For the first time since 1998, the Federal Trade Commission has released updated environmental marketing guidelines. The FTC Green Guides lay down parameters for the types of environmental claims companies can make about their products. The Green Guides were developed to provide further clarity for shoppers, but how do the new Green Guides compare to real consumer expectations?
"Greenest DJ in America" Cerphe Colwell Praises Efforts to Reduce Energy, Water Usage
Being the Greenest DJ in America, a title given him by Earth Day Network, Cerphe has the opportunity to meet environmental leaders and tour earth-friendly facilities on a regular basis. Recently he toured Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, MD.
I want my son to grow up in a world that has everything I had and more. Gabriel is three years old right now, so he cannot choose what world he grows up to. You and I make that choice for him. That is why I try to promote actions to help the environment both at work, at home and in the community.
(3BL Media) Dallas, TX - September 18, 2012 - Balfour Beatty Construction is now ranked as one of the top five green contractors in the United States with more than $2 billion in revenue from sustainable construction projects in 2011. That is $1 billion more than the company reported in 2010.
“We saw the biggest increase in revenue in the education, healthcare and telecommunications markets,” said Tracy Browne, Balfour Beatty Construction’s Vice President of Sustainability.
Novo Nordisk sustains solid performance score in Carbon Disclosure Project rating.
(3BL Media) September 13, 2012 - Novo Nordisk remained in the top 10 of healthcare companies in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 500 2012 report. According to the report’s assessment, the company’s disclosure score reflects senior managements understanding of the business issues related to climate change and efforts to build climate related risks and opportunities into core business.
For a long time, the term “carbon offsetting” sounded to me like vague corporate speak. I had little or no idea what it really meant, and struggled to understand it. But when our video team at UPS was tasked with producing a video project centered around carbon offsetting at the Garcia River Forest, I finally had something tangible to (forgive the tree-hugging pun) “put my arms around.”
Recycling the Weight of 165 737-700s in Four Years
If you’ve ever wondered how Southwest is doing its part to make a positive difference, that headline should help answer that question. Since 2008, Southwest Airlines has recycled the weight equal to nearly 165 Boeing 737-700 aircraft with our co-mingled recycling efforts.
(3BL Media) July 25, 2012 - Kathy Gerwig, Kaiser Permanente’s vice president for Employee Safety, Health and Wellness and environmental stewardship officer, joined leading health systems and top administration officials at a White House event Tuesday to discuss the economic and environmental benefits of greening hospitals.