Dream Team: Why Why building an all-star green team should be part of your business strategy

Read the full story at Sustainable Industries. The concept of teamwork may seem like a very small issue in the shadow of a larger business sustainability pursuit. However, sustainability teams and the expanded definitions of teamwork are proving to be far more powerful than most business leaders might have originally thought. To most people working …

ISTC now accepting applications for 2013 Illinois Governor ‘s Sustainability Awards

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is now accepting applications for the 2013 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  Applications will only be accepted electronically.  Details and application information can be found on our website. The award ceremony will be held this fall in Peoria, and …

DEQ seeks nominations for 2013 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Awards

The DEQ has opened nominations for the fifth annual Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Awards. The Governor’s Awards recognize advances that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacturing, or use. The awards acknowledge efforts to design, implement, and promote safer and more sustainable chemicals, processes, and products. Awards are open to individuals, groups, …

Engaging as Partners: Introducing Utilities to the Energy Efficiency Needs of Multifamily Buildings and Their Owners

Download the document. CNT Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examine the factors that contribute to effective energy efficiency program design for multifamily buildings.  The report provides an introduction for utilities and other energy efficiency program administrators to the multifamily housing sector, the market for energy efficiency within it, and the …

3 policies the sustainable business community should support

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and environmental policy are essential, but not complete solutions by themselves. We also need laws, oversight and guidelines to help shape our economy and planet to one that is just and sustainable. With all businesses following the same rules, the competitive floor can be set …

The best tools for using healthier materials in your products

Read the full story in GreenBiz. This article is the first in a three-part series exploring the challenges manufacturers face to design healthier products and the resources available to help them avoid chemicals of concern. Each post will focus one of the three phases in the Cradle to Cradle framework: inventory, assessment and optimization.

Sprint CEO: Customers not asking for green products

Read the full story in GreenBiz. Over the years, Sprint has taken many steps to make its operations greener, such as reducing its paper use, squeezing carbon emissions from its supply chain and removing plastic from its packaging. At the same time, the telecom giant has also focused on its products, including the requirement that …