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Monthly Archives: November 2008

30 11, 2008

The Tree House: London's Pioneering Zero-Carbon House

By | 2008-11-30T08:00:30-07:00 November 30th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Will Anderson was studying for an MA in energy and sustainable design when he began his ambitious self-build, zero-carbon home in Clapham, south London, in 2004. It was completed in 2006 and is a prime example of best practice in green building. His Diary of an Eco-builder catalogues the whole building process and the architecturally [...]

30 11, 2008

Buy Local or Buy Nothing?

By | 2008-11-30T07:40:33-07:00 November 30th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Shopping on the day after Thanksgiving, a.k.a. "Black Friday," means you'll probably be waiting in line, sitting in traffic or dealing with "competitive" shoppers on a quest for this year's it item. (If you're reading this from abroad perhaps you might substitute "Boxing Day" for "Thanksgiving".) Those who are deliberately deciding to skip Black Friday [...]

30 11, 2008

Obama Embraces Green Collar Stimulus

By | 2008-11-30T07:24:36-07:00 November 30th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

$100 billion for green jobs. Billion! The Associated Press reports plans for a massive new green-collar federal stimulus package: Obama has also embraced calls for a "green jobs" program that invests as much as $100 billion in projects to slash harmful emissions. This could include projects such as retrofitting buildings to make them more energy-efficient, [...]

26 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: Tupperware Party Pooper

By | 2008-11-26T19:31:19-07:00 November 26th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

What should you do when Thanksgiving dinner's over? The Bite Recover from your food coma, then store the leftovers in healthy containers. Disposable storage materials are piling up in landfills faster than you can say "ziplock," and toxins in plastic are no fiesta, so reduce your daily polymer intake by using safer storers. Party on. [...]

26 11, 2008

Valley Forge Gets Green & Promotes Green Art Fair

By | 2008-11-26T16:46:52-07:00 November 26th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Valley Forge Fabrics is helping promote the Green Art Fair Miami 2008 that is coming up. The fair is on December 2-7 and brings together galleries, art collectors and art lovers to explore the art scene and learn about green practices. It’ll be a place to hear about sustainable practices and eco-friendly processes that are [...]

26 11, 2008

Eco Gifts of Carbon Offsets and Wind Power Starting at $5

By | 2008-11-26T15:45:09-07:00 November 26th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Environmental holiday gifts have never been easier. Choose from among our many renewable energy and carbon offset gifts below to help reduce the environmental impact of your friends, family, and colleagues while introducing them to how easy it can be to go green. All gifts are offered as an attractive certificate you print or email, [...]

25 11, 2008

Google’s Renewable Energy Proposal

By | 2008-11-25T19:11:15-07:00 November 25th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Google has become a synonymous with information and answers. It has become a verb that we use on a daily basis. But do you know that Google is also in the renewable energy industry? Do you know about Google.org and its five major initiatives, one of which is to ‘Develop Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal’? [...]

25 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: Upper Crust in Coats

By | 2008-11-25T18:06:05-07:00 November 25th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Looking for a warm outer mantle for the winter? The Bite Bundle up in the Earth's top layers: sustainably made with eco-materials. These coats for the ladies keep you feeling toasty and looking hot like magma. The Benefits •    Core pieces for your closet. Everyone needs a good coat; these options aren't the cheapest, but [...]

24 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: Full Circle

By | 2008-11-24T23:34:00-07:00 November 24th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Wanna do a 180 on waste? The Bite Try looking at things from a Cradle-to-Cradle angle. Cradle to Cradle is a way of designing products so they're as efficient as possible - incorporating previously used and recycled materials - and waste-free. Opt for these types of products before our resources are totally gone. The Benefits [...]

22 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: Hitting the (Phone)Books

By | 2008-11-22T01:05:44-07:00 November 22nd, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Wanna study up on how to stop getting phonebooks? The Bite Don't cheat yourself or the forest. Sign up and you'll never receive another paper phonebook. Taking notes? The Benefits •    More paper for textbooks. About 540 million unsolicited phonebooks arrive at American doors annually - takes a lotta trees to make those. •    Majoring [...]

21 11, 2008

Obama's New Energy Plans

By | 2008-11-21T20:33:17-07:00 November 21st, 2008|Environmental Blog|

President-elect Obama is gearing up to hit the ground running in order to accomplish the many goals he set during his campaign. On the top of his list are unsurprising issues such as health care, social security, and the economy. But another pressing issue which has been near the top of his list is energy. [...]

21 11, 2008

Flexing Progressive Muscles

By | 2008-11-21T20:09:01-07:00 November 21st, 2008|Environmental Blog|

In 2007 a few corporations joined together to form a coalition called US-Cap which called for carbon legislation in the U.S. But now there's a new kid on the block which call themselves Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (Bicep). Armed with four U.S. green groups and heavyweight companies such as Levi Strauss & [...]

21 11, 2008

Eco Innovation Is Key for 3Form Design Solutions

By | 2008-11-21T18:02:08-07:00 November 21st, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Many companies across the globe are making changes, pushing boundaries and thinking up innovative solutions to make their corporate environmental impact smaller and lighter. We often don’t see these efforts because we may not work in the industries working hard to make change, or we don't live near their facilities. Case in point: the efforts [...]

20 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: Yule Saves Trees

By | 2008-11-20T23:20:50-07:00 November 20th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Do ecards and the Sunday comics an eco-holiday make? The Bite No(el). Don't get us wrong - old copies of Bizarro make great wrapping paper, but if you occasionally need something a wee bit classier, try the stuff made from sustainable materials like recycled paper. Hol(l)y moly. The Benefits •    (Tree) lots of styles to [...]

20 11, 2008

Environmental Innovation Through Collaboration

By | 2008-11-20T20:12:41-07:00 November 20th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Steelcase continues to progress its sustainability initiatives by working with partners to rethink old ways. Most recently, they announced the launch of The Cogent Group at Greenbuild, a collection of antimony-free polyester textiles. You are probably wondering, "What is ‘antimony’ and why do I care?" This is a great question! Antimony is a heavy metal [...]

20 11, 2008

November WorldChanging Articles

By | 2008-11-20T17:42:02-07:00 November 20th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Water, Sun and Dung  Environmental challenges make supplying the ever-growing population of Tibet with sufficient and sustainable electricity a logistical conundrum.  Puntso’s yard is piled high with dung – specifically, wind-dried dung.  The 68-year old is a herder in the village of Niangqu, in the Nagqu area of Tibet. The household uses dung for fuel [...]

19 11, 2008

Looking for Carbon in Renewable Energy

By | 2008-11-19T21:51:43-07:00 November 19th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) are often viewed as a carbon offset because of the important role they plan in supporting clean energy, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, and reducing carbon footprints. But does a REC guarantee carbon reductions? Some say RECs are a method of reducing carbon dioxide, and others believe that they support [...]

19 11, 2008

Renewable Choice in the American Carbon Registry

By | 2008-11-19T21:20:38-07:00 November 19th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice is among the few founding members of an exciting new online registry for the U.S. voluntary carbon market. Last week, the American Carbon Registry debuted during the Point Carbon Conference in Washington D.C. Formerly the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Registry (the world's first carbon registry) the American Carbon Registry ensures high quality offsets by [...]

19 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: Tight and On Top

By | 2008-11-19T17:25:50-07:00 November 19th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

What's better than a screw...cap on your wine bottle? The Bite A sustainable (cork)screw. Cork forests are endangered, but surprisingly, if we opt for wine with real corks instead of the newer plastic and metal caps, we'll support these forests' existence through the magic of supply and demand. Sexy. The Benefits •    Sustaining for a [...]

18 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: Message in a Bottle

By | 2008-11-18T22:58:16-07:00 November 18th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Wanna go green with your littl'un and avoid money- and time-sucks too? The Bite Nurse yourself with the new, daily Mama Bite. Let all your friends who are expecting, or already have babies or kids know - Mama Bites are the newest addition to the Ideal Bite crib, with parent-friendly info on everything eco, from [...]

18 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: No…Wire…Hangers…Ever

By | 2008-11-18T21:47:14-07:00 November 18th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

What enrages you most about dry cleaning? The Bite From those damn hangers to toxins, there's a lot to choose from. Try avoiding Dry Clean Only labels and choose a greener cleaner to please your mommy dearest (y'know, Mother Earth). The Benefits •    Hanger-ing onto your health. The common dry cleaning chem perc is a [...]

14 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: Counter(top) Argument

By | 2008-11-14T22:01:40-07:00 November 14th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Are you debating whether to replace your kitchen surfaces? The Bite Try rebutting this: Green countertops look great, have no known health risks (unlike granite's radiation), and incorporate eco-materials that are way better for the planet than your average topper. Pro. The Benefits •    Exhibiting good aesthetic judgment. Recycled tile countertops come in every color [...]

14 11, 2008

Jobs in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology: We Hire the Best

By | 2008-11-14T00:33:05-07:00 November 14th, 2008|Uncategorized|

We're here to make a difference. The employees of Renewable Choice are on the cutting-edge of today’s environmental solutions. You can see our passion in the way we approach our work, the way we strive to walk our talk as an organization, and in the many ways in which our employees work to reduce their [...]

13 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: Grand Theft Auto?

By | 2008-11-13T18:23:13-07:00 November 13th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Is your gas getting "jacked"? The Bite If you don't ditch that body in the trunk (or anything else you don't need), it is. Take unnecessary stuff outta your car to make it more fuel-efficient, so's you're not committing a felony on your own wallet. The Benefits •    An eco-joyride. For every 50 pounds you [...]

13 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: Cold Play

By | 2008-11-13T18:12:53-07:00 November 13th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Does a glance at your electricity bills make your voice go falsetto? The Bite Chill. Just reduce your fridge's energy use - easy with our five fridge energy tips. Should be music to your ears. The Benefits •    Energy savings Gwyneth would approve of. Try these tips out with your current fridge to use 30% [...]

12 11, 2008

July Sleuth Challenge

By | 2008-11-12T00:52:36-07:00 November 12th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: Reusable razors and shaving cream made with recycled and natural ingredients are great for your skin and the environment! According to the Ideal Bite Tip, Looking Sharp, how many disposable razors end up in landfills each year?                  The Prize: Freshen up organically with Desert Essence Organics body products! The 100% [...]

11 11, 2008

October Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2008-11-11T23:18:40-07:00 November 11th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

The Winners: Congratulations to the October Impact Sleuth Challenge Winners who will be warming their bodies and souls this winter by sipping on Allegro Coffee's delicious Drinking Chocolate: Kristen Proctor of Chicago, IL; Carly Goss of Baltimore, MD; Rosemary Gavello of Springfield, MA; Christine Kopec of Chicago, IL; and Lisa Call of Denver, CO. Congrats [...]

11 11, 2008

September Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2008-11-11T23:14:42-07:00 November 11th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

The Winners: Congratulations to the September Impact Sleuth Challenge winners who will be keeping warm this fall with a fleece from The Weather Channel: Robin Brown of Minneapolis, MN; Roy Geiss of Loveland, CO; Carl Grodnik of Seattle, WA, Laura Pegoraro of Des Plaines, IL; and Michael Ty of Las Vegas, NV.  Congrats! This Month's [...]

11 11, 2008

Ideal Bite: Facing Teen Angst

By | 2008-11-11T22:12:42-07:00 November 11th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Is your complexion repeating high school? The Bite Break out. Whether you're dealing with just the occasional zit or an everyday issue, there's no need for harsh chems. Instead, try products made with body- and eco-friendlier ingredients, whether you're still in your emo phase or not. The Benefits •    Not feeling alienated by your peers [...]

11 11, 2008

Wind Power Card Activation

By | 2008-11-11T21:32:47-07:00 November 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Enter Your Wind Power Card Impact Code The Wind Power Card represents renewable energy credits (RECs) from U.S. wind farms. These RECs support wind farm growth, help fight climate change, and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. The Wind Power Card is available at select Whole Foods Market stores across the country. Here's more about [...]

11 11, 2008

Improved Technique Developed for Creating Cellulosic Biofuels

By | 2008-11-11T00:27:18-07:00 November 11th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim, Germany, are developing a technique to develop biofuels from cellulose in wood, grass and plants. This new process of converting cellulose into sugars that can be used to create biofuels, such as ethanol, uses significantly less energy than current methods. And because the process [...]

11 11, 2008

Environmental Blog: Eco-Living and Carbon Offsetting

By | 2008-11-11T00:04:20-07:00 November 11th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

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11 11, 2008

Environmental Blog Featuring Renewable Energy Industry and News

By | 2008-11-11T00:03:09-07:00 November 11th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

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10 11, 2008

October Sleuth Challenge

By | 2008-11-10T23:53:37-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: Is trashing your fall leaves such a big deal? Yes! Especially if you load yours into plastic bags which preserve leaves in landfills forever! According to this Ideal Bite Tip, what percentage of the waste we send to landfills is actually biodegradable and compostable?                  The Prize: Warm your body and [...]

10 11, 2008

September Sleuth Challenge

By | 2008-11-10T23:01:56-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: Recycling, along with Reusing materials and Reducing consumption, are vital habits we all need to continue to strengthen as all waste has a significant negative impact on the natural environment.  According to The Weather Channel's Forecast Earth Living Smart article Seven Things You Thought You Could Recycle... but Can't, which item earns [...]

10 11, 2008

October Ideal Bite

By | 2008-11-10T22:48:21-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Wanna try cooking oils that aren't just one-trick ponies? The Bite Shine your spotlight on organic coconut, flaxseed, and hemp oils. Drinkable, edible, and rub-able, all of 'em offer raw talent that's good for your hair, skin, stomach, even your gas tank. [Applause.] The Benefits •    Claps for your health. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, [...]

10 11, 2008

October WorldChanging Articles

By | 2008-11-10T22:40:57-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

WorldChanging.com works from a simple premise- the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. And Maybe Unicorns Will Save Us  Apparently, everybody loves clean coal. Barack Obama loves it and John McCain loves it. Joe Biden really loved it during his VP debate -- and Sarah Palin loved it [...]

10 11, 2008

September WorldChanging Articles

By | 2008-11-10T22:29:13-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

WorldChanging.com works from a simple premise- the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. Save Your Trash: An Interview With Ari Derfel  What inspired me to save a year of trash? A simple story: I was sitting having dinner with some friends, some very lovely friends, and we had [...]

10 11, 2008

April WorldChanging Articles

By | 2008-11-10T21:16:23-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

WorldChanging.com works from a simple premise: the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. The Greening of Greensburg  The storm leveled every building, picked up cars and tossed them into rooftops, demolished the streets. So, the people of Greensburg decided not only to stay, rebuild -- the environmentally sustainable [...]

10 11, 2008

April Ideal Bite

By | 2008-11-10T19:06:14-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Can't afford an indoor air purifier but still want to lighten the load on your lungs? The Bite Get plants to do the dirty work. Certain types of houseplants are great home air filters. After the dust settles from Spring Cleaning Week, pick up some indoor plants to keep the air you breathe clean and [...]

10 11, 2008

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Achieve Record Efficiency

By | 2008-11-10T18:59:17-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Researchers working with dye-sensitized solar cells, also known as Graetzel cells, have achieved 10% efficiency, which is a record for the technology. The cells are made of titanium dioxide and light-harvesting dyes. They have great potential for building applications because they can used to make flexible sheets of PV cells, as well as coatings, thus [...]

10 11, 2008

April Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2008-11-10T18:44:59-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Dear Renewable Choice Customer, Earth Day is nearly upon us, but why not make Earth Day everyday? We know that in addition to your commitment to wind power and renewable energy you're interested in reducing your environmental impact in other areas of your life. We created the Make Earth Day Every Day Sweepstakes to help [...]

10 11, 2008

March WorldChanging Articles

By | 2008-11-10T18:13:11-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

WorldChanging.com works from a simple premise: the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. What Does Oil's New High Mean? It finally happened last week. The price of oil passed the all-time inflation-adjusted peak of $103.76 that was set in April 1980—and is now three times what it was [...]

10 11, 2008

Bailout Bill Extends Production Tax Credit

By | 2008-11-10T16:44:54-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

With the passage of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (H.R. 1424), the $700 billion package intended to shore up the ailing financial industry, the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for the renewable energy industries received much-needed extensions. These credits promote increased use of renewable energy by providing economic incentives [...]

10 11, 2008

Renewable Energy May Find Home on Land Cleanup Sites

By | 2008-11-10T16:26:31-07:00 November 10th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Land cleanup sites across the country may provide homes for wind, solar and biomass energy facilities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), using information from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has identified properties in several of the EPA's land cleanup programs that could be feasible locations on which to construct renewable energy plants. These properties include [...]

8 11, 2008

September Ideal Bite

By | 2008-11-08T00:57:11-07:00 November 8th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Think the printing press is the best thing to happen to the written word? The Bite You might be write, but electronic book devices (aka e-book readers) aren't far behind. Digital readers make it easier, lighter, and more eco to carry everything Danielle Steele ever wrote anywhere you go. Now that's what we call movable [...]

8 11, 2008

March Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2008-11-08T00:39:57-07:00 November 8th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

The Winners: Congratulations to these March Impact Sleuth Challenge winners who will each receive a SIGG bottle from Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy: Samantha Ebright of Chicago, IL, Michelle Andria of Pheonix, AZ, Adria Craft of Austin, TX, Kate Nichols of Arvada, CO, and Shayne Bell of Chicago, IL. Congrats!

7 11, 2008

Federal Land to be Opened for Geothermal Power

By | 2008-11-07T21:02:26-07:00 November 7th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

More than 190 million acres of federal land in the western U.S. will be opened by the Department of the Interior (DOI) for the purpose of developing geothermal power. 5,540 MW of geothermal power could be developed as early as 2015 on the land, managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Forest [...]

7 11, 2008

February Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2008-11-07T21:01:31-07:00 November 7th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

  The Winners: Congratulations to these February Impact Sleuth Challenge winners who will each receive a $20 Gift Card for Performance Bicycle: Rick Marcena of Oakland Park, FL; Toni Sicola of Baltimore, MD; Mark Campione of Breckenridge, CO; Daniel Nash of Kansas City, MO; and Tate Steele Street of Chicago, IL.

7 11, 2008

March Sleuth Challenge

By | 2008-11-07T18:55:34-07:00 November 7th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

This Month’s Challenge: Ditch the Chem-leaching Bottle-According to this Ideal Bite tip, Bottled Up, how many barrels of oil are required to make plastic water bottles each year? The Prize: We'll help you clean up your water bottle act with a hip new Swiss-made SIGG water bottle courtesy of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. These bottles are [...]

7 11, 2008

Innovative Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine to be Installed in NY

By | 2008-11-07T17:59:54-07:00 November 7th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

The world’s first utility-scale vertical-axis wind turbine will make its debut on the campus of Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, NY.  Environmental Technologies LLC (ETLLC) has developed their turbine design after almost two decades of research and testing.  Unlike traditional horizontal-axis wind turbines, which use propeller-type blades on top of a large shaft [...]

7 11, 2008

Fungus to Fuel

By | 2008-11-07T17:49:55-07:00 November 7th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

A fungus found inside the branches of an ancient family of trees in the Patagonian rain forest creates a type of diesel fuel called “myco-diesel.” Led by Gary Strobel, a  professor at Montana State University, a team of scientists discovered that the fungus produced compounds normally associated with diesel fuel and is the first know [...]

7 11, 2008

Hybrid Solar Energy Technology in Development

By | 2008-11-07T17:30:57-07:00 November 7th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

An international group of researchers is developing a hybrid solar thermal and photovoltaic system that could make solar energy more cost efficient. By combining the two processes into one roof-mounted system, the team believes they can create help increase the amount of solar power utilized by emerging countries, as well as developed countries where the [...]

7 11, 2008

Renewable Energy and Carbon Offset Purchase Terms and Conditions

By | 2008-11-07T16:59:27-07:00 November 7th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Wind Power Purchases: American Wind is certified by Green-e® Energy, which requires companies to provide their customers with this notice of Price, Terms and Conditions of service. From the time you receive this, you have three business days to change your mind about purchasing American Wind from Renewable Choice Energy. You may cancel your agreement [...]

7 11, 2008

July Ideal Bite

By | 2008-11-07T00:48:49-07:00 November 7th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Wanna fight off waste and weight gain at the same time? The Bite There's a better solution than kicking the treadmill every day. Hang up your gym membership and try getting your exercise outside to give energy and cash waste a what-for, and tackle calories at the same time. The Benefits •    Beating power waste [...]

7 11, 2008

June Ideal Bite

By | 2008-11-07T00:44:24-07:00 November 7th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Wanna make your summer BBQs even more of a hit? The Bite Build a green deck (and spike the punch). Sustainable decking, with eco-wood, staining, and sealants, is now available at prices that won't knock the wind outta you. The Benefits: •    Knocking on eco-wood. Choose wood that isn't harvested faster than it's regrown (look [...]

7 11, 2008

March Ideal Bite

By | 2008-11-07T00:36:03-07:00 November 7th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Need happy pills to get you through tax filing? The Bite Chin up. Filing taxes online makes the ordeal a lot less suicide-inducing. If we all do it, we'll save major paper and postage - plus filing online slashes the (typically taxing) wait for returns. The Benefits •    Easy does it. Web programs and PC [...]

6 11, 2008

October Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2008-11-06T23:25:49-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Dear Renewable Choice Customer, Your support of renewable energy is an important step in this nation's path to freedom from fossil fuels. In fact, we believe that the choice you make every month to keep supporting wind power growth along with the thousands of other individuals, families, and businesses across the country doing the same, [...]

6 11, 2008

September Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2008-11-06T23:12:54-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Dear Renewable Choice Customer, As we head into fall and another election season, we want to give special appreciation to you for supporting the green technologies that will not only help clean up our environment, but also contribute to the growth of our national economy. The rapid growth of renewable energy facilities, like the wind [...]

6 11, 2008

July Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2008-11-06T22:10:23-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Dear Renewable Choice Customer, With summer in full swing, many of us are taking advantage of the numerous delights that the season has to offer - barbecues and picnics, beaches and boating, the long days and cool nights. But the increase in temperature that makes many of our favorite summer activities possible also leads to [...]

6 11, 2008

June Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2008-11-06T21:40:13-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Dear Renewable Choice Customer, You've been supporting wind power for some time now, and I want you to know that your commitment is making a difference! Again in 2007, wind power in the U.S. saw record growth thanks in part to the powerful choice you've made to support this cleanest of energies with the purchase [...]

6 11, 2008

March Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2008-11-06T21:20:17-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Dear Renewable Choice Customer, We're celebrating the tenacity of a budding spring, the unwavering growth of wind power across the country, and an unfailing commitment we share with our customers to leave the world better than we found it! Did you know that your small monthly wind power purchase drives more than just carbon dioxide [...]

6 11, 2008

February Sleuth Challenge

By | 2008-11-06T20:51:53-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

This Month’s Challenge: Pedal Power- According to this Ideal Bite tip: If our old tip on granola could drive, what would be its vehicle of choice?, how many pounds of CO2 pollution does the burning of one gallon of gasoline contribute to the atmosphere (and therefore is saved by riding a bicycle instead)? The Prize: [...]

6 11, 2008

February WorldChanging Articles

By | 2008-11-06T19:01:58-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

WorldChanging.com works from a simple premise: the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us.  What are the Sustainability Implications of Peak Population?  Sometime in the latter half of this century, human population will peak. Having swelled to a bit over nine billion people, our numbers will begin to drop [...]

6 11, 2008

February Ideal Bite

By | 2008-11-06T18:11:04-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Is there anything more sickeningly sweet (literally) than those chalky candy conversation hearts? The Bite Good thing there are better ways to say BE MINE than on anatomically-incorrect candy hearts – give organic flowers and chocolates. Don’t worry, your Valentine will still get the message. The Benefits •    Slightly more romantic than a (frankly inedible) [...]

6 11, 2008

FAQ: Renewable Choice Helps You Fight Climate Change the Easy Way

By | 2008-11-06T04:44:52-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Have a question about how it all works, your account, or our company? Check out our extensive log of frequently asked questions. Still don't see what you are looking for? Contact us here. Account Questions | Wind Power Questions | Carbon Offset Questions | Renewable Choice Questions about Renewable Choice Energy Who is Renewable Choice?» [...]

6 11, 2008

FAQ: Carbon Offsets, How They Work and Why They Help Us All

By | 2008-11-06T04:37:04-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Have a question about how it all works, your account, or our company? Check out our extensive log of frequently asked questions. Still don't see what you are looking for? Contact us here. Account Questions | Wind Power Questions | Carbon Offset Questions | Renewable Choice Carbon Offset Questions What is a carbon offset?» Carbon [...]

6 11, 2008

FAQ: Buying Wind Power Credits to Support Wind Farms Is Easy

By | 2008-11-06T04:18:34-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Have a question about how it all works, your account, or our company? Check out our extensive log of frequently asked questions. Still don't see what you are looking for? Contact us here. Account Questions | Wind Power Questions | Carbon Offset Questions | Renewable Choice Wind Power Questions Why should I buy wind power?»Buying [...]

6 11, 2008

February Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2008-11-06T00:19:06-07:00 November 6th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Dear Renewable Choice Customer,  As a wind power supporter, we know that going the extra mile for the planet is just part of your routine. We’re proud to serve you and thousands of other forward-thinking customers like you across the nation. We’d love to hear what inspires you to choose wind and maybe even feature [...]

5 11, 2008

By 2090 The World Could Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use

By | 2008-11-05T22:10:32-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

  By 2090 burning fossil fuels could be a thing of the past. A developed renewable energy industry could pull the world economy out of the current financial crisis and become a $360 billion business which will eliminate the need for fossil fuel consumption by 2090, a 210 page study says. The publication, compiled by [...]

5 11, 2008

AWEA Market Report Forecasts Record Growth

By | 2008-11-05T21:48:55-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

  The American Wind Energy Association's third quarter market report reveals that the industry is forecasting yet another year of record growth, exceeding last year's 5,249 MW installed. 2008 is projected to reach 7,500 MW which would generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of about 2.2 million homes. Our fragile climate won't be the [...]

5 11, 2008

Bath Junkie Launches Creative Points Program

By | 2008-11-05T21:27:05-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Bath Junkie is on a mission to educate and inspire its customers to discover how easy it is to make small changes to help the environment. The mom and daughter duo that started this company are full of energy and great ideas. This unique company isn’t afraid to do things a little differently. For starters, [...]

5 11, 2008

CWind Developing New Wind Turbine Design

By | 2008-11-05T21:20:28-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

  CWind Inc., a subsidiary of New World Generation Inc. is developing a new wind turbine design to address a common issue which most turbine manufacturers currently face; gearbox failure. "The new design has no gearbox and involves using a friction drive power train to transmit the power from the wind turbine blades through a [...]

5 11, 2008

Hawaii Outlines Aggressive Environmental Plan

By | 2008-11-05T21:04:55-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

  Hawaii has plans for a cleaner future. Renewable energy flowing through underwater power lines which would connect the Hawaiian Islands, a phase out of current coal plants including a prohibition on any new ones, and a shift to 40% of electric power coming from renewable resources; that's the aggressive environmental plan outlined by Hawaiian [...]

5 11, 2008

EPA Releases 2009 Fuel Economy Guide

By | 2008-11-05T20:47:40-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

  Wouldn't it be helpful if there were a list of the most and least fuel efficient cars, SUVs, vans and trucks on the road today?  2009 EPA Fuel Economy Guide to the rescue! Developed in conjunction with the U.S. Energy Department, this guide breaks down both city and highway fuel-economy ratings for U.S. market [...]

5 11, 2008

Performance Gives Back to Communities

By | 2008-11-05T20:37:16-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

  Do you like to support small companies that started with passion, ambition and a big enough basement to get things started, like Performance Bicycle? Performance is now located in 15 states but it hasn’t strayed from its roots of being part of the community. Promoting cycling and raising money for community events is still [...]

5 11, 2008

Mayors Alliance for Green Schools Announced

By | 2008-11-05T20:34:32-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

  The Mayors' Alliance for Green Schools is a new coalition being developed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) designed to green our schools within a generation. What does the green mean? It means partnerships with local businesses to give schools the opportunity for on-site power generation, [...]

5 11, 2008

Vestas Chooses Colorado for North American Manufacturing

By | 2008-11-05T20:26:37-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Denmark-based Vestas, the world’s leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has chosen Colorado as the location for its first three factories in the United States. These facilities will significantly increase the supply of wind turbines for the North American market. Vestas opened a turbine blade factory in Windsor in March 2008. A new factory that will [...]

5 11, 2008

Stratton Mountain Shows Its Green Side

By | 2008-11-05T20:04:15-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

  Have you had the chance to ski east coast powder at Stratton Mountain in Vermont? It is a memorable event when you get to experience these days. Stratton Mountain has such a wide range of terrain to choose from when you visit from easy slopes to backcountry and boarder areas. This cozy New England [...]

5 11, 2008

Links: Environmental Blogs, Organizations, and Websites You’ll Love

By | 2008-11-05T19:56:21-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|

We believe that supporting renewable energy with renewable energy credits and reducing carbon dioxide pollution with carbon offsets can help you reduce your environmental impact in a very big way. We believe that conservation is an important part of the solution, as well. Here, we've offered a number of resource links to help you find [...]

5 11, 2008

Links: Renewable Energy Resources, Industry Sites, Home Install Info

By | 2008-11-05T19:54:35-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|

We believe that supporting renewable energy with renewable energy credits and reducing carbon dioxide pollution with carbon offsets can help you reduce your environmental impact in a very big way. We believe that conservation is an important part of the solution, as well. Here, we've offered a number of resource links to help you find [...]

5 11, 2008

Links: Eco-Friendly Blogs, Green Lifestyle and Environmental Tips

By | 2008-11-05T19:35:52-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|

We believe that supporting renewable energy with renewable energy credits and reducing carbon dioxide pollution with carbon offsets can help you reduce your environmental impact in a very big way. We believe that conservation is an important part of the solution, as well. Here, we've offered a number of resource links to help you find [...]

5 11, 2008

Passion for Potatoes and Sustainability

By | 2008-11-05T15:13:11-07:00 November 5th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Kettle Foods has come a long way since it started with with a few people that had a big vision back in the early 1980s. But the values of conservation and environmental stewardship that the founders used to build the company are still present and evolving today. Did you know 100% of the waste vegetable [...]

4 11, 2008

Environmental Blog Featuring Corporate Sustainability Leaders

By | 2008-11-04T18:51:45-07:00 November 4th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

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4 11, 2008

Have you heard of Sloan?

By | 2008-11-04T01:58:04-07:00 November 4th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Have you ever heard of Sloan Valve? The answer is probably no. But the next time you are in a restaurant or airport bathroom, check out the branding on the water efficient faucets that you have to wave your hands under to turn on. And before you know it you’ll see Sloan everywhere. They work [...]

4 11, 2008

Burt's Bees Works on Being 100% Natural

By | 2008-11-04T00:35:42-07:00 November 4th, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Today, the company has significantly expanded its products and its distribution. You can find these products at check out counters across the country. Burt’s Bees has always touted its focus on natural products. In this marketplace, it has gotten harder and harder to interpret and define ‘natural products’. With this in mind, the leadership committee [...]

3 11, 2008

Companies Tackling Climate Change Top $300B

By | 2008-11-03T23:39:14-07:00 November 3rd, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Last year, HSBC launched its climate change index to help identify companies whose products or services are geared towards tackling climate change. In its first year, the index grew from 2.5 percent (as a percentage of global market capitalization) to 4 percent. The index currently includes 390 companies up from 300 just a year ago. [...]

3 11, 2008

National Solar Tour Heats Up in October

By | 2008-11-03T23:29:02-07:00 November 3rd, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Every October during National Solar Energy Awareness Month, The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) sponsors the National Solar Tour. It’s a chance for those who have solar power across America to open up their homes and buildings to the public. Currently around 5,000 homeowner and business owners in 48 states and the District of Columbia [...]

3 11, 2008

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Launches Cap and Trade

By | 2008-11-03T23:12:34-07:00 November 3rd, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Carbon now has more than just an environmental price, it has a dollar value.  At the end of September, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) began auctioning off 12.6 million “allowances” for carbon dioxide equivalent in 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Designed to incentivize a change to a low carbon economy, a “cap and trade” [...]

3 11, 2008

U.S. Wind Industry Reaches New Milestone

By | 2008-11-03T23:05:57-07:00 November 3rd, 2008|Environmental Blog|

The U.S. wind industry has reached 20,000 MW installed capacity, achieving in two years what had previously taken more than two decades, the AWEA reports. This milestone has propelled the U.S. ahead of Germany as the world’s leader in wind electricity generation. While Germany still takes the lead on installed capacity, stronger winds in the [...]

3 11, 2008

Go Green for the Holidays!

By | 2008-11-03T20:56:38-07:00 November 3rd, 2008|Environmental Blog|

Choice Bundles are unique gifts which offset the environmental impact of a family or individual for one month. These thoughtful gifts are great for employees, clients, vendors, and friends & family. By investing in wind power development and other forms of carbon dioxide reduction, Choice Bundles will help leave the planet a little cleaner for [...]

3 11, 2008

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By | 2008-11-03T02:03:50-07:00 November 3rd, 2008|Environmental Blog|

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