing our strategy
The Sands ECO360 strategy has been guiding our sustainability efforts for the past years. In 2016, in response to guest feedback and changing expectations, we revamped the program. We are expanding our Green Meetings pillar to include Events, offering additional environmentally conscious options in other venues such as the ArtScience Museum, theaters, and arena functions. Greater emphasis has also been placed on wellness-focused amenities, allowing guests to maintain their active lifestyles while traveling.
Previous River Guardian Award recipient to sponsor event
ATLANTA, August 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Chattahoochee Riverkeeper announces the 2017 Climate Change Conference with presenting sponsors Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation. The conference is set to take place on September 27-28, hosted by the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.
Our team makes sustainability a reality for organizations by developing customized energy solutions based on their needs. These solutions include demand response, renewables, thermal, commodity sales, energy efficiency and energy management services. Responding to the business goals of ROI- driven companies, our projects span multiple industries and range from 100 MW utility-scale renewable solutions to o -grid power solutions that employ small wind turbines and battery storage.
New Downloadable eBook Explores Impact, Economics and Viability of Solar & Energy Storage
In 2017, the energy storage market is expected to double in size in California thanks to more than $448 million in federal and local incentives to pair storage with solar projects. Together, both solar and energy storage work to lower electric bills: solar by overall consumption and storage by spikes in power demand. Variable power generation is a weakness of solar systems that energy storage improves on. Pairing solar and energy storage brings stability, increased reliability and resiliency to the electrical grid.
As of August 2, 2017, humanity has used up all the resources provided by Mother Nature for the whole 2017. And each year that day comes earlier. For more than 10 years, Schneider Electric has been committed to #MoveTheDate of #EarthOvershootDay
The costs of global ecological overspending are becoming increasingly evident around the world, in the form of deforestation, drought, fresh-water scarcity, soil erosion, biodiversity loss, and the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But the trend can be reversed, if we moved Earth Overshoot Day back 4.5 days every year, we would return to using the resources of one planet by 2050.
An increasing number of companies are making public commitments to power their operations with renewable energy, but convincing senior management that the investment is worth it can still be a difficult task. Evidence of improvements to ESG ratings and reputation make the task easier.