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2013-12-11 08:21:34

Updated Index Facilitates Collaboration and Transparency within Apparel and Footwear Industries SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a trade association comprised of brands, retailers, manufacturers, government and non-governmental organizations and academic experts, and representing more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market, today unveiled an updated version of the Higg Index, a sustainability measurement tool for the...

2013-12-06 23:02:14

Antioch University New England is launching a graduate fellowship in conservation psychology, the first of its kind in the country, thanks to an anonymous gift. Keene, New Hampshire (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Antioch University New England (AUNE) has created a new graduate fellowship in conservation psychology, thanks to an anonymous gift of $50,000. The fellowship, the first of its kind in the country, was announced at the celebration of AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies’...

2013-12-05 12:31:05

DUBLIN, Ireland, December 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/83jvpf/global_green) has announced the addition of the "Global Green (Sustainable) Packaging Market to 2016" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/83jvpf/global_green ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Global Green (Sustainable) Packaging market to grow at a CAGR of 14.32 percent over...

2013-12-02 10:16:42

Looking back on a nation's past can prompt action that leads to a greener future, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research, conducted by NYU Stern researcher Hal Hershfield and colleagues H. Min Bang and Elke U. Weber of Columbia University, suggests that one strong way to encourage environmentally-friendly behavior is to emphasize the long life expectancy of a nation, and not necessarily its imminent...

2013-11-22 16:24:04

FRESNO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 45 local health departments and regulatory agencies came together this month to collaborate and optimize public services such as inspecting, permitting, billing, complaint tracking, etc. using the EnvisionConnect database application. Decade Software trained over 160 government environmental health professionals at the two-day Decade Software Annual Training Conference. Company president, Darryl Booth, explained, "This community is amazing....

2013-11-21 23:01:28

Moving toward a more sustainable future through leadership & knowledge Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) today announced that Masaru Sakamoto, General Partner at Hack Ventures and Ray Martin, President and CEO of Advanced Lighting Technologies have been appointed Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors. Jamie Orr, Ph.D., a Physicist and faculty member at Foothill College has been named Board Secretary, while Carl Hekkert, Controller at SVB...

2013-11-21 20:20:38

UNITY, Maine, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recent years, Unity College President Stephen Mulkey - an internationally recognized scientist -- has been one of the most high profile advocates for change in American higher education. Now, the bold vision that Mulkey offered as a featured speaker at the October 2013 conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in Nashville, Tennessee, is available in its entirety on...

2013-11-18 12:25:20

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging environmental stewards to apply for the 2014 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards. "Organizations that have developed innovative projects to improve the environment in Pennsylvania deserve recognition," Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "Governor Corbett and I are proud to continue this tradition of recognizing the organizations and individuals that show...

2013-11-18 08:23:45

New study on cost-effectiveness screening released by NHPC during NARUC Annual Meeting calls for treating and testing energy efficiency as a resource. ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a national meeting of utility commissioners, the National Home Performance Council today released a groundbreaking proposal designed to ensure appropriate levels of public investment in energy efficiency programs. At present, many utility commissions make decisions about energy...

2013-11-15 23:03:42

This book will serve both the landscape architecture professionals and clients and funders of healing spaces. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 As hospital and assisted living facility interiors continue to evolve from white, clinical settings of decades ago to more colorful, patient-centered environments, there has been a similar revolution in the outdoor spaces that these facilities provide. A significant body of research confirms what many people have known intuitively: that...