What’s Green And Red? These 7 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. What can you get someone for Valentine’s Day that is “green” and eco-friendly? Tons of things! It’s definitely possible to participate in Valentine’s Day traditions without buying completely into the commercialism. There are a wide array of ideas as to what you can purchase or make for your […]

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Home Sweet Home: A Sit Down With Zero Waste Home’s Bea Johnson

Zero waste living.  The term brings with it all kinds of connotation – disbelief and even fear for some people, intrigue and admiration for others (and we’ll throw in indifferent for good measure). Whatever your perception, author and influencer Bea Johnson strives daily to shatter misconceptions about just what exactly zero waste living is. For those […]

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Novelis Invests $48M in Automotive Aluminum Scrap Recycling Facility

Novelis, the company that makes the aluminum for the Ford F-150′s body and engine, has announced a $48 million investment in its automotive aluminum scrap recycling facility. The “closed loop” investment includes a new 81,000 square-foot building capable of processing, sorting and storing automotive scrap aluminum. Designed specifically to meet the needs of North American automakers, the recycling […]

Tetra Tech Awarded $185 Environmental Remediation Contract

Tetra Tech has been awarded a $185 million multiple award environmental remediation contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District. Through this five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Tetra Tech will support the investigation, design, and removal of hazardous, toxic, and radioactive materials at military and civilian sites primarily within the USACE Northwestern […]

Senate Approves Keystone Pipeline

The US Senate yesterday approved a bill that authorizes the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Following the vote — the Senate voted 62 to 36 in favor of building the 1,179-mile oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico — the White House again said President Obama would veto the measure, the New […]

Merck Selects CRedit360’s Sustainability Management Software

Pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck has chosen CRedit360’s software to help improve the consistency of its global sustainability data management and reporting. The German based company, which employs around 39,000 people in 66 countries, will use the CRedit360 system to track environmental, energy and health and safety data across its four major divisions, replacing several […]

Airport Expects Savings Up to $50,000 from CNG Fleet

The Richmond International Airport expects to save between $25,000 and $50,000 per year after converting its fleet to compressed natural gas, according to Green Alternative Systems, which helped the Virginia airport make the switch. This represents a savings of about $1 per gallon compared to diesel fuel. Converting the fleet to CNG also cuts gas […]

ASHRAE Achieves Four Green Globes

ASHRAE’s international headquarters in Atlanta has earned four Green Globes — the highest rating — in addition to its original LEED Platinum rating. Jerry Yudelson, president of Green Building Initiatives, which oversees the green building program, says only 3 percent of projects assessed by GBI achieve four Globes certification. Sustainable measures include ongoing benchmarking in Energy […]