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EPA Seeks Comment on U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

ghginventory1.jpgThe EPA is seeking public comment on a draft report that analyzes sources of greenhouse gas emissions. The report, Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2005, will be open for public comment for 30 days after the Federal Register notice is published.

Overall U.S. greenhouse gas emissions during 2005…

Bayer, Citigroup, GE Among Companies That Back ‘De-Carbonization’ Plan

grcc.jpgA group of companies and organizations from around the world, including Allianz, Bayer, Citigroup, DuPont, General Electric, and Volvo have endorsed a post-Kyoto framework for affecting change at the levels of policy and industry, particularly in regard to creating sustainable energy systems necessary for achieving economic growth.

The Path to Climate Sustainability: A Joint Statement by the Global Roundtable on Climate Change (PDF Summary) (PDF Full Statement) calls on governments to set scientifically informed targets for…

GEMI Rolls Out Interactive Sustainable Development Tool

gemi.jpgThe Global Environmental Management Initiative has released an interactive version of its sustainable development tool, the GEMI SD Planner, as well as a new tool, the GEMI SD Planner Gateway.

GEMI says that user surveys showed a clear need to make the SD Planner easier to use. The organization says that the interactive web tool version of the GEMI SD Planner and the SD Gateway delivers that ease-of-use…

MeadWestvaco Gives $1 Million to Climate Change Policy Partnership

meadwestvaco.jpgGlobal packaging company MeadWestvaco has pledged $1 million to support an industry-university collaboration that is working to develop policies to address the problems of global climate change, Duke reports…

NAM Delivers Energy Strategy

nam.jpgThe National Association of Manufacturers has unveiled an energy strategy, “Energy Security for American Competitiveness,” that the organization says is designed to diversify the nation’s energy mix and lay a foundation for meeting the nation’s energy needs in the future…

McDonald’s VP: Top 10 CSR Strategy Tips


Bob Langert, Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility at McDonald’s has posted his “Top Ten Lessons Learned on CSR Strategy, Partnerships, and Policy Development” on his blog. Here’s an abbreviated version:

  1. Don’t stereotype NGOs. Most are…

Los Angeles Ports Issues RFP for LNG Trucks

lngtruck.jpgThe nation’s two leading containerports, San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, have issued a joint Request for Proposals for a new liquefied natural gas truck program. The effort is a component of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan approved last November. A LNG-powered truck fleet could reduce particulate matter and oxides of nitrogen by 80 to 90 percent.

Financial incentives through this Program will fund up to a maximum of $144,000 per truck. The Program is open to fleets of any size, including independent operators…

Premier Integrates EPEAT Ratings Into Hospital Contract Process

premier.jpgPremier healthcare alliance’s supply chain unit, Purchasing Partners, has signed group contracts for computers and electronic devices from Dell and Gateway that use green manufacturing, use and end-of-life processes. Premier says its the first major healthcare alliance to integrate a contracting process based on the Green Electronics Council’s Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool.

The EPEAT system of product rating encourages manufacturers to design their products to…

Hewlett-Packard Redesigns Packaging, Cuts GHG Emissions

hp.jpgHewlett-Packard says new print cartridge packaging for North America will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 37 million pounds in 2007 – the equivalent of taking 3,600 cars off the road for one year.

The emissions savings are the result of smaller, lighter packages that both reduce the total carbon footprint of each cartridge and the truck and freighter transportation traffic required to ship them. Newer packaging also contains more recyclable and recycled content…

Wal-Mart Takes Sustainability Efforts to Suppliers

walmartceo.jpgWal-Mart has launched Sustainability 360, a company-wide program that will try and engage Wal-Mart’s associates, suppliers, communities and customers…

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