P&G Uses More than 99% of Materials Entering Its Plants

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. More than 99.35% of all materials entering Procter & Gamble plants were used, either in products or through recycling, reuse, and conversion of waste to energy, according to the company’s 15th annual sustainability report. More than 50 of the company’s global sites achieved the goal of sending zero …

First BC branch of World Computer Exchange opens at BCIT

Read the full story from the British Institute of Technology. BCIT is now home to the first West Coast branch of World Computer Exchange (WCE). The World Computer Exchange at BCIT will receive used computers from both BCIT and the community at large, refurbish them with a suite of free academic software, and then give …

Park this way: Colleges find high-tech solutions

Read the full story in University Business. Campus parking—once a process-oriented, back-end part of the higher education ecosystem—is emerging as an avenue for supporting sustainability efforts, saving costs, and providing campus stakeholders a (gasp) pleasant experience. From online maps that pinpoint parking availability to smartphone apps that steer drivers toward lots and allow them to …

Energy awards program lets users keep fruits of their labor

Read the full story from the University of Illinois. Little things like flipping the lights off or big things like replacing fume hoods will earn equal respect under the new Campus Energy Conservation Incentive Program. The new program, sponsored by Facilities and Services and the Office of the Provost, is an annual awards program that …

Zapping a Safer Nanocoating

Read the full story in PaintSquare. “Serious health and safety concerns” over nanoparticles in the newest paints and coatings is driving innovative European technology to make those products safer and less environmentally damaging. The idea: Remove the particles. The EU-funded NANOFLOC project, now nearing the midway point, aims to develop a system that can remove …