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Seven Simple Ways to Start Saving Water

With Earth Day here, many organizations are planning to promote sustainable practices today, on April 22. Wondering where to start? Consider how much water your operations might be wasting through easy-to-fix leaks and inefficient fixtures. Building owners and corporations can save significant resources and lower operational costs by reducing water … Read more »

Insurance Industry Could be Global Warming’s Toughest Foe

Earth to the Earthly: Global temperatures are rising and threatening both commerce and the ecology — a message that climate scientists want to convey on this Earth Day 2016. And they have an uncommon but strong ally: the insurance industry, which doesn’t want to get stuck with the bill.  Uncommon … Read more »

Government Leaders Meet to Discuss Sustainable Electronics

Members of the Interagency Task Force on Electronics Stewardship, the US Postal Service, and electronics industry stakeholders will hold a meeting today to discuss progress on the National Strategy on Electronics Stewardship as well as participation in the US Postal Service’s BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program. The Interagency Task Force on … Read more »

Coke Buys $2.59m Recycling Carts, 28% ‘Lazy’ Consumers Don’t Recycle E-Waste

Coke Buys $2.59m Recycling Carts, 28% ‘Lazy’ Consumers Don’t Recycle E-Waste

Coca-Cola, telecommunications company CenturyLink and EcoScraps, an organic lawn and garden products manufacturer, are among the companies that announced recycling initiatives and milestones yesterday, on Earth Day. Coca-Cola has granted $2.59 million over the next five years to Keep America Beautiful, which will purchase more than 50,000 blue recycling carts, … Read more »

Dell

Earth Day Roundup: Dell, InterContinental Hotels, Delta, Haggar

In celebration of Earth Day today, a host of companies have announced eco-initiatives and sustainability targets. These include: InterContinental Hotels Group announced progress made with its online environmental management tool IHG Green Engage, which helps more than 2,300 IHG hotels reduce energy, water and waste consumption. The group exceeded its … Read more »

Earth Day Briefing: Coke, Pepsi, Whole Foods, Target, Caribou Coffee

It’s that time of year again. In celebration of Earth Day on April 22 companies have been unveiling green initiatives all over the place. Here’s a selection of those that caught our eye. Whole Foods Market has announced that it will become the first national retailer to no longer carry … Read more »

EPA Demands Full Ingredients on Designed for the Environment Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will require all products using its Designed for the Environment labeling program to disclose their full ingredients to consumers. The new requirement is being phased in to cover all 2,500 products that currently carry the DfE label. Products involved in the scheme will have to … Read more »

Earth Day Briefing: 3M, Macy’s, Office Depot, Lowe’s

Companies have been announcing environmental initiatives left, right and center this week (and that’s on top of the selection we already ran last Friday.) Here’s some more that caught our eye. 3M launched Scotch Magic Eco-Friendly Tape, made from more than 75 percent renewable or recycled materials. The boxed refill … Read more »

Companies Announce Earth Day Promotions

Earth day promotions are flooding our inbox. Here are some that caught our attention. Electronics manufacturer LG is backing the “Great American Cleanup”. Last year the country recycled 7.2 million pounds of consumer electronics during the campaign, LG is hoping to top that figure this year. Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente … Read more »

Earth Day Roundup: Pepsi, Kraft, Dow Corning

On April 22, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the newswires were chock full of headlines about corporate stewardship toward the environment. Here is a look at some of the news. In conjunction with Earth Day, Dow Corning announced that it was buying 28,800 renewable energy certificates (RECs) for 2010 … Read more »