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2014-04-01 04:20:06

WAALWIJK, Netherlands, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on health and wellbeing and the environment, Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches company, today announced its participation in 'Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear'. The initiative aims to remove waste, in particular fishing nets, for the purpose of creating healthier seas and recycling marine litter into ECONYL(R) yarn used for new...

2014-03-31 23:37:42

Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company suggests the following maintenance tips after the winter the region has seen. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Many in the region are happy to know that this long winter is finally behind us. After the snow has melted, and the temperatures begin to rise, it is a good time to work outside the home. Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company says Spring maintenance is easy again with these simple tips on maintaining...

2014-03-31 23:36:23

BioHitech America has taken another step toward the international distribution of its Eco-Safe Digester and BioHitech Cloud products through a partnership with GreenComm Labs. Chestnut Ridge, New York (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 As the International focus on sustainability and landfill diversion continues to grow, the quest for a more efficient organics solutions for discarded waste becomes increasingly important. Approximately one third of the world’s food is wasted each year, making the...

2014-03-31 23:34:48

The 33rd Annual Award winners will be announced at the Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA. Davis, California (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for this year’s GRC Awards. The awards recognize distinguished colleagues in the geothermal community from around the world and have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970’s. The winners will be honored at the...

2014-03-31 23:32:47

AirBuds, creator of The Most Comfortable Earbuds, has completely revamped their fulfillment process in an effort to decrease their environmental impact. Los Angeles (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 This month, in an effort to improve the environmental sustainability of their company, AirBuds, creator of The Most Comfortable Earbuds, has launched an initiative to 'go green'. By teaming with Amazon and completely revamping their fulfillment practices, this young, quickly-growing company has...

2014-03-31 23:31:53

The 'Athena Guide to Whole-Building LCA in Green Building Programs' demystifies the credits and explains how the Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings software makes compliance easy. Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a powerful tool to help sustainable design move towards a performance basis. An analytical method for estimating lifetime environmental impacts due to a product or process, LCA can help building designers quantify and validate their...

2014-03-31 23:29:56

The Biochar Company and Biochar Solutions Inc. today announced the merger of their companies; two of the nation’s premier biochar businesses. Berwyn, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Biochar Company and Biochar Solutions Inc. today announced the merger of their companies; two of the nation’s premier biochar businesses. “In an industry with challenging hurdles in product availability, distribution, and scalability, this merger creates a company uniquely positioned to overcome...

2014-03-31 23:03:31

On 19-22 May, 2014, international leaders from chemicals and plastics industry will convene in Singapore for CMT’s 3rd Biobased World Asia to discuss current trends & future outlook of global as well as Asia’s biobased chemicals & bioplastics developments, including market dynamics with key focus on production capacities, biochemical commercialization, end user perspectives, and more. Singapore (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Incorporating two key conferences – 4th BiobasedChem Asia...

2014-03-31 13:30:02

Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. On Monday 31 March the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents their report on the impacts of climate change. Carbon dioxide emissions from the energy and transportation sectors currently account for the largest share of climate pollution. However, a study from Chalmers now...

2014-03-31 12:23:24

INDIANAPOLIS, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Water Technologies (OTC Pink: GWTR) notes increasing water prices and limited supplies are increasing demand for tools that improve the efficiency of water distribution systems. The company has assembled innovative technologies for improving water efficiency, ranging from sensors and software that reduce leaks and pipeline rehabilitation techniques to customer dashboards that improve usage data. All fit into the company's "People +...


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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