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Monthly Archives: March 2009

31 03, 2009

Xanterra Expands its Leadership In Environmental Sustainability

By | 2009-03-31T18:38:40-07:00 March 31st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Xanterra, the largest national and state park concessioner in the U.S. announced that will install the largest privately-owned solar energy systems in the country and the largest system in the U.S. tourism industry. The one mega-watt system will be built in Death Valley National Park and will generate one-third of the electricity needed to operate [...]

31 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Race to the Finish

By | 2009-03-31T16:49:48-07:00 March 31st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Speeding to treat your wood before the next rain? The Bite We've got your finish lines right here: natural-based wood treatments (for indoors and out) that leave unhealthy synthetic chems in the dust. The Benefits The air wins. Low-emitting (aka low-VOC) finishes and sealants offer durability and aesthetic appeal without leaving you woozy or polluting [...]

30 03, 2009

@Ideal Bite – Eco-bailout

By | 2009-03-30T16:46:19-07:00 March 30th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Think you gotta have billions to help rescue the planet? The Bite: Don't bank on it. For some financial institutions, more than just the dollar bills are green. Check how yours measures up, and if you don't love what you see, don't get Mad(off) - just switch to a greener bank. The Benefits: Investing in [...]

27 03, 2009

BTM Forecasts 340 GW of Wind Energy by 2013

By | 2009-03-27T23:21:25-07:00 March 27th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

BTM Consult, an independent consultancy company specialized in services regarding renewable energy has released their 14th annual update on the international wind power industry and the predictions are strong. 2008 was a record breaking year in wind turbine installations with 28,190 megawatts (MW) of new capacity installed, bringing the world wide total to 122,000 MW. [...]

27 03, 2009

@IdealBite – 60 Minutes in Heaven

By | 2009-03-27T17:40:49-07:00 March 27th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Is 7 minutes in the dark long enough? The Bite Only if you're an awkward, slobbery teenager. Instead, get lucky for a full hour tomorrow starting at 8:30 pm. Join millions of people around the planet supporting a cause even greater than a teen's first kiss: stopping global warming. The Benefits Heavenly energy savings. In [...]

26 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Pump Up the Volume

By | 2009-03-26T17:17:44-07:00 March 26th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Want eco-stilettos that'll bring the noise? The Bite Then listen here: We've got sustainable heels (made from fabrics such as scrap wood) that scream out style. The Benefits Stylish harmony with your wardrobe. These looks are ready to rock the runway...less so the commune. Sound investments for the planet. Compared to eco-fabrics like organic cotton, [...]

25 03, 2009

@IdealBite – (Pea)nut Job

By | 2009-03-25T16:52:29-07:00 March 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Crazy-concerned over the PB recall? The Bite: First, check the recall list to see if your fave brand's involved. Whether or not it is, seek asylum in alternative, organic nut spreads that taste insanely good. The Benefits: Butter for your health. Organic nut butter alternatives don't contain artery-clogging trans fats (which keep conventional ones from [...]

25 03, 2009

AWEA Signs Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) Letter

By | 2009-03-25T16:45:34-07:00 March 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has announced that it is joining more than 220 signatories to a letter urging U.S. Congress to pass a renewable electricity standard (RES) for the entire United States. While 30 U.S. states have policies in place requiring electricity providers to obtain designated percentages of their energy supply from renewable [...]

25 03, 2009

Carbon Dioxide May Be Regulated By Clean Air Act

By | 2009-03-25T16:34:38-07:00 March 25th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

In a move that reverses policy from the Bush administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that greenhouse gases have negative impacts on human health and welfare, and thus should be considered pollutants. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the leading greenhouse gas (GHG), and as such it could be regulated under the Clean Air [...]

24 03, 2009

FAQ Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2009-03-24T20:59:03-07:00 March 24th, 2009|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. Business Solutions | Green Building | Renewable Energy | Emission Reductions | About Renewable Choice About Renewable Choice   Who is Renewable [...]

24 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Wake Up Call

By | 2009-03-24T16:14:01-07:00 March 24th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Alarmed by your bedmate's morning breath? The Bite Yawn - we've heard that one before. Pretty much everyone suffers dragon breath in the morning, but prevent halitosis the rest of the day with natural methods such as tongue scraping. Up and at 'em. The Benefits Simple prevention, am to pm. Up to 90% of bad [...]

23 03, 2009

Engaging Employees to Improve Environmental Stewardship

By | 2009-03-23T16:49:36-07:00 March 23rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

According to a recent study, working with a company’s entire workforce, is the best way to build a company’s sustainability efforts. The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) just released a report on the environmental education at companies including Wal-Mart, Johnson & Johnson, HP and more.  There were many lessons that companies of all sizes can [...]

23 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Landlord Have Mercy

By | 2009-03-23T16:05:59-07:00 March 23rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Is your relationship with your landlord anything but heavenly? The Bite Help her or him see the energy-efficient light. Give 'em a few eco-tips that speak to their bottom line, and you'll be one step closer to domestic harmony. Amen to that. The Benefits Hallelujah: a greener home-sweet-home. Improvements like updating appliances benefit both you [...]

20 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Note to Self: Office Week

By | 2009-03-20T17:08:44-07:00 March 20th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Want a reminder to use less paper? The Bite: Here goes: Use digital desktop notes that act as reminders on your laptop or phone instead of Post-its. They're cost-free, tree-free, and never lose their stickiness. Don't forget. The Benefits: Paper-free mnemonic devices. Sticky notes don't use all that much paper, but the average American uses [...]

20 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Getting Labeled: Office Week

By | 2009-03-20T16:39:42-07:00 March 20th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Do people peg you as an eco-friendly office worker? The Bite They will if you go with recycled printer labels. It's a small step, so no need to worry about getting pigeonholed as the enviro-fanatic at work. The Benefits Categorically green labels. These options are 100% recycled and whitened without chlorine bleach, which releases carcinogenic [...]

20 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Never Can B2 Eco: Office Week

By | 2009-03-20T16:12:18-07:00 March 20th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Does the F8 of the planet depend on your office's vending machine? The Bite: Prolly not, but some vending machines are more B9 than others. Ask your office manager to set up an energy-saving sensor and to stock healthier foods than the usual highly processed cheesy puffs. N2 it? The Benefits: The boss'll appreC8 the [...]

19 03, 2009

@WorldChanging – Designing a Zero-Waste City: A Visit to the San Francisco Dump

By | 2009-03-19T23:16:34-07:00 March 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

On February 20, I had the opportunity to tour the San Francisco city dump, a facility run by Norcal Waste Systems. The tour was part of Compostmodern 09, a conference sponsored by AIGA, a professional association for designers. It might seem strange to have a group of creative types clamoring to learn from the city [...]

19 03, 2009

@WorldChanging – Locavolts or Super Grids? Where to Source Clean Energy?

By | 2009-03-19T23:07:28-07:00 March 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Should clean energy be distributed energy made locally and connected to a smart grid, or should it be gathered from the windiest and sunniest places on the planet and shipped to us in giant new super grids? The answer may prove critical to solving our greenhouse gas problems. Ian Bowles, the secretary of energy and [...]

19 03, 2009

@WorldChanging – Training the Green Collar Workforce: A Role for Community Colleges

By | 2009-03-19T22:57:03-07:00 March 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

President Obama's appointment of Van Jones's as Green Jobs Adviser to the White House Council on Environmental Quality seems startlingly à propos, especially on the heels of Power Shift '09, - a major youth campaign which demanded, among other things, green jobs. In light of federally funded job-creation initiatives, a rumored shift in the U.S. [...]

19 03, 2009

March Impact Sleuth Challenge

By | 2009-03-19T22:38:48-07:00 March 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: Cooking your food at temps above 116 degrees depletes nutrients and uses more energy. Eating more raw foods, like organic nut butters, boosts your health and saves energy. According to this Ideal Bite Tip, what percentage of the nutrient folate is lost by cooking spinach on the stove top instead of eating [...]

19 03, 2009

March Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2009-03-19T22:19:22-07:00 March 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

It's All About You As the economy continues to create hardship for the people of the U.S. and beyond, it is important now more than ever to continue supporting wind power development. With the help of forward-thinking legislation and voluntary support from people like you, the clean technology sector is poised to help create 5 [...]

19 03, 2009

Quayle Hodek Among Hottest Eco-CEOs

By | 2009-03-19T17:23:57-07:00 March 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Treehugger.com recently named our own Quayle Hodek as one of the hottest eco-CEOs that have paved the way and helped kick-start global change to protect and ensure a sustainable future for us all. Other Hot CEO's included in Treehugger's list include David Anderson of Green Options Media and Charisse McAuliffe of GenGreenLife.com, among others. Read [...]

19 03, 2009

Green Your Phone With Wind Power Video Launch

By | 2009-03-19T16:15:52-07:00 March 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Burning fossil fuels to create electricity causes air pollution and contributes to climate change. To live in harmony with nature, we need to find new sustainable solutions to enjoy our modern lifestyles with less impact on the environment. That's why Renewable Choice has teamed up with Best Buy to offer the GREEN YOUR PHONE product [...]

19 03, 2009

Timberland Partners to Turn Old Tires Into New Shoes

By | 2009-03-19T16:03:21-07:00 March 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This announcement stems from a new partnership with a Malaysian company, Green Rubber. It has developed a technology call DeLinking that uses waste product that’s produced from manufacturing rubber to create a product that can be reintroduced into the manufacturing process. This allows companies to reuse their waste stream and it offers companies that need [...]

18 03, 2009

Federal Agencies to Cooperate on Renewable Energy

By | 2009-03-18T16:43:24-07:00 March 18th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The U.S Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) have announced that they will cooperate to help spur development of renewable energy on lands and offshore waters managed by the DOI. The agreement will eliminate some of the bureaucratic barriers surrounding permitting. A major impact of this will be seen [...]

17 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Sight For Four Eyes

By | 2009-03-17T23:20:30-07:00 March 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Lasik surgery leave you with a spare pair of spectacles? The Bite Donate them. It's as easy as dropping them off or mailing them to a service that'll redistribute them to peeps with peepers that can use your old prescription. The Benefits Putting those granny frames to good use. Giving old glasses to people in [...]

17 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Scrappy Do

By | 2009-03-17T23:05:01-07:00 March 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

What should you do with your doggone food scraps? The Bite: You could call a team of bumbling private investigators with a talking pup, or you could just read this tip: If you can't compost it, put your food waste in the trash instead of using the garbage disposal to save water and energy. Zoinks! [...]

17 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Cast Iron Maiden

By | 2009-03-17T22:49:49-07:00 March 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Into heavy metal? The Bite Then you'll love cast iron cookware. With a little heat, these iron maids perform just as well as or better than Teflon options, without all the health question marks. [Insert guitar solo here.] The Benefits A better way to fry your bat's head. Foods cooked in cast iron absorb valuable [...]

17 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Drawing Straws

By | 2009-03-17T21:42:00-07:00 March 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Did you leave us with the short straw? The Bite: Fine by us, as long as it's reusable. Glass and stainless steel drinking straws add garbage-free class to your glass, even if you get stuck sucking down a cuppa SunnyD. The Benefits: Fewer fistfuls of trash. Most disposable straws are made from polypropylene (so you [...]

17 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Psychedelicates

By | 2009-03-17T21:11:18-07:00 March 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Think you gotta dry clean your cashmere? The Bite You're trippin'. Try an eco delicate wash instead of dry cleaning to avoid use of the toxic chemical perc, which has pretty much the same effect on the environment as too much acid has on your brain. The Benefits LSDegriming your clothes. We actually found these [...]

17 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Deserving Your Throne

By | 2009-03-17T21:00:34-07:00 March 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Are you king of paper conservation in the bathroom? The Bite You rule - then you must already recycle your toilet paper tubes. But if you don't (and a lot of us don't), try making it a habit. A little tube goes a long way toward earning that crown. The Benefits A greener world for [...]

17 03, 2009

@IdealBite – The Dirty Truth

By | 2009-03-17T20:09:12-07:00 March 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

What's the honest-to-goodness best way to wash your produce? The Bite: Use water and white vinegar - no lie. A few squirts on your fruits and veggies gets rid of the nasty stuff (like pesticide residue) that you don't want - no store-bought washes necessary. Sincerely yours, Ideal Bite. The Benefits: Brushing bugs under the [...]

17 03, 2009

@IdealBite – ATM Hold Up

By | 2009-03-17T19:38:44-07:00 March 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Are you gunning for the forest every time you use an ATM? The Bite Maybe, since the number of trees that go to making receipts is just plain criminal. Hold up on requesting a receipt at the ATM, gas pump, checkout stand, and anywhere else where you have the choice, ski mask or not. The [...]

17 03, 2009

February Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2009-03-17T18:03:37-07:00 March 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Winners: Congratulations to the February Impact Sleuth Challenge Winners who each won a $20 Gift Card to Gander Mountain Stores: Thomas McKeef of Rutherford, NJ; Jeremy Knoll of Kansas City, MO; Mark Miller of Santa Fe, NM; Elisabeth Rabito of Littleton, CO; and Daniel Nash of Kansas City, MO.  Congrats and Enjoy! This Month's [...]

17 03, 2009

February Impact Sleuth Challenge

By | 2009-03-17T17:13:47-07:00 March 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: Still drinking water out of plastic bottles? Even if you are staying hydrated with home-filtered water in a reusable bottle, switching from plastic to a more inert material (like stainless steel) is an inexpensive, healthier option. According to this Ideal Bite Tip , Americans use 4 million plastic bottles every hour; out [...]

17 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Whiteboard, Gold Stars : Office Week

By | 2009-03-17T17:00:06-07:00 March 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Does your whiteboard make the grade? The Bite 100%, if you've got whiteboards and markers that graduated from the school of eco-friendliness. A++. The Benefits #1 cash savings. One pack of six refillable markers with refills included = 246 disposable ones. Nontox classrooms. Xylene, a chemical found in typical disposable markers, increases indoor air pollution [...]

16 03, 2009

February Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2009-03-16T23:57:30-07:00 March 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

It's All About You The U.S. is making history with legislation that supports renewable energy growth and is now the largest producer of renewable energy in the world. Do you know why? Because it works! It is clean and renewable, does not contribute to industrial air pollution and climate change, reduces our dependence on harmful [...]

16 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Draft Dodger

By | 2009-03-16T17:47:14-07:00 March 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

What's a draft no one should dodge? The Bite The one on your printer. Unless you're printing something superimportant, save ink and paper by using Draft Mode and, if you can, printing double-sided. Who could conscientiously object to that? The Benefits Enlisting less waste. Each year, the world's discarded cartridges, stacked end-to-end, could circle the [...]

16 03, 2009

Recycle Electronics & Get a Best Buy Gift Card

By | 2009-03-16T14:39:20-07:00 March 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Best Buy started an electronics recycling program in mid-February which allows customers to bring in up to two units per day for recycling. Best Buy is leveraging its retail presence and brand to get consumers to recycle old TVs, computers, appliances and more.  Recycling large items is not usually the easiest  process, but Best Buy [...]

13 03, 2009

Thank You for Contacting Renewable Choice

By | 2009-03-13T22:20:17-07:00 March 13th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thanks for contacting Renewable Choice. We look forward to responding to your inquiry as soon as possible. In the meantime, please check out our variety of 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 and Carbon Offsets Reducing your [...]

13 03, 2009

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Proposed by EPA

By | 2009-03-13T16:12:28-07:00 March 13th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a comprehensive system for reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the United States. This first-of-its-kind system will help the agency collect accurate data regarding these emissions, which includes carbon dioxide, and will aid in developing effective regulations. The system would apply to approximately 13,000 facilities in the [...]

11 03, 2009

Renewables Could Supply 40% of Global Electricity

By | 2009-03-11T16:56:18-07:00 March 11th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Renewable technologies such as wind turbines, solar photovoltaics and biomass currently produce a small portion of the world's electricity, but with proper political and financial support, they could grow their contribution to 40% of global supply by 2050. This conclusion from new research conducted by the International Scientific Congress shows that renewables hold much greater [...]

10 03, 2009

Google PowerMeter Displays Electricity Consumption

By | 2009-03-10T18:10:38-07:00 March 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The prototype for Google PowerMeter, which takes information from a home's smart meter and displays it on a graph, is being tested by Google employees. According to Ed Lu of Google's engineering team, most consumers don't have much data or context regarding their electricity consumption. And although millions of American's already have smart meters, they [...]

9 03, 2009

The Marketing of Green Beer

By | 2009-03-09T16:42:51-07:00 March 9th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

As a leader in environmental responsibility and as the third largest craft brewer in the country, New Belgium is used to getting attention.  Being a leader isn’t always rosy though; it comes with criticisms and learning experiences. In the case of New Belgium, it recently had an ex-employee initiate banter and skepticism about the company’s [...]

6 03, 2009

Wind Riding the Rails

By | 2009-03-06T18:39:42-07:00 March 6th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Wind turbine components are generally transported from the factory to the project site via trucks, a process rife with logistical challenges. Moving 148-foot-long wind turbine blades requires thorough planning of the route to avoid narrow roads, tight intersections, low-clearance bridges, etc. Now, Siemens Energy is utilizing trains to ship some of its turbine blades, a [...]

5 03, 2009

Green Your Cell Phone with Wind Power

By | 2009-03-05T20:59:37-07:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

Green Your Cell Phone with Wind Power Green Your Cell Phone with Wind Power (read article) Renewable Choice Energy has developed 'Green Your Phone,' a first-of its-kind retail product which enables cell phone users to offset their mobile device's electricity use with wind power...

4 03, 2009

Clean Energy Corps Proposed

By | 2009-03-04T19:12:08-07:00 March 4th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

In an effort to address the environmental impact of home energy use and the job losses resulting from the flagging economy, a coalition of groups has proposed the creation of a Clean Energy Corps (CEC). The CEC would create at least 600,000 "green" jobs by retrofitting over 15 million buildings with energy efficiency technologies. The [...]

4 03, 2009

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By | 2009-03-04T02:44:29-07:00 March 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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3 03, 2009

Blog Author Archive

By | 2009-03-03T21:57:35-07:00 March 3rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

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2 03, 2009

@IdealBite – Do Not Disturb

By | 2009-03-02T23:47:59-07:00 March 2nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Want a hotel room that'll leave the earth alone? The Bite: No need to hang a sign on your doorknob. Just opt for a green hotel, where you'll get efficient lighting and water fixtures, alternative-fuel service vehicles, recycling, and if you're lucky, an organic mint on your pillow. The Benefits: Lower energy lodging. Help decrease [...]

2 03, 2009

Glossary of Terms

By | 2009-03-02T23:39:41-07:00 March 2nd, 2009|Uncategorized|

In the clean technology and energy industries, the lingo can get a little confusing. We've put together this glossary to help familiarize you with key terms you'll see here and on related websites so that you can better understand and share with your friends why renewable energy credits and carbon offsets work. Glossary:   additionality [...]

2 03, 2009

FAQ Verified Emission Reductions

By | 2009-03-02T23:23:34-07:00 March 2nd, 2009|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. Business Solutions | Green Building | Renewable Energy | Emission Reductions | About Renewable Choice Verified Emission Reductions (Carbon Offsets)   What [...]

2 03, 2009

FAQ Renewable Energy

By | 2009-03-02T23:22:58-07:00 March 2nd, 2009|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. Business Solutions | Green Building | Renewable Energy | Emission Reductions | About Renewable Choice Renewable Energy   Why should I buy [...]

2 03, 2009

Resource Links – Environmental Topics

By | 2009-03-02T23:11:30-07:00 March 2nd, 2009|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 [...]

2 03, 2009

Resource Links – Renewable Energy Industry

By | 2009-03-02T23:08:01-07:00 March 2nd, 2009|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 [...]

2 03, 2009

Resource Links – Greening Your Lifestyle

By | 2009-03-02T22:54:10-07:00 March 2nd, 2009|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 [...]

2 03, 2009

Loews Green Business Supports Local Farmers

By | 2009-03-02T18:53:53-07:00 March 2nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The hospitality industry has been busy working their green programs. As consumers continue to understand more about the landscape of sustainable alternatives, they are expecting more and asking for more changes. According to Ernst & Young the sustainability concept has started to gain momentum for the hospitality sector.  The latest announcement comes from Loews Hotel [...]