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2014-07-31 23:16:15

Sustainability reporting software company Measurabl has launched Utility Sync, a new service that allows companies to automatically collect utility data and transfer it into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, radically simplifying sustainability data management practices. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Sustainability reporting software company Measurabl has launched Utility Sync, a new service that allows companies to automatically fetch utility data and transfer it into ENERGY...

2014-07-31 12:23:42

DUBLIN, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Biodiesel Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 During the past decade, biodiesel has attracted considerable attention as a non-toxic fuel because of its environmental benefits and because it is made from sources such as vegetable oil and animal fat. However, still it hasn't been able to garner the market to its full potential. The...

2014-07-31 08:27:51

PepsiCo now addressing both curbside and on-the-go recycling as part of its goal to help grow the U.S. beverage container recycling rate to 50% by 2018 PURCHASE, N.Y. and ARLINGTON, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a familiar sight. People pull into a gas station or convenience store and have no option other than trash cans to dispose of empty, recyclable beverage containers. Now, PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy--the world's largest conservation organization--are joining forces to...

2014-07-31 08:27:41

Eight Individuals Recognized for Innovative Presentations in Orlando NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Waste360 Group--which serves the $85-billion solid waste and recycling industry through WasteExpo and Waste360--has announced eight award-winners from the 2014 Global Waste Management Symposium, held June 22-25 in Orlando, Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140730/130975 "This year's Symposium was a great success, with a 35% increase in participation...

2014-07-30 23:13:42

New Segment Features Innovations in This Commitment to the Environment... (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Although recycling and reusing items is not a new concept, the growth of the recycling industry has been phenomenal over the last several years. During the 1960s, only about 6 percent of municipal waste was recycled, but now as much as 1/3 of the trash that is generated in the United States goes through recycling and is reused to create new products or items. By understanding the way that...

2014-07-30 23:10:20

Bellwether Institute seeks to expand the Supply Chain Management Body of Knowledge by engaging Millennials in the 770 Million Citizen Sustainable Living Idea Challenge. The challenge creates synthesis by connecting supply chain demand, operations and greenhouse gas emission reduction for the Global Consumer Products Group. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Bellwether Institute, a subsidiary of Bellwether Services, a global supply chain advisory firm focused on the $4 Trillion Global...

2014-07-30 23:01:19

Taking part in a national “listening tour” conducted by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today urged states to turn to solar energy to help meet new carbon pollution targets. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Taking part in a national “listening tour” conducted by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today urged states to turn to solar energy to help meet new carbon...

2014-07-30 12:23:57

SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovateus Solar, LLC, a worldwide developer and installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, has participated in the development of a ground-based solar array project installed on the newly operational Maywood Solar farm located on 43 acres near the Vertellus Specialties, Inc. headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. The land is owned by Vertellus Specialties, Inc. and supported by Indianapolis Power & Light's (IPL)...

2014-07-30 08:26:33

- Development work continues to move ZHRO's Heavy Duty after-market engine conversion program closer to commercialization with use of Quantum's innovative natural gas storage module, delivery system and control software LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, today announced that it recently was awarded a follow on...

2014-07-30 08:26:31

DALLAS, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has published its annual report on sustainability, a comprehensive overview of the Company's progress against its sustainability efforts within its People, Planet and Products framework. "At Kimberly-Clark, our vision is to lead the world in essentials for a better life. Sustainability challenges us to deliver on this vision by being responsible stewards of the environment and positive contributors to our...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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