Monthly Archives: February 2010

26 02, 2010

Walmart's 20 Million MT GHG Reduction Goal

By | February 26th, 2010|Environmental Blog|

In collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and moderated by Treehugger.com, the maga-retailer Wal-Mart announced yesterday that it plans to reduce 150% of its estimated global carbon footprint growth over the next five years, the estimated equivalent of 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Meeting this 2015 goal would prevent enough [...]

25 02, 2010

Renewable Choice CEO Honored for Leadership

By | February 25th, 2010|News|

 Renewable Energy CEO Quayle Hodek Named Leader In Business Boulder, CO (Vocus) February 26, 2010 -- Quayle Hodek, founder and CEO of Boulder- Colo.-based Renewable Choice Energy, was chosen as a top entrepreneurial leader by the Boulder County Business Report and recognized as a regional "power player" by Denver Magazine this month. The accolades add [...]

24 02, 2010

Walmart's Sour Cream Sustainability Story

By | February 24th, 2010|Environmental Blog|

Over the course of the last few month's we've watched news and processes around the Walmart Sustainability Index grow. Buyers are requesting Walmart suppliers to participate in the Supplier Sustainability Assessment and many suppliers are beginning to look into their environmental impact, some for the first time. In response to the Wal-Mart push and growing [...]

11 02, 2010

Study: National RES would add 274,000 jobs

By | February 11th, 2010|Environmental Blog|

According to a new study released by the RES Alliance for Jobs, a national renewable electricity standard (RES) requiring 25% of electricity to be generated by renewable sources by 2025 would create 276,000 more jobs than would occur in the absence of such legislation. The majority of these jobs, 52%, would be created in the [...]

11 02, 2010

Carbon Disclosure to be Mandated by SEC

By | February 11th, 2010|Environmental Blog|

Carbon disclosure and reporting has taken a giant leap forward with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new interpretative guidance clarifying climate change related disclosure requirements. The Commission Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change, published February 2, 2010, is functionally agnostic with regard to the validity of current climate science but rather draws on [...]

11 02, 2010

Building Green Achieves More Than Efficiency & Sustainability

By | February 11th, 2010|Environmental Blog|

In reality, there is no significant difference in the cost of building green, as compared to non-green buildings. Even though construction costs have risen dramatically over the past year, the number of projects achieving LEED certification is continuing to grow. More importantly, most projects are achieving LEED certification within their budgets and within the same [...]

11 02, 2010

Shades of Green – Understanding Greenwashing

By | February 11th, 2010|Environmental Blog|

It is a hot topic of conversation and consumers are getting more involved in the process. So how do you communicate your environmental practices, initiatives and goals more effectively? The Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) put out a report last year to try and answer questions, gather research and guide businesses in the right direction. [...]

11 02, 2010

Adelphi University Embraces Renewable Energy

By | February 11th, 2010|News|

  Adelphi University Embraces Renewable Energy and Offsets 100 Percent of Its Electricity with Wind Power Garden City, NY, January 27, 2010 - Adelphi University, a leader in the area of energy conservation and a green environment, announced it has offset 100 percent of the electricity consumed at its Garden City campus, with the purchase [...]

10 02, 2010

Renewable Choice CEO Quayle Hodek Among "Forty Under 40" Top Business Leaders

By | February 10th, 2010|News|

Boulder County Business Report Names Quayle Hodek Innovative Leader, Among "Forty Under 40" A recent nomination and selection process conducted by the Boulder County Business Report named forty young business leaders to be honored at a ceremony on February 16, 2010. Among these "Forty Under 40" was Quayle Hodek, Founder and CEO of Renewable Choice [...]

10 02, 2010

Renewable Choice Partners with Boulder, Colorado's Green Garage

By | February 10th, 2010|News|

  Renewable Choice Partners with Green Garage for more "Smiles Per Gallon" This excerpt from a Boulder Weekly post highlights the new program offered by Renewable Choice to its employees to get innovative environmental car repair and maintenance from first-of-its-kind Green Garage. EXCERPT:Smiles Per GallonBoulder-based businesses Renewable Choice Energy and Green Garage have partnered to [...]