Climate Change Conference: Deforestation

Climate Change Conference: Deforestation

One of the many pressing issues discussed at this week

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Copenhagen Conference & Reducing Emissions

Copenhagen Conference & Reducing Emissions

The main goal of the Copenhagen Conference that began Monday is to set up a basic political policy to reduce global greenhouse gases by a certain amount and to determine how much wealthy countries should pay developing countries not to pollute the environment. The current climate treaty, The Kyoto Protocol, does not expire until 2012, thus whatever treaty is agreed upon at Copenhagen will be non-binding. Read the full story

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Sustainability in Costa Rica

Sustainability in Costa Rica

Who would have thought that a member of the global south could also be one of the world’s greenest countries? Nestled between Panama, Nicaragua, and the beautiful blue ocean within Central America, Costa Rica is demonstrating that it has what it takes to support major sustainability initiatives. Some might find it surprising that Costa Rica is one of the greenest countries in the world, and more importantly, that environmental sustainability can also lead to greater economic growth. Read the full story

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Hidden Green Savings in Tankless Water Heaters

Hidden Green Savings in Tankless Water Heaters

When most small business look for cost cutting tips to include in the office, they usually overlook their HVAC systems. Depending on the type of business you have, HVACs may play a huge role in your day to day business operations. And if a water system is a significant component of your small business, you may want to consider using a tankless water heater. Read the full story

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Solar Panel Costs Drop; Large-Scale Solar Plans Made in the U.S. and Overseas

Solar Panel Costs Drop; Large-Scale Solar Plans Made in the U.S. and Overseas

According to new research conducted by the independent EU Energy Institute, the cost of installing and owning solar panels will fall even faster than expected. While solar panels were originally predicted to last 20 years, recent tests have shown that 90-percent of existing solar panels will last for 30 years, according to Roger Harrabin, environmental analyst for BBC News.

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Green Building Activity Booms in 2009

Green Building Activity Booms in 2009

In the 2009 Green Building Market & Impact Report published November 4 by GreenerBuildings.com, it was stated that despite losses faced by most segments of the construction marketplace over the past year, green building activity managed to sustain an impressive growth. Read the full story

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Builds Vermont

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Builds Vermont

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, a company which once consumed close to a megawatt of electricity, is now a generator of 100,000 watts of electricity a year, thanks to its recent installation of a 572-panel solar array on the roof of its Waterbury distribution center. Read the full story

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Sustainability in British Columbia

Sustainability in British Columbia

The British Columbian government has introduced several initiatives to promote sustainability. Climate Smart offers scholarships for small businesses to attend workshops on the green economy. So far, 100 companies have taken advantage of the training. They

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Climate Conference in Copenhagen

Climate Conference in Copenhagen

The Kyoto Protocol to prevent climate change and global warming will end in 2012. From December 6-18, Copenhagen will host a Climate Conference to create a Copenhagen Protocol that will

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e3bank: A Study in Sustainable Banking

e3bank: A Study in Sustainable Banking

A soon-to-open suburban Philadelphia bank has sustainability on the brain. e3bank in Malvern, PA is built around people, planet, and profits. The bank understands that profit and sustainability don

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