Monthly Archives: November 2009

30 11, 2009

Walmart Debunks Sustainability Myths

By | 2009-11-30T16:03:17+00:00 November 30th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

There are many organizations that continually come up with reasons why corporate sustainability won’t work for their business. There are people that believe sustainability is for a select group of companies. At the same time there are also businesses like Walmart that are making changes, becoming more environmentally responsible and profiting from these changes. Vijay [...]

23 11, 2009

Your Two Scents – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-23T21:09:03+00:00 November 23rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Your Two ScentsThe Bite:Got an opinion about how your home smells during the holidays? Think about putting your pennies toward scents from natural candles, cooking, and decorations. That they're healthier and smell nicer than conventional holiday sprays isn't open for debate.The Benefits: Phthalates, chemicals in many conventional candles, are linked to hormone disruption and reproductive [...]

20 11, 2009

LED a Charmed Life – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-20T20:38:51+00:00 November 20th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

LED a Charmed LifeThe Bite:Want things to always go your way when it comes to your energy bill? Light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs for short) will bring down that bill even more. Try switching just your holiday lights to LEDs for starters. The livin' is easy.The Benefits: LED bulbs use 90% less energy than traditional incandescent [...]

20 11, 2009

Need a Gift Idea? Carbon Offsets for your Phone

By | 2009-11-20T16:14:44+00:00 November 20th, 2009|News|

Need a Stand-out Gift Idea? Carbon Offsets for your Phone The holidays are approaching quickly and Renewable Choice can help you with a unique gift for customers, employees and partners.As you know, the environmental impact of conventional electricity generation continues to be a growing concern for the average consumer. With this in mind, we developed [...]

19 11, 2009

October Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2009-11-19T20:17:16+00:00 November 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Winners: Congratulations to the October Impact Sleuth Challenge Winners who each won a prize pack from Xanterra Parks & Resorts: Jason MacDonald of Ann Arbor, MI; Sheryl Monroe of Castle Rock, CO; Erin Mulanax of St. Louis MO; Jeremy Knoll of Kansas City, MO; and Jonathan Kiesling of St. Louis, MO. Congrats and Enjoy!This [...]

19 11, 2009

November Impact Sleuth Challenge

By | 2009-11-19T19:41:17+00:00 November 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: Most conventional foods travel and average of 1,500 miles before ending up on your plate. Eating locally-produced foods saves a lot of energy, supports your local farmers, and is also fantastic for your own mental and physical health. According to this Ideal Bite Tip, people who switch to buying just 10% of [...]

19 11, 2009

November Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2009-11-19T19:03:54+00:00 November 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

It's About YouAcross the country this month we prepare to celebrate the season of giving thanks. This year it is especially important to recognize that we still have a lot to be grateful for: our independence, our ingenuity, our resilience as a nation. Part of our ability to adapt as individuals, families, groups, as a [...]

19 11, 2009

Ferris Biter's Day Off – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-19T18:56:20+00:00 November 19th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Ferris Biter's Day OffThe Bite:Wanna skip out on the office? If you're actually sick, Bueller, do yourself and your coworkers a favor and don't go to work next time you feel under the weather. You'll avoid infecting others and get to ditch any boring meetings.The Benefits: Fewer sick people = less medicine = fewer chemicals [...]

18 11, 2009

School of Fish – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-18T19:40:37+00:00 November 18th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

School of FishThe Bite:Wanna understand the ABCs of sustainable fish? We've done your homework for you. Check out our top sustainable fish picks to see which ones made the grade.The Benefits: Gold stars for health. Our picks are high in heart-healthy omega-3s and lower in mercury, a chemical that can cause nervous system problems, especially [...]

17 11, 2009

Movies and Shakers – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-17T19:53:40+00:00 November 17th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Movies and ShakersThe Bite:Can the big screen really be a force for change? The powers-that-be behind current and upcoming eco-themed movies hope so. Not just for green geeks, check out a new green film with your fam during the holidays, and you might just influence their outlooks.The Benefits: These movies are engaging and entertaining, proving [...]

16 11, 2009

Renewable Choice and Greenbuild 2009

By | 2009-11-16T23:15:51+00:00 November 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This was Renewable Choice Energy's first year as an exhibitor at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and we're happy to be able to say that it was an all-round success and good time! Although we've been attending for the past 6 years, we've not had a booth before, which proved to be a far [...]

16 11, 2009

Power Shift – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-16T23:10:59+00:00 November 16th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Power ShiftThe Bite:Unwittingly handing over power through your home electronics? Take control of the energy that your TVs, Blu-ray players, speakers, and other appliances drain when they're plugged in, but turned off. Just plug your entertainment center into a power strip and turn it off each night to stay in charge.The Benefits: You'll waste less [...]

13 11, 2009

Dolphin Blue Offers Matching Round Up Program

By | 2009-11-13T20:41:29+00:00 November 13th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Dolphin Blue, a sixteen-year old online retailer of environmentally conscious office supplies announced its partnership with Renewable Choice to offer the Round Up Impact Down program to its customers. The program creates customer awareness and participation around contributing to carbon reduction projects by simply rounding up their order at checkout. The goal of the program [...]

12 11, 2009

Totally Rad-iant – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-12T17:03:28+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Totally Rad-iantThe Bite:Is your heater as overused as certain '80s lingo? Bogus. If you or a homeowner you know wants to up home efficiency, consider energy-saving radiant floors and ceiling or wall panels. They're way awesome.The Benefits: Tubular: Depending on the size of your house and how high your ceilings are, radiant heating can save [...]

12 11, 2009

100 Miles Davis – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-12T16:52:57+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

100 Miles DavisThe Bite:Does not-so-fresh produce make you Kind of Blue? Jazz up your holiday dinners by cooking with food produced within 100 miles of home. You'll cut CO2, support local farmers, and hit a taste high note.The Benefits: Trumpet the cause of local farms. Most conventional foods travel an average of 1,500 miles before [...]

12 11, 2009

Dolphin Blue Teams with Renewable Choice

By | 2009-11-12T16:09:20+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

Dolphin Blue Teams with Renewable Choice Energy to Reduce Carbon Emissions Dallas (PRWEB) Nov 11, 2009 -- Dolphin Blue, an online retailer of environmentally responsible office supplies, today announced that it is participating in Renewable Choice Energy’s Round Up Impact Down program. Renewable Choice Energy helps businesses and individuals understand and reduce their environmental impact [...]

10 11, 2009

Creme de la Cream – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-10T20:09:26+00:00 November 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Creme de la CreamThe Bite:Need the ultimate in moisturizing body balms and lotions? Only the very best for you Biters: Rub on the finest in eco-options for combating superdry skin this winter. Here's what rose to the top...The Benefits: Rather than typical moisturizers that contain the skin-irritating ingredient propylene glycol, these are body-friendly. Almost all [...]

10 11, 2009

Center of Attention – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-10T00:18:26+00:00 November 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Center of AttentionThe Bite:Wanna get noticed for having a great-looking holiday setup? Look here: Try using natural elements like pinecones and pumpkins for your holiday centerpieces. They make for one-of-a-kind decorations and guarantee your table will outshine the rest.The Benefits: Items like gourds are biodegradable and won't clog up landfills like traditional holiday decorations (those [...]

10 11, 2009

Got Game? From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-10T00:09:36+00:00 November 10th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Got Game?The Bite:Have the skills to take your (or your kids') gaming to the next level? Put aside the joystick for just a minute, and check out our tips for greening your gaming habit. Don't pause.The Benefits: Turning off your console when you're not using it saves major energy. Using rechargeable batteries and lowering energy [...]

9 11, 2009

Crack-Pot – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-09T23:26:24+00:00 November 9th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Crack-PotThe Bite:Is it crazy to chuck broken ceramics? Eccentric as it may seem, those broken pots are totally useful. You can't recycle 'em in most areas, but try donating, fixing, or creating functional goods out of chipped and shattered earthenware. The possibilities are insane.The Benefits: Less landfill - consider all the ceramic stuff in a [...]

4 11, 2009

Thank You For Calculating

By | 2009-11-04T19:28:43+00:00 November 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for using our online business impact calculator. We hope you find this first look at your emissions calculations helpful in assessing the environmental impact of your business. 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 helpful: Free Sustainability [...]

4 11, 2009

Green Your Event Archive Thank You

By | 2009-11-04T19:25:15+00:00 November 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for requesting your free PDF Guide to the Renewable Choice Energy Green Your Event program. Please check your email for the guide and add Renewable Choice to your safe-senders list to avoid missing important correspondence from us. You may access your webinar instantly here: Green Your Event Webinar Video

4 11, 2009

Thank You For Calculating

By | 2009-11-04T18:45:49+00:00 November 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thank you for using our online business carbon calculator. We hope you found the emissions calculations helpful in assessing the environmental impact of your business. 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 helpful: Free Sustainability Webinars Renewable Energy Credits [...]

4 11, 2009

Bowl-ing Club – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-04T17:02:12+00:00 November 4th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Bowl-ing ClubThe Bite:Want premade soup that doesn't taste like it came from the gutter? Score some of our favorite organic boxed and canned soups. Their good-'n'-hot tastes will knock you right over.The Benefits: A UK study found that organic soups have six times the anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy salicylic acid of nonorganic soups. Organic farms use less [...]

3 11, 2009

Eye, Eye Captain – From @IdealBite

By | 2009-11-03T23:15:33+00:00 November 3rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Eye, Eye CaptainThe Bite:Stylish eco eyeglass frames ahoy? Aye, and get sustainable glasses shipped straight to your door, matey.The Benefits: Avert the production of less-green materials (like new plastic, which comes from oil and never fully biodegrades) by buying reclaimed plastic (leftover plastic that manufacturers would usually toss), bamboo, and vintage specs. You won't have [...]

3 11, 2009

Thank You for Signing Up

By | 2009-11-03T22:02:00+00:00 November 3rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

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3 11, 2009

Visit Renewable Choice at USGBC Greenbuild 2009

By | 2009-11-03T18:26:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice is exhibiting at this year's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo! We are in Booth #5143 - so stop by and find out more about the Green Power Credit and our GHG Inventory services. We'll be there Tuesday night through Thursday, so come on by and say hello! Our sales team will be on [...]