Ohio State Wins Environmental March Madness National Championship

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. The Ohio State University is this year’s Environmental March Madness national champion. The school beat out Colorado State University, George Mason University and University of Washington in last week’s “Finest Four” round of the tournament to win the 2013 title.

CRC Press announces availability of the CRC Physical Constants of Organic Compounds app

CRC Press, a member of the Taylor and Francis Group, an informa business, has announced the immediate availability of a new mobile app that provides access to The CRC Physical Constants of Organic Compounds table from the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. The app is now available through the iTunes App Store for $4.99 …

Federal and City officials team with community to fight Pilsen pollution

Read the full story in Gazette Chicago. From lead-contaminated soil to respiratory illness–inducing air pollutants, Pilsen’s industrial past and present have created problematic environmental and health issues for area residents. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is teaming with 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis, City officials, and community partners to try to solve the …

Finding your place in the sustainable-business landscape

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Editor’s note: This is an edited extract from the book “How to Make Your Company a Recognized Sustainability Champion” by Brendan May (Dō Sustainability, November 2012).The sustainability publisher Dō is offering GreenBiz readers a 5 percent discount off any DōShort with the code GBiz5. It is staggering how little …

Safe and sustainable chemicals: The case for action

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Note: This is the first part of a two-part series highlighting societal trends and drivers for companies to address chemical impacts. Part two will be published next month and will offer examples and information about how companies can approach chemical management. In 1975, California implemented a law requiring that …

London Olympics Set Bar for Waste Diversion at Legacy Events

Read the full post at Green Sports Alliance. A case study recently released by London Bio Packaging illuminates the quantitative impact of the comprehensive waste-diversion plan implemented by the 2012 London Olympics. Utilizing data from the London 2012 Post-Games Sustainability Report, the case study shows how the Olympiad was able to divert over 90% of …