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The Softer Side of Sustainability 19.3.2010 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Why would the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet be interested in systems thinking and education for sustainable living? An InterfaceFLOR executive says it's essential for business leaders to address the technical as well as the softer side of sustainability when greening a company.

The Softer Side of Sustainability
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Embrace Sustainability or Put Your Business at Risk 19.3.2010 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Smart companies like Nike, Coca-Cola and Nestle have figured out that if you don't change the way you operate -- and the way your supply chain operates -- you're potentially putting your entire business model at risk. If a company loses its societal mandate to do business then it faces as much risk as if it were struggling financially.

Embrace Sustainability or Put Your Business at Risk
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Sex Toy Company's Green Efforts Fail to Arouse 19.3.2010 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Adam & Eve, the 'online home for all things erotic,' has pulled back the curtain on its efforts to reduce its environmental impacts, showing off the effective but mundane ways any company can go green.

Sex Toy Company's Green Efforts Fail to Arouse
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United Biscuits Meets Water Goal 10 Years Early 19.3.2010 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

U.K. snack company United Biscuits has met some of its environmental goals early, leading it to set even more aggressive targets and shorten its deadlines.
 

United Biscuits Meets Water Goal 10 Years Early
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United Biscuits Meets Water Goal 10 Years Early 19.3.2010 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com

U.K. snack company United Biscuits has met some of its environmental goals early, leading it to set even more aggressive targets and shorten its deadlines.
 

United Biscuits Meets Water Goal 10 Years Early
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Open letter to Sens. Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman: a bipartisan path forward on energy and climate 19.3.2010 Gristmill
Sens. Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman, Thank you for the work you’re doing to to address America’s climate and energy challenges. As you meet with a broader group of stakeholders and begin to structure a bill, you face an enormous challenge of your own:  crafting legislation that can get 60 votes in a fractured and somewhat exhausted Senate. The odds are steep, but I believe there is a strong, bipartisan path forward. The crucial starting point is this: The American people want clean energy. They want to make more energy in America; they want to use energy more wisely; they want to create jobs and compete in new global industries; they want to leave behind a clean environment and healthy children. These aspirations are shared ...
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The Media Consortium: Weekly Mulch: Bad News Bill 19.3.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium blogger Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday evening to discuss...
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Weekly Mulch: Bad news climate bill 19.3.2010 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium blogger Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday evening to discuss their much anticipated tripartisan climate legislation. Based on leaks from the meeting, it sounds like the climate bill will be incredibly industry friendly, which may mean that the bill does little to help the environment. A syncing feeling read ...
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United Biscuits Meets Water Goal 10 Years Early 19.3.2010 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

U.K. snack company United Biscuits has met some of its environmental goals early, leading it to set even more aggressive targets and shorten its deadlines.
 

United Biscuits Meets Water Goal 10 Years Early
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Outline of Kerry-Graham-Lieberman appears to hew to Obama’s clean energy principles 19.3.2010 Gristmill
Cross-posted from the Wonk Room . Photo: Wonk RoomDetails of the comprehensive green economy legislation being negotiated by a bipartisan trio of senators are leaking out, as draft language nears completion.  In a meeting yesterday with a coalition of industry lobbyists , Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) unveiled an eight-page draft outline for their bill . They are attempting to mirror the House’s bipartisan vote for the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act (H.R. 2454) last summer to achieve President Barack Obama’s stated goal of comprehensive clean energy reform to restore the American economy. The overall structure of the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman draft, as ...
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Let’s Talk: New Mexico 19.3.2010 WireTap Magazine

On Friday, March 12th, students and faculty from across New Mexico had the opportunity to speak with Jonathan Black, a staffer from the office of Senator Jeff Bingaman, and Andrew Wallace, staffer for Senator Tom Udall, about clean energy, nuclear power in New Mexico, and the legislative process in passing an energy or cap-and-trade bill.  [...]

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Gillian Caldwell: Dirty Polluters Rewriting the Clean Air Act 19.3.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
On Wednesday, dirty energy lobbyists took a big step towards achieving a long-cherished goal: shredding the Clean Air Act. Leaks from a closed-door meeting between...
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Racing for cleantech jobs: Why America needs an energy education strategy 19.3.2010 Gristmill
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the United States faces serious questions about the future of its economy and jobs market. Where will the good jobs of the future come from, how do we prepare the American workforce, and what is our strategy to maintain economic leadership in an increasingly competitive world? A growing consensus suggests that cleantech will be one of our generation’s largest growth sectors. The global cleantech market is expected to surpass $1 trillion in value within the next few years, and a perfect storm of factors—from the inevitability of a carbon-constrained world, to skyrocketing global energy demand, to long-term oil price hikes—will drive global demand for clean-energy ...
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U.S. Utility-Scale Solar Industry Primed to Explode 19.3.2010 ENS
U.S. Utility-Scale Solar Industry Primed to Explode
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Donnie Fowler: After Health Care: Climate & Energy Legislation 19.3.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
"The cap-and-trade bills in the House and Senate are dead." Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) reflected the reality that Congress now faces as it negotiates...
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Donnie Fowler: The Details of the Energy & Climate Legislation in D.C. 19.3.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
"The cap-and-trade bills in the House and Senate are dead." Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) reflected the reality that Congress now faces as it negotiates...
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Operation Free: Young Soldiers Stand Against Foreign Oil 19.3.2010 WireTap Magazine
Great new ad from Operation Free Our national security organizations are taking climate change seriously and congress needs to do the same: The DOD has put climate change into their quadrennial defense review which was released this week. The CIA has created a center on climate change. The Marines are committed to reducing their carbon pollution by 30 percent by 2025 The Navy is committed to reducing their carbon pollution by 50 percent by 2020 of homeland bases. The Navy is also going to sail a green battle group in 2020, using alternative fuels. The Navy is also testing a F18 that runs on biofuel. The Marines have a FOB or forward operating base training facility that is net zero. Many bases have implemented smart ...
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Fending Off the 'New Barbarians' with a Culture of Innovation 18.3.2010 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

There is a critical parallel between a national-level need for innovation and new technology and what is needed inside U.S. organizations. This is especially true of incumbent companies in the energy industry (oil and gas and electric power) that want to be competitive in a changing marketplace.

Fending Off the 'New Barbarians' with a Culture of Innovation
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Organic Textile Certifications Grow 40 Percent 18.3.2010 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

More than 2,800 facilities run by 1,500 companies were certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard last year, increasing the amount of certified facilities by 40 percent.
 

Organic Textile Certifications Grow 40 Percent
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Las Vegas Sands Raises the Stakes for Green Development 18.3.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

In a town where green building is the latest rage among mega resorts and gaming palaces, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation has upped the ante on eco-friendly development and business operations with the launch of a sustainability program for its properties in Vegas and beyond.

Las Vegas Sands Raises the Stakes for Green Development
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