Rather than spending nearly $10 billion on a 30-mile-long tunnel to address stormwater runoff problems, Philadelphia is investing a fraction of that on thousands of “green” infrastructure sites across the city. And the strategy is paying off.
CDP will soon launch a program that will give suppliers that want to minimize their environmental impact access to financing at preferential rates.
The New York City metro area’s first large-scale waste-to-energy project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 40,000 tons annually, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who recently announced the launch of the anaerobic digester. The project is located at Long Island Compost’s 62-acre facility in Yaphank, New York. ... Read more »
A 4,000-square-foot living roof atop a new apartment complex in Washington, DC, is almost complete, reports FMLink. The green roof is part of The Colonel apartment complex in the Shaw neighborhood. Riverbend Nursery and MSM Roofing developed the green roof, which includes a blend of drought-tolerant succulents. Facility owners and ... Read more »
Xeros, which makes an ultra-low water laundry system, says utility companies Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Connecticut Natural Gas, Pacific Gas and Electricity Company, Questar Gas, Southwest Gas and Xcel Energy are offering incentives for customers to use the polymer bead cleaning system. Xeros says its polymer bead cleaning machines are ... Read more »
Delaware businesses, institutions and school can receive financial help to start or expand their recycling programs from a Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control grant. DNREC is once again offering the Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan Program, with up to $500,000 in funding available for grant ... Read more »
Green building saves business owners money, says Mike Schoenecker, vice president at Winkelman Building Corp. In an article on LinkedIn, Schoenecker outlines three ways green building saves money. First, using green materials saves money on energy and water costs. “Experts report that businesses that pay the initial 2 percent increase ... Read more »
The EPA, through its Small Business Innovation Research program, announced July 14 that it will fund projects at 21 businesses for them to develop and commercialize innovative, sustainable technologies to address current environmental issues. The businesses are located across 15 states, with $2 million in funds being provided by the ... Read more »
Recyclebank has helped the city of Rochester Hills, Mich., increase pounds of materials recycled by 323 percent since 2008. Recyclebank, in partnership with Republic Services, and Rochester Hills work together to reward residents for taking more sustainable actions, like recycling, with discounts and deals at local and national businesses. Also ... Read more »
The New York Green Bank is now accepting proposals from companies looking for cleantech funding and ways to finance other environmental technologies. The state says it is the largest such bank in the US and is seeking proposals from private sector lenders, investors and industry participants to finance creditworthy clean-energy ... Read more »
Canada’s two largest west coast ports are offering financial incentives to the most efficient vessels that enter the ports. Port Metro Vancouver’s Eco-Action program and Prince Rupert Port Authority’s (PRPA’s) Green Wave program will reward ship owners based on the Carbon War Room’s A to G Greenhouse Gas Emissions rating, ... Read more »
Dr Pepper Snapple Group has renewed its partnership with Keep America Beautiful with a second $300,000 donation to provide recycling opportunities in parks. Now in its second year, the DPS/KAB Park Recycling Grant Program funds the placement of recycling bins within city, regional and state public parks across the nation. ... Read more »