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BMW i Poised to Redefine Sustainable Mobility
BMW i Poised to Redefine Sustainable Mobility

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The BMW brand arguably defines automobile performance, engineering and technology.

Shelton Group Hires Brooks Clark as Managing Editor
Shelton Group Hires Brooks Clark as Managing Editor

PRESS RELEASE - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Shelton Group, the nation’s leading marketing communications firm entirely focused in the sustainability and energy efficiency sectors, announced today that it has added Brooks Clark as Managing Editor of Shelton Insights, the agency’s soon-to-be-launched, web-based news service. “This is an exciting move for us a company because we’re expanding our service offering and exploring more ways to share our insights,” said Suzanne Shelton, founder and CEO of Shelton Group. “With Brooks’ extensive writing and editing experience, I know he will do a great job in pioneering this initiative.”

Shelton Group Study Shows Decline in Energy-Efficient Product Purchases and Home Improvements
Shelton Group Study Shows Decline in Energy-Efficient Product Purchases and Home Improvements

PRESS RELEASE - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Shelton Group, the nation’s leading marketing communications firm entirely focused in the sustainability and energy efficiency sectors, announced today that its latest Utility Pulse study shows that energy-saving habits have declined in the last three years. The national poll shows decreases in many behaviors, including those listed below: • Replacing incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient CFLs or LEDs, down 13 percent • Adding sealing, caulking or weatherstripping, down 17 percent • Purchasing a higher-efficiency/ENERGY STAR qualified appliance, down 6 percent In addition, the survey found: • 50 percent of Americans still don’t unplug chargers and un-used appliances • 40 percent don’t use energy-saving thermostat settings

Solar Conduction Dryer Wins Grand Prize in 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge
Solar Conduction Dryer Wins Grand Prize in 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - •Student team from India addresses the 20 to 30 percent food spoilage rate for poor rural farmers, via cost-effective dehydrators powered by solar conduction •Finalist projects range from new cancer diagnostic tool and nonprofit fundraising platform to solar power crowdsourcing and recycled shoes •Entrepreneurial students and their innovative ventures celebrated at finals event

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EcoShift Launches Enterprise Supply Chain Sustainability Platform
EcoShift Launches Enterprise Supply Chain Sustainability Platform

SUPPLY CHAIN - An Ecoshift development team led by three PhD environmental scientists and policy analysts has developed a cloud-based system to help companies engage with their suppliers and use sustainability information to improve supply chain performance and reduce risk.

Rennovia Develops Process To Produce 100% Bio-Based Nylon
Rennovia Develops Process To Produce 100% Bio-Based Nylon

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Rennovia last week announced that it has created a process to make bio-based nylon materials that are nearly 25 percent cheaper to produce and emit half as much greenhouse gas emissions as conventional petroleum-derived substances.

BASF and University of Michigan Athletics announce BASF Team Chemistry Challenge winners
BASF and University of Michigan Athletics announce BASF Team Chemistry Challenge winners

PRESS RELEASE - BASF and University of Michigan Athletics announce BASF Team Chemistry Challenge winners Wyandotte, MI, April 18, 2013 -- BASF and the University of Michigan Athletic Department (U-M) are proud to announce the winners of the BASF Team Chemistry Challenge.

Caesars Entertainment Properties to Host CodeGreen Events in Celebration of Earth Day 2013
Caesars Entertainment Properties to Host CodeGreen Events in Celebration of Earth Day 2013

PRESS RELEASE - LAS VEGAS – April 18, 2013 – On April 22, Caesars Entertainment and its properties across the U.S. will once again observe Earth Day to demonstrate the company’s commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. Caesars recognizes problems facing the planet demand real action today and that awareness of these issues is a critical part of the formula for change.

Dell Empowers Youth with Technology Access, Support and Tools to Enhance Learning
Dell Empowers Youth with Technology Access, Support and Tools to Enhance Learning

PRESS RELEASE - •More than 250,000 youth with the greatest need will receive technology access and support to enhance learning in 2013 •Students from around the world to discuss issues of importance to them and ideas of how to address at Student Voice LIVE! presented by Dell

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General Motors names BASF as 2012 Supplier of the Year
General Motors names BASF as 2012 Supplier of the Year

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors names BASF as 2012 Supplier of the Year SOUTHFIELD, MI, March 27, 2013 -- For the ninth time in the past 11 years, BASF has received General Motors’ (GM) Supplier of the Year Award.

Eurostar, GlaxoSmithKline Join Ecodesk Campaign To Improve Supply Chain Efficiency
Eurostar, GlaxoSmithKline Join Ecodesk Campaign To Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

SUPPLY CHAIN - Ecodesk recently announced that 25 companies representing one million suppliers have joined its VIP Enterprise Innovator Program aimed at developing a clear and unambiguous business case for supply chain efficiency.

Philips' Sustainovation Process Reveals Insights on Closing Loops
Philips' Sustainovation Process Reveals Insights on Closing Loops

WASTE NOT - In 2008 Philips Consumer Lifestyle started a program for sustainable innovation with a series of workshops to investigate possibilities around closing the loop of its products. People from different functions and departments brainstormed around business model possibilities, alternative materials and value chain management.

FlashFood Mobile App Diverts Restaurant Food Waste To Feed the Hungry
FlashFood Mobile App Diverts Restaurant Food Waste To Feed the Hungry

WASTE NOT - The statistics are staggering: One in five children goes to bed hungry every night in America, while 40 percent of food in this country is sent to the landfill, according to a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. There is an immediate solution to redirecting this excess wasted food to families in need, but fear is choking the supply chain.

Herman Miller Ups the Sustainable Ante with Design for Environment 2.0
Herman Miller Ups the Sustainable Ante with Design for Environment 2.0

WASTE NOT - When Herman Miller engineers began using Cradle to Cradle thinking as part of their Design for Environment (DfE) process in 2001, the world of green design was less complicated than today.

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Design Matters, for the Circular Economy
Design Matters, for the Circular Economy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A team from Seymourpowell, one of the UK’s most established design and innovation consultancies, were thrilled to spend an evening in the company of a select group of motivated Design & Technology teachers, at the recent Tunbridge Wells Teardown Lab led by the Ellen Macarthur Foundation. It proved a fascinating evening of new insight and practical hands-on learning.

Circular Economy Not 'Silver Bullet' for Resource Crunch, Paper Says
Circular Economy Not 'Silver Bullet' for Resource Crunch, Paper Says

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This article first appeared on edie.net on January 28, 2013.Industrial systems based on circular economy models will be constrained by end-of-life material availability, limiting future improvements in process efficiency, scientists claim. A wider materials efficiency framework is required, they argue — one which encompasses not just circular resource flow systems but mitigation options for industrial carbon emissions and consumer demand.

VF Corporation Selects Schneider Electric as their Global Sustainability Partner
VF Corporation Selects Schneider Electric as their Global Sustainability Partner

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VF Corporation Selects Schneider Electric as their Global Sustainability Partner Louisville, KY. – September 19, 2012 – Schneider Electric, the global leader in sustainability services, announced today it has been selected by VF Corporation to provide a comprehensive sustainability solution across all of its brands. Schneider Electric’s technology platform, Resource Advisor™, will allow VF to track and report energy, water, and emissions data, as well as additional sustainability-related metrics, across its global footprint of operations and products.  

New Benefit to "World's Best Cheddar": Cabot Creamery Cooperative Achieves B Corp Certification
New Benefit to "World's Best Cheddar": Cabot Creamery Cooperative Achieves B Corp Certification

PRESS RELEASE - Cabot, Vt. (August 27, 2012) – Cabot Creamery is the first dairy cooperative to achieve B Corporation Certification, a validation of its attention to environmental and social impacts on stakeholders.

New AT&T Eco-Rating System to Help Consumers Learn About Environmental Features of Mobile Devices
New AT&T Eco-Rating System to Help Consumers Learn About Environmental Features of Mobile Devices

PRESS RELEASE - People eager to check out the newest, fastest and coolest mobile handset devices will soon be able to learn about its environmental features too.

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UL Environment Launches Sustainability Quotient (SQ) Program to Help Businesses Quantify Environmental and Social Progress
UL Environment Launches Sustainability Quotient (SQ) Program to Help Businesses Quantify Environmental and Social Progress

PRESS RELEASE - NORTHBROOK, Ill., December 6, 2011—UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced today the launch of its Sustainability Quotient (SQ) Program, a comprehensive system of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability initiatives of corporations at an enterprise level. The SQ Program is based on a series of auditable standards, including UL 880:

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