Monthly Archives: March 2009

31 03, 2009

Xanterra Expands its Leadership In Environmental Sustainability

By | 2009-03-31T18:38:40+00:00 March 31st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Xanterra, the largest national and state park concessioner in the U.S. announced that will install the largest privately-owned solar energy systems in the country and the largest system in the U.S. tourism industry. The one mega-watt system will be built in Death Valley National Park and will generate one-third of the electricity needed to operate [...]

31 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Race to the Finish

By | 2009-03-31T16:49:48+00:00 March 31st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Speeding to treat your wood before the next rain? The Bite We've got your finish lines right here: natural-based wood treatments (for indoors and out) that leave unhealthy synthetic chems in the dust. The Benefits The air wins. Low-emitting (aka low-VOC) finishes and sealants offer durability and aesthetic appeal without leaving you woozy or polluting [...]

30 03, 2009

@Ideal Bite – Eco-bailout

By | 2009-03-30T16:46:19+00:00 March 30th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Think you gotta have billions to help rescue the planet? The Bite: Don't bank on it. For some financial institutions, more than just the dollar bills are green. Check how yours measures up, and if you don't love what you see, don't get Mad(off) - just switch to a greener bank. The Benefits: Investing in [...]

27 03, 2009

BTM Forecasts 340 GW of Wind Energy by 2013

By | 2009-03-27T23:21:25+00:00 March 27th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

BTM Consult, an independent consultancy company specialized in services regarding renewable energy has released their 14th annual update on the international wind power industry and the predictions are strong. 2008 was a record breaking year in wind turbine installations with 28,190 megawatts (MW) of new capacity installed, bringing the world wide total to 122,000 MW. [...]

27 03, 2009

@IdealBite – 60 Minutes in Heaven

By | 2009-03-27T17:40:49+00:00 March 27th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Is 7 minutes in the dark long enough? The Bite Only if you're an awkward, slobbery teenager. Instead, get lucky for a full hour tomorrow starting at 8:30 pm. Join millions of people around the planet supporting a cause even greater than a teen's first kiss: stopping global warming. The Benefits Heavenly energy savings. In [...]

26 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Pump Up the Volume

By | 2009-03-26T17:17:44+00:00 March 26th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Want eco-stilettos that'll bring the noise? The Bite Then listen here: We've got sustainable heels (made from fabrics such as scrap wood) that scream out style. The Benefits Stylish harmony with your wardrobe. These looks are ready to rock the runway...less so the commune. Sound investments for the planet. Compared to eco-fabrics like organic cotton, [...]

25 03, 2009

@IdealBite – (Pea)nut Job

By | 2009-03-25T16:52:29+00:00 March 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Crazy-concerned over the PB recall? The Bite: First, check the recall list to see if your fave brand's involved. Whether or not it is, seek asylum in alternative, organic nut spreads that taste insanely good. The Benefits: Butter for your health. Organic nut butter alternatives don't contain artery-clogging trans fats (which keep conventional ones from [...]

25 03, 2009

AWEA Signs Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) Letter

By | 2009-03-25T16:45:34+00:00 March 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has announced that it is joining more than 220 signatories to a letter urging U.S. Congress to pass a renewable electricity standard (RES) for the entire United States. While 30 U.S. states have policies in place requiring electricity providers to obtain designated percentages of their energy supply from renewable [...]

25 03, 2009

Carbon Dioxide May Be Regulated By Clean Air Act

By | 2009-03-25T16:34:38+00:00 March 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

In a move that reverses policy from the Bush administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that greenhouse gases have negative impacts on human health and welfare, and thus should be considered pollutants. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the leading greenhouse gas (GHG), and as such it could be regulated under the Clean Air [...]