Carbon Emissions

Real vs. Fake: The Great Christmas Tree Debate

Are they real or fake?
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Are they real or fake? Most of us who celebrate the holidays with a Christmas tree have an opinion about which type of tree is better, so we decided to take a look at the climate impact of each to see if that should make a difference in your decision.

The winner?

It depends on how long you keep your artificial tree and how far you drive to purchase a tree.


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November Corporate Citizenship Highlights


Corporate citizenship professionals know the business and social value that can be achieved by furthering their efforts through strategic and thoughtful partnerships. Many environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are widespread and pervasive, and can only be tackled through the active involvement of a multitude of people and organizations, each bringing their own unique skillsets.

In Climate Talks, Spotlight Turns to India

U.S.-China deal on carbon emissions ramps up pressure on New Delhi to get more aggressive in moving away from coal.
India's new prime minister, a Hindu nationalist and former tea seller, recently urged his country's schoolchildren to help save the planet by relishing the delight of a full moon.
"On a full moon night, if street lights are put off for two, three hours, will it not be service to the environment? Won't you enjoy the full moon night?" Narendra Modi said in September, adding: "We have forgotten to live with nature." He urged kids to switch off fans, lights, or appliances when not in use and turn off tap water when brushing teeth.

NS Helps BMW Reduce Emissions

Making A Business Case, Meeting Sustainability Goals

Most people probably wouldn’t think about Norfolk Southern when they see a BMW sports activity vehicle cruising down the road. In fact, our double-stack intermodal container trains are transporting the parts and components that go into every SAV manufactured at the luxury automaker’s Greer, S.C., assembly plant.

Another thing people might not realize: Our business partnership with BMW is good for the environment, the economy, and residents who commute on South Carolina’s Interstate 26 corridor.

New Idle-Reduction Technology on BNSF Locomotives Helps to Improve Air Quality, Conserve Fuel in Washington State


BNSF Railway, in partnership with Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (Spokane Clean Air) and HOTSTART, is retrofitting 11 locomotives with HOTSTART idle-reduction technology to reduce emissions and conserve fuel in Washington. The pool of locomotives will operate out of the BNSF rail yards in Spokane, Wash. and Pasco, Wash.

Cisco’s People Going Solar at Home

By Ali Ahmed

The people of Cisco in the United States and Canada can now buy or lease solar power for their homes at a discount, thanks to an initiative between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Geostellar, an online marketer of solar systems.

This or That: Chocolate vs. Pumpkin Seeds

Which Halloween Snack Has The Lowest Carbon Footprint?
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Halloween is becoming one of the biggest holidays with consumers spending close to $7.4 billion this year. Finding the perfect costume and eating delicious Halloween candy usually takes priority. Halloween can also encourage poor nutritional choices and generate a lot of waste. We took a look at two Halloween snack options and we found out that the healthier snack was also better for the environment, too. The carbon footprint of pumpkin seeds is about 70 percent lower than the average chocolate bar.

SAP Lauded for Sustainability Leadership Worldwide

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WALLDORF, October 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ — SAP SE announced that it has been ranked the most sustainable software company by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the eighth consecutive year. The company also achieved inclusion in the CDP Climate Performance and Disclosure Leadership Indices.

Wells Fargo Recognized as World Leader on Climate Change

Named to CDP “A List” for Climate Performance, S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and Performance Leadership Index
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REUTERS SUMMIT-No Silver Bullet to Tackle Building Emissions -CBRE


Oct 16 (Reuters) - Tackling carbon emissions in U.S. commercial buildings will require a range of everyday measures, not technology, as a solution, said an executive at CBRE, the world's largest commercial real estate services company.


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