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Cilion Taps BP VP As CEO

cilion2.jpgCilion has named Mark Noetzel as its CEO and member of the Board of Directors. He was previously a Group Vice President of BP based in London. In 26 years with BP and Amoco, Noetzel has led multi-billion dollar businesses in the fuels and chemical industry in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In 2003, he was appointed Group Vice President with responsibility for BP’s $65 billion revenue retail operations and fuels transport and wholesaling in the US, Europe and Asia…

Steelcase Emphasizes Green Marketing

thinkchair.jpgSteelcase says that green marketing is the only marketing it’s interested in, The Detroit Free Press reports. “Our goal is to thread it into everything we do,” said Angela Nahikian, Steelcase’s manager of global environmental strategy and programs.

The company has won acclaim for its first major green product, the Think chair, according to the article. More than…

Energy Consultants In High Demand

winters.jpgEnergy consultants are reporting exponential growth in the number of clients seeking advice on saving energy and money, Reuters reports.

Since Steven Winters, founder of Steven Winters Associates, a building services firm, started his business 35 years ago, clients seeking “green” building services – everything from faucet aeration…

Road To “Consumer Eco-Topia” Complex

unilever3.jpgAs food retailers and manufacturers work their way toward global sustainability, lofty goals abound. But businesses may find the road to this “consumer eco-topia� to be more complex than originally expected, according to a global food company executive speaking at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo.

Carbon footprints…

Hormel Reduces Plastic Packaging

hormel.jpgHormel’s Natural Choice line of prepackaged deli meats come in a brown paperboard package containing a sealed plastic inner pouch containing the meat, Sustainable Is Good reports. Competitors are mostly using plastic containers made from #5 polypropylene plastic which usually end up in landfills and often can’t be recycled.

Hormel uses…

Starbucks Talks Up Climate Change To Promote ‘Arctic Tale’

starbucksentertainment.jpgOn August 15, Starbucks will host what it’s calling a National Day of Discussion: Solutions to Climate Change at coffeehouses in more than 60 U.S. cities. The move is part of Starbucks efforts to promote the new film “Arctic Tale.” Starbucks has signed on to promote the film with special in-store signs, cup holders and other tie-ins, in exchange for a portion of the film’s earnings…

Data Storage Vendors Tout Green Solutions

storage.jpgHow much being green can help storage vendors boost sales is a much-debated question, Investor’s Business Daily reports. A storage vendor that proves it’s more green than others can gain a couple percentage points of market share, said Brad Nisbet, an analyst with research firm IDC, but not much more.

The degree…

Bosch Says Dishwashers Most Energy Efficient In Country

bosch2.jpgBosch has introduced a new line-up of Evolution and Integra dishwashers which the company says are the quietest most energy efficient models in the country: the Evolution SHE98 and Integra SHX98.

Both models exceed the minimum federal energy standard by 147 percent with a yearly usage of 190 kWh…

Only Small Number of Fortune 500 Embrace Sustainability

wallstreet11.jpgThere is no green business bubble, according to a CNN/Money article by Joel Makower. “Once companies wring out the resource waste, toxic ingredients, embedded energy and carbon intensity of their products and services, there’s no turning back.”

Some green products and companies might be left behind…

Target, Green Toys Bet On Bioplastics

greentoys.jpgBioplastics are getting more play in consumer products. Green Toys plans to introduce a line of bioplastic toys aimed at babies and toddlers in the fall, CNET reports. Instead of using petroleum-basic plastics, Green Toys is using plastics made from corn starch and other vegetables.

Bioplastics company…

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