What motivates CEOs to solve the world’s big social and environmental problems?

Read the full story in The Guardian. What turns a person into a sustainability crusader? Author and professor Steve Schein wanted to know, so he interviewed corporate sustainability executives – people who have dedicated their careers to doing business better – to find out what makes them tick.

EPA Research Funding Aims to Improve Understanding of Climate Change Impacts on Indoor Air Quality

Harvard College is one of only nine institutions that will share nearly $8 million from the US Environmental Protection Agency to study how climate change affects indoor air quality and the resulting health effects. The grant to Harvard will fund research looking at two cities in particular, Boston and Atlanta, to study global warmth’s effects …

Green Infrastructure: Lessons from Science and Practice

Download the document. Green infrastructure is the use of trees, plants, and open space to help reduce floods and water pollution. Green infrastructure can provide many benefits for public health, local communities, and the environment. Across the US cities and towns are turning to green infrastructure to provide much-needed updates to aging storm water management …

K-Cup killers? Hotel suppliers seek better single-serving coffee

Read the full story in GreenBiz. Much has been written about the many millions of partially used bars of soap and amenity bottles disposed of each year. Thanks to Clean the World and other nonprofits, a sizable amount of that waste is being repurposed. But what about K-cups, those little single-serve beverage (mostly coffee) pods …