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Canadian Green Building to Increase by Half

Canadian companies expect their green practices will grow from one third to one half by 2017, according to a report prepared by McGraw Hill Construction. The report, titled Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market, was commissioned by the Canada Green Building Council and shows that … Read more »

E-Waste Recycling Program Coming to Shanghai

E-Waste Systems has partnered with Green Initiatives for the first city-wide non-profit e-waste recycling program in Shanghai, China. The final destination of approximately 70 percent of the world’s annual 500 million tons of electronic waste is China. The majority of e-waste import activities are based in and around China’s main … Read more »

Fed Agencies Lack Resources, Leadership to Go ‘Green’

Fed Agencies Lack Resources, Leadership to Go ‘Green’

Federal agencies still face hurdles in making “green” government a reality, primarily due to a lack of resources and leadership, according to a survey from Deloitte on the Obama Administration’s emphasis on a greener and more sustainable federal government. Deloitte says the most common challenge agencies face is a lack of funding, … Read more »

Canadian Small Businesses Spent less than $500 on ‘Green’ Projects since 2008

About 59 percent of small businesses surveyed in Canada said they spent less than $500 on “green” initiatives over the past two years, according to a survey released by RBC, reports Business in Vancouver. Another key finding shows that about 82 percent of survey respondents focused on recycling projects, while … Read more »

CT Businesses Report Lack of Knowledge as Major Barrier to ‘Green’ Initiatives

CT Businesses Report Lack of Knowledge as Major Barrier to ‘Green’ Initiatives

Lack of knowledge is the  primary challenge businesses face in their efforts to implement ‘green’ initiatives, with the gap widening significantly since last year, according to the Connecticut Business & Industry Association’s (CBIA) fourth annual Sustainability and Connecticut Business Survey, reports EastCourier.com. Twenty-nine percent of survey respondents said the greatest barrier to … Read more »

Fleet Managers Say Fuel Consumption, Miles Driven Are Top Metrics for Managing their Fleets

Fifty-seven percent of fleet managers said real-time asset data such as miles driven and fuel consumption are the most important metrics for managing their fleets, which remains consistent with last year’ results, according to a recent survey conducted by GE Capital Fleet Services. Of the 75 fleet managers polled at … Read more »

Chemical Supply Chain Embraces Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Goals

The chemical industry approves of Wal-Mart’s sustainability goal to eliminate 20 million tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the global supply chain by the end of 2015, despite the possibility of additional costs, reports ICIS.com. Other green initiatives that impact the retailer’s supply chain are the Packaging Scorecard program, … Read more »

Study Reveals Companies Lack Supply Chain Sustainability

Nearly two-thirds of supply chain and operations professionals say they have marginal or no visibility across all tiers and levels of their value chain, although 90 percent say their management subscribes to enhanced trading partner visibility, flexibility and sustainability across the entire supply and demand chain, according to a new report … Read more »

Ingersoll Rand Reduces Water, Energy, Material Use

Ingersoll Rand Reduces Water, Energy, Material Use

Ingersoll Rand, a global diversified industrial company, is providing environmental performance metrics from its operations worldwide for the first time in its 2008 sustainability report, which covers the company’s material and water use, energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, waste and recycling, product stewardship and supplier management, and compliance. Key environmental … Read more »

Forster Tops UK’s 60 Best Green Companies Ranking

Times Online releases its second annual list of the best green companies in the UK. This year, the Green List has been expanded from 50 to 60 organizations. It also requires companies to meet a higher overall green score. Last year, the overall green score, taking into account both company … Read more »

Philadelphia Strives to Be America’s No. 1 Green City

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter and the mayor’s Office of Sustainability have released a comprehensive plan to make Philadelphia the greenest city in the United States by 2015. Encompassing more than 150 initiatives, Greenworks Philadelphia sets goals in five areas — energy, environment, equity, economy and engagement — all designed to … Read more »

Military Adopts Green Technologies

The U.S. military is implementing several green initiatives including the use of alternative energy such as solar and wind that officials estimate could save millions, cut their heavy environmental boot-print and save lives in war zones where fuel convoys are frequent targets, reports the Los Angeles Times. The testing ground … Read more »