Miri secondary school wins Toyota Eco Youth 2013

The ‘Nature’s Rangers’ team from SMK Lopeng Tengah, Miri, Sarawak, came out tops in the recently concluded Toyota Eco Youth 2013 Challenge, beating second placed SMK (A) Wataniah, Machang, Kelantan and SM St Michael Penampang, Sabah. 15 schools took part. The Toyota Eco Youth (TEY) programme, held for the 13th consecutive year, motivates participating schools […]

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Climate Change Puts 40 Percent More People at Risk of Absolute Water Scarcity: Study

Water scarcity impacts people’s lives in many countries already today. Future population growth will increase the demand for freshwater even further. Yet in addition to this, on the supply side, water resources will be affected by projected changes in rainfall and evaporation. Climate change due to unabated greenhouse-gas emissions within our century is likely to […]

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Teijin, Onward and Fuji Xerox to Launch Closed-loop Recycling System for Uniforms in China

Teijin Limited, Onward Holdings Co., Ltd. and Fuji Xerox Co,. Ltd. announced today that they will launch a closed-loop recycling system for uniforms in China. The system is based on Teijin’s ECO CIRCLE that incorporates the world’s first technology for the chemical recycling of polyester. Nantong Teijin Co., Ltd., the Teijin group’s polyester textile manufacturing […]

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The Abbott (Australian) Government Pledges more than $800m on Green Army

The Abbott government has revealed it will be investing more than $800 million in its so-called Green Army – so far the only tangible aspect of its Direct Action scheme – despite earlier estimates that it would cost only $50 million in the first year and a maximum $300 million. In its budget update released […]

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US Rep Earl Blumenauer Introduces Bill to Promote Environmental Accountability Through Trade

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) introduced HR 3733, the Trade and Environment Enforcement Act, also known as the Green 301 Act. Green 301 expands the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act of 1974 to encompass environmental effects. It provides tools to help prevent practices by other countries that cause negative environmental impacts to human, animal, […]

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Legacy Health’s Office of Philanthropy adds Judy Rooks as Senior Director of Philanthropy Operations

Legacy Health’s Office of Philanthropy has added Judy Rooks as senior director of philanthropy operations. She will provide leadership and vision for developing a comprehensive donor relations marketing plan, as well as oversee events, communications, prospect research, database management and the granting process. Most recently, she worked as the marketing communications manager at Stoel Rives. […]

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Microsemi Wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award in the Creation of Educational Infrastructure Category

ALISO VIEJO, California — Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced that Microsemi India was the recipient of the IT and ITES Industry Association of AP (ITsAP) Corporate Social Responsibility Award for 2013 in the ‘Creation of Educational Infrastructure’ category. The award was presented at […]

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A New Race For Solar

This fall, three new solar power plants came to life on large tracts of undeveloped, remote lands in the western U.S. Although solar, these three installations are huge when compared with familiar, traditional rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems. Combined, these utility-scale power plants have the capacity to produce more than 800 MW of electricity, equal in […]

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Ames Family Hospice House Awarded Prestigious LEED(R) Green Building Certification

Hospice of the Western Reserve announced today that its new 40,000-square foot patient care center, Ames Family Hospice House, has been awarded LEED® Gold certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high […]

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USGBC Commends President Obama’s Memorandum to Accelerate Energy Efficiency in Building Facilities and Operations

President Obama signed a memorandum directing the federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, more than double the current level. — Full story at RealEstateRama –

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NRDC’s New Chicago Office Advances Green Design

A couple of days after our new Chicago office opened this summer, staff started commenting about how the office—designed by the internationally acclaimed Studio Gang Architects—smelled clean, like “trees and nature.” — Full story at NRDC –

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Six African Countries Win $330 Million to Bolster Private Investment in Climate Action

Projects designed to bolster private investment in effective climate solutions in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African Development Bank Group, the bank announced late last month. Projects in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mali and Mozambique were the winners of a global competition run by Climate […]

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One Fashion Entrepreneur Built a New Business on Green

Randy Brewer spent his career in fashion following trends. Then he followed one all the way to a new business. — Full story at The Wall Street Journal –

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Off-the-Grid Investing: Perspectives and Voices of a Transforming Financial System

When you are looking for the new or emergent, you usually have to look off-the-grid. In many ways as RSF Social Finance has grown, we too have had to go off-the-grid to develop our unique approach to finance. — Full story at GreenMoney –

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Will embracing green technology help sustainability in the shipping world?

The industry that carries 90% of all world trade has made good progress but the search for perfect equilibrium continues — Full story at The Guardian –

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General Mills’ Big Sustainable Sourcing Commitment

In keeping with the growing focus on sustainable harvesting and production, General Mills (GM) announced yesterday that it will be making changes to how it harvests and packages 10 of the top ingredients it uses in its cereals and other products. — Full story at TriplePundit —

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Coca-Cola launches first electric refrigerated truck fleet

By year’s end, 16 new Smith Electric trucks will deliver chilled Odwalla products around the Bay Area. Using electric chillers, the fuel-free fleet is a first and could stoke more interest among cold chain players. — Full story at GreenBiz –

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Solar Way launches the solar powered candle for Africa

Solar Way announces its intention to seek global partners for Solar Powered Charging Station (SPCS) Innovative African Solar company launches Power Stix, the solar powered candle, at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona BARCELONA — Solar Way, the designer and manufacturer of solar powered products for charging and lighting, today announced from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, […]

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Covanta Energy Launches New Sustainable Waste Management Strategy Game Available in the Apple App Store

MORRISTOWN, NJ–(Marketwire) – Ever wonder what it might be like to turn waste into energy, rather than sending it to an overflowing landfill? Well, users of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices will now have the chance to find out through a fun and educational simulated game experience. Covanta Energy, a world leader in sustainable […]

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OneRoof Energy Brings Hundreds of Green Solar Jobs to San Diego

CleanTECH San Diego and Mayor Jerry Sanders joined OneRoof Energy at a newly solarized home to announce the creation of 100-plus new green jobs. OneRoof Energy is the first U.S. residential solar company to work directly with roofers to sell and install its systems. The nation’s demand for solar, rising sales and OneRoof Energy’s SolarSelect® Lease […]

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