Monthly Archives: July 2009

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 [...]