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The last day of October this year was designated as the birthdate of the 7 billionth person on earth. Many like to point to the growing population as a stressor on the well being of the planet. It’s a rising source of stress, sure, but rising even faster is the global growth of the consumer class. You’ve also no doubt seen that the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, has expanded to include increasing chunks of time on…

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Princeton Review & USGBC list “green” colleges

The six institutions in our four states: Iowa: Luther College, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa Kansas: Kansas State University Missouri: Drury University Nebraska: Creighton University  The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council has released “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges,” an in-depth look at the most environment-friendly universities. The guide includes a compilation of “green highlights” and “green facts” about each school, justifying its inclusion. The Princeton Review says the list is…

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Register for the Electronics & Sustainability: Design for Energy and the Environment Symposium

You can now register for the February 23-24, 2010 Electronics & Sustainability: Design for Energy and the Environment Symposium. Paul Anastas, President Obama’s appointee as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and considered to be the ‘Father of Green Chemistry,’ will be the key featured speaker at the symposium. Other speakers include Mike Tibbs from Walmart and Rajib Adhikary from Dell Computer, as well as speakers from Arizona State University, Purdue…

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Eco-officers are moving into executive suites

At many companies, sustainability officers are placed in the upper echelons of companies, where they are highly visible. In some cases, the CEO has taken on the extra duty. By Tiffany Hsu, The Los Angeles Times, December 30, 2009 As companies grapple with climate change, try to attract eco-conscious customers and develop alternative energy agendas while complying with regulations, a new kind of administrator is moving into the executive suite to help out. Sustainability officers and green supervisors, some say,…

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Existing Energy Efficiency Technologies Could Provide Major Savings

Energy efficiency technologies that exist today or that are likely to be developed in the near future could save considerable money as well as energy, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Fully adopting these technologies could lower projected U.S. energy use 17 percent to 20 percent by 2020, and 25 percent to 31 percent by 2030. Achieving full deployment of these efficiency technologies will depend in part on pressures driving adoption, such as high energy prices or…

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New Report: Efficiency is the Best Policy to Achieve Climate Change Success

What?  Efficiency is the best strategy?  That’s hardly news; it’s been U.S. national policy since the P2 Act of 1990. From the World Business Council for Sustainable Development: “Governments around the world could make rapid, substantial and relatively cheap cuts to carbon emissions by pursuing energy efficiency in place of more ambitious, but expensive, technological solutions, says a new study.” http://j.mp/5n7BT9 From the NY Times “A new report on energy efficiency from the consulting firm McKinsey found that the United…

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New CBO Report: “The Costs of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions”

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) last week published a new issue summary examining the likely economic burden to be imposed by the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. “The Costs of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions” specifically discusses the economic costs of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in the U.S., describing the main determinants of costs, how analysts estimate those costs, and the magnitude of estimated costs. The brief also illustrates the uncertainty surrounding such estimates using studies of H.R. 2454, the American Clean…

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Fall 2009 Conference is here!

The Fall 2009 Region 7 Roundtable Conference is Nov. 3-5 in Kansas City, KS. Registration is FREE so casino online be sure to bred 11s jordan bred 11 for sale Louis Vuitton Outlet Online take a peek at the 2009 Fall Meeting under the Conferences Tab. Find Registration Information, a Tentative Agenda, and even register online.

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