Pollution Prevention Institute recognizes Brooklyn Navy Yard for environmental efforts

Read the full story from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. (BNYDC), the not-for-profit corporation that manages the 300-acre industrial park, is being recognized by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) for a campus-wide solid waste and recycling program that has generated positive environmental and economic …

United Launches Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. United Airlines says it will measure and evaluate the sustainability of its suppliers’ products and operations and then set targets for improvements in 2014. The survey is part of United’s sustainable supply chain initiative. United says it will also integrate environmentally focused questions into its request for proposal …

Why on earth do we still need Earth Day?

Read the full story at GreenBiz. A few weeks ago over on LinkedIn, Joel Makower posted a rework of his article from 2011 declaring green marketing "over." I posted a response then and have more to say today, starting with, “Yes.” Yes: if we define green marketing as “the marketing of a green product.” Within that context, …

Where does charcoal, or black carbon, in soils go?

Read the full story in R&D Magazine. Scientists have uncovered one of nature's long-kept secrets—the true fate of charcoal in the world's soils. The ability to determine the fate of charcoal is critical to knowledge of the global carbon budget, which in turn can help understand and mitigate climate change. However, until now, researchers only …

Toolkit Measures Nature-Related Risks

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development has released Eco4Biz – a toolkit aimed at businesses looking to assess, measure and value the natural resources they use. The toolkit has been released in report form and is titled Eco4Biz – Ecosystem services and biodiversity tools to support business decision-making. WBCSD says …

EMFACT Source Code Released

The Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) and the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (Mass OTA) announced the release of the Energy and Materials Flow and Cost Tracker (EMFACT) source code. EMFACT is a software tool for systematically tracking materials and energy use and releases, discharges, and waste. Users of EMFACT can produce comparisons of …