Yearly Archives: 2009

10 12, 2009

Green Jobs Hiring: PHP Software Developer

By | 2009-12-10T23:57:16+00:00 December 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice Energy, a nationally-recognized industry leader in sustainability solutions and cleantech products, seeks a full-time PHP Software Developer for a 3+ month contract position with the potential for ongoing engagement.  The position will work with the business development team to create a software-as-a-service (SAAS) web application for calculating green house gas emission inventories.  The [...]

7 12, 2009

Green Jobs Hiring: Sustainability Consultant

By | 2009-12-07T20:15:26+00:00 December 7th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice Energy, a nationally-recognized industry leader in clean tech products and services, seeks a full-time Sustainability Consultant to perform and grow our sustainability professional services, specifically in the areas of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, life cycle analysis, renewable energy project development, and energy efficiency.  As part of the Renewable Choice business development team, the [...]

1 12, 2009

Gifts that Bite – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-12-01T22:43:20+00:00 December 1st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Gifts that BiteThe Bite:Can a present leave the wrong kind of mark? It can if you give someone a pet they didn't ask for this holiday season. Instead, make a symbolic animal adoption in your giftee's name. It's a present with some real teeth.The Benefits: Save some animals by donating the money you would've given [...]

1 12, 2009

Watch Your Waste-Line – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-12-01T22:36:40+00:00 December 1st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Watch Your Waste-LineThe Bite:Wanna scale back on your food waste this holiday? Go on a trash diet - just follow a few easy waste-reducing tips. Mind this portion...The Benefits: Less waste. Every year, we waste 28 billion pounds of food - or about 100 pounds per person - between Thanksgiving and New Years. Food left [...]

1 12, 2009

Press(ure) Play – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-12-01T22:27:35+00:00 December 1st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Press(ure) PlayThe Bite:Wanna Stop gas waste? Pause next time you're at the gas station, and pump up more than just your tank. Make sure your tires are properly inflated (especially important in the winter, since cold and altitude affect pressure) to increase your gas mileage, save you money, and Eject certain safety concerns.The Benefits: You'll [...]

30 11, 2009

Walmart Debunks Sustainability Myths

By | 2009-11-30T16:03:17+00:00 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 | 2009-11-23T21:09:03+00:00 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 | 2009-11-20T20:38:51+00:00 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 | 2009-11-20T16:14:44+00:00 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 | 2009-11-19T20:17:16+00:00 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 | 2009-11-19T19:41:17+00:00 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 | 2009-11-19T19:03:54+00:00 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 | 2009-11-19T18:56:20+00:00 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 | 2009-11-18T19:40:37+00:00 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 | 2009-11-17T19:53:40+00:00 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 [...]

16 11, 2009

Renewable Choice and Greenbuild 2009

By | 2009-11-16T23:15:51+00:00 November 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This was Renewable Choice Energy's first year as an exhibitor at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and we're happy to be able to say that it was an all-round success and good time! Although we've been attending for the past 6 years, we've not had a booth before, which proved to be a far [...]

16 11, 2009

Power Shift – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-16T23:10:59+00:00 November 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Power ShiftThe Bite:Unwittingly handing over power through your home electronics? Take control of the energy that your TVs, Blu-ray players, speakers, and other appliances drain when they're plugged in, but turned off. Just plug your entertainment center into a power strip and turn it off each night to stay in charge.The Benefits: You'll waste less [...]

13 11, 2009

Dolphin Blue Offers Matching Round Up Program

By | 2009-11-13T20:41:29+00:00 November 13th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Dolphin Blue, a sixteen-year old online retailer of environmentally conscious office supplies announced its partnership with Renewable Choice to offer the Round Up Impact Down program to its customers. The program creates customer awareness and participation around contributing to carbon reduction projects by simply rounding up their order at checkout. The goal of the program [...]

12 11, 2009

Totally Rad-iant – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-12T17:03:28+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Totally Rad-iantThe Bite:Is your heater as overused as certain '80s lingo? Bogus. If you or a homeowner you know wants to up home efficiency, consider energy-saving radiant floors and ceiling or wall panels. They're way awesome.The Benefits: Tubular: Depending on the size of your house and how high your ceilings are, radiant heating can save [...]

12 11, 2009

100 Miles Davis – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-12T16:52:57+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

100 Miles DavisThe Bite:Does not-so-fresh produce make you Kind of Blue? Jazz up your holiday dinners by cooking with food produced within 100 miles of home. You'll cut CO2, support local farmers, and hit a taste high note.The Benefits: Trumpet the cause of local farms. Most conventional foods travel an average of 1,500 miles before [...]

12 11, 2009

Dolphin Blue Teams with Renewable Choice

By | 2009-11-12T16:09:20+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

Dolphin Blue Teams with Renewable Choice Energy to Reduce Carbon Emissions Dallas (PRWEB) Nov 11, 2009 -- Dolphin Blue, an online retailer of environmentally responsible office supplies, today announced that it is participating in Renewable Choice Energy’s Round Up Impact Down program. Renewable Choice Energy helps businesses and individuals understand and reduce their environmental impact [...]

10 11, 2009

Creme de la Cream – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-10T20:09:26+00:00 November 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Creme de la CreamThe Bite:Need the ultimate in moisturizing body balms and lotions? Only the very best for you Biters: Rub on the finest in eco-options for combating superdry skin this winter. Here's what rose to the top...The Benefits: Rather than typical moisturizers that contain the skin-irritating ingredient propylene glycol, these are body-friendly. Almost all [...]

10 11, 2009

Center of Attention – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-10T00:18:26+00:00 November 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Center of AttentionThe Bite:Wanna get noticed for having a great-looking holiday setup? Look here: Try using natural elements like pinecones and pumpkins for your holiday centerpieces. They make for one-of-a-kind decorations and guarantee your table will outshine the rest.The Benefits: Items like gourds are biodegradable and won't clog up landfills like traditional holiday decorations (those [...]

10 11, 2009

Got Game? From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-10T00:09:36+00:00 November 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Got Game?The Bite:Have the skills to take your (or your kids') gaming to the next level? Put aside the joystick for just a minute, and check out our tips for greening your gaming habit. Don't pause.The Benefits: Turning off your console when you're not using it saves major energy. Using rechargeable batteries and lowering energy [...]

9 11, 2009

Crack-Pot – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-09T23:26:24+00:00 November 9th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Crack-PotThe Bite:Is it crazy to chuck broken ceramics? Eccentric as it may seem, those broken pots are totally useful. You can't recycle 'em in most areas, but try donating, fixing, or creating functional goods out of chipped and shattered earthenware. The possibilities are insane.The Benefits: Less landfill - consider all the ceramic stuff in a [...]

4 11, 2009

Thank You For Calculating

By | 2009-11-04T19:28:43+00:00 November 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for using our online business impact calculator. We hope you find this first look at your emissions calculations helpful in assessing the environmental impact of your business. We’ve created a number of additional free online sustainability tools to support your unique business goals. Here’s a few you may find especially helpful: Free Sustainability [...]

4 11, 2009

Green Your Event Archive Thank You

By | 2009-11-04T19:25:15+00:00 November 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your free PDF Guide to the Renewable Choice Energy Green Your Event program. Please check your email for the guide and add Renewable Choice to your safe-senders list to avoid missing important correspondence from us. You may access your webinar instantly here: Green Your Event Webinar Video

4 11, 2009

Thank You For Calculating

By | 2009-11-04T18:45:49+00:00 November 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for using our online business carbon calculator. We hope you found the emissions calculations helpful in assessing the environmental impact of your business. We’ve created a number of additional free online sustainability tools to support your unique business goals. Here’s a few you may find especially helpful: Free Sustainability Webinars Renewable Energy Credits [...]

4 11, 2009

Bowl-ing Club – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-04T17:02:12+00:00 November 4th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Bowl-ing ClubThe Bite:Want premade soup that doesn't taste like it came from the gutter? Score some of our favorite organic boxed and canned soups. Their good-'n'-hot tastes will knock you right over.The Benefits: A UK study found that organic soups have six times the anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy salicylic acid of nonorganic soups. Organic farms use less [...]

3 11, 2009

Eye, Eye Captain – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-03T23:15:33+00:00 November 3rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Eye, Eye CaptainThe Bite:Stylish eco eyeglass frames ahoy? Aye, and get sustainable glasses shipped straight to your door, matey.The Benefits: Avert the production of less-green materials (like new plastic, which comes from oil and never fully biodegrades) by buying reclaimed plastic (leftover plastic that manufacturers would usually toss), bamboo, and vintage specs. You won't have [...]

3 11, 2009

Thank You for Signing Up

By | 2009-11-03T22:02:00+00:00 November 3rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for subscribing to Renewable Choice Energy updates. Here are a few resources you may find helpful: Sustainability Webinars and Guides Green Business Blog Press & Media Center How Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) Work How Carbon Offsets Work Contact Us

3 11, 2009

Visit Renewable Choice at USGBC Greenbuild 2009

By | 2009-11-03T18:26:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice is exhibiting at this year's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo! We are in Booth #5143 - so stop by and find out more about the Green Power Credit and our GHG Inventory services. We'll be there Tuesday night through Thursday, so come on by and say hello! Our sales team will be on [...]

29 10, 2009

September Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2009-10-29T19:23:26+00:00 October 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Winners: Congratulations to the September Impact Sleuth Challenge Winners who each won bath crystals from Bath Junkie: Jennifer Chambers of Boise, ID; Andrew Weigel of Somerville, MA; Brian Quirk of Aurora, IL; Ron Fredrickson of Peoria, AZ; and Laura Pegoraro of Des Plaines, IL. Congrats and Enjoy!This Month's Challenge: Saving fresh water is an [...]

29 10, 2009

October Impact Sleuth Challenge

By | 2009-10-29T19:05:47+00:00 October 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: Getting outside is great for your sanity, hiking burns calories, and a trip to the National or State Parks is way cheaper than most vacations. Thanks to a lot of hard work and perseverance over the years, there are now National Parks in 49 out of the 50 U.S. states, protecting our [...]

29 10, 2009

October Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2009-10-29T19:00:08+00:00 October 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

It's About YouThis may not be a presidential election year, but casting your vote next week is as important as ever. Your choice to support green technologies and clean energy production has already sent an important message to our local and national decision makers, prompting them to act upon the wishes of the people for [...]

28 10, 2009

Bag Your Pardon – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-10-28T21:15:38+00:00 October 28th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Bag Your PardonThe Bite:Excuse us, but do you want to pack your sandwiches in something a little healthier? Apologies - we mean instead of in conventional plastic baggies. Opt for reusable food bags made with safe plastics or cotton. No problem.The Benefits: Since they're only manufactured once, the production of one reusable bag creates fewer [...]

28 10, 2009

Renewable Choice Celebrates 1,000 LEED Projects

By | 2009-10-28T17:20:10+00:00 October 28th, 2009|News|

For Immediate Release Green Building LEED Certification Supports Green Power Renewable Choice Celebrates 1,000 LEED Projects Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 29, 2009 -- Renewable Choice Energy, a national sustainability company known for its award-winning wind power partnership with Whole Foods Market and the world's largest supplier of renewable energy for the Green Power Credit for [...]

27 10, 2009

Sharp Witted – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-10-27T22:43:40+00:00 October 27th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Sharp WittedThe Bite:Is the money you spend on disposable razors nothing to laugh at? We'll get straight to the punch line, then: Try a resharpening tool, or (if you're a dude) go for longer-lasting electric or straight razors. Just humor-us.The Benefits: You'll create less waste - disposable razors contribute an annual estimated 2 million pounds [...]

26 10, 2009

Juniata Ranks in EPA College & University Challenge

By | 2009-10-26T15:24:26+00:00 October 26th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The EPA’s Green Power Partnership recognizes governments, businesses, communities, and colleges for their commitment to supporting green power. Through the program, participating members get recognized for their renewable energy purchases by committing to one or more of the following product options; renewable energy credits (RECs), on-site generation and utility green power products. Since 2001, this [...]

22 10, 2009

Walmart's Drive to Improve Product Sustainability

By | 2009-10-22T05:39:18+00:00 October 22nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Walmart's Sustainability Index, the Sustainability Consortium and its Assessment of suppliers is generating buzz and raising questions. There are many opinions on the timing of the Index and how the suppliers will ultimately be rated. But what seems to be clear and consistent is that Wal-Mart wants to improve product sustainability. They seem focused on [...]

14 10, 2009

LEED Green Power Credit for over 1,000 projects!

By | 2009-10-14T22:20:42+00:00 October 14th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

We've just reached a fantastic milestone over here at Renewable Choice, having recently supplied green power to our 1,000th LEED project! Our work in the LEED market has provided more than 1.5 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy to projects wishing to mitigate the negative impact of the energy used in their building operations, and has an [...]

12 10, 2009

Larkburger Taps Into Wind Power

By | 2009-10-12T16:39:49+00:00 October 12th, 2009|News|

  Larkburger Taps Into Wind Power (Excerpt) BOULDER - Larkburger is using wind power to generate 100 percent of the electricity needed to run its quick-gourmet burger restaurants in Boulder and the Vail Valley.The company is offsetting electric energy use through wind-power broker Renewable Choice Energy Inc. of Boulder. Larkburger has purchased 201,000-kilowatt hours of [...]

12 10, 2009

Native Eyewear Offsets Electricity Use

By | 2009-10-12T15:45:43+00:00 October 12th, 2009|News|

Native Eyewear Offsets Electricity Use At Headquarters Through Wind Power Purchase Native Eyewear is offsetting 100% of the electricity used at its Denver headquarters by purchasing 39,600 kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) from U.S. wind farms.The company made the purchase through Renewable Choice Energy. Native Eyewear has also purchased 100 Green Your Phone cell [...]

9 10, 2009

Minneapolis CC Launches Green Event Packages

By | 2009-10-09T17:02:41+00:00 October 9th, 2009|News|

Minneapolis CC Launches Green Event Packages The Minneapolis Convention Center announced it is the first convention center in the U.S. to offer meeting planners and conventions Green Your Event packages to balance the environmental impact of event-related emissions and electricity use.These packages include certified renewable energy credits generated by wind farms or other renewable energy [...]

6 10, 2009

Steelcase & Whirlpool Achieve Top Scores from Climate Counts

By | 2009-10-06T03:13:57+00:00 October 6th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

  Climate Counts is a non-profit that brings together consumers and companies. It encouragesresponsibility for the climate from corporations and conscious buying decisions at the consumer level. By researching corporations, Climate Counts has developed a scorecard for 22 sectors which brings attention to corporate practices that affect the environment. Their mission is to have consumers [...]

5 10, 2009

Green Power Credit for Portola Hotel & Spa LEED Certification

By | 2009-10-05T22:35:44+00:00 October 5th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Portola Hotel & Spa of Monterey, CA, is another LEED project pursuing Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance to the Silver level that recently purchased green power to offset the energy use of its operations across the course of two years. Their investment helps offset over 3.9 million kilowatt hours of electricity, and 2,035 metric tonnes [...]

5 10, 2009

LEED Green Power for Broward County CC

By | 2009-10-05T21:59:13+00:00 October 5th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Broward County/Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center of Florida is a 600,000 square foot facility situated on the waterfront of Port Everglades. Its recent investment into green power helped it gain an additional 4 points toward LEED certification, which it is pursuing at the Silver Level under the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system. [...]

5 10, 2009

First LEED Project in Saudi Arabia Uses Green Power

By | 2009-10-05T19:30:22+00:00 October 5th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, is currently well on its way to becoming the first LEED building the kingdom has ever seen. Add to that the fact it is pursuing certification at the Platinum level and that it will become one of the world's largest LEED [...]

30 09, 2009

RCE CSR User API

By | 2009-09-30T16:28:44+00:00 September 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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28 09, 2009

Walmart WBNR + Guide Thank You

By | 2009-09-28T18:11:45+00:00 September 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our webinar, Demystifying the Walmart Sustainability Index: The Energy & Climate Assessment. Please check your email now for the link to your Quick Guide. You will also be receiving an additional email with instructions to join the webinar. You may need to check your junk mail folder and add [...]

25 09, 2009

August Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2009-09-25T23:52:04+00:00 September 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Winners: Congratulations to the August Impact Sleuth Challenge Winners who each won a pair of Native Eyewear Sunglasses: Joyce Voll of Deerfield, IL; Linda Eberle of River Ridge, LA; Louis Spector of Arlington, VA; Elijah Carter of Pahoa, HI; and Elaine Rand of Washington, DC. Congrats and Enjoy!This Month's Challenge: We all know the [...]

25 09, 2009

September Impact Sleuth Challenge

By | 2009-09-25T23:38:47+00:00 September 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: Saving fresh water is an important action we can take to ensure the survival of our environment and life on earth. You can start by being mindful of every ounce of water you use and what's going down the drain with it. According to this Ideal Bite Tip, how many gallons of [...]

25 09, 2009

September Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2009-09-25T23:27:17+00:00 September 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

It's About YouAs the temperatures keep creeping lower, our thermostats (somehow!) keep creeping higher. The increased use of our heating systems during the winter months means an increase in fossil fuel consumption and also higher energy bills. Considering this, the EPA and Renewable Choice encourage everyone to be more energy efficient. The EPA recommends five [...]

25 09, 2009

Insider Trading – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-25T23:15:30+00:00 September 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Insider TradingThe Bite:Trashing old electronics seem criminal? Avoid such shady dealings - take advantage of electronics trade-in programs, where you get store credit or cash for your aging computer or TV (which companies will then recycle or refurbish). Helps to be in the know...The Benefits: No sketchy eco-exchanges. About 70% of the toxic garbage in [...]

25 09, 2009

Sustainability Webinar: LEED Green Power Credit

By | 2009-09-25T20:36:21+00:00 September 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

In this free sustainability webinar, you'll learn more about using renewable energy and carbon offsets within the USGBC LEED Certification system and why they are important. Learn more about how renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets work and how they can be applied to your list of credits for LEED Green Building Certification. On [...]

25 09, 2009

bswGHG_09_25_09

By | 2009-09-25T19:46:10+00:00 September 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Greenhouse Gas Assessment & Carbon Accounting for Business   Greenhouse Gas Inventories from Renewable Choice on Vimeo. Having trouble viewing this video? Above-average load time? View here instead.     NEXT STEPS Contact your area Sales Representative for free one-on-one advising Use our Free Business Carbon Calculator to learn more about your impact Read more [...]

25 09, 2009

GHG Sustainability Video, Greenhouse Gas Inventory

By | 2009-09-25T19:46:10+00:00 September 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|

A greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory is a comprehensive and documented accounting of all greenhouse gas emissions attributed to an organization’s activities.  In this free webinar presentation, we will help you understand the scope of performing a GHG inventory as well as the many environmental and budgetary benefits. This webinar will also highlight ways your greenhouse [...]

24 09, 2009

Bed Buddies – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-24T22:55:32+00:00 September 24th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Bed BuddiesThe Bite:Consider yourself a dream lover? Then sparks'll fly when you get between organic cotton covers. If you've already got great sheets, keep 'em. But if you're in the market for new ones, check these picks to find your true romanzzz...The Benefits: Great options, no matter your "type." Whether you're on a budget or [...]

24 09, 2009

Ready for the Walmart Sustainability Index?

By | 2009-09-24T22:46:52+00:00 September 24th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Get a FREE Walmart Sustainability Index Webinar + PDF GuideToday, Walmart discussed their new Sustainability Index via a GreenBiz.com sponsored webcast, Getting Ready for the Sustainability Index.  While many suppliers may feel they have a daunting task ahead of them, today’s speakers, Rand Waddoups of Walmart  and Joel Makower with GreenBiz.com, were able to break [...]

24 09, 2009

Tele-tub-bies – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-24T22:43:45+00:00 September 24th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Tele-tub-biesThe Bite:Planning on spending Laa-Laa-lots of time in the hot tub this winter? Then Tinky about ways to make it healthier. Even if you don't have a hot tub, friends and fam who do can make theirs greener and safer by using no chlorine and less energy. Bye, bye.The Benefits: Being less energy Po'. A [...]

24 09, 2009

99 Bottles – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-24T22:37:17+00:00 September 24th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

99 BottlesThe Bite:Want beer so good, you won't wanna pass it around? Just in time for Oktoberfest, we tested not-quite-a-hundred organic beers, so that you don't have to. (The things we do for you...)The Benefits: Eco-friendliness in a bottle. These microbreweries have made a commitment to sustainable agriculture; and organic farming reduces topsoil erosion - [...]

24 09, 2009

Energy Efficiency, Reduce Energy Costs

By | 2009-09-24T01:13:03+00:00 September 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Increased global energy demand.  Rising energy prices. Growing concerns about energy reliability.  Climate change.  It’s no wonder that regulatory and voluntary efforts to be more energy efficient by using energy-efficient lighting and other clean technologies are gaining momentum.  As leaders in the industry, Renewable Choice Energy and our partner, Orion Energy Systems, are passionate about [...]

24 09, 2009

Thank You Energy Efficiency Form

By | 2009-09-24T01:13:03+00:00 September 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting a free Energy Assessment. We look forward to contacting you to schedule an appointment and to helping you save money with our innovative energy-efficient lighting systems. We’ve created a number of free online sustainability tools to support your unique business goals. Here’s a few you may find especially helpful: Free Sustainability [...]

23 09, 2009

Financial Services

By | 2009-09-23T22:38:53+00:00 September 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

Financial institutions are embracing environmental responsibility and are gaining acompetitive advantage while simultaneously contributing to a more sustainable world. One of the single most effective ways for financial institutions to mitigate theirenvironmental impact is by reducing their reliance on power generated by fossil fuels suchas coal and natural gas, which produce greenhouse gases (GHGs), the [...]

23 09, 2009

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By | 2009-09-23T17:53:12+00:00 September 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

Green Meetings and Events with Wind Power & Carbon Offsets The "Green Your Event" Program From Renewable Choice Having trouble viewing this video? Above-average load time? View here instead. NEXT STEPS Contact your area Sales Representative for free one-on-one advising Use our Free Business Carbon Calculator to learn more about your impact Read more about [...]

23 09, 2009

Sustainability Webinar, Green Meeting, Event

By | 2009-09-23T17:53:12+00:00 September 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

Did you know that most of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with events originates from travel to and from the event?  This free video presentation will explain how, as an event manager or venue, you can reduce these emissions and provide event participants the opportunity to balance their environmental impact as well.This webinar will also [...]

23 09, 2009

Steelcase Inc. Helping Expand Wind Power in the U.S.

By | 2009-09-23T17:24:15+00:00 September 23rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

In March of 2008, a new milestone was set when Renewable Choice brought together Steelcase and John Deere to develop a new way to finance wind power projects. Since Steelcase's commitment to sponsor a commercial-sized wind farm in Texas, it has learned a great deal and realized more benefits than anticipated. To share its story [...]

22 09, 2009

Top 10 Eco-Friendly Company Logos Listing

By | 2009-09-22T18:11:04+00:00 September 22nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This list of eco-friendly corporate logos was put together by Logo Design Works, a logo and website design firm in Ohio. The logos that they picked for its top 10 group were selected based on different strategies with one common underlying result. According to Logo Design Works, the logos that were selected are all visually [...]

21 09, 2009

Little En-Gym that Could – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-21T22:54:48+00:00 September 21st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Little En-Gym that CouldThe Bite:Colder weather threatening to derail your fitness routine? Stay on track by taking your workout indoors if you need to - just pick a gym chain with healthy, eco-friendly practices. We think you can.The Benefits: A cleaner engine. Eco cleaning products and low-VOC paints mean that when you get your heart [...]

21 09, 2009

Little Black Dress Rehearsal: Apparel Basics Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-21T22:48:24+00:00 September 21st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Little Black Dress Rehearsal: Apparel Basics WeekThe Bite:Wanna look fab on opening night? Let the curtains rise on little black dresses from some of our favorite designers, all of whom use skin-and-planet-friendly materials like organic cotton. Then break a leg.The Benefits: Looking smashing for any audience. The LBD is a classic that's not likely to [...]

18 09, 2009

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By | 2009-09-18T17:32:59+00:00 September 18th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Communicating Your Sustainability Initiatives to Engage Customers Having trouble viewing this video? Above-average load time? View here instead. NEXT STEPS Contact your area Sales Representative for free one-on-one advising Use our Free Business Carbon Calculator to learn more about your impact Read more about How Renewable Energy Credits Work View our inventory of other Free [...]

18 09, 2009

Sustainability Webinar, Communicating Green

By | 2009-09-18T17:32:59+00:00 September 18th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Are you looking for ways to best communicate your environmental commitment? This on-demand webinar presentation will spotlight how some of our customers have used announcements to engage their customer base, educate their employees, and highlight their commitment to the media. This video is a great way to learn new ways to talk about your renewable [...]

18 09, 2009

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By | 2009-09-18T17:08:40+00:00 September 18th, 2009|Uncategorized|

An Overview of Green Power for LEED & Green Building Green Power & LEED Projects from Renewable Choice on Vimeo. Having trouble viewing this video? Above-average load time? View here instead.   NEXT STEPS Contact your area Sales Representative for free one-on-one advising Use our Free Business Carbon Calculator to learn more about your impact [...]

18 09, 2009

USGBC, LEED Certfication, Webinar, Green Power Credit, Green Building

By | 2009-09-18T17:08:40+00:00 September 18th, 2009|Uncategorized|

The Renewable Choice Green Building Team has helped more than 5,000 projects internationally obtain the Energy & Atmosphere Credit for LEED® certification for up to 6 points with green power. In our free webinar and industry quick guide, we'll show how your LEED project can benefit from the Green Power Credit and how it fits [...]

17 09, 2009

Sneaker Preview: Apparel Basics Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-17T20:26:52+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Sneaker Preview: Apparel Basics WeekThe Bite:Ready for a peek at the latest eco-sneaks? Check out these new women's styles made from materials like recycled plastic before the general public gets a look...The Benefits: Fresh releases. Get ready to impress anyone who happens to look down. Putting the planet ahead of the game. Recycled plastic, natural [...]

17 09, 2009

Belt It Out: Apparel Basics Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-17T19:42:41+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Belt It Out: Apparel Basics WeekThe Bite:Want a belt that'll make your outfit sing? Try one made from recycled materials like reclaimed leather that put the fashion back in your fasten, without being too, um, loud.The Benefits: Styles worth shouting about. Believe it: Inner tubes, magazines, and fan belts make for surprisingly chic accessories. Sounding [...]

17 09, 2009

Striptees: Apparel Basics Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-17T19:24:24+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Striptees: Apparel Basics WeekThe Bite:Want t-shirts you won't want to take off? Bust out in tees made with eco-friendlier materials than your average. Here's your tip:The Benefits: Go-go-ing green. The average cotton T-shirt is only 73% cotton fiber - the rest is chemicals and resins. Not these. Exposing only the finest options. We scoured the [...]

17 09, 2009

Renewable Energy Credits Webinar | Intro to RECs

By | 2009-09-17T17:24:10+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Creating an impactful environmental program is easier than you think and makes a big difference. Want to understand more about how renewable energy credits (RECs) can help you make that difference? In under 10 minutes, this webinar will remove the mystery and provide a quick introduction to how renewable energy credits (RECs) work. It will [...]

16 09, 2009

Sustainability Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Inventories

By | 2009-09-16T22:01:41+00:00 September 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

You know it's the right thing to do. You know that businesses and their customers are thinking greener every day. Did you know that conducting a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory is easier than you think? Carbon accounting gets demystified in this free sustainability webinar from Renewable Choice Energy. Renewable Choice has been a leading national [...]

16 09, 2009

Steelcase Receives EPA Green Power Award

By | 2009-09-16T17:37:19+00:00 September 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The awards ceremony was on Monday, September 14 at the Renewable Energy Marketing Conference that took place in Atlanta, Georgia. The EPA's annual awards recognize the nation's leading green power purchasers and their commitment to helping develop the renewable energy market through voluntary purchases of renewable energy credits (RECs). This award was given out to [...]

15 09, 2009

I Dream of Jean-ie: Apparel Basics Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-15T20:58:10+00:00 September 15th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

I Dream of Jean-ie: Apparel Basics WeekThe Bite:Dreaming of a great pair of jeans? Wish granted. The organic jeans we've found are body friendly and didn't require any pesticides to produce - magic.The Benefits: Not wrinkling your nose over pesticides. Organic farms tend to compost, frequently rotate crops, and plant cover crops - maintaining and [...]

15 09, 2009

Whole Foods Market Helps Fund New Wind Farm With RECs

By | 2009-09-15T00:07:35+00:00 September 15th, 2009|News|

Whole Foods Market® Helps Fund New Wind Farm, Makes Landmark Purchase of Wind Energy Credits Top Retail Purchaser of Wind Power Partners with Renewable Choice Energy to support E.ON Climate & Renewables’ Panther Creek Wind Farm, Others AUSTIN, TX (Sept. 15, 2009) — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) today announced the completion of its 2009 [...]

14 09, 2009

EPA Recognizes Steelcase Inc. Green Power Purchaser of the Year

By | 2009-09-14T18:56:11+00:00 September 14th, 2009|News|

EPA Recognizes Steelcase Inc. With Green Power Leadership Award GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 14, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) announced today that it has received a 2009 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country's leading green power purchasers for their commitment and [...]

11 09, 2009

Being Nosey – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-11T23:45:41+00:00 September 11th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Being NoseyThe Bite:Is there a stink that's all up in your business? Get away from it all with nontoxic odor killers that do the trick just about every time - we've sniffed out the best options around.The Benefits: Getting away from that ungodly smell. Even nasty fish smells, cigarette taint, and diaper-related stink bombs don't [...]

11 09, 2009

Gnocchi Pokey – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-11T23:37:07+00:00 September 11th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Gnocchi PokeyThe Bite:Want a seasonal recipe so good, you'll wanna dance? Put your whole self in the kitchen and whip up NYC Bite editor Brianne's Sweet Potato Gnocchi recipe (and check out her local, organic recipe blog here). That's what it's all about.Recipe: Sweet Potato GnocchiServes 6Prep time: 1 hourIngredients:(local and organic whenever possible)* 2 [...]

9 09, 2009

Sustainability Webinar: Green Meetings & Events

By | 2009-09-09T18:34:00+00:00 September 9th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Green meetings are fast becoming the norm in today's eco-concious society. You may not know this, but the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions associated with events originates from travel to and from the event.  Did you know you can add renewable energy and carbon offsets to your event planning agenda and reduce its environmental [...]

9 09, 2009

Power & Energy Features Renewable Choice Carbon Accounting

By | 2009-09-09T15:57:42+00:00 September 9th, 2009|News|

Renewable Choice Energy meeting the needs of US business (EXCERPT) by Dean Anderson The national renewable energy retailer, Renewable Choice Energy, are set to launch a new greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment scheme that addresses the carbon accounting needs for medium-sized US businesses... (cont.) More often than not emission inventory services and software are far too [...]

8 09, 2009

Lap Top Dog – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-08T21:59:34+00:00 September 8th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Lap Top DogThe Bite:Want best in show laptop accessories? Mark your territory with gear like cases and trays made from eco-materials.The Benefits: Ensuring a healthy planet for future pups. Way too many computer products are made from carcinogenic PVC, so opt for stuff like highly renewable bamboo, recycled plastic, and fast-growing hemp when you can. [...]

4 09, 2009

Current Legislation Could Reduce Impact of Renewable Energy Purchases

By | 2009-09-04T19:35:10+00:00 September 4th, 2009|News|

Current Climate and Federal Renewable Electricity Standard Legislation Could Reduce Impact of Renewable Energy Purchases Renewable energy leaders concerned that without a set-aside provision, renewable energy purchases would not lower overall greenhouse gas emissions  Washington, D.C. (September 3, 2009) — The Renewable Energy Marketers Association (REMA) today announced their continued concern that the current draft [...]

4 09, 2009

Aye, Here's the Rub – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-04T19:07:39+00:00 September 4th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Aye, Here's the RubThe Bite:To go a little greener with your Labor Day BBQ, or not to go a little greener? That is the question. 'Tis nobler to use organic marinades, rubs, and seasonings so good, once you taste 'em you could shuffle off this mortal coil totally satisfied (well, at least your taste buds [...]

4 09, 2009

Auraria Leads Colorado Universities with Top Wind Power Purchase

By | 2009-09-04T16:06:41+00:00 September 4th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

With Auraria’s increased commitment to renewable energy, it is the largest renewable energy commitment by a college or university in the state of Colorado. And it now boasts a nation-wide ranking of seventh in this category by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA’s Green Power Partnership program recognizes organizations that are supporting renewable energy [...]

3 09, 2009

Gym Rat – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-03T22:18:24+00:00 September 3rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Gym RatThe Bite:Workout wear looking ratty? Hightail it to your gym in eco-style. All these options are made with high-performance fabrics like recycled polyester and spandex blends in flattering designs, so you can avoid entering aerobics class looking like class rodentia.The Benefits: Clothes tough as a rat, but cute as a field mouse. We only [...]

3 09, 2009

UC Denver Auraria Campus Supports Renewable Energy & More

By | 2009-09-03T20:27:25+00:00 September 3rd, 2009|News|

  Auraria Higher Education Center 100% Wind Offset, Tops State List for College Campus Renewable Energy Purchasers; 7th in Nation Student leads effort of sustainability DENVER, CO (September 2, 2009) - A student-backed sustainability initiative has made the Auraria Higher Education Center the top Colorado college campus purchasing renewable energy as ranked by the U.S. [...]

2 09, 2009

During School Special – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-02T22:14:44+00:00 September 2nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

During School SpecialThe Bite:Is your kid's school cafeteria full of bad clichés? Unhealthy foods shipped in from far away, that is. Farm-to-school lunch programs deliver nutritious, locally grown food, and they're popping up everywhere, so help get your kid's school on board. No overdone acting in sight.The Benefits: Healthy life lessons. Farm-to-school programs increase kids' [...]

2 09, 2009

Green Power, Carbon Offsets, Talbott Hotel & Renewable Choice

By | 2009-09-02T19:10:19+00:00 September 2nd, 2009|News|

Green Power Products Offset Carbon From Afar (Excerpt) by  Kellen M. Henry Aug 27, 2009 Businesses don’t have to bolt solar panels to the roof and pray for sunny skies these days in order to be part of the renewable energy movement.With the genesis of the voluntary green pricing market more than a decade ago, [...]

2 09, 2009

Sustainability Webinar: Marketing Your Environmental Initiatives

By | 2009-09-02T18:11:03+00:00 September 2nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

If you are one of the many businesses who make sustainability a priority, you should communicate your environmental initiatives to your customers and other stakeholders in the most effective way possible. Studies have shown that businesses who communicate their "green" activities are more likely to get the business of today's discriminating environmentally-conscious consumer. Choice Programs [...]

2 09, 2009

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Program Announcement

By | 2009-09-02T16:16:06+00:00 September 2nd, 2009|News|

Greenhouse Gas Accounting Comes to the Masses Renewable Choice Responds to Needs of Mid-sized U.S. Businesses BOULDER, CO. (September 2, 2009) - Renewable Choice Energy, a national renewable energy retailer known for its award-winning wind power partnerships with Whole Foods Market, Vail Resorts and Steelcase, has launched a new greenhouse gas assessment program to address carbon [...]

1 09, 2009

Green Cross – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-09-01T19:07:35+00:00 September 1st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Green CrossThe Bite:Need emergency relief? Maybe not now, but when you're prepping just in case, fill your kit full of emergency eco-supplies like a solar flashlight. Clara Barton would approve.The Benefits: (Blood) driving away worries. These tools fit the bill when you're in a bind. Gear transfused with eco-friendliness. Noxious metals in trashed batteries (few [...]

1 09, 2009

July Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2009-09-01T18:53:28+00:00 September 1st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Winners: Congratulations to the July Impact Sleuth Challenge Winners, who each won a Desert Essence Body Care Kit: Jane Darcovich of Oak Park, IL; Rebecca Lawrence of Arlington, VA; Amy Ito of Lakewood, CO; Jaqueline Watson of Holyoke, MA; and Drew Giffin of Loveland, CO. Congrats and Enjoy!This Month's Challenge: Seeing as the average [...]

1 09, 2009

August Impact Sleuth Challenge

By | 2009-09-01T18:10:20+00:00 September 1st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: We all know the importance of a good pair of sunglasses, especially if you live in a particularly sunny locale. Not only do the right kind of lenses improve visibility in the bright sunshine, but they also protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV and HEV rays. According to this Ideal [...]

1 09, 2009

August Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2009-09-01T18:02:14+00:00 September 1st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

It's All About You As summer draws to a close, the days are getting a bit shorter and cooler, and we all prepare in some way for the change in seasons. Energy consumption tends to increase during the darker, colder winter months and as such it is doubly important now to remember why supporting renewables [...]

31 08, 2009

Ongoing Performance of LEED Green Buildings

By | 2009-08-31T22:18:33+00:00 August 31st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

According to a recent press release from the USGBC, the ongoing performance of buildings is going to be getting a lot more attention moving forward, as they begin to implement what they are calling their Building Performance Initiative. The intent of the BPI, in the USGBC's words, is to "put in place a comprehensive data [...]

28 08, 2009

A Hot Mess – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-28T22:56:23+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

A Hot MessThe Bite:Does your oven look worse for the wear? Clean up its act, since ovens caked with last month's casserole drippings cook less efficiently. Just opt for a cleaner that works without caustic ingredients and without you having to fire up the self-cleaning option, which uses a ton of energy. Sizzlin'.The Benefits: A [...]

28 08, 2009

Chapel of Love – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-28T22:20:52+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Chapel of LoveThe Bite:Goin' to the chapel...but not gonna get married? You might need a wedding gift, then. More weddings happen in September than any other month, so check out our list of matrimony-appropriate, budget-conscious green gifts (all under $30) to help you doo-wop do it right.The Benefits: Saying "I Do" to planet-friendly gifts. Our [...]

28 08, 2009

A Grocery Star Is Born – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-28T21:56:04+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

A Grocery Star Is BornThe Bite:Are your fruits and veggies blessed with good genes? Peel your eyes off the silver screen and check the number on the little label on your apple or squash. It'll help you make sure what you're buying is organic and nongenetically modified. Kind of a big deal.The Benefits: World-famous health [...]

28 08, 2009

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By | 2009-08-28T17:15:57+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|

An Overview of Renewable Energy Credits for Businesses   Introduction to RECs from Renewable Choice on Vimeo. Having trouble viewing this video? Above-average load time? View here instead.     NEXT STEPS Contact your area Sales Representative for free one-on-one advising Use our Free Business Carbon Calculator to learn more about your impact Read more [...]

27 08, 2009

In the Hair Tonight – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-27T22:57:11+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

In the Hair TonightThe Bite:Been waiting for greener hair styling tools all your li-ife? Oh lord, yes. From low-energy dryers to sustainable wood brushes, get your Phil right here.The Benefits: A planetary hit. Draining less power and utilizing greener-than-average materials such as bamboo and non-PVC plastic, these products show that a good hair day doesn't [...]

26 08, 2009

Sustainability Webinar: RECs & Carbon Offsets

By | 2009-08-26T23:08:07+00:00 August 26th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Join us for an in-depth look at how renewable energy credits (RECs) work, and how carbon offsets, aka verified emission reductions (VERs), make a difference on Wednesday, September 2 during our free sustainability webinar. Renewable energy growth is supported by a number of factors. Renewable energy credits and carbon offsets are a key factor for [...]

25 08, 2009

An Application a Day… – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-25T02:52:42+00:00 August 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

An Application a Day...The Bite:Wanna keep the doc away? Bite into the best new smartphone (B-Berry, iPhone...) apps to make your life healthier, more convenient, and greener...you don't even have to compost any cores when you're finished.The Benefits: Many green varieties. These apps help you shop, get around, eat, and play greener. Most are as [...]

24 08, 2009

Green-e Energy Information on RECs

By | 2009-08-24T22:52:27+00:00 August 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

When a renewable energy facility operates, it creates electricity that is delivered into a vast network of transmission wires, often referred to as “the grid.”  The grid is segmented into regional power pools; in many cases these pools are not interconnected. To help facilitate the sale of renewable electricity nationally, a system was established that [...]

21 08, 2009

Deck the Residence Halls: College Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-21T21:31:27+00:00 August 21st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Deck the Residence Halls: College WeekThe Bite:Little too early for boughs of holly? Of course. But students can still deck out their rooms with stuff that saves energy, is made from earth-friendlier materials, and looks hotter than a blazing Yule.The Benefits: Being jolly about good-lookin' digs. 'Tis a greener way to spruce up any pad. [...]

21 08, 2009

Tau Biter Sigma: College Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-21T21:22:41+00:00 August 21st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Tau Biter Sigma: College WeekThe Bite:Know a student rushing for a greener coeducational experience? They could order organic beer kegs for the next frat party, or they could join an organization on campus and help the planet, find pals, beef up their resume, and (most likely) skip the hazing.The Benefits: Pledging to help the planet. [...]

21 08, 2009

Sustainability Webinar: Green Power & LEED Certification

By | 2009-08-21T19:05:07+00:00 August 21st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

We're demystifying the use to renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets for LEED Green Building Certification. In this free sustainability webinar, you'll learn more about using renewable energy and carbon offsets within the USGBC LEED Certification system and why they are important. On Wednesday, August 16 Warren Bridges, a renewable energy, carbon offset, and [...]

21 08, 2009

Fairfield Inn to Be Baltimore’s 1st Green Hotel

By | 2009-08-21T01:09:37+00:00 August 21st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This 154-guest room hotel has been receiving a lot of attention for its new inn and suites and for being on track to be the first hotel in Baltimore to be LEED certified. According to the Balitmore Sun, this is the beginning of a larger green-minded commitment that Bethesda-based Marriot has made. It plans to [...]

20 08, 2009

Ten Steps to a Greenhouse Gas Inventory

By | 2009-08-20T18:30:38+00:00 August 20th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

I’ve received several  questions regarding the “10 steps to a comprehensive greenhouse gas inventory” I discussed during my Introduction to Greenhouse Gas Inventories webinar so I’ve decided to dedicate a blog post to filling in a few of the details. As many of you know, Renewable Choice has recently launched the Choice Inventories greenhouse gas [...]

20 08, 2009

Cooking Up a Dorm: College Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-20T00:17:42+00:00 August 20th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Cooking Up a Dorm: College WeekThe Bite:Does studying leave next to no energy for cooking? College students don't even need a real kitchen to settle their stomachs. Our favorite organic instant meals require little more than a microwave, so you can eat well even if you're no culinary arts major.The Benefits: Healthier chefs. The average [...]

18 08, 2009

Book 'Em: College Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-18T23:57:09+00:00 August 18th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Book 'Em: College WeekThe Bite:Handcuffed to high textbook prices? You could alert the authorities, or you could just rent, go for used, or buy e-textbooks, all of which save both cash and trees. We'll put our hands up for that.The Benefits: Policing your wallet. At an average of $900 per student per year, textbooks ain't [...]

17 08, 2009

Handle with Care: College Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-17T23:26:06+00:00 August 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Handle with Care: College WeekThe Bite:Wanna make sure your new collegiate doesn't go postal with homesickness? Box up a few planet-conscious comforts. Since it's all stuff they'll actually use, there's no chance they'll wanna return to sender.The Benefits: First-class stuff. From loungewear to MP3 gift cards, these are all things that'll up a dorm-inhabitants coziness [...]

17 08, 2009

Renewable Choice Joins Green Businesses on Wall Street

By | 2009-08-17T22:47:07+00:00 August 17th, 2009|News|

NYSE Sustainable Investment Meeting Reduces Carbon Pollution with Renewable Energy & Carbon Offsets Renewable Choice Energy among Featured Attendees BOULDER, CO. (August 18, 2009) — Renewable Choice Energy, a leading national provider of clean technology solutions for businesses ranging from greenhouse gas inventory services to energy efficiency products to renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon [...]

14 08, 2009

Pillow Fight – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-14T23:24:06+00:00 August 14th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Pillow FightThe Bite:Does replacing your pillows knock out your bank reserves? Soften the blow: Make 'em last longer by cleaning them - which clobbers both cash waste and the unnecessary production of new pillows.The Benefits: A fighting chance for the planet. Prolonging pillow life means ultimately needing fewer resources to make new ones, and less [...]

13 08, 2009

Industry Solutions Craft Breweries Thank You

By | 2009-08-13T22:31:18+00:00 August 13th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your free Green Breweries PDF Guide. Please check your email for the guide and add Renewable Choice to your safe-senders list to avoid missing important correspondence from us. We’ve created a number of additional free online sustainability tools to support your unique business goals. Here’s a few you may find especially [...]

13 08, 2009

Industry Solutions Hospitality Thank You

By | 2009-08-13T22:30:29+00:00 August 13th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your free Hospitality Industry PDF Guide. Please check your email for the guide and add Renewable Choice to your safe-senders list to avoid missing important correspondence from us. We’ve created a number of additional free online sustainability tools to support your unique business goals. Here’s a few you may find especially [...]

13 08, 2009

Industry Solutions Green Building Thank You

By | 2009-08-13T22:29:40+00:00 August 13th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your free Green Power for LEED Green Building PDF Guide. Please check your email for the guide and add Renewable Choice to your safe-senders list to avoid missing important correspondence from us. We’ve created a number of additional free online sustainability tools to support your unique business goals. Here’s a few [...]

13 08, 2009

Industry Solutions Ski Industry Thank You

By | 2009-08-13T22:27:07+00:00 August 13th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your free Ski Industry PDF Guide. Please check your email for the guide and add Renewable Choice to your safe-senders list to avoid missing important correspondence from us. We’ve created a number of additional free online sustainability tools to support your unique business goals. Here’s a few you may find especially [...]

13 08, 2009

Industry Solutions Events Thank You

By | 2009-08-13T22:08:32+00:00 August 13th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your free Green Event PDF Guide. Please check your email for the guide and add Renewable Choice to your safe-senders list to avoid missing important correspondence from us. We’ve created a number of additional free online sustainability tools to support your unique business goals. Here’s a few you may find especially [...]

13 08, 2009

Industry Solutions Printing Thank You

By | 2009-08-13T21:35:22+00:00 August 13th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your free Greener Printing PDF Guide. Please check your email for the guide and add Renewable Choice to your safe-senders list to avoid missing important correspondence from us. We’ve created a number of additional free online sustainability tools to support your unique business goals. Here’s a few you may find especially [...]

13 08, 2009

Mascarade Ball – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-13T18:15:13+00:00 August 13th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Mascarade BallThe Bite:Wanna dress up your lashes? Be the belle of the ball with a few strokes of our fave eco-mascaras, which forgo typical nongreen ingredients like parabens. Phantombulous.The Benefits: Ballroom-ready lashes, for eyes that pop without having to constantly reapply or the flakiness of some of the eco-mascaras out there. Less toxic parties. The [...]

12 08, 2009

Flapping Your Gum – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-12T23:04:48+00:00 August 12th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Flapping Your GumThe Bite:Wanna gab about gum? We'll avoid the chitchat and get to the point: Tossing a gum wrapper isn't gonna end the world, but it's good to have a reminder that even the littlest things have an impact; hence, some tips to a less wasteful chewing experience. Here's some real talk.The Benefits: Payoffs [...]

6 08, 2009

Sustainability Webinar: Marketing Your Activity for Success

By | 2009-08-06T22:02:25+00:00 August 6th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

If you are one of the many businesses who make sustainability a priority, you should be letting your customers and other stakeholders know in the most effective way possible. Studies have shown that companies who communicate their "green" initiatives are more likely to get the business of today's discriminating consumer. Renewable Choice is committed to [...]

6 08, 2009

Offer Expired

By | 2009-08-06T05:23:17+00:00 August 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for responding to our free Green Your Phone cell phone offset offer. This offer expired on Friday, August 21, 2009. You can still get a FREE Green Printing Program Guide for your business. Just visit our Green Printing industry page and request your copy today.

6 08, 2009

Offer Expired

By | 2009-08-06T05:21:16+00:00 August 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for responding to our free Green Your Phone cell phone offset offer. This offer expired on Friday, August 21, 2009. You can still get a FREE Green Printing Program Guide for your business. Just visit our Green Printing industry page and request your copy today.

6 08, 2009

Green Printing Guide Thank You

By | 2009-08-06T04:56:39+00:00 August 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your guide and free Green Your Phone cell phone offset. We've created several more free tools to help you better understand and reduce your environmental impact. Below are a few we think you'll find especially useful. Attend a Free Sustainability Webinar Next week’s featured webinar is Renewable Energy Credits and Carbon [...]

6 08, 2009

Green Printing Guide Thank You

By | 2009-08-06T04:55:34+00:00 August 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your guide and free Green Your Phone cell phone offset. We've had a very positive response to our Green Your Phone cell phone offset offer and we'll be sending yours in the mail shortly. You can expect to receive it in 1 – 2 weeks. Below are a few we think [...]

4 08, 2009

Take a Hike – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-08-04T23:57:57+00:00 August 4th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Take a HikeThe Bite:Wanna tell eco-distress to get gone? Next time you hit the trails, lower your impact. Just follow a few simple principles for the good of the planet and your future outdoorsy excursions. Peace out.The Benefits: Telling eco-effects to kick rocks. Even if you visit a place only once, leaving things as you [...]

31 07, 2009

Sustainability Webinar: Renewable Energy Credits & Carbon Offsets

By | 2009-07-31T21:15:29+00:00 July 31st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Join us for an in-depth look at how renewable energy credits (RECs) work, and how carbon offsets, aka verified emission reductions (VERs), make a difference on Wednesday, August 5 during our free sustainability webinar. Renewable energy growth is supported by a number of factors. Renewable energy credits and carbon offsets are a key factor for [...]

29 07, 2009

2009 Top Green Brands

By | 2009-07-29T16:19:35+00:00 July 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The 2009 Global Green Brands study found that Clorox Green Works, Burt’s Bees, Tom’s of Maine and S.C. Johnson & Son are the top green brands in the U.S. This study took place in seven countries - the U.S., the U.K., China, Brazil, Germany and France. It was conducted through a collaboration of organizations that [...]

28 07, 2009

How to Support Renewable Energy in the U.S.

By | 2009-07-28T21:15:02+00:00 July 28th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Renewable energy credits (RECs) provide one of the best mechanisms for individuals, companies and governments to support the development of renewable energy projects in the United States. RECs are produced when a renewable energy facility generates electricity; when you purchase RECs in the same quantity as your electricity consumption, you guarantee that the energy you [...]

27 07, 2009

Agilent Certificate Thank You

By | 2009-07-27T21:01:08+00:00 July 27th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your custom product offset certificate. Your certificate will be emailed to you shortly. Renewable Choice offers businesses and individuals products and services to help reduce their environmental impact. We’ve created a number of free online sustainability tools to support your unique business goals. Here’s a few you may find especially helpful: [...]

27 07, 2009

Agilent Certificate

By | 2009-07-27T17:13:05+00:00 July 27th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for choosing to take responsibility for the electricity use of your Agilent instrument. By choosing to have Agilent offset one year’s worth of electricity usage for each product you’ve purchased, you are helping support wind power and other carbon reduction projects. Each certificate confirms the amount of electricity needed to power your Agilent [...]

24 07, 2009

…And They're Off(set): Getaway Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-07-24T16:53:11+00:00 July 24th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

...And They're Off(set) - Getaway WeekThe Bite:Jockeying to lighten your CO2 load? You could travel by steed, or you could just carbon-offset your plane, train, or auto emissions to neutralize your impact. No horsing around.The Benefits: Becoming a carbon (s)equestrian. CO2 offsets fund projects that have a positive eco-effect (such as tree planting), thereby nullifying [...]

23 07, 2009

How to LEED Green Build a School

By | 2009-07-23T22:01:03+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Congress's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is proposing to help schools in the U.S. become green through stimulus funds for the pursuit of sustainable and environmentally-aware green building practices. The ARRA encourages school building projects to meet green standards such as LEED certification, or even install a green roof, by injecting funding into the [...]

23 07, 2009

Go-Go Volunteer: Getaway Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-07-23T20:17:32+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Go-Go Volunteer - Getaway WeekThe Bite:Extraordinary vacation all you ever wanted? You have to get away...on a volunteer vacation, where eco-adventure, exposure to different cultures, and doing something good for the world while you're at it, await. Sure to be one of your greatest hits.The Benefits: Harmony with the planet. You'll be performing essential work [...]

23 07, 2009

Fast Food Fast: Getaway Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-07-23T19:53:05+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Fast Food Fast - Getaway WeekThe Bite:Hunger striking on your road trip, when fast food joints are your only option? Break fast with eco-tips you can use even at the drive-thru. And you don't even have to wait for Ramadan to end.The Benefits: Detox for your car. Take just what you need; think for a [...]

22 07, 2009

Our LEED Green Power Webinar for July

By | 2009-07-22T21:40:02+00:00 July 22nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Do you want to know more about using renewable energy and carbon offsets within the LEED Certification system and why they are important, but don't know where to start? Well we've got the webinar for you. Renewable Choice is holding our monthly LEED Green Power sustainability webinar on Wednesday, July 29 to cover topics including [...]

21 07, 2009

Candid Campera: Getaway Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-07-21T23:13:42+00:00 July 21st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Candid Campera - Getaway WeekThe Bite:Want family-oriented programming that doesn't require a TV? Smile, you're on...to some great camping tents, made from materials such as recycled plastic. No fooling.The Benefits: Secretly green materials. These tents perform just like non-eco versions, all while incorporating materials such as solar panels and reclaimed fabric from irregular tents (instead [...]

21 07, 2009

Green Printing Guide, Request Offer

By | 2009-07-21T23:05:56+00:00 July 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your FREE Green Printing Program Guide. Please check your email for the guide and add Renewable Choice to your safe-senders list to avoid missing important correspondence from us. [!LeadForm? &formid=`PrintingFormRequest` &tpl=`PrintingOffsetRequestForm` &thankYouPage=`741` &defaultObject=`Lead` &objects=`Lead` &mailingListOptin=`unchanged` ¬ifyLeadOwner=`1` &callbacks=`prepopulate printing` &expirationDate=`2009-08-24 12:00:00` &expirationPage=`744`!] Take the Next Step Now Attend a Free Sustainability Webinar [...]

21 07, 2009

Green Printing Guide, Request Offer

By | 2009-07-21T23:05:51+00:00 July 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your FREE Green Printing Program Guide. Please check your email for the guide and add Renewable Choice to your safe-senders list to avoid missing important correspondence from us. [!LeadForm? &formid=`PrintingFormRequest` &tpl=`PrintingOffsetRequestForm` &thankYouPage=`740` &defaultObject=`Lead` &objects=`Lead` &mailingListOptin=`unchanged` ¬ifyLeadOwner=`1` &callbacks=`prepopulate printing` &expirationDate=`2009-08-24 12:00:00` &expirationPage=`743`!] Take the Next Step Now Attend a Free Sustainability Webinar [...]

20 07, 2009

Sleeping Around: Getaway Week – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-07-20T18:13:11+00:00 July 20th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Sleeping Around - Getaway WeekThe Bite:Hotel bills ruining your vacation pleasure? Hook yourself up with a house instead - you'll get better amenities, eco-savings, and local living at your destination of choice.The Benefits: Fooling around with all the conveniences. More than the average hotel - fully loaded kitchens, laundry rooms, backyards, and general coziness. Getting [...]

17 07, 2009

Bite the Big Ones

By | 2009-07-17T17:22:20+00:00 July 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Bite the Big Ones The Bite:Over the past few months, we've covered topics from lingerie to gambling to swine flu. Some made you wanna hit it, and others made you wanna hit the road - find out which tips got the most Biters going in our look back at the last season. The Big One: [...]

16 07, 2009

Kennedy Associates’ LEED Success

By | 2009-07-16T20:49:22+00:00 July 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

A LEED green power client of ours, Kennedy Associates, is featured in a recent CoStar article, "At Kennedy Associates, Benefits Of Green Building are Real."  As the title indicates, the green building efforts this real estate investment fudiciary is putting forth has brought them not only awards from notable environmental and financial institutions, but is [...]

16 07, 2009

Flea The Country

By | 2009-07-16T16:19:05+00:00 July 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Flea the Country The Bite: Wanna extradite fleas from your pad? Your passport to flea freedom: On the heels of a new study that found many flea collars aren't good for pets or people, choose natural treatments that do the job without the chems. Borderline sanity-saving relief. The Benefits: Escaping the fleas. These treatments actually [...]

16 07, 2009

Sustainable Choices Recognized at Spire

By | 2009-07-16T16:08:55+00:00 July 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Spire, a 42-story condo building is changing the Denver skyline in more ways than one. The height of the building will add to the Denver skyline but the sustainability focus of this building is also getting attention and helping home buyers think about more than the location and aesthetics of a building. The tower is [...]

15 07, 2009

Wrap Star – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-07-15T21:26:54+00:00 July 15th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Wrap Star The Bite: Wanna drop plastic wrap like it's hot? Mos Def. Instead, pick up a 2Pac of aluminum foil, which is safer for you and the planet. Hip hop hooray. The Benefits: Notorious(ly) B.I.G. planetary pluses. Unlike plastic wrap and waxed paper, you can buy 100% recycled aluminum foil and recycle it in [...]

14 07, 2009

New Greenhouse Gas Inventory Service

By | 2009-07-14T23:04:13+00:00 July 14th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

We've raised the bar! Announcing Choice Inventories, our new greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and carbon accounting service. Renewable Choice has been a leading national provider of renewable energy credits (RECs) and verified emission reductions (VERs a.k.a., carbon offsets) to businesses for many years. By helping hundreds of companies across the country meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals we've learned a lot about [...]

14 07, 2009

Toning Exercise – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-07-14T16:30:56+00:00 July 14th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Toning Exercise The Bite: Want a skin balancer with some real muscle? No sweat: Try our top facial toner picks, made with planet-friendly ingredients. They'll workout. The Benefits: Active skin beautification. These toners balance your skin, remove excess oil without drying too much, and even tighten your pores a bit. Not screwing up your gym [...]

14 07, 2009

Wind Power Jobs in America Video

By | 2009-07-14T15:50:36+00:00 July 14th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Our friends at the American Wind Energy Association are trying to get the word out about the importance of a National Electricity Standard. The bill has passed the House and is now headed for the Senate. Congress is considering legislation that would ensure that the U.S. gets a growing percentage of its electricity from renewable [...]

13 07, 2009

Wind Energy Empowers Indiana Farmers

By | 2009-07-13T21:45:14+00:00 July 13th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Rural farmers in Indiana can earn money from harvesting something other than just their crops: the wind. Leasing a portion of their land to wind energy developers can provide landowners with an important revenue stream without interrupting farming operations. According to Chad Martin, a renewable energy specialist at Purdue University Extension, "The base lease payment [...]

13 07, 2009

Denver Spire Development Supports Wind Power

By | 2009-07-13T20:44:20+00:00 July 13th, 2009|News|

Renewable Choice and client SPIRE featured on CBS4 News Paul Day of Denver's Channel 4 News offers an insightful look at how the SPIRE project in downtown Denver is supporting wind power development by purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice. SPIRE's support of wind development is part of the building developer's commitment to [...]

13 07, 2009

Stick Up – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-07-13T18:47:52+00:00 July 13th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Stick Up The Bite: Are stealthy chems robbing your health? Never fear - just hold up on using products with perfluorocarbons (PFCs), commonly found in stain guards, beauty products, and nonstick pans - there are plenty of alternatives. Neighborhood, watch: The Benefits: Not mugging your well-being. Kinda scary, we know, but studies have linked PFCs [...]

13 07, 2009

Sol(ar) Mate – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-07-13T18:19:47+00:00 July 13th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Sol(ar) Mate The Bite: Want cleaner power in your love nest? You and solar power were made for each other, what with all the leasing plans available. It's fate. The Benefits: Totally-compatible-with-your-wallet options. In leasing programs, companies typically pay for installation, and then make their cash back over time as you pay your monthly lease [...]

13 07, 2009

Snacks on a Plane – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-07-13T17:24:56+00:00 July 13th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Snacks on a Plane The Bite: Worried the hunger bug will bite you mid-flight? Plan ahead for your next flight, and you'll get blockbuster savings (of both kinds of green); these airline food tips make major waste hissstory. The Benefits: Less poisonous waste. Airlines use about 1 million disposable cups every 6 hours; opting out [...]

13 07, 2009

Brain Wash – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-07-13T16:16:56+00:00 July 13th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Brain Wash The Bite: Want laundry detergent fit for a kidnapped heiress? Repeat after us: Use the Bite's fave detergents to avoid unhealthy chems. It's a better kind of behavior modification. The Benefits: Oil (not mind) control. If every U.S. household replaces one box of 48-ounce, petroleum-based powder laundry detergent with a vegetable-based one, we'll [...]

10 07, 2009

LEED Green Building and the MLB, NHL, & NBA

By | 2009-07-10T15:52:10+00:00 July 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Many professional sports teams and facilities have a large impact on the environment -- from team travel, to the electricity required for their facilities during competitive games, to all the waste from the food sold, their environmental impact seems to be adding up. Thankfully, people are starting to notice these problems and find ways to [...]

9 07, 2009

Green Meetings & Events Free July Webinar

By | 2009-07-09T22:41:53+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Most of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with events originate from travel to and from the event. Combined with the electricity use for the venue and lodging, event emissions can really add up!  Green meeting practies are the new way to do your event business. Now, you can add renewable energy and carbon offsets to [...]

8 07, 2009

First Class Love Letter – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-07-08T00:04:12+00:00 July 8th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

First Class Love Letter The Bite: Are you overnighting more than just your affection? Stamp out waste by changing your shipping habits: Switching to greener shipping companies might not make your pen-pal swoon, but it'll show the planet a little love. The Benefits: Kissing climate change g'bye. Certain companies are doing a better job than [...]

7 07, 2009

Poker Face – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-07-07T23:51:54+00:00 July 7th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Poker Face The Bite: Think you blow too much pocket green every time you gamble? No doubt - but while the house might always win, slick eco-gambling swag and new lux green casinos will make you forget that they just called your bluff. Check 'em out just in time for the Texas Hold 'Em World [...]

7 07, 2009

Marketing Your Sustainability Initiatives Webinar

By | 2009-07-07T20:08:31+00:00 July 7th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Announcing our first free webinar addressing the special needs your company has in communicating its corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives. Are you looking for a way to communicate your environmental commitment?  Renewable Choice is committed to helping your company communicate, extend and differentiate its environmental commitment through our award-winning Choice Programs.  This presentation will spotlight [...]

6 07, 2009

Newsletter Sign Up

By | 2009-07-06T20:49:22+00:00 July 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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1 07, 2009

Hall & Oats – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-07-01T23:55:39+00:00 July 1st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Hall & Oats The Bite: Are you and your private eyes settling for not-so-sustainable granola? Can't go for that (no can do). Try our fave granola from eco-responsible producers - they taste way better than the usual suspects. Yes, can do. The Benefits: A real hit for your taste buds. These granolas contain delicious ingredients [...]

1 07, 2009

Green Printing Guide Limited-Time Offer

By | 2009-07-01T20:58:33+00:00 July 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|

How do carbon offsets really work? What's involved in a greenhouse gas audit? How does supporting renewable energy help attract more business? You need to reach more customers. Customers prefer to support businesses that have and communicate their environmental initiatives. Choosing the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint and then communicate that choice effectively [...]

1 07, 2009

Green Printing Guide Limited-Time Offer

By | 2009-07-01T20:58:24+00:00 July 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|

How do carbon offsets really work? What's involved in a greenhouse gas audit? How does supporting renewable energy help attract more business? You need to reach more customers. Customers prefer to support businesses that have and communicate their environmental initiatives. Choosing the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint and then communicate that choice effectively [...]

30 06, 2009

Look on the Bright Side – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-06-30T18:31:58+00:00 June 30th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Look on the Bright Side The Bite: Pessimistic about looking good in scrap plastic shades? Depends on how you look at this tip. Just read to the bottom, and find stylish eco-shades made from materials that are better for the planet than the usual suspects. Consider these glasses half full. The Benefits: A silver lining [...]

30 06, 2009

Cool Hand Biter – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-06-30T00:10:47+00:00 June 30th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Cool Hand Biter The Bite: Feel like a prisoner to your summer utility bill? Make like Paul Newman and fight...inefficient A/C, that is. Houses lose up to 50% of their A/C and heating energy through windows, but tricks such as planting shade trees and window treatments help keep you cool. A sweet escape from energy [...]

29 06, 2009

This Is Not a Test – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-06-29T18:29:44+00:00 June 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This Is Not a Test The Bite: What's more alarming than that emergency broadcast beep from the TV? Not knowing which companies test on animals. Decipher the claims on the back of your shampoo bottle, and sleep more sound-ly. The Benefits: Animal crisis avoidance. You'll support humane treatment of animals such as mice, rabbits, and [...]

26 06, 2009

Green Meetings & Events Program Announcement

By | 2009-06-26T16:22:39+00:00 June 26th, 2009|News|

Renewable Energy Gets Boost from Hotels Nationwide Green Your Event launches to meet growing demand for green meetings BOULDER, CO. (June 23, 2009) - Renewable Choice Energy, a leading national provider of renewable energy credits and carbon offsets has launched a first of its kind program to empower meeting and event planners at hotels and [...]

25 06, 2009

Green Meetings & Events Free Webinar

By | 2009-06-25T23:05:13+00:00 June 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Did you know that most of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with events originate from travel to and from the event?  Green meetings are fast becoming the norm. Now, you can add renewable energy and carbon offsets to the mix with Green Your Event, our innovative solution for event managers and meeting venues to reduce [...]

25 06, 2009

Next Renewable Energy Credit & Carbon Offset Webinar

By | 2009-06-25T22:55:28+00:00 June 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Our first webinar on  renewable energy credits (RECs) and verified emission reductions (VERs), aka carbon offsets, was such a success, we're doing another one! Renewable energy is supported by a number of factores. Renewable energy credits and carbon offsets are a key factor for developers when deciding to build new projects. You've heard they're good, [...]

25 06, 2009

Chain Mail – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-06-25T17:56:32+00:00 June 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Chain Mail The Bite: Need protection from junk mail? Jump off your mighty steed long enough to sign up for an unwanted-mail (including phonebooks) reduction service. It'll shield you from paper and energy waste, as well as major hassle. The Benefits: Saner knights. Each American receives almost 560 pieces of junk mail per year - [...]

24 06, 2009

Open Wide – from @Idealbite

By | 2009-06-24T18:32:33+00:00 June 24th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Open Wide The Bite: When does "here comes the airplane" sound better than usual? When that plane's carrying eco baby food. Try to go for organic and filler-free options for a healthier baby and planet. Vrrrm... The Benefits: Spoon-fed health. Organic versions don't contain the fat, fillers, salt, and sugar your baby doesn't need. And [...]