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World Water Day

World Water Day 2016: Companies Pledge $1 Billion for Water R&D

Today is World Water Day, an annual event started by the United Nations to raise awareness about global water scarcity and water safety. Both issues have affected the US this year as some regions struggle with drought and thousands of people were exposed to unsafe levels of lead following the … Read more »

Delta Smart EV charger

Delta Launches Smart EV Chargers

Delta Products has launched a smart electric vehicle charging technology, targeting large-scale deployment of smart charging systems at low cost. Project partners include the Department of Energy, DTE Energy, Mercedes Benz and kVA. With communication capabilities and a site management system, Delta’s smart-grid-capable EV chargers can prioritize and optimize EV … Read more »

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Last Vegas Strip Cleans Up Waste Management Act

MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment and Las Vegas Sands Corp. are among the Las Vegas resort operators working to cut waste and boost recycling, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Waste management efforts include composing thousands of tons of leftover food, sending used shampoo bottles and bars of soap to poor … Read more »

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Alternative Fuel Fleet Planning 101

While alternative fuels make good business sense for commercial and government fleets, cost-effective implementation isn’t always easy, says WEX, formerly known as Wright Express. In a new white paper, Going Green, Saving Green: A fleet manager’s guide to alternative fuel best practices, the fleet fueling payment card system company gives … Read more »

CNG Escalade

Green Fleet Roundup: MGM Resorts, CNG Cadillacs, Electric Buses and Forklifts, Johnson Controls

MGM Resorts International has launched what it says is the nation’s first commercial fleet of compressed natural gas fueled Cadillac Escalades (pictured). Converted by alternative fuel technology company World CNG, the six vehicles will service the Aria Resort and Casino as well as the Bellagio Resort and Casino. Yale Materials … Read more »

Ecodesk Launches Conflict Minerals Monitoring Tool

Ecodesk Launches Conflict Minerals Monitoring Tool

Ecodesk has launched a monitoring tool for businesses to track conflict minerals used in their supply chains. Founder Robert Clarke says the tool is part of Ecodesk’s vision to be an early warning system for non-financial factors in supply chains, providing businesses with an understanding of potential problems before they … Read more »

Ecodesk Aims to Improve Supply Chain Emissions Reporting

Ecodesk Aims to Improve Supply Chain Emissions Reporting

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, Del Monte Foods and MGM Resorts are among some 25 companies that have joined an Ecodesk campaign to improve supply chain efficiency and transparency, and make it easier for businesses to measure scope 3 emissions. The “LinkedIn of sustainability,” Ecodesk allows users to search, analyze and compare … Read more »

Industry, Culture Drive Global Food Waste, Engineers Say

Industry, Culture Drive Global Food Waste, Engineers Say

The world wastes up to 2 billion metric tons of food each year, driven by supermarket industry practices, inefficient harvesting and agriculture methods, poor storage and processing facilities and Western culture’s penchant for perfect looking fruits and vegetables, according to report by the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers. “Waste Not … Read more »