Sustainability Blog: Do it Now!

Conventional Approaches to Sustainability

When organizations consider sustainability, the emphasis is often on environmental aspects and technical expertise. These initiatives could be to measure the carbon footprint, design a LEED certified building, implement energy efficient systems, green the manufacturing process, enhance technology for patient care or prepare sustainability reports.

I often hear from clients and people I interview that they have some great ideas for sustainability, but they have difficulty getting the...

This is the subtitle of Gary Hirshberg’s book “Stirring it Up". Hirshberg, the “CE-Yo” of Stonyfield Farm, believes that the company’s environmental and sustainability mission is in their “DNA”. Stonyfield Farm purchases organic ingredients that help to keep over 100,000 farm acres free of toxic, persistent pesticides and...

The University of New Hampshire Class of 2009 graduated in May with a ceremony run on garbage. Through its EcoLine™ program, UNH became the first university in...

A growing number of states are passing electronic recycling legislation that often requires manufacturers to fund recycling and collection for old personal computers, monitors and televisions. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a trade group representing 2,000 electronics companies is negotiating with NYC officials to change an ordinance expected to go into effect on July 31, 2009 that would require door-to-door pick up and is estimated to cost the industry $200 million per year.

This is a growing trend as states...