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China is Taking Climate Change Seriously. Is the U.S.?

In its recently unveiled 13th Five-Year Plan, China has set aggressive targets to solve its pressing environmental problems, including air pollution, water conservation, responsible urban growth, clean transportation, and renewables.

Marco Rubio was dead wrong. I suppose that blasting him for things he said while on the campaign trail is futile at this point, but I can’t help but vigorously refute a statement that he made in the last Republican debate—that the U.S. shouldn’t engage in any meaningful climate action because the planet is constantly changing (which is true), that China and India are ruining the environment (also true), and that, since everyone else is polluting and acting irresponsibly, anything we do is pointless because we’re all going to hell in a handbasket (unequivocally not true).

Talk with Green Guy Show - 3/20/16 - Mayors Climate Summit Series - Alicia Zatcoff, Sustainability Mgr, City of Richmond, VA

Alicia Zatcoff, Sustainability Manager, City of Richmond, VA
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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life. - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Listen to the March 20th show by clicking below and be sure to tune in this Sunday, March 27th for an interview with Mayor Esther Manheimer of Asheville, NC.

This 4-Year-Old Video Star Knows Her Solar Facts

Meet Eloise, the star of a video made in partnership with Ford and the Sierra Club to encourage more people to “drive green” by powering their electric vehicles (EVs) with clean, efficient SunPower® solar energy.
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Head on over to the SunPower Blog and meet Eloise, the star of a video SunPower made in partnership with Ford and the Sierra Club to encourage more people to “drive green” by powering their electric vehicles (EVs) with clean, efficient SunPower® solar energy.

Now 100 Percent of SunPower's Direct Current E-Series and X-Series Solar Panels Produced are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver

New Achievements Reinforce SunPower as One of the World's Most Sustainable Solar Companies
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March 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ - With environmental sustainability and social responsibility at its core, SunPower demonstrates continued industry leadership by manufacturing 100 percent of its direct current E-Series and X-Series solar panels to meet 

How GM Used Renewable Energy to Save $80M


A decades-long approach to sourcing renewable energy has produced lessons learned that helped GM further reduce its environmental footprint and save $80 million along the way.

22 Years Using Landfill Gas

10 Shocking Facts About Earth's Water Crisis

Green Builder Media's March 17, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter

10 Shocking Facts About the True Scope of Earth's Fresh Water Crisis The California drought and Flint's lead problem are just the first harbringers of bad news about world water supplies.

Watch Your Language!


What are the environmental “bad words” to which society has become desensitized? I think “disposable” is one. We need to replace it with “reusable.”  

Caterpillar's 2015 Sustainability Report: “What We’ve Built. What We’re Solving.”


Caterpillar Inc. published its annual Sustainability Report today, detailing the progress made in 2015 despite challenging economic conditions. Recognizing Caterpillar’s 90-year history as a global leader of sustainable progress, the report – titled “What We’ve Built. What We’re Solving.” – highlights the company’s aggressive efforts to manage through a challenging business cycle by focusing on cost management and innovative, durable products that help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges associated with energy, water, land and climate.

Energy Department Announces Denver as Next Location for Solar Decathlon Competition in 2017

The 2017 Decathlon promises to be the most sophisticated and timely yet.
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March 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - At an event today in Denver, Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Under Secretary for Science and Energy, Dr. Franklin Orr, joined Mayor Michael Hancock to announce Denver as the host city for the next U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition in the fall of 2017.

Investing in Homeboy Industries for a Sustainable Future

By Ken McNeely, President, AT&T California

The need to develop a skilled workforce and sustainable economy have never been more critical. Employers competing in the innovation economy require workers with technical and specialized skills. At the same time, we face growing environmental challenges that require us all to play a role in protecting our natural resources and creating a more sustainable future.


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