Monthly Archives: April 2009

30 04, 2009

Vail Resorts Gets 25th Spot for Green Power

By | April 30th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Vail Resorts is one of the top green power purchasers in the country. EPA's 'Green Power Partnership' program recognizes and compiles renewable energy commitments from companies, government agencies and other large power consumers. It said the top 50 organizations buy nearly 11.8 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy annually. [...]

30 04, 2009

Prints – From @IdealBite

By | April 30th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Prints The Bite: How can you stop doves from crying? Decorate with poster art that won't cut down the trees they live in, made from recycled or repurposed materials, such as magazines from 1999. Paper formerly known as...paper. With 95% of U.S. native forests already gone, recycled paper's the way to go. Nothing compares 2 [...]

29 04, 2009

Seventh Generation Launches Green Cleaning Service

By | April 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Seventh Generation, a well known consumer brand name and pioneer in the non-toxic home and personal care products industry has announced a new partnership with non-profit, Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security (WAGES). Together these two organizations have launched Home Green Home, a residential cleaning service in San Francisco. This collaborative effort is a pilot [...]

29 04, 2009

LEED Green Associate Opens the Doors for More

By | April 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Under the USGBC's new LEED system, LEED v3, two new designations of professional have been introduced into its credentialing structure: the LEED Green Associate and LEED Fellow. These credentials are tiered, and will now be administered by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), in order to free up more time for the USGBC to focus [...]

29 04, 2009

It's the Bomb(illa) – From @IdealBite

By | April 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

It's the Bomb(illa) The Bite: Need a WMD? Weapon of mass deliciousness that is. Whether served with or without its traditional bombilla straw, mate (say it mah-tay) is a tasty, earthy, tea-like drink that peeps in South America have been sipping for ages. Try it instead of coffee for a dynamite blast of healthy energy. [...]

28 04, 2009

Front Lines – From @IdealBite

By | April 28th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Front Lines The Bite: Can an army of plastic surgeons help you stop time? Before you start diggin' that trench too deeply, try eco-friendly, low-on-synthetics creams and methods to help you in your quest for a youthful face, neck, and cleavage. Salute! The Benefits: D-Day for fine lines. We're all a teensy bit vain, and [...]

27 04, 2009

How to Recycle Pink Fur – From @IdealBite

By | April 27th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

How to Recycle Pink Fur The Bite: What happens when the Energizer Bunny actually does die? Hop into recycling mode. Whether rechargeable or alkaline (yep - both kinds are recyclable), getting rid of your batteries in an eco-friendlier way is as easy as banging a drum. The Benefits: It's good fur the planet. We Americans [...]

27 04, 2009

Corporate Responsibility Watch – Building Design and Efficiency

By | April 27th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

As I’ve previously blogged, buildings account for a staggering percentage of total energy usage the world over, and in the U.S. alone they are responsible for 72% of our electricity consumption—which means they are one of the biggest contributors to climate change and henceforth their construction and design needs to be readdressed. The Intergovernmental Panel [...]

24 04, 2009

A Game of Scrap-ble – From @IdealBite

By | April 24th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

A Game of Scrap-ble The Bite: How do you spell healthy plants with just seven letters? C-O-M-P-O-S-T. Feed your flora compost made from your very own kitchen scraps - no yard (or smell) necessary. Word. The Benefits: More landfill space for letter tiles...or something. Americans throw away over 160 pounds of food per person each [...]

24 04, 2009

Whole Foods Turns Banners into Eco-luxury Bags

By | April 24th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

With the sustainability movement in full swing, Whole Foods adds another green practice by partnering with hand bag maker, Passchal. This new line of bags is made by using the material from old retail banners. The bag styles include: Handbags Messenger bags Clutches Because the bags are created from old Whole Foods banners, each bag [...]