Monthly Archives: October 2014

Does your organization leave a phantom footprint?

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Sarah Nicholls
Head of Global Corporate Sustainability

When companies talk about greening their supply chains, they typically focus upstream, asking suppliers to adopt and disclose the sustainability impacts feeding into the business. Reducing the carbon footprint of suppliers is a critical part of the sustainability equation, particularly for business-to-consumer companies. However, for companies whose primary business involves services, the greater impact can be… Read More

Bye Bye Baggie

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Michael LaRussa
Solid Waste and Recycling Program Analyst

California banned the use of plastic bags last month, when Governor Brown signed SB270 on September 30. The bags will first be phased out of supermarkets and large grocery stores starting July 2015, followed by convenience stores and pharmacies in 2016. The legislation sets a statewide standard and expands coverage beyond more than 100 various local bans… Read More

Is Safety Sustainable?

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Energy and Sustainability Services

 

 

What does “safety” mean and is it part of the effort to make buildings more “sustainable”?

The traditional view of “green buildings” is that they have less negative impact on the environment, as measured by such things as greenhouse gas emissions, waste sent to landfills and water consumption.  However, there is growing interest in making buildings more supportive of the… Read More