Job announcement: Sustainability Manager, American University

Description The incumbent coordinates the university’s sustainability efforts using STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and ACUPCC (American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment) and tracks, benchmarks, and analyzes a wide range of sustainability metrics related to sustainability in facilities and operations. Educational Requirements Bachelor’s degree in …

A Site That Tracks Your Carbon Footprint And Rewards You For Beating Your Neighbors

Read the full story at Fast Company. If you care about climate change and want to check your carbon footprint, there are plenty of calculators on the internet. Oroeco isn't like those other sites. For one, it's more comprehensive. It tracks the impact of almost everything you buy, including the small things, and does it …

EDF and AT&T Develop a Water Efficiency Tool Kit for Buildings

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and AT&T have developed a set of tools and resources that can help organizations build their own program to reduce water and energy use in buildings— and save money in the process. The full suite of water efficiency tools and resources includes: 1) Water Management Application (WaterMAPP), an Excel-based, multi-tabbed …

Military experts are worried about climate change, and you should be too

Read the full story at Grist. America is coming under attack, say 16 retired generals and admirals, and the attacker is climate change. In 2007, the Center for Naval Analyses Military Advisory Board sounded an unprecedented alarm over national security threats posed by global warming. Now the group has been asked again to advise the …

Enviros bash industry-backed “green” building program

Read the full story at Grist. Corporations that stand to lose the most from a widespread shift toward genuine green building practices are doing what they can to preserve the status quo. For years they’ve been smearing LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, the nation’s preeminent green building certification program. They have lobbied lawmakers to ban …

The Cigarette Litter Menace: Is It Time To Ban Cigarette Butts?

Read the full story at Fast Company. Cigarette butts are no ordinary litter menace. First, there are so many of them; they're always the most numerous in litter counts. In one audit in San Francisco, "tobacco product wastes" (which includes butts, wrappers and packaging) made up 24.6% of the total litter count. Butts also contain …