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Sustainability in Costa Rica

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

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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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Sustainability in British Columbia

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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

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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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Sustainability in New Zealand

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Sustainability in New Zealand


New Zealand is moving towards a more sustainable way of life. The government, business owners, and ordinary citizens are all doing their part to promote eco-friendly business tactics. Read the full story

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Sustainability in Japan

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Sustainability in Japan


Japan is making great strides towards sustainable business practices. Local and state governments, companies, and individuals are all working together to make the country a more eco-friendly place to live and do business. Read the full story

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UK Gormless* About Renewable Energy Future

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UK Gormless* About Renewable Energy Future


*i.e. “clueless,” for non-Brits

BusinessGreen posted an interesting blog piece yesterday about the energy strategy currently on the Department of Energy and Climate Change floor. The plan, which will be officially revealed tomorrow, is already expected to raise annual energy bills by about

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Sustainable Businesses in Australia, Pt. 3: The Fairfield City Partnership

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Sustainable Businesses in Australia, Pt. 3: The Fairfield City Partnership


In first two parts of this article, I examined Vinidex and the 60L Green Building respectively, two examples of the ways in which Australia is embracing sustainability. In this, the final part, I investigate a collaboration between the local government of Fairfield City and a group of big businesses. Continue reading to find out how two large organizations pooled their resources to save over a million dollars per year. Read the full story

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Sustainable Businesses in Australia, Pt. 2: the 60L Green Building

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Sustainable Businesses in Australia, Pt. 2: the 60L Green Building


In the first part of this article, I looked at the Australian pipe manufacturer Vinidex. In this portion, part 2 of 3, the focus is on the 60L Green Building in Melbourne. Using a combination of unique utility tactics, the project set a precedent not only for building ventures Down Under, but the world over. Read on to find out how the 60L Building was completed and what environmental and empolyee benefits were gained. Perhaps it will give you some green building ideas of your own. Read the full story

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Sustainable Businesses in Australia, Pt. 1: Vinidex

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Sustainable Businesses in Australia, Pt. 1: Vinidex


Since Al Gore

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