SEE Action Webinar Series on Behavior Programs and Strategies

Hosted by the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) Customer Information and Behavior Working Group, Anne Dougherty and Amanda Dwelley from Illume Advising will dive into issues around behavior programs and strategies in a three-part webinar series. Session 1: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time Register now This webinar will …

Making the Business Case for a Circular Economy

Read the full post in Environmental Leader. The financial opportunities and environmental benefits of a circular economy in the electronics sector – where waste becomes a resource for new products – was the focus of the recent Emerging Green conference held by the Green Electronics Council in Portland, Oregon. Representatives from the public, private and non-profit sectors …

Guidance for Water Utilities to Validate Water Audits

Read the full post at Environmental Leader. As water utilities are increasingly focusing on controlling water loss because of the ongoing drought in part of the US, the Water Research Foundation has launched a project aimed at developing a standard method to validate water audits and guidance for utilities and governing agencies in implementing a …

Who Can Understand This Climate Change Report?

Read the full post at Pacific Standard. One of the central goals of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change's periodic assessment reports is to communicate what scientists know about climate change in an understandable way. Despite that goal—and recent efforts to overhaul IPCC's communications strategy—the latest climate-science summaries are harder than ever to digest, according …

AASHE releases 2015 Sustainable Campus Index

AASHE's newly released 2015 Sustainable Campus Index highlights top-performing colleges and universities in 17 areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The report also highlights best practices from over 50 U.S., Canadian and Mexican institutions that have submitted a STARS report in the last 12 months. Average scores in each impact area …

New Toolkit Promotes Open Licensing of Publicly-Funded Resources

Read the full post at Shareable. If your tax dollars help create a resource, shouldn't it be shared freely? Yes, of course, but that's not always the case. Creative Commons is doing something about this with their Open Licensing Policy Toolkit to “support the education of government staff creating, adopting and implementing open licensing policies.”

After the VW scandal, how can we trust business to act on climate change?

Read the full story in The Guardian. It won’t show up in any biodiversity assessment, or make it into a State Of The World report. But alongside tuna stocks, tropical rainforests, and the white rhino, there is another finite resource being ruthlessly squandered through unsustainable practices. Trust – the invisible but crucial glue that holds …