Monthly Archives: April 2009

30 04, 2009

Vail Resorts Gets 25th Spot for Green Power

By | 2009-04-30T16:26:08+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Vail Resorts is one of the top green power purchasers in the country. EPA's 'Green Power Partnership' program recognizes and compiles renewable energy commitments from companies, government agencies and other large power consumers. It said the top 50 organizations buy nearly 11.8 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy annually. [...]

30 04, 2009

Prints – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-30T16:02:17+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Prints The Bite: How can you stop doves from crying? Decorate with poster art that won't cut down the trees they live in, made from recycled or repurposed materials, such as magazines from 1999. Paper formerly known as...paper. With 95% of U.S. native forests already gone, recycled paper's the way to go. Nothing compares 2 [...]

29 04, 2009

Seventh Generation Launches Green Cleaning Service

By | 2009-04-29T17:31:46+00:00 April 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Seventh Generation, a well known consumer brand name and pioneer in the non-toxic home and personal care products industry has announced a new partnership with non-profit, Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security (WAGES). Together these two organizations have launched Home Green Home, a residential cleaning service in San Francisco. This collaborative effort is a pilot [...]

29 04, 2009

LEED Green Associate Opens the Doors for More

By | 2009-04-29T17:21:25+00:00 April 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Under the USGBC's new LEED system, LEED v3, two new designations of professional have been introduced into its credentialing structure: the LEED Green Associate and LEED Fellow. These credentials are tiered, and will now be administered by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), in order to free up more time for the USGBC to focus [...]

29 04, 2009

It's the Bomb(illa) – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-29T16:02:07+00:00 April 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

It's the Bomb(illa) The Bite: Need a WMD? Weapon of mass deliciousness that is. Whether served with or without its traditional bombilla straw, mate (say it mah-tay) is a tasty, earthy, tea-like drink that peeps in South America have been sipping for ages. Try it instead of coffee for a dynamite blast of healthy energy. [...]

28 04, 2009

Front Lines – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-28T17:58:28+00:00 April 28th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Front Lines The Bite: Can an army of plastic surgeons help you stop time? Before you start diggin' that trench too deeply, try eco-friendly, low-on-synthetics creams and methods to help you in your quest for a youthful face, neck, and cleavage. Salute! The Benefits: D-Day for fine lines. We're all a teensy bit vain, and [...]

27 04, 2009

How to Recycle Pink Fur – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-27T17:29:40+00:00 April 27th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

How to Recycle Pink Fur The Bite: What happens when the Energizer Bunny actually does die? Hop into recycling mode. Whether rechargeable or alkaline (yep - both kinds are recyclable), getting rid of your batteries in an eco-friendlier way is as easy as banging a drum. The Benefits: It's good fur the planet. We Americans [...]

27 04, 2009

Corporate Responsibility Watch – Building Design and Efficiency

By | 2009-04-27T16:55:45+00:00 April 27th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

As I’ve previously blogged, buildings account for a staggering percentage of total energy usage the world over, and in the U.S. alone they are responsible for 72% of our electricity consumption—which means they are one of the biggest contributors to climate change and henceforth their construction and design needs to be readdressed. The Intergovernmental Panel [...]

24 04, 2009

A Game of Scrap-ble – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-24T18:22:46+00:00 April 24th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

A Game of Scrap-ble The Bite: How do you spell healthy plants with just seven letters? C-O-M-P-O-S-T. Feed your flora compost made from your very own kitchen scraps - no yard (or smell) necessary. Word. The Benefits: More landfill space for letter tiles...or something. Americans throw away over 160 pounds of food per person each [...]

24 04, 2009

Whole Foods Turns Banners into Eco-luxury Bags

By | 2009-04-24T18:07:42+00:00 April 24th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

With the sustainability movement in full swing, Whole Foods adds another green practice by partnering with hand bag maker, Passchal. This new line of bags is made by using the material from old retail banners. The bag styles include: Handbags Messenger bags Clutches Because the bags are created from old Whole Foods banners, each bag [...]

23 04, 2009

Pacifier Aggressive – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-23T19:12:31+00:00 April 23rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Baby Gear The Bite: Wanna avoid baby health conflicts at all costs? Try these for defense mechanisms: Baby pacifiers and teethers free of the problem chem bisphenol A (BPA) that soothe baby gums without causing any eco-resentment. The Benefits: Fewer early behavioral disorders. The Feds banned lead and phthalates from kids' products on February 10, [...]

22 04, 2009

March Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2009-04-22T23:39:22+00:00 April 22nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Winners: Congratulations to the March Impact Sleuth Challenge Winners who each won a jar of Kettle Foods Nut Butter: Ian Firestone of Boston, MA; Carin Crook of Ridgefield, CT; Carolyn Pitcavage of Denver, CO; Sherri Elliott of Kansas City, MO; and Joanna Nutter of Seattle, WA. Congrats and Enjoy! This Month's Challenge: Cooking your [...]

22 04, 2009

April Impact Sleuth Challenge

By | 2009-04-22T23:13:31+00:00 April 22nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: Starting to feel the stifling weight of those long winter months sans outdoor exercise? Why not do something good for yourself and the planet- Make Earth Day Every Day and start riding your bike to work. According to this Ideal Bite tip, how many calories per hour are burned by even just [...]

22 04, 2009

Two Ways to Implement LEED Green Power

By | 2009-04-22T22:59:12+00:00 April 22nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

There are only two ways that renewable energy can be utilized by a LEED project – either through on-site or off-site generation. On-site generation can come in the form of wind turbines, solar PV, or geothermal installation, among others. These types of renewable energy provide the building with a significant source of power that won’t [...]

22 04, 2009

April Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2009-04-22T22:55:26+00:00 April 22nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Its All About You Earth Day. It's the day we're reminded to look after our planet. Luckily for the earth, the past few years of headlines, political campaigns, and national action on climate change and fossil fuel pollution have helped remind us that every day is Earth Day. So this year, we simply encourage you [...]

22 04, 2009

Our NEW Website with Free Offset Tools for Business

By | 2009-04-22T20:14:54+00:00 April 22nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

We've launched a great new interactive website full of tools for businesses to support their corporate responsibility goals. We know that more and more individuals and busineses rely on the web to find solutions to everyday problems. Solving the problems of fossil fuel energy production and climate change are no different. That's why we've set [...]

22 04, 2009

Carbon Offset Programs Help Renewable Projects

By | 2009-04-22T18:38:54+00:00 April 22nd, 2009|News|

Carbon offset programs helping fund renewable projects (excerpts) By Elizabeth Gold The U.S. Department of Energy projects that in 2030 electric power consumption and the accompanying infrastructure to produce and deliver electricity in the U.S. will be close to 43 percent greater than it is today. With the rising demand and the continued dependence on [...]

22 04, 2009

Whole Foods Becomes Largest Wind Power Backer

By | 2009-04-22T15:55:47+00:00 April 22nd, 2009|News|

Whole Foods Becomes Largest Wind Power Backer (Excerpt) Natural-food grocer Whole Foods Market Inc. said Tuesday it was buying environmentally friendly wind energy credits to offset all of the electricity it uses — making it the largest corporate user of renewable energy in the United States. The company, based in Austin, Texas, said it is [...]

21 04, 2009

Roots – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-21T19:44:06+00:00 April 21st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Roots The Bite: Is your black (blonde, gray) history showing? Try eco hair dyes next time you wanna change your dark roots (or any colored 'do, for that matter), so you can look fierce as a Mandinka warrior without the caustic chems in normal dyes. The Benefits: It's healthier than watching a 12-hour miniseries in [...]

21 04, 2009

Sea Change – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-21T19:23:25+00:00 April 21st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Sea Change The Bite: Wanna help keep sea level from rising so fast? Paddle over to a volunteering website and do good this Wednesday, Earth Day (or any day, for that matter). You can pick and choose the nonprofit where you wanna volunteer based on your interests, and you don't even have to know how [...]

21 04, 2009

LEED Green Building has Economic Value, Too

By | 2009-04-21T19:16:17+00:00 April 21st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Environmental and energy-based returns on green building may provide the basis for the practice’s existence and prevalence today, but there are additional benefits to be gained that are worthy of note. Economic returns are one such advantage that also bears attention, according to a recent report, published by the University of California, Berkeley. Entitled Doing [...]

20 04, 2009

Energy Conservation Key for Vail's 2010 Goals

By | 2009-04-20T17:19:14+00:00 April 20th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Vail Resorts has announced next steps for reducing its environmental footprint, including cutting 10% of its energy consumption by 2010, Vail Resorts has recently replaced more than 25,000 light bulbs with compact fluorescents in 60 properties. An old boiler also got replaced with a high-efficiency one that cost $300,000 but will pay for itself in [...]

18 04, 2009

The Big Ones – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-18T01:50:20+00:00 April 18th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

BEST OF: JANUARY - MARCH 2009 The Big Ones The Bite: Over the past 3 months, we've tipped topics from eco-hip heels to halitosis cures. Some made you wanna flick a switch; others made you wanna blow your nose. Here's the rundown... The Big One: The Tip That Got Around: washing your produce with vinegar. [...]

17 04, 2009

Renewable Choice Launches "Round-Up" with La Grande Dame

By | 2009-04-17T21:24:32+00:00 April 17th, 2009|News|

La Grande Dame Launches eBoutique, Offers Offsets (Excerpt) La Grande Dame, an online retail company specializing in high-end fashion for plus sizes, announces its e-boutique, which opened March 24, 2009. The March opening comes after years of securing relationships around the world to offer the finest clothing and accessories to customers. Customers of La Grande [...]

16 04, 2009

Eco-Products Launches Compostable Lids

By | 2009-04-16T17:16:27+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

As a leader in biodegradable and compostable food packaging, Eco-Products has been developing products that offer more sutainable choices to its customers. Its latest addition is a hot cup lid that when composted, will breakdown within 90 to 120 days in a commercial compost facility. It is made from Ingeo biopolymer from NatureWorks, LLC and [...]

16 04, 2009

For Your Consideration- From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-16T16:56:09+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

For Your Consideration The Bite: Want a sneak preview of some upcoming eco-movies? And...action! Sitting in an over-air conditioned theater chomping GM popcorn isn't the number one eco-friendliest pastime, but if you want a little inspiration, check out all the green features coming soon...to a theater near you. The Benefits: Applause-worthy entertainment. Movies about the [...]

16 04, 2009

(Mis)fortune Cookie- From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-16T00:01:36+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

(Mis)fortune Cookie The Bite: Did your dessert come in a little plastic wrapper? Confucius says: not if you cooked at home from scratch. Attention all takeout fiends - try cooking a meal at home once a week to cut down on trash. In bed. The Benefits: Lucky numbers: Manufacturers produce more than 15 million tons [...]

15 04, 2009

Cambean Hotels Adds to its Brand with New Green Logo

By | 2009-04-15T05:56:36+00:00 April 15th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Cambean Hotels created a new green-focused branding initiative at the beginning of 2009 to educate its guests on new environmental practices. The new branding initiative included the debut of its Cambean Earth logo which also serves as an eco-label. The label will highlight sustainable practices and materials throughout the hotel. The Cambean Earth logo also [...]

14 04, 2009

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By | 2009-04-14T18:51:25+00:00 April 14th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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14 04, 2009

Real Steals – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-14T16:47:19+00:00 April 14th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Real Steals The Bite: Feel like you're getting robbed when you buy eco-clothes? Call off the fashion police, and check out these under-$50 fashion-forward finds from stores you already know, like Target. So cheap, you can make like a thug (but not dress like one). The Benefits: Black market prices. Just 'cuz you're on a [...]

13 04, 2009

Money Back Guarantee – Brought to you by @IdealBite

By | 2009-04-13T16:42:17+00:00 April 13th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Money Back Guarantee The Bite: Not 100% satisfied with this year's tax rebates? It's too late for tax year '08, but in April 2010, simply return your tax forms for a bigger refund by taking advantage of very special local and federal '09 offers for going green. Shipping and handling not included. The Benefits: Convenient [...]

10 04, 2009

New York Times Features Steelcase Wind Farm

By | 2009-04-10T21:51:40+00:00 April 10th, 2009|News|

Corporate Sponsorship for a Wind Farm (Excerpt) By Claudia H. Deutsch ...John Deere Wind Energy is building an eight-turbine, 10-megawatt wind farm in Panhandle, Tex., that is scheduled to open in May. Steelcase, the big furniture company in Grand Rapids, Mich., has committed to buying the farm’s entire output of renewable energy credits — the [...]

10 04, 2009

LEED Green Power for TastyKake Bakery

By | 2009-04-10T21:14:15+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The new TastyKake Corporate Headquarters – which is relocating to Philadelphia’s Historic Navy Yard – is pursuing LEED Core & Shell certification at the Gold level. The building, located at 3 Crescent Drive, is employing such innovative design features and technologies as: •    90% daylighting of interior space •    High solar reflectant white roof •   [...]

10 04, 2009

Green Power Voluntary vs. Compliance Markets

By | 2009-04-10T21:02:14+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Companies might purchase energy from renewable sources for a number of reasons – government mandates, a corporate sustainability goal, to achieve points toward LEED certification, or to fulfill a commitment they have made to a voluntary compliance program. But these types of purchases fall into two overall buckets – those that are voluntary, and those [...]

10 04, 2009

The Shift Towards LEED 2009

By | 2009-04-10T18:53:29+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

A number of changes are occurring in the LEED system this year – the implementation of LEED v3 (also being branded as LEED 2009), the USGBC’s newest technical rating system; and the transition of project registration to the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which already administers testing and AP certification. The launch for LEED v3 [...]

10 04, 2009

LEED-NC Performance Study

By | 2009-04-10T18:49:25+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Commissioned by the USGBC, the New Buildings Institute’s Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings report (March 4, 2008) details what levels of energy efficiency are on average achieved by LEED-NC buildings after project completion and receipt of LEED certification. The NBI measured the energy performance of 121 LEED New Construction buildings, and compared [...]

10 04, 2009

The Trend Towards LEED-EB

By | 2009-04-10T18:36:52+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The number of LEED projects certified by the USGBC doubled in 2008, and in 2009 the most significant growth is forecast in the LEED-EB space – which has seen registration for certification triple since the end of 2007. Experts (such as Jerry Yudelson of Yudelson Associates) predict an even stronger shift towards LEED-EB as new [...]

10 04, 2009

LEED Green Power for KC Convention Center

By | 2009-04-10T18:18:36+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

At nearly 400,000 square feet, the Kansas City Convention Center is one of the 10 largest convention center ballrooms in the country. It received a LEED Silver rating from the USGBC, using sustainable design features such as a controllable, digital day-lighting system that allows natural light into the space. The site team included 2 LEED [...]

10 04, 2009

When to Purchase the LEED Green Power Credit

By | 2009-04-10T18:01:29+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Green Power for LEED projects is one credit that can be applied at any stage of a project – as long as energy information is available or can be calculated. The period of energy use that must be considered covers two years of the total electricity load of the building to be offset with renewable [...]

10 04, 2009

Additional ID Credit for LEED Green Power

By | 2009-04-10T17:46:15+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Did you know that under the LEED Green Power Credit EAc6, you can achieve an additional Innovation in Design (ID) Point for exemplary performance by doubling your efforts to offset your electricity use with renewable energy credits (RECs)? The USGBC’s LEED NC-2.2 Errata Sheet namely states that “Exemplary performance can be achieved by doubling the [...]

10 04, 2009

Growth of Green Building – the Facts

By | 2009-04-10T17:26:35+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Despite the recent downturn in our economic, construction, and housing markets, sustainability is proving its mettle and standing up to a culture of pessimism. Against all the odds green building is still moving forward, with new projects being added daily.  According to the USGBC: •    Since 2000, their membership has more than quadrupled; •    The [...]

10 04, 2009

Energy Use of U.S. Buildings

By | 2009-04-10T16:46:33+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

If somebody asked you what the largest consumer of electricity in the U.S. was, what would be your best guess? Dick Cheney? Flat Screen TVs? Would it be our buildings? According to the USGBC’s Green Building Research page, out of total usage in the U.S., buildings account for: •    72% of electricity consumption •    39% [...]

10 04, 2009

@IdealBite – Legal Herb

By | 2009-04-10T16:33:03+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Legal Herb - Garden Week The Bite: Wanna grow herbs worth confiscating? Smokin' - just grow your own at home. We're rounding out Garden Week with a tip for Biters who may not have a yard: Try an indoor herb garden to save you cash on organic seasonings...and help cure the munchies. The Benefits: More [...]

10 04, 2009

LEED Green Power for Cuyahoga

By | 2009-04-10T16:28:55+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

In May of 2008, the County of Cuyahoga, Ohio purchased 14,660,000 kWh worth of renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy to offset the two-year electricity use of its forthcoming Juvenile Justice Center. Their commitment offsets an environmental impact similar to planting 80,540 trees, or not driving 19,970,510 miles in an average U.S. passenger [...]

10 04, 2009

Press Room Archive

By | 2009-04-10T15:46:17+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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10 04, 2009

LEED Green Power for CTA Architects

By | 2009-04-10T15:29:12+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

CTA Architects Engineers recently announced that its Billings, MT office has achieved LEED Gold status under the USGBC’s LEED-EB rating system. Among the purchase of green power in the form of renewable energy credits (RECs) to offset 100% of the building's energy use, some of the sustainable practices employed that contributed to the building’s newly [...]

10 04, 2009

Blog Author Archive

By | 2009-04-10T02:29:32+00:00 April 10th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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9 04, 2009

LEED Green Power for Green Circle Center

By | 2009-04-09T22:22:13+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

One exciting project that is currently pursuing LEED-CS at the Platinum level is the Green Circle Shopping Center. According to the website set up for the project, it “employs the latest technology, strategies and materials for ensuring sustainable design.” One such technology invested in by the project was renewable energy credits (RECs). The project stands [...]

9 04, 2009

LEED Green Power for Comcast Center

By | 2009-04-09T22:12:35+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Developed by Liberty Property Trust and designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the Comcast Center at 1 Pennsylvania Place, Philadelphia, is set to be the tallest LEED-certified green building in the US. As well as purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) to offset the center’s electricity load over two years, making it eligible for the Green [...]

9 04, 2009

LEED Green Power Credit for Less

By | 2009-04-09T21:06:05+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Green Power Credit is available for less - if you are a LEED AP, project developer, or you are involved in the decision making on a number of different LEED projects, you might be interested to know that you can gain the Green Power Credit on multiple projects for less per project if you [...]

9 04, 2009

@IdealBite – Moon Shine

By | 2009-04-09T16:52:34+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Moon Shine - Garden Week The Bite: Wanna get loaded on cheap electricity? Go with nonpolluting solar patio lights, and pretty soon you'll be drunk with (free) power: an hour of sunlight hitting the earth provides more energy than everyone in the world uses in a whole year. Drink up. The Benefits: No hangover for [...]

9 04, 2009

@IdealBite – Take a Nice Lawn Whiff

By | 2009-04-09T16:09:01+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Take a Nice Lawn Whiff - Garden Week The Bite: Is there anything that smells better than fresh-cut grass? If there is, it's sure not gasoline. Opt for a reel or electric mower instead of a high-pollutin' gas-powered one, and inhale the sweet scent of grass and greenback savings. The Benefits: Cutting gas waste. Each [...]

9 04, 2009

@IdealBite – Hostile Takeover

By | 2009-04-09T15:52:51+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Hostile Takeover - Garden Week The Bite: Weeds showing your plants no mercy? Fight back with eco-friendlier herbicides that keep weeds away while letting your garden re-coup. The Benefits: Peace on Earth. The majority of the herbicide you apply doesn't actually reach the target weed, and all of it eventually impacts the environment. Less violence [...]

8 04, 2009

Thank You for Contacting a Representative

By | 2009-04-08T04:32:30+00:00 April 8th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thanks for contacting Renewable Choice Energy. 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 [...]

8 04, 2009

Industry News Archive

By | 2009-04-08T00:12:44+00:00 April 8th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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8 04, 2009

Lifestyle Archive

By | 2009-04-08T00:11:41+00:00 April 8th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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8 04, 2009

Sustainable Business Archive

By | 2009-04-08T00:09:35+00:00 April 8th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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8 04, 2009

GREEN Building Archive

By | 2009-04-08T00:08:09+00:00 April 8th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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7 04, 2009

Retailers' Products Certified Under Green-e Climate

By | 2009-04-07T14:55:23+00:00 April 7th, 2009|News|

Retailers' Products Certified Under Green-e Climate Retailers' Products Certified Under Green-e Climate - March 2, 2008 (read article) Green-e Climate has certified products offered by retailers 3Degrees, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Community Energy and Renewable Choice Energy, according to the Center for Resource Solutions based in San Francisco. These products have met or exceeded Green-e Climate's [...]

7 04, 2009

Powdr Corp to Offset Energy Usage

By | 2009-04-07T14:54:41+00:00 April 7th, 2009|News|

Powdr Corp to Offset Energy Usage Powdr Corp to Offset Energy Usage - April 14, 2008 (read article) Powdr Corp will work with Boulder, Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy as its renewable energy provider. Renewable Choice Energy is an award-winning renewable energy and carbon offset provider of Green-e certified sources such as wind, biomass and small [...]

7 04, 2009

Microsoft Unveils New Boulder Data Center

By | 2009-04-07T14:54:03+00:00 April 7th, 2009|News|

Microsoft Unveils New Boulder Data Center Microsoft Unveils New Boulder Data Center - April 18, 2008 (read article) Microsoft on Thursday unveiled its new wind-powered, container-based data lab, which houses processing servers for the photorealistic 3-D city models used in the company's Virtual Earth online mapping program. The data center also is wind-powered, officials announced, [...]

7 04, 2009

Sterling-Rice Group Offsets 100 Percent of its Electricity Use

By | 2009-04-07T14:53:18+00:00 April 7th, 2009|News|

Sterling-Rice Group Offsets 100 Percent of its Electricity Use Sterling-Rice Group Offsets 100 Percent of its Electricity Use - June 10, 2008 (read article) said Quayle Hodek, CEO of Renewable Choice Energy. "This is a great example of the executive leadership approaching their commitment in a holistic way by..."

7 04, 2009

US Ski and Snowboard Industry Releases Annual Environmental Report

By | 2009-04-07T14:52:28+00:00 April 7th, 2009|News|

US Ski and Snowboard Industry Releases Annual Environmental Report US Ski and Snowboard Industry Releases Annual Environmental Report - July 30, 2008  (read article) For the past two years, the energy use associated with NSAA's National Convention and Trade Show has been offset by RECs donated by Renewable Choice Energy...

7 04, 2009

Environmental Defense Fund Launches First-of-its-Kind Independent

By | 2009-04-07T14:51:33+00:00 April 7th, 2009|News|

Environmental Defense Fund Launches First-of-its-Kind Independent Environmental Defense Fund Launches First-of-its-Kind Independent - September 10, 2008   (read article) Developed through a rigorous review process in collaboration with a committee of external experts in the fields of science and policy, the website identifies 11 pre-screened, independently verified offset projects that meet Environmental Defense Fund's criteria for [...]

7 04, 2009

Cuyahoga's Juvenile Detention Center Boosts County's Commitment to Sustainability

By | 2009-04-07T14:49:58+00:00 April 7th, 2009|News|

Cuyahoga's Juvenile Detention Center Boosts County's Commitment to Sustainability Cuyahoga's Juvenile Detention Center Boosts County's Commitment to Sustainability - October 2008 (read article) The county purchased the RECs from Boulder, Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy, a provider of RECs and carbon offsets to organizations and individuals...

7 04, 2009

Renewable Energy Use On The Rise

By | 2009-04-07T14:48:00+00:00 April 7th, 2009|News|

Renewable Energy Use On The Rise Renewable Energy Use On The Rise- October 10, 2008 (read article) It seems that almost every candidate running for office talks about the need to develop clean alternative fuels, but some businesses aren't waiting for the government. For the past year, Jax Fish House in Denver has been using [...]

6 04, 2009

@IdealBite – Green Grass or Bust

By | 2009-04-06T21:35:46+00:00 April 6th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Green Grass or Bust - Garden Week The Bite: Does your green thumbing require lots of water? Give your wallet a lift: Save cash and H2O by watering your garden in the early morning. Not quite a free ride, but still pretty sweet. The Benefits: More H2O to keep hydrated on road trips. Up to [...]

6 04, 2009

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By | 2009-04-06T19:18:38+00:00 April 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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3 04, 2009

@IdealBite – Boiling Point

By | 2009-04-03T16:53:14+00:00 April 3rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Is your water set to scalding? The Bite Cool it. If you have a tank water heater, turn down the temp a bit to save major energy (and no, we're not suggesting cold showers). Hot damn. The Benefits Scorching savings. Many installers set heaters to 140 degrees, but you can comfortably get away with closer [...]

2 04, 2009

@IdealBite – Crack-Drip

By | 2009-04-02T16:35:24+00:00 April 2nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Are you a slave to Claritin? The Bite: Break free with natural remedies. They can be just as effective as allergy drugs, but usually have fewer side effects, so you can unchain yourself from the tissue box without resorting to synthetics. The Benefits: Abolishing side effects. While remedies such as peppers can still have their [...]

1 04, 2009

@IdealBite – Pool Party

By | 2009-04-01T16:44:21+00:00 April 1st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Driving solo and late to a bikini bash? The Bite: Dive into the car-pool lane alone for once - you deserve it for being eco. Cops won't mind as long as you're cute-ish (if you're fugly, there's always the "my water just broke" excuse). It'll get you through rush hour without going off the deep [...]

1 04, 2009

Geothermal Resources Mapped for Transmission Lines

By | 2009-04-01T16:40:29+00:00 April 1st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Obama administration is intent on developing new transmission lines in order to improve the integration of renewable energy into the power grid, and California, Nevada and the Western Governors Association are making sure that their geothermal resources are taken into account. To that end, a number of mapping projects are underway that will accurately [...]

1 04, 2009

Carbon Offsets at the Checkout with La Grande Dame

By | 2009-04-01T15:11:31+00:00 April 1st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Reducing the emissions of shipping and travel with carbon offsets is a budding international concept and the fashion-forward online boutique, La Grande Dame, is establishing itself as a leader in the movement right out of the gate! At La Grande Dame, curvy women all around the world can choose choose the kind of fashion often [...]