Demand-Side Energy Efficiency in the Final Clean Power Plan

Read the full post at the Climate Law Blog. Yesterday, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the final version of the Clean Power Plan—the nation’s first ever federal regulatory standards to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. As noted by the President in a press conference on Monday afternoon, …

3 strategies to shape more efficient water systems

Read the full post at GreenBiz. The crippling drought in the American West is making headlines daily and the stories are raising a collective awareness of the unfolding crisis — as The New Yorker did recently when it chronicled the plight of the Colorado. If there’s a silver lining to the Western water crisis, it’s …

5 steps to build the business case for sustainable procurement

Read the full post in GreenBiz. Pressures and demands around sustainability and transparency are growing, and the supply chain is perhaps the largest risk, and also the biggest — albeit unwieldy — lever of opportunity for becoming a more sustainable business. The question is, how do you get it going? Launching or accelerating a sustainable …

5 core competencies of sustainability leadership

Read the full post at GreenBiz. What competencies should a company’s leadership demonstrate to ensure its future success? When I say "future success," I really mean "future existence," which certainly can be a mark of success for any company. Anyone in the GreenBiz choir understands that companies today must adopt forward-thinking approaches to secure access …

How To Transform Plastic “Waste” into a Bottle Brick

Read the full post at Shareable. Bottle Bricks are a simple and accessible technology that can transform everyday plastic materials into a useful building material – plastic bottles stuffed full of trash until they are as compact as bricks. Bottle Bricks are known widely as “EcoBricks” or “EcoLadrillos” in Spanish and have also been called …

40% of adults worldwide have never heard of climate change

Read the full post at 2Degrees. According to analysis of global climate change awareness and risk perception published in Nature Climate Change, around 40% of adults worldwide have never heard of climate change. The percentage of people unaware of the global phenomenon rises to more than 65% in developing countries such as Egypt, Bangladesh, and …

Study: Glaciers melting at unprecedented rates

Read the full story at Science Daily. The World Glacier Monitoring Service has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years. Together with its National Correspondents in more than 30 countries, the international service just published a new comprehensive analysis of global glacier changes. In this study, observations of the first decade …