Monthly Archives: August 2009

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

bswRC_08_03_11

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 [...]