Groundbreaking Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing Launched

During a webinar on May 7th, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council unveiled a set of principles that define leadership in sustainable purchasing.  By providing a common reference point for sustainability excellence, the Principles enable greater alignment and benchmarking of sustainable purchasing efforts across all types of organizations operating in the multi-trillion dollar institutional purchasing marketplace.  …

Georgetown University Energy Efficiency Prize Offering $5 Million to a Sustainable Community: Deadline June 30

The Georgetown University Energy Prize competition is offering a $5 million prize to a local community that can come up with the best long-term energy efficiency plan for “innovative, replicable, scalable and continual reductions in the per capita energy consumed from local natural gas and electric utilities.” Ultimately, the award aims to create new ways …

Call for Papers: Ecomusicologies 2014: Dialogues

Call for Papers   Ecomusicologies 2014: Dialogues   4-5 October 2014 University of North Carolina at Asheville (USA)   Deadline for proposals: 14 May 2014 Ecomusicologies 2014: Dialogues will bring together artists and scholars to stimulate discussion on music, culture, and the environment. The conference is part of the multi-day event series, “Ecomusics” (3-7 October …

Webinar: Tools for Successfully Deploying and Measuring Behavior Change for the Littering Public

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 1:30-2:30 pm CDT Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/378905274 This webinar is part of the popular P2Rx Behavior Change Webinar Series to help pollution prevention technical assistance providers initiate, implement, and measure behavioral change resulting from their programs and initiatives. Donna Walden will begin by presenting a step-by-step model on community based social marketing …

Stanford to Purge $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

Read the full story in the New York Times. Stanford University announced Tuesday that it would divest its $18.7 billion endowment of stock in coal-mining companies, becoming the first major university to lend support to a nationwide campaign to purge endowments and pension funds of fossil fuel investments.

Still Counting Gulf Spill’s Dead Birds

Read the full story in the New York Times. After the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico some 50 miles from the nearest land, responders were left to cope with a search area of nearly 40,000 square miles, as well as wind and currents that kept evidence of damage away …