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Trump Presidential Victory: What Industry Leaders Are Saying

Industry leaders say they are committed to working with the president-elect Donald Trump come Jan. 1. And they’re also committed advancing the low-carbon economy.

Demand for Safer Chemicals Skyrockets

Demand for Safer Chemicals Skyrockets

The market for safer chemicals is estimated to have 24 times the growth of conventional chemicals market worldwide, from 2011 to 2020, according to a report from independent research firm Trucost. The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council and the American Sustainable Business Council commissioned the research. Making the Business & … Read more »

EPA Rule Pits Brewers Against Farmers

A group of small craft beer brewers, including Sierra Nevada and New Belgium, are actively supporting the EPA’s proposed Waters of the US rule, arguing it will help ensure that they have clean water for their products, while farmers who supply beer ingredients say the rule has the potential to … Read more »

Business Owners Want Clean Water Rules

Business Owners Want Clean Water Rules

The majority of small business owners favor federal protection of clean water and agree that clean water is necessary for a healthy economy and job creation, according to a national poll released by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC). Key findings from the poll, conducted by Lake Research Partners for … Read more »

Companies for Safer Chemicals

Seventh Generation Leads Chemical Reform Coalition

Consumer brands including Seventh Generation, Patagonia and Stonyfield Farm have signed a letter to Congress urging chemical policy reform. The coalition, Companies for Safer Chemicals, says it will make a business argument for reforms that help companies bring safer, cleaner products to the marketplace. The founding members of the coalition, … Read more »

American Sustainable Business Council

Small Businesses Face ‘Major Extreme Weather Challenges’

US small businesses — which employ 60 million Americans, or about half of the workforce — are particularly at risk from extreme weather and climate change and must take steps to adapt, according to a report from Small Business Majority (SBM) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC). Climate Change … Read more »

SCBARS

Businesses’ Blue Tape Shows Climate Change Risk

Some 90 businesses in South Carolina have put posters, decals or blue tape marking a 6-foot rise in sea level — high tide in 2100 if worst-case climate change scenarios play out — as part of a campaign to draw attention to climate risks to small businesses. The National Oceanic … Read more »

Intel: McCarthy ‘Understands Industry Needs’

Executives from Intel, the American Sustainable Business Council and biofuel trade association Growth Energy say Gina McCarthy will protect the environment and grow American jobs if appointed to head the EPA. President Obama yesterday nominated McCarthy, currently the assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, for the … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: EPA WaterSense, WWF Check Your Paper, LEED v4, R2

Rain Bird’s SST Weather-Based Smart Irrigation Controller has earned the EPA’s WaterSense label for verified water savings for lawn and garden use. The controller has a weather sensor with a built-in database of weather information for specific geographic areas, and is designed for use with an automatic irrigation system, the company … Read more »