Experts avoid sounding alarm on chemicals, but adjust their own habits

Read the full story from Great Lakes Echo. Researchers and governments have a tough balance to maintain when communicating the risks to the public. They still do not know much about the health effects of these chemicals. They do not want to cause undue alarm. And even once better understood, the risks will need to …

Tackling the Food Waste Dilemma in the United States

Read the full story from Environmental Leader. Each year, an estimated 40% of the American food supply goes uneaten. This staggering percentage has implications up and down the food value chain, not to mention serious environmental repercussions. Through a collaborative value chain approach that involves farmers, producers, distributors, retailers, consumers and government, we can realize …

Students successfully petition Crayola for marker recycling program

Students at Sun Valley School petitioned Crayola to create a recycling program for its markers. Crayola's response? The ColorCycle marker recycling program. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect used markers and send them to a conversion facility where they will be transformed into …

Curiosity in sustainability communications

Read the full story in Sustainable Industries. The post, What are the Executive Mindsets and Traits Every CEO Needs to Propel Sustainability? explores the role of curiosity as a transformational mindset citing realistic optimism, subservience to purpose, and finding order in chaos as the three attributes responsible for the execution ability of the most effective …

American National Standard on Stormwater Harvesting

Read the full story in Water Efficiency. The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) are collaborating to jointly develop and publish an American National Standard on stormwater harvesting system design for direct and indirect end-use applications.

Energy Efficiency Can Make Billions While Fighting Climate Change

Read the full story in Triple Pundit. Energy efficiency could be a several hundred billion dollar investment opportunity in the United States, but better policies are required to unlock broad-based financing from institutional investors, according to a new study by investor advocacy group Ceres. Power Factor: Institutional Investors’ Policy Priorities Can Bring Energy Efficiency to …