Cloud computing company Salesforce has achieved net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, more than 30 years ahead of schedule, the company announced. Salesforce achieved this in part by executing two 12-year renewable energy agreements in the last year and supporting sustainable development projects through the purchase of high-quality carbon credits, the company … Read more »
Uber is launching a new environmental initiative to add more electric vehicles to its fleet, starting with the city of Portland, the company says. Uber Electric is a partnership between Uber, Drive Oregon, Black Parent Initiative, Cynergy E-Bikes, and the electric vehicle industry. The program will add hundreds of electric … Read more »
The city of Spokane, Washington, will spend more than $2.5 million on safety upgrades at its waste-to-energy plant; the upgrades were approved by the City Council this week, following the Department of Labor and Industries’ ruling that the city must pay a fine of $59,400 for safety violations. The Department … Read more »
The city of Spokane, Washington, is required to pay a $59,400 fine for safety violations that led to serious injuries to two employees in October 2016, despite the fact that city officials say appropriate safety measures were in place and were followed both before and after the accident. The injuries … Read more »
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced plans to upgrade infrastructure at 21 facilities across the United States, a move that is expected to help reduce energy use by more than 6 million kWhs per year. The project, led by Honeywell, will focus not only on upgrading infrastructure, but also … Read more »
Reebok will bring plant-based footwear to the market later this year in an initiative that the company says will create shoes that are “made from things that grow.” The first release will be a shoe that has an upper comprised of organic cotton and a base originating from industrial grown corn … Read more »
Even with the current US administration attempting to dismantle Obama-era environmental regulations, 71% of respondents to a survey conducted by Lucid and Urjanet continue to be committed to sustainability, reducing energy use, and improving overall performance of the built environment. The survey of sustainability professionals, facilities managers, and building operators also found that almost one-quarter (24%) of organizations increased their commitment to sustainability in the face of new federal administration.