Report: Composting Could Create Two Times as Many Jobs as Landfilling

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. Composting is a major job creator, according to a new report released by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC, in conjunction with International Compost Awareness Week. The report, based on a survey of Maryland composters, claims that 1,400 new full-time jobs could …

The Net Positive Strategy: Where Environmental Stewardship Meets Business Innovation

Read the full story in the MIT Sloan Management Review. Kingfisher, one of Europe’s largest home improvement retailers, was the first business of its size to receive full certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). But, explains Nick Folland, formerly the company’s legal and corporate responsibility director, Kingfisher aspires to create a net positive impact …

Public-private partnerships turn waste into cash

In the most recent P2 Pathways column, author Natalie Hummel, US EPA, discusses how converting waste from one company into a feedstock stream for another can generate revenue while reducing virgin material and energy use. Read past P2 Pathways columns at http://www.greenbiz.com/business/engage/enterprise-blogs/p2-pathways.

Where the Wild Things Are (and How They’re Related)

Read the full post from the USGS Science Features Blog. To view demo videos and download the apps, visit http://www.usgs.gov/core_science_systems/csas/challenge.html. The U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce the winners of the “App-lifying USGS Earth Science Data” Challenge. USGS invited developers, information scientists, biologists/ecologists, and scientific data visualization specialists to create applications for selected USGS …

NASCIO Catalog of US State Mobile Apps

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has developed a catalog of mobile apps developed by state governments for use on tablets and smartphones. Users can click on the interactive map to see what apps are offered by their state or territory. Apps are also searchable by a list of 20 different categories, …

Car versus bike: road design to cut pollution

Read the full story at Environmental Research Web. Cycling is no fun when you have an impatient queue of cars behind you, all waiting for an opportunity to pass. And driving is frustrating when you get stuck behind a bike. On some urban roads this kind of situation causes significant congestion and an associated increase …

Sustainability ‘Highly Important’ to 42% of Supply Chains

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. Less than half of executives say sustainability is highly important to their company’s supply chain, according to a PwC survey. Of the 42 percent of respondents who rated sustainability as highly important, 87 percent named optimizing their carbon footprint as their top priority for green adherence in their supply …