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GEMI Launches Supply Chain Sustainability Tool

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has launched a Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) Tool, which aims to help procurement professionals compare products’ cost as well as environmental impact. “The SCS tool has been designed as a guide to help support and assist with strategic sourcing and procurement by providing visibility into … Read more »

Initiatives Launched to Save Bee Population

Cascadian Farm and the Almond Board of California have both launched initiatives to help reverse declining bee populations. Cascadian Farm, in partnership with The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, announced its “Bee Friendlier” program to increase awareness of bee loss issues and encourage … Read more »

DuPont, Universities Target Sustainable Crop Yields

DuPont Pioneer is collaborating with eight Midwestern universities through their respective soil nutrition management experts to help growers more sustainably maximize crop yields. The universities involved are Iowa State University, North Dakota State University, Purdue University, the University of Illinois-Urbana, the University of Minnesota, the University of Missouri, the University … Read more »

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EPA Launches Online Green Sports Resource Directory

The EPA has launched an online Green Sports Resource Directory that it says can help teams, venues and leagues save money and reduce carbon pollution, and improve waste management, water and energy conservation, and other sustainability efforts. Additionally, the new directory contains information that can help teams gain recognition for … Read more »

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Universities’ Sustainability Initiatives Save Money, Resources

The University of Toronto uses solar panels to heat water for athletes’ showers and McGill University imposes a student fee of 50 Canadian cents per credit that is matched by the university for its Sustainability Projects Fund. These are two examples of how Canadian campuses are integrating sustainability into university … Read more »

Green Chemistry Commitment

Universities Sign Green Chemistry Commitment

The University of California-Berkeley, University of Minnesota, Northeastern University and 10 other colleges and universities that have signed the Green Chemistry Commitment, intended to increase the number of green chemists and scientists in the US and the business opportunities available to them. Dow Chemical is an official partner, a Green … Read more »

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Low Flow Dishwashing Sprayers Help Restaurants’ Bottom Line

A quick and inexpensive way for restaurants to save water and the energy needed to heat water is to install new pre-rinse spray valves in their dishwashing areas, according to the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), a group affiliated with the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships & Extension. … Read more »

Socially Networked Pickup Systems Can Reduce GHGs Up To 98%, Study Finds

When customers use social networks to find package pick-up points, greenhouse gas emissions decline by 45 to 98 percent compared to a typical home delivery route, researchers at the University of Minnesota and Seoul National University say. The GHG reductions depend on the social connectedness of the recipients and the … Read more »