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Water Management Continues to Be a Key Business Sustainability Differentiator

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With energy subsidies now dominating the headlines of the popular ‘green’ press, the frequently forgotten resource that presents a growing challenge is the access and availability of water.  Commonly examined in terms of drinking water, the business sustainability impacts of this resource present a more immediate concern.
 

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Do Your Purchases Reflect Your Values on Climate Change?
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To help you with all your summer purchases—from food and drinks for your picnic and barbeque to airlines and hotels for summer vacations—we launched our ‘Score Your Shopping Cart’ quiz on Facebook!

Water for People: Finding Better Ways to Deliver Water to People

Long term solutions are needed for the long term challenge of clean water and sanitation
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 From Glenn Croston's blog at Ecopreneurist

Harry Potter and the Deathly Climate Change

Regular people can rise to the challenge of climate change, as long as we treat it like the serious enemy it is.
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From Glenn Croston's blog at Fast Company

Trash to Gas

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Waste Management just launched their 1000th truck to be run off of liquefied natural gas, a bi-product from trash in found in landfills. This closed loop system promotes a healthier environment because the harvested gas used as fuel is clean burning, reducing carbon emissions and greenhouse gases as well as reducing petroleum dependency as much as 8 million gallons a year!

 

About Greenopolis

Greenopolis is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behavior on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs. Visit our site at www.greenopolis.com to learn more!

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Waste Management just launched their 1000th truck to be run off of liquefied natural gas, a bi-product from trash in found in landfills. This closed loop system promotes a healthier environment because the harvested gas used as fuel is clean burning, reducing carbon emissions and greenhouse gases as well as reducing petroleum dependency as much as 8 million gallons a year!

 

About Greenopolis

Greenopolis is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behavior on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs. Visit our site at www.greenopolis.com to learn more!

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EPA, SEC carry the torch on U.S. environmental progress

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While the EU charges ahead with carbon trading, stricter environmental laws and better enforcement, we here in America hang our heads in shame. Our Federal government is in environmental denial and the media cries Cassandra. Al Gore goes to a highly-publicized meeting with President Obama to lobby for climate change mitigation, while Obama has still not honored his promise to reinstall solar panels on the White House roof.

Goats and Glass

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This week's guests are John Van Dine, the CEO of SAGE Electrochromics, the leading developer of dynamic window glass and Jennifer Bice, the owner of Redwood Hill Farm, who tells us how goats can be a more sustainable alternative to cows.

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This week's guests are John Van Dine, the CEO of SAGE Electrochromics, the leading developer of dynamic window glass and Jennifer Bice, the owner of Redwood Hill Farm, who tells us how goats can be a more sustainable alternative to cows.

Carbon Dioxide is Killing Coral: How Rising Ocean Acidification Damages Marine Ecosystems

by J.P. Rose
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Ocean acidification from high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere threatens coral reef habitats, and the hundreds of marine species that rely on them. How this works at http://bit.ly/qfjoOu.

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Ocean acidification from high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere threatens coral reef habitats, and the hundreds of marine species that rely on them. How this works at http://bit.ly/qfjoOu.

Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation and Climate Change Adaption 101

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Climate change, climate mitigation, and climate change adaptation, oh my!  So many distinctions to make.  With expanding global climate discussions it has become critical for many companies to have comprehensive business sustainability strategies to address emissions.  Our sustainability consulting experiences over the last few years has revealed that leaders are beginning to understand the risks and costs associated with both their organization's direct and indirect exposure and taking action to address climate change risk; however, there are distinctions to be made in strategies.

The Ecology Center Scores Gold with IDEA Award for Water Conservation Exhibit

Splash! Exhibit at The Ecology Center Encourages Water Conservation Through Innovative Design
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) San Juan Capistrano - July 12, 2011 - Known for its innovative approach to environmental education, The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano collaborated with the design firm Zago to create the Splash! How Good Water Works water conservation exhibit located at the Center through August 2011.  The Splash!

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