3 Steps to Smarten Up Your Green Marketing

Read the full post at Environmental Leader. We’ve heard the rumors, read the blogs, and saw the headlines that said green marketing is dead. To me, that was good news. We certainly do not need another man-hugging-polar bear commercial cut loose on the airwaves. I guess marketers figured out no one buys an electric car to save …

Nanomaterials and their scope for energy-efficient buildings of the future

Read the full story at Silicon Republic. With the building sector responsible for 40pc of total energy consumption in the EU, what role can nanomaterials play in improving the energy performance of buildings? We speak to Acciona’s Jesus Isoird ahead of the nanotechnology conference, the EuroNanoForum, that’s taking place in Dublin in June.

EPA and NIH Announce the Winning Team in My Air, My Health Challenge

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the winner of the My Air, My Health Challenge. The Challenge called upon innovators nationwide to design a small, low-cost sensor that integrates air quality measurements with related health data, such as heart rate and breathing. Such innovations will help …

DOE Publishes Notice of Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document for Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machine Standards

The Department of Energy has published a notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document regarding energy conservation standards for refrigerated beverage vending machines. 78 FR 33262 (June 4, 2013). Find more information on the rulemaking, including milestones, statutory authority, rulemaking documents, and any other related rulemakings. All notices, public comments, public meeting …

EPA and USDA Join Together To Help Americans Reduce Wasted Food

Today EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to announcethe launch of a challenge that asks farmers, processors, manufacturers, retailers, communities and government agencies to reduce wasted food. The U.S. Food Waste Challenge builds upon the success of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge to help more Americans do their part …

How Playworld Systems makes outdoor play sustainable

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Playworld Systems, a leading manufacturer of imaginative playground and fitness equipment, is committed to measurably reducing its impact on the environment. The company’s aggressive action to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) helped Playworld Systems become the first and only playground manufacturer to have its products Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver. McDonough …