Monthly Archives: November 2009

30 11, 2009

Walmart Debunks Sustainability Myths

By | November 30th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

There are many organizations that continually come up with reasons why corporate sustainability won’t work for their business. There are people that believe sustainability is for a select group of companies. At the same time there are also businesses like Walmart that are making changes, becoming more environmentally responsible and profiting from these changes. Vijay [...]

23 11, 2009

Your Two Scents – From @IdealBite

By | November 23rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Your Two ScentsThe Bite:Got an opinion about how your home smells during the holidays? Think about putting your pennies toward scents from natural candles, cooking, and decorations. That they're healthier and smell nicer than conventional holiday sprays isn't open for debate.The Benefits: Phthalates, chemicals in many conventional candles, are linked to hormone disruption and reproductive [...]

20 11, 2009

LED a Charmed Life – From @IdealBite

By | November 20th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

LED a Charmed LifeThe Bite:Want things to always go your way when it comes to your energy bill? Light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs for short) will bring down that bill even more. Try switching just your holiday lights to LEDs for starters. The livin' is easy.The Benefits: LED bulbs use 90% less energy than traditional incandescent [...]

20 11, 2009

Need a Gift Idea? Carbon Offsets for your Phone

By | November 20th, 2009|News|

Need a Stand-out Gift Idea? Carbon Offsets for your Phone The holidays are approaching quickly and Renewable Choice can help you with a unique gift for customers, employees and partners.As you know, the environmental impact of conventional electricity generation continues to be a growing concern for the average consumer. With this in mind, we developed [...]

19 11, 2009

October Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | November 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Winners: Congratulations to the October Impact Sleuth Challenge Winners who each won a prize pack from Xanterra Parks & Resorts: Jason MacDonald of Ann Arbor, MI; Sheryl Monroe of Castle Rock, CO; Erin Mulanax of St. Louis MO; Jeremy Knoll of Kansas City, MO; and Jonathan Kiesling of St. Louis, MO. Congrats and Enjoy!This [...]

19 11, 2009

November Impact Sleuth Challenge

By | November 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: Most conventional foods travel and average of 1,500 miles before ending up on your plate. Eating locally-produced foods saves a lot of energy, supports your local farmers, and is also fantastic for your own mental and physical health. According to this Ideal Bite Tip, people who switch to buying just 10% of [...]

19 11, 2009

November Choice Insight Newsletter

By | November 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

It's About YouAcross the country this month we prepare to celebrate the season of giving thanks. This year it is especially important to recognize that we still have a lot to be grateful for: our independence, our ingenuity, our resilience as a nation. Part of our ability to adapt as individuals, families, groups, as a [...]

19 11, 2009

Ferris Biter's Day Off – From @IdealBite

By | November 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Ferris Biter's Day OffThe Bite:Wanna skip out on the office? If you're actually sick, Bueller, do yourself and your coworkers a favor and don't go to work next time you feel under the weather. You'll avoid infecting others and get to ditch any boring meetings.The Benefits: Fewer sick people = less medicine = fewer chemicals [...]

18 11, 2009

School of Fish – From @IdealBite

By | November 18th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

School of FishThe Bite:Wanna understand the ABCs of sustainable fish? We've done your homework for you. Check out our top sustainable fish picks to see which ones made the grade.The Benefits: Gold stars for health. Our picks are high in heart-healthy omega-3s and lower in mercury, a chemical that can cause nervous system problems, especially [...]

17 11, 2009

Movies and Shakers – From @IdealBite

By | November 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Movies and ShakersThe Bite:Can the big screen really be a force for change? The powers-that-be behind current and upcoming eco-themed movies hope so. Not just for green geeks, check out a new green film with your fam during the holidays, and you might just influence their outlooks.The Benefits: These movies are engaging and entertaining, proving [...]