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JustGreen Holiday Tips: Recycle & Upcycle

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We create a lot of waste during the holidays. Here are some ways to recycle and upcycle holiday waste:

1)     Not the most popular option, but re-gift unwanted gifts to someone who you think might appreciate the gift.

2)     Gather old clothes and jewelry and create a great dress-up box for kids.

3)     Donate unwanted gifts and old toys to charity.

Bloomberg's Workplace Charging Challenge

Plug-in your electric vehicle
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The demand for electric vehicles is expanding in the United States. Through the Workplace Charging Challenge, recently announced by President Obama, the Department of Energy is joining the effort to increase access to charging stations in the workplace, thereby increasing the affordability and convenience of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).

Godwin Agbara and Andrea Reba-Miller - Section 1502: Perspectives from the U.S. GAO

Godwin Agbara and Andrea Reba Miller’s presentation from Source Intelligence's Virtual Symposium
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The United States Government Accountability Office is the audit, evaluation and investigation portion of congress.  In 2010, Congress enacted Section 1502(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to address the exploitation of conflict minerals, which include tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, and the extreme levels of violence in the DRC.

The Seduction of More

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As the economy continues to rebound, businesses in our industry seem to be shifting their focus away from cost-cutting, cautiousness, and risk adversity, and turning it towards forward-thinking innovation, disruptive technologies, and new business models.

Could Sensors Help Green Roofs Grow?

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How environmentally green, really, are so-called green roofs like the one that’s on top of the Walmart store in north Portland?

Just as wireless sensor networks increasingly are helping building owners and tenants keep track on energy efficiency and water conservation inside, they are also at the center of several new research projects – including one at the aforementioned Walmart site – that aims to build a better understanding of their performance.

After all, it isn’t all that practical or safe for this sort of information to be collected manually by humans.

CSR Gives Forest City Enterprises a Ratings Boost

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Part of the business case for publishing acorporate social responsibility (CSR) report is to improve transparency, enabling stakeholders to better understand a business and how it positively affects employees, customers and communities while delivering shareholder value.

Lab-Grown Beef: A Meat Pie in the Sky?

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Cruelty free products abound in our 21st Century market place, from cosmetics to fake fur. But can you imagine a cruelty free filet mignon? It sounds like an oxymoron, or the stuff of a wacky sci-fi flick. But, as this week’s guest on Sea Change Radio explains, lab-grown meat is here and could hit the shelves within your lifetime.

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Product Filtering

Breaking down the basic terminology of conflict minerals compliance
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In our second installment of “Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics,” we are going to cover the all important first step of product filtering.

Product Filtering Process

Bloomberg Leads with LEED

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At year end 2012, Bloomberg occupied 4.5 million square feet of office space. With the completion of our new London headquarters, Bloomberg Place (estimate 2017), 50% of employees will be working in LEED certified office space. To date, we have completed 14 LEED certified projects - 7 Platinum and 7 Gold and have a commitment that all new office space with more than 100+ employees will be LEED-certified GOLD or higher.

Learn more about this effort and others on the Bloomberg Sustainability Microsite.

Honda Releases 2013 North American Environmental Report

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  • CO2-adjusted fuel economy of Honda and Acura automobiles up 9.5%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of automobile production in N.A. down 16.2%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of product shipments in the U.S. down 8%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of service parts shipments in the U.S. down 13.5%
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  • CO2-adjusted fuel economy of Honda and Acura automobiles up 9.5%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of automobile production in N.A. down 16.2%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of product shipments in the U.S. down 8%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of service parts shipments in the U.S. down 13.5%

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