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2014-10-20 16:28:48

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peterbrooke Chocolatier® is proud and excited to announce that all store locations and our factory have earned UTZ certification. UTZ Certified stands for sustainable farming of cocoa with better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet. The UTZ program enables farmers to learn better farming methods to increase yields for cocoa, help improve working conditions and to help take better care of the environment....

2014-10-20 12:32:58

AKRON, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WoodMaxx announces that it offers a variety of PTO 3 point wood chippers to consumers. As more landowners and landscapers recognize the advantages of owning wood chippers with three-point attachments, products made by WoodMaxx have continued to rise in popularity. Today, WoodMaxx offers several chipper shredder models featuring a variety of power levels and options. Although options vary among different models, the same high level of dependability...

2014-10-20 12:32:53

CertainTeed, Saint-Gobain to share story behind the sustainable renovation of its new corporate headquarters VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading by example, the Building Science and product innovation experts from CertainTeed will provide a behind the scenes look at the dramatic, sustainable transformation underway at the company's new headquarters during the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. Plans for the new corporate campus will be the cornerstone of...

2014-10-20 12:27:04

BRUSSELS, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieving Sustained Excellence In 2014, many organisations may say they understand the concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability, but can they really demonstrate the integration of these concepts into the way they work? When the EFQM Excellence Model was first issued in 1992, the inclusion of a criterion called "Impact on Society" caused the most discussion. Still today, a majority of organisations...

2014-10-20 12:21:56

One of the largest LEED Gold certified buildings in Ohio AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) global headquarters building here has earned a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design(®) (LEED) Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council(®). At 639,000 square feet, it is among the largest LEED Gold certified buildings in Ohio. The LEED green building program ensures buildings conserve energy, water and other...

2014-10-20 12:20:43

BURNABY, Canada, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TechSci Research Announces New Publication Report on 'India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019 In India, municipal corporations are the main governing bodies responsible for complete handling and regulation of solid waste management in cities. On an average, around 135,000 MT solid waste is generated daily in the country's urban regions. The top six metro cities in India that...

2014-10-20 08:25:04

sPower will be the Owner of the Largest Portfolio of PV under Construction in PSEG-LI's Clean Solar Initiative Feed-In-Tariff Program SAN DIEGO and SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a leading designer, developer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and sPower (Sustainable Power Group), a prominent renewable energy provider, today announced that they are commencing construction on a solar project located in...

2014-10-20 08:25:01

Company to Present Data on Mirel® Performance Additives at Vinyltec 2014 and ADDCOM Conferences CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX), an advanced biomaterials company focused on sustainable solutions for the plastics industry, today announced that data on Mirel(®) performance additives will be presented at conferences being held in the U.S. and Europe on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Together, the presentations will highlight data showing that...

2014-10-18 23:01:35

The continued existence of RPSs, as well as new biomass energy technology, is expected to continue allowing industry players to compete with other energy-generation technologies in the next five years. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Biomass Power industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 The Biomass Power industry has grown at a healthy rate in the five years to 2014. The industry's...

2014-10-17 12:22:46

sPower Completes Construction on Four Solar Projects in Lancaster and Victorville, California SALT LAKE CITY and SHANGHAI, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, and sPower (Sustainable Power Group), a prominent renewable energy provider, announce details of the first partnership between the two companies. According to the terms of the contract, JinkoSolar supplied nearly 115,000...


Latest Sustainability Reference Libraries

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Manure
2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

Agronomy for Sustainable Development
2012-06-04 18:51:36

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal was founded in 1981, at which time less than 10 percent of published material was in English. The journal underwent a series of major changes from 2003 to 2006, including the addition of extra field editors, switching from hardcopy to full electronic managing, producing all English material, and setting up a pre-selection committee at the submission stage....

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