Environmental Leader https://www.environmentalleader.com Environmental Leader Conference, Energy Manager Today Mon, 29 May 2017 10:00:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Trump Will Definitely Give His Final Decision On Paris Agreement This Week https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/trump-will-definitely-give-final-decision-paris-agreement-week/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/trump-will-definitely-give-final-decision-paris-agreement-week/#respond Mon, 29 May 2017 10:00:30 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=171406 President Trump said that he will definitely give his decision on whether the US will participate in the global climate talks that aim to keep CO2 emissions and temperatures in check.

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Stormwater Management for Parking Areas Benefits from New Surface Options https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/stormwater-management-parking-areas-benefit-new-surface-options/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/stormwater-management-parking-areas-benefit-new-surface-options/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 20:15:12 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=171401 Businesses with large surface parking areas are increasingly needing to focus on stormwater runoff management, particularly as rules are toughening regarding how such water is being collected, writes the BizTimes of Milwaukee. New porous pavement and pervious concrete options are beginning to solve the problem for some companies. Retail centers, ... Read more »

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Significant Step Toward Zero Waste As Simple as a Fresh CEO? https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/significant-step-toward-zero-waste-simple-fresh-ceo/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/significant-step-toward-zero-waste-simple-fresh-ceo/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 19:39:32 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=171395 Sock manufacturer Wigwam says it has been in the business of protecting the environment and using sustainable manufacturing practices for 112 years, but just recently discovered a significant – and easily solvable – sustainability problem: new president and CEO (as of last fall) Tom Wheeler discovered that a large number of ... Read more »

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Prioritizing Water Reduction and Reclamation: Q&A with Ford’s Andy Hobbs https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/prioritizing-water-reduction-reclamation-qa-fords-andy-hobbs/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/prioritizing-water-reduction-reclamation-qa-fords-andy-hobbs/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 18:11:59 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=171388 Andy Hobbs, director of the Environmental Quality Office at Ford Motor Company, discusses strategies for water reclamation and reduction.

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Cautionary Tale: New ‘Sustainable’ Olympic Medals Decaying https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/cautionary-tale-new-sustainable-olympic-medals-decaying/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/cautionary-tale-new-sustainable-olympic-medals-decaying/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 17:16:44 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=171370 A big deal was made about the sustainability factor of the Rio Olympics, with Dow, for example, working with partner companies and nonprofits to implement a host of energy- and resource-efficiency initiatives and technologies in the sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, packaging and construction. But one sustainability move may not have been ... Read more »

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‘Sustainable Apparel’ Apparently Continues to Gain Momentum; Supply Chain Cited https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/sustainable-apparel-apparently-continues-gain-momentum-supply-chain-cited/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/sustainable-apparel-apparently-continues-gain-momentum-supply-chain-cited/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 17:29:47 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=171362 In yet another announcement about “sustainable apparel,” Levi Strauss & Co. has said that it is funding $350,000 toward new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain. Projects will include expanding a natural indigo dyeing facility, creating products that are less water-intensive, and making wastewater treatment solutions more accessible ... Read more »

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‘Partnerships Are Crucial for Water Goals’: Q&A with MillerCoors https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/partnerships-crucial-water-goals-qa-millercoors/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/partnerships-crucial-water-goals-qa-millercoors/#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 19:31:41 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=171339 Marco Ugarte, PhD, sustainability manager for MillerCoors, discusses how public-private partnerships address water reduction goals.

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Trump’s 2018 Budget Would Whack EPA and DOE. Will it See the Light of Day? https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/trumps-2018-budget-whack-epa-doe-will-see-light-day/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/trumps-2018-budget-whack-epa-doe-will-see-light-day/#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 10:00:21 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=171314 The Trump administration proposes to cut the funding for the Environmental Protection Agency more than 31% in the 2018 budget. The odds?

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Rainwater Harvesting Increasingly Helps Companies Reduce Stormwater Fees & Energy Use https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/rainwater-harvesting-increasingly-helps-companies-reduce-stormwater-fees-energy-use/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/rainwater-harvesting-increasingly-helps-companies-reduce-stormwater-fees-energy-use/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 17:56:24 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=171283 Commercial enterprises are increasingly installing various rainwater harvesting systems for water conservation purposes. Harvesting can also reduce stormwater runoff and fees, and helps solve potable, non-potable, and energy challenges. Commercial property owners are beginning to realize how much stormwater fees are costing them, says Zachary Popkin, program manager for the Energy ... Read more »

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Nestlé Waters Invests $6M to Close the ‘Recycling Gap’ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/nestle-waters-invests-6m-close-recycling-gap/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/05/nestle-waters-invests-6m-close-recycling-gap/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 16:56:42 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=171278 Nestlé Waters North America is investing $6 million in an effort to find a national solution to the “critical recycling gap” in the US, the company announced today. Its investment is going to the Closed Loop Fund, a $100 million social impact investment fund committed to funding comprehensive recycling infrastructure and programs ... Read more »

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