States Go First: How States Can Save Consumers Money, Reduce Energy and Water Waste, and Protect the Environment with New Appliance Standards

Download the document. National appliance standards cover products ranging from refrigerators to commercial air conditioners to electric motors. Most of today’s national standards started out at the state level. Even when state standards do not become national ones, adoption by just a few states can be enough to affect national markets. This report examines the …

Key Takeaways from the NYC Food Waste Fair

Read the full story at Waste360. More than 1,200 attendees and nearly 80 exhibitors gathered together at the NYC Food Waste Fair yesterday in Brooklyn, N.Y., to discuss the issue of food waste and share innovative and effective food waste reduction solutions. At the event, attendees were able to participate in a number of workshops …

New book: Headwinds of Opportunity: A Compass for Sustainable Innovation

My former colleague at ISTC, Tim Lindsey, has a new book out which may be of interest to ENB readers. Headwinds of Opportunity A Compass for Sustainable Innovation approaches sustainability as an innovation. The book is informed by the principles of diffusion of innovation and includes case studies that show how companies can use these …

How a union bottle line worker revolutionized recycling for MillerCoors breweries

Read the full story in the New York Daily News. It all started with a long look at the company trash. The year was 1997 and MillerCoors Trenton Brewery technician Kelly Harris had just read a sustainability report from his company that said the organization wanted to reduce what it put in landfills by 15% …

Pruitt says EPA will create ‘top-10’ list for Superfund cleanup

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt vowed Tuesday to cut through bureaucratic red tape that has slowed the cleanup of toxic Superfund sites and follow a task force’s recommendations to act more boldly in holding companies responsible for past contamination... But many critics question his ability to …

New EPA Tool Helps Communities Access More Than $10 Billion in Water Infrastructure Financing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the Water Finance Clearinghouse, a web‐based portal to help communities make informed financing decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs. The Clearinghouse provides communities with a searchable database with more than $10 billion in water funding sources and over 550 resources to support local water …

WorldWideScience.org: A Global Science Gateway to Public Access Resources and Research Data

Read the full story from OSTI. WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway that offers federated searching across over 100 scientific and technical databases from more than 70 countries.  The WorldWideScience Alliance, a strategic partnership of national and international libraries and data and information centers from around the world, provides the governance structure for WorldWideScience.org.  OSTI serves as the …