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DuPont: India Confident In Green, Biobased Products

A majority of Indian consumers are familiar with green products, have confidence that green products are better for the environment, and feel that biobased ingredients enhance the desirability of a product, according to a survey by DuPont and TNS Global. The research took place in 12 major Indian cities with … Read more »

Top 25 Green Football Schools Ranked

The University of Washington is the no. 1 green football school, according to SaveOnEnergy.com’s ranking of the top 25 NCAA football schools this season. SaveOnEnergy.com compared the 25 universities with criteria including stadium sustainability efforts, number of active green organizations, waste diversion rate, percentage of budget spent on locally grown or … Read more »

Carbon Trust

Carbon Trust Launches Green Business Directory

The Carbon Trust has launched the Green Business Directory to help businesses find suppliers of energy efficiency equipment and low carbon technologies. All of the directory’s listed suppliers have been independently assessed and accredited via the Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier program. More than 40 accredited green building suppliers are already … Read more »

GSA Hits All Sustainability Targets for 2012

GSA Hits All Sustainability Targets for 2012

The General Services Administration last year exceeded its fiscal year 2020 greenhouse gas reduction target, reducing emissions by more than 35 percent from 2008 levels, and reached its other sustainability benchmarks for longer term targets, according to its Office of Management and Budget 2013 Sustainability and Energy Scorecard. The GSA … Read more »

ABB Designs DC-Powered Data Center, Rutgers Builds Solar-Powered Micro-Data Center

Swiss power company ABB and IT firm Green recently unveiled a data center expansion in Zurich that uses direct current technology, not the more common alternating current, for electric transmission. ABB engineered the DC system for Green in an effort to reduce the number of power conversions and increase the efficiency … Read more »

Google’s Top Green Search Terms

“Solar energy,” “garbage islands” and “reusable water bottle” were among the fastest-rising search queries in 2011, Google has revealed. Although none of the top ten fastest-rising global search queries were obviously green terms – the podium was occupied by YouTube pop star Rebecca Black, Facebook rival Google+ and the passing … Read more »

Fed Fleet Goes Alternative; EPA Drops Vehicle Letter Grades

Fed Fleet Goes Alternative; EPA Drops Vehicle Letter Grades

The federal government has rolled out two major green fleet announcements, launching enhanced fuel economy labels just a day after announcing that it will buy only alternative fuel vehicles by the end of 2015. The new labels for all passenger cars and trucks reveal that the Environmental Protection Agency and … Read more »

The Linguistic Landscape of Sustainability: Green Progeria

“Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.” -Linguist, Benjamin Whorf In this Whorf is correct: language informs what and how we are permitted to think about things. The tail wags the dog. This is why, in 2009,we published our first study on the language … Read more »

Green Roofs Up 29% in 2010, Survey Says

The square footage of green roofs in the U.S. grew by 28.5 percent in 2010, according to an industry survey. The 2011 Annual Industry Survey by Green Roofs for Health Cities (GRHC) found that the sector grew faster in 2010 than in 2009, when the rate of increase was 16 … Read more »

Americans Give Green Marketing Claims Too Much Credit, Study Finds

Americans Give Green Marketing Claims Too Much Credit, Study Finds

Many Americans believe products to be better for the environment than they actually are, according to research by strategy and communications agency Cone. Consumers continue to misunderstand phrases commonly used in environmental marketing and advertising – such as “green” or “environmentally friendly” – giving products a greater halo than they … Read more »

Office Depot Promotes ‘Green’ NASCAR, Electronics Recycling

Two new Office Depot promotions are centered around themes of reducing emissions and recycling electronics. A NASCAR tie-in is geared to launch a new program, “Greener Shipping,” which is a new emissions-reducing service from Office Depot and EarthEra. The new Greener Shipping program encourages Office Depot customers to help reduce … Read more »

CES Roundup: Sony, Casio, HP, Samsung Unveil Energy Efficient Electronics

A rash of new, more energy efficient consumer electronics are drawing the spotlight at CES 2010 in Las Vegas. A good chunk of the 20,000-some new product launches at the show featured decreased energy usage or more environmentally friendly manufacture or components, reports 9News. In fact, there are about four … Read more »