Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts

Download the document. This guide focuses on clean energy financing options for school administrators, facility managers, and other K-12 school decision makers who are considering investments in high performance school projects. This guide explicitly focuses on comprehensive energy upgrades, those that involve multiple measures and are targeted toward achieving significant energy savings. Successful implementation of …

Cut the wrap: How to reduce hospital waste and emissions

Read the full story at GreenBiz. On average, Saint Marys Hospital at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., produces six compactor loads of waste per day, all of which have to be hauled to an incineration facility for disposal. “This is a huge volume of material being generated across the facility, much of it as …

EPA Chemical Risk Assessment Plan For 2013 to Focus on Flame Retardants

Read the full story from Chemical Regulation Reporter. The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans March 27 to begin full risk assessments on seven chemicals in 2013, including four flame retardants. The agency's 2013 Toxic Substances Control Act work plan identified plans to study 20 flame retardant chemicals, using information from the four full risk assessments …

Climate Change. Challenges. Solutions.

Climate Change. Challenges. Solutions. is a special series presented by Cognoscenti and the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. Each week they focus on one critical aspect of climate change. Experts in that area will examine the issues from the perspectives of science, technology, policy, law and ethics. Join the conversation …

Bill McKibben’s lessons for business in the age of climate change

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Perhaps one of the most well-known climate activists of our times, environmental writer Bill McKibben is on a mission to slow down the effect of greenhouse gases on the earth. Alongside his colleagues at the nongovernmental organization 350.org, McKibben has spearheaded a campaign calling upon communities, governments and universities all …

Ecolab Launches Toxic-Chemical Free Industrial Laundry Detergent

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. Ecolab has introduced an industrial laundry program that it says cleans heavily soiled textiles without using hazardous chemicals and can save industrial laundry customers as much as 3 million gallons of water a year. The Performance Industrial Program is a three-product system that uses Ecolab’s patented Nonylphenol Ethoxylates …

6 Reasons Your Sustainability Innovation Is Failing

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. For the last few weeks, I’ve been participating in Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations, a course by David A. Owens of Vanderbilt University. It’s a Coursera class, which means that it’s free and open to the public — and it’s huge (with tens of thousands of students “in …