Green Power Leadership Award Winners Named

I read two different kinds of articles about renewable energy these days. In one variety, technological advances are touted (battery storage, new equipment, more sophisticated control networks). In the other, anecdotal stories about this or that company installing and/or sourcing solar or wind power are described. The EPA brings these two strands of reporting together once a year when it announces its Green Power Leadership Awards. This year’s winners, who are “furthering the business case for clean energy use,” are: Biogen, BNY Mellon, Forest County Potawatomi Community, Goldman Sachs, Government of the District of Columbia, Intel, SC Johnson, Cisco Systems, Jackson Family Winds, University at Buffalo, Apple Kohl’s Department Stores, General Motors/GM Orion Assembly Plant, Google and HARBEC. Read the whole story here.

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Helping to create a healthier relationship between people and food includes protecting the environment and finding sustainable ways to produce more food. As the world’s population grows, the demand for water and energy is also on the rise and the planet’s resources are under increasing stress. In this situation, companies cannot afford to follow business as usual, and must align their corporate strategy with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

12 hours 34 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The world has come to know Pakistan as a country riddled for decades by war and violent conflict, with an economy in collapse. Nestled here is the Swat Valley region, once called the ‘Switzerland of the East’ by HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Sadly, today the valley is known for where schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for going to school.

2 days 20 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - A new report estimates that an annual investment of US$320 billion in sustainable business models by 2030 could unlock US$2.3 trillion a year in the food and agriculture sectors​, or a​ ​seven​-fold return on investment.

3 days 3 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Effectively communicating an organization’s ESG impacts is vital in today’s business world. According to research published in MIT Sloan Management Review, three in four senior executives in investment firms agree that a company’s good sustainability performance is materially important when making investment decisions.

3 days 20 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - A plant-based diet has many benefits. It's sustainable, since the ecological footprint of plant crops is lower; it's healthy (just ask your mom); and it's ethical, as many people object to killing animals.

4 days 11 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – UPS (NYSE:UPS) has announced plans to add 200 new hybrid electric delivery trucks to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The trucks, manufactured by Workhorse Group, Inc., will be deployed in January 2017, starting in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and possibly in other states as well.

5 days 9 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Food Tank, an organization that works to promote better food systems, ​has​ released​, ​in partnership with the James Beard Foundation​, ​​the third edition of the annual Good Food Org Guide. The guide features 1,000 nonprofit organizations ​that ​are leading the change towards better and more sustainable food systems.