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Monthly Archives: October 2009

29 10, 2009

September Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2009-10-29T19:23:26-07:00 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 | 2009-10-29T19:05:47-07:00 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 | 2009-10-29T19:00:08-07:00 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 | 2009-10-28T21:15:38-07:00 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 | 2009-10-28T17:20:10-07:00 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 | 2009-10-27T22:43:40-07:00 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 | 2009-10-26T15:24:26-07:00 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 | 2009-10-22T05:39:18-07:00 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 | 2009-10-14T22:20:42-07:00 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 | 2009-10-12T16:39:49-07:00 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 | 2009-10-12T15:45:43-07:00 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 | 2009-10-09T17:02:41-07:00 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 | 2009-10-06T03:13:57-07:00 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 | 2009-10-05T22:35:44-07:00 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 | 2009-10-05T21:59:13-07:00 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 | 2009-10-05T19:30:22-07:00 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 [...]