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Heat Generated by London Underground Trains Will Now Heat Homes Instead of Commuters
Heat Generated by London Underground Trains Will Now Heat Homes Instead of Commuters

Waste Not / In the spirit of the just-wrapped SB London conference, the city has announced just the kind of ingenious, waste-to-resource solution that we love: Excess heat generated by London Underground trains will now be captured and used to help warm homes and cut energy bills in the Islington district.The project — the first of its kind in Europe — is a partnership between Islington Council, London Mayor Boris Johnson, UK Power Networks and Transport for London.As anyone who has ever ridden it knows, the Tube generates large amounts of heat; its capture and utilization through a nearby vent off the Northern Line will not only warm local homes, it could very well make the ride more comfortable for the millions of daily commuters. - 10 years ago

Unilever's Project Sunlight Aims to Motivate People to Live More Sustainably
Unilever's Project Sunlight Aims to Motivate People to Live More Sustainably

Marketing and Comms / In honor of Universal Children’s Day (November 20), Unilever today launches a new long-term initiative, Unilever Project Sunlight, to motivate millions to live sustainably. With the help of pop star and new mom Fergie, Unilever aims to inspire people to help create a brighter future by making donations to help two million children. - 10 years ago

Back to the Roots, Revolution Foods Team Up to 'Grow Food, Give Food' to U.S. Schools
Back to the Roots, Revolution Foods Team Up to 'Grow Food, Give Food' to U.S. Schools

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Oakland, Calif., start-up Back to the Roots (BTTR), which has made a name for itself with its DIY mushroom kits and new “AquaFarm” home aquaponics system, has taken another step in fulfilling its commitment to “making food personal again.” Through a new joint campaign with healthy school-lunch provider Revolution Foods, the two like-minded organizations are furthering both of their missions to educate and inspire children about healthy food. - 10 years ago

Sustainable Minds' New Tool Adds Approachability to Product Life Cycle Transparency
Sustainable Minds' New Tool Adds Approachability to Product Life Cycle Transparency

Marketing and Comms / In response to market demand and the release of LEED v4, LCA software pioneer Sustainable Minds has launched an innovative new way for manufacturers to transparently report the environmental performance of their products. SM Transparency ReportsTM is a new alternative to environmental product declarations (EPD) — with equivalent credibility and superior distillation of technical information for end users. NSF International, industry leader in product certification, is providing the LCA verification and report certification. - 10 years ago

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Peruvian Stevia Farm Becomes World's First to Achieve Rainforest Alliance Certification
Peruvian Stevia Farm Becomes World's First to Achieve Rainforest Alliance Certification

Supply Chain / The Stevia One Perú SAC farm in northern Peru has earned Rainforest Alliance certification, becoming the world’s first stevia farm to earn the distinction, according to an announcement today by Rainforest Alliance. The farm met the rigorous standards of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), conserving natural resources, protecting wildlife and ensuring the well-being of farm families to earn the certification, which marks an important milestone in increasing the sustainability of the industry. - 10 years ago

New Report Reveals Global Trends, 'Perspectives' on CR Reporting
New Report Reveals Global Trends, 'Perspectives' on CR Reporting

Marketing and Comms / CorporateRegister.com, which hosts and manages the global online directory of corporate responsibility (CR) reports, today released its annual free CR Perspectives report, combining data, insight and opinion to reveal how global CR reporting has developed and where it might be headed. - 10 years ago

Greenpeace Praises Google, Apple, Facebook for Duke Clean Energy Breakthrough
Greenpeace Praises Google, Apple, Facebook for Duke Clean Energy Breakthrough

Behavior Change / Duke Energy Carolinas, which provides roughly 20,000 megawatts of electricity to approximately 2.4 million customers throughout the Carolinas through a mix of nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas and hydroelectric power generation, announced on Friday the addition of a “Green Source Rider” that will offer its large customers an opportunity to purchase renewable energy, apparently in response to requests from some of said large customers. - 10 years ago

EPA Relaxes Renewable Fuel Standard While Reaffirming Commitment to Biofuels
EPA Relaxes Renewable Fuel Standard While Reaffirming Commitment to Biofuels

The U.S. EPA on Friday backed away from its previously mandated targets for U.S. biofuel production by relaxing the proposed levels of ethanol use outlined in its Renewable Fuel Standard, to address the “E10 blend wall.” The proposal would set ethanol use at 15.21 billion gallons — just under 10 percent of motor-fuel consumption and 16 percent lower than targets established by Congress in 2007 — and also called for public input on the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel as required by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. - 10 years ago

Co-operative Group's New Office Crowned World's Most Eco-Friendly Building
Co-operative Group's New Office Crowned World's Most Eco-Friendly Building

Just prior to its official opening last week by The Queen, One Angel Square — The Co-operative Group’s new head office in Manchester, England — has been declared the most environmentally friendly building in the world. The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), an internationally acclaimed system of assessing buildings, gave One Angel Square a score of 95.16% — the highest ever awarded.The accolade came on Thursday, just before Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, toured the 14-story facility and unveiled a plaque marking the formal opening of the building in Manchester’s city centre. - 10 years ago

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Consumers Worldwide Think Business Should Solve Environmental Problems
Consumers Worldwide Think Business Should Solve Environmental Problems

Marketing and Comms / Research presented this morning at the SB London conference reveals that many of the world’s consumers lay the responsibility of solving global environmental issues mostly at the door of businesses. - 10 years ago

Driving Innovation: Coke and Ford Unveil Fusion Energi with Interiors Made from PlantBottle Technology™
Driving Innovation: Coke and Ford Unveil Fusion Energi with Interiors Made from PlantBottle Technology™

Collaboration / The Coca-Cola Company and Ford Motor Company have teamed up to fuel more sustainable design by collaborating on a first-ever interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coke’s PlantBottle packaging. - 10 years ago

Sprint Offering Buyback Credit on All Phones to Encourage Trade-Ins on America Recycles Day
Sprint Offering Buyback Credit on All Phones to Encourage Trade-Ins on America Recycles Day

Behavior Change / Despite being the No. 3 wireless carrier in the United States, Sprint leads the industry in phone recycling. Last year, Sprint reclaimed 4.4 million phones through voluntary collection programs — compared to AT&T’s 3.1 million and Verizon’s 3 million — and in September, Guinness World Records recognized Sprint for shattering the record for the number of cellular phones recycled in one week: 103,582 cellular phones, more than double the previous record. - 10 years ago

New UNGC Guide Helps Companies Report Their Positions on Climate Policy
New UNGC Guide Helps Companies Report Their Positions on Climate Policy

Marketing and Comms / The UN Global Compact (UNGC) today released a guide for companies to manage and report on their direct and indirect influences on climate policy. Now for the first time, companies have guidelines to help them engage in climate policy in a transparent and accountable way that is consistent with their sustainability commitments. - 10 years ago

Adnams Becomes First UK Brewery to Carbon Footprint Full Range of Bottled Beers
Adnams Becomes First UK Brewery to Carbon Footprint Full Range of Bottled Beers

Supply Chain / UK brewery Adnams has become the first brewer to measure the carbon footprint of its entire range of bottled beers, estimating that one bottle is equivalent to traveling 5.3 miles by train.The Southwold-based brewer says after a “rigorous six months of data collection and analysis and a further six months for verification and auditing,” the analysis measured the carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions (CO2e) for the whole lifecycle of each beer, from the growth of the grains to the brewing and packaging, through to the distribution, retail, consumption and disposal of the bottle. Adnams performed the analysis with the help of the Adapt Low Carbon Group at the University of East Anglia. - 10 years ago

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EOS Climate Launches System for Monetizing Harmful Refrigerants at End of Life
EOS Climate Launches System for Monetizing Harmful Refrigerants at End of Life

Behavior Change / San Francisco-based EOS Climate, which incentivizes the complete life cycle management of harmful refrigerants, on Tuesday announced the launch of its Refrigerant Asset System™ (RAS), the first cross-sector business model that focuses on refrigerants as assets. - 10 years ago

On November 15, Give Your Garbage Another Life for America Recycles Day
On November 15, Give Your Garbage Another Life for America Recycles Day

Marketing and Comms / Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging people to give their garbage another life on America Recycles Day, taking place this year on Friday, Nov. 15.The organization says the average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash in a single day, yet we recycle only 35 percent of the country’s waste. America Recycles Day encourages people to recycle more at home, at work and on the go. - 10 years ago

86% of Americans Surveyed Expect Food and Beverage Brands to Recycle Packaging
86% of Americans Surveyed Expect Food and Beverage Brands to Recycle Packaging

Marketing and Comms / There is an increasing need for public and private sector collaboration to create and implement recycling solutions across the country, as shown by a recent survey conducted by Research Data + Insights on behalf of the Carton Council of North America (CCNA). The survey revealed that consumers overwhelmingly believe that product companies and their brands play a crucial role in recycling: Of 1,000 adults surveyed across the U.S., 86 percent responded that they expect food and beverage brands to actively help increase the recycling of their packages. - 10 years ago

Levi Strauss & Co. Unveils New Wellthread Design Process
Levi Strauss & Co. Unveils New Wellthread Design Process

Supply Chain / Disposable, fast fashion is the antithesis of sustainability. This week, Levi Strauss & Co. debuted a remedy — the Dockers® Wellthread process for responsible sourcing — at the company’s new innovation lab in San Francisco. This approach combines sustainable design and environmental practices with an emphasis on durable materials and supporting the well-being of the workers who make the garments. Wellthread represents the company's first effort to bring these key elements together into one process. - 10 years ago

Patagonia Promises 100% Traceable Down by 2014
Patagonia Promises 100% Traceable Down by 2014

Marketing and Comms / It’s been a busy fall for Patagonia — the outdoor apparel company kicked off October with the launch of its “Responsible Economy” campaign, which challenges consumers and businesses to think more consciously about disposability and resource allocation, and ended the month by announcing its plans to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel, beginning in Fall 2014. - 10 years ago

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techfortrade Creating Standard for Eco-Friendly 3D-Printing Filament
techfortrade Creating Standard for Eco-Friendly 3D-Printing Filament

Waste Not / techfortrade, a UK charity that aims to connect developing nations with emerging technology in order to facilitate trade, today announced the launch of the Ethical Filament Foundation (EFF). The EFF will collaborate with organizations around the world to ensure the availability and viability of ethically produced 3D-printing filament, made from recycled plastic waste. - 10 years ago