Monthly Archives: October 2012

31 10, 2012

2012 AASHE Conference

By | 2012-10-31T17:02:34+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Environmental Blog|

The 2012 iteration of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference is over, and in its wake, it has left a resounding feeling that almost every campus in the U.S. is leveraging its resources to drive sustainability projects that you will not find anywhere else in the world.   Hundreds of [...]

26 10, 2012

Sustainability 101: The 5M's of Change

By | 2012-10-26T18:42:36+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

We’re often asked by our clients how to implement sustainability within their organizations. It can be a daunting task, particularly for companies that aren’t already part of the LOHAS movement. However, with increasing pressure on companies from all sides, sustainability is quickly becoming a standard practice across industries. Here’s our recommendation. Measure All change starts [...]

26 10, 2012

Deepening sustainability in the global supply chain

By | 2012-10-26T17:53:26+00:00 October 26th, 2012|News|

Walmart is further strengthening its commitment to a sustainable global supply chain. By Walmart Green Room on October 25, 2012 -- At an event in Beijing today, Walmart is further strengthening its commitment to a sustainable global supply chain by announcing new commitments designed to make products made and sold around the globe more sustainable. [...]

24 10, 2012

The FMI/GMA Sustainability Summit Delivers

By | 2012-10-24T20:27:25+00:00 October 24th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

During October 3-5 in Washington DC, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) jointly showcased the Sustainability Summit to mingle the interests of, and create a voice for, all stakeholders in the food and consumer products value chain and their industry peers.  The event was bookended by a networking gala opening [...]

24 10, 2012

Thank You for Downloading our eBook: Tips for Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

By | 2012-10-24T18:46:07+00:00 October 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our eBook: 6 Important Things We’ve Learned about Building Sustainability into Your Supply Chain  Interested in More Resources Now? Download White Paper: The Growing Trend of Sustainability ScorecardsCompliance with supplier sustainability scorecards is a growing trend that affects companies at every level of the supply chain. Our white paper [...]

24 10, 2012

eBook: Tips for Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

By | 2012-10-24T18:46:06+00:00 October 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

We’ve worked with some of the largest retail, electronics, and consumer goods brands in the world—including Gap Inc.--and have learned a few things along the way about supply chain sustainability.  In our new eBook, 6 Important Things We’ve Learned about Building Sustainability into Your Supply Chain, we’ll share our very best tips for engaging and [...]

19 10, 2012

Do I Need a Sustainability Consultant? Part 2 of 2

By | 2012-10-19T16:57:17+00:00 October 19th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

In my last blog, I discussed the possible reasons you might need a sustainability consultant.  But identifying your need for a consultant is only the first step: the follow-up is to actually choose the right firm for your business.  Given the number of professionals you have to choose from—and the sustainability consulting field is growing [...]

17 10, 2012

LEED – Carbon Accounting Software for Sustainability Consultants

By | 2012-10-17T19:34:36+00:00 October 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|

We’d like to introduce you to Mosaic, our energy and carbon management software platform that arms green building professionals with a powerful tool to continuously monitor a building’s carbon footprint and energy performance without the use of spreadsheets, allowing portfolio managers or owners to identify hot spots or problem areas and act to fix them.  [...]

17 10, 2012

How to Become A Walmart Green Supplier

By | 2012-10-17T18:29:38+00:00 October 17th, 2012|News|

How to Become A Walmart Green Supplier By Bill Roth | October 9th, 2012 | www.triplepundit.com The requirements for winning a Walmart supplier contract are dramatically changing. The following exclusive interview with Jeff Rice, Director of Sustainability for Walmart, profiles how Walmart’s adoption of sustainability is creating new opportunities for suppliers that can be competitive [...]

17 10, 2012

Certified Renewable Energy Sales Continue to Climb

By | 2012-10-17T17:37:36+00:00 October 17th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

The U.S. has seen dramatic growth in renewable energy in recent years.  In 2011, renewable energy consumption increased 13.8% according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  Furthermore, 39% of capacity additions to the national grid in 2011 were renewables, says a global status report published by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century.  [...]

12 10, 2012

Renewable Energy Projects across the United States

By | 2012-10-12T16:33:45+00:00 October 12th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Renewable energy projects across the U.S. fall into five main types: hydro, wind, geothermal, solar, and biomass.  Certain regions of the country have become the main sites for generating these renewables.  Since renewables come from natural sources, geography and climate are important factors in shaping the renewable landscape. Hydropower, for example, is thriving in the [...]

10 10, 2012

What is a REC?

By | 2012-10-10T19:02:09+00:00 October 10th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

It seems like more and more of my friends are on the brink of wedded bliss.  People assure me that the hubbub surrounding marriage is nothing out of the ordinary, but my generation—the Millennials—seems to be doing things differently.  Not only are my friends plastering their Pinterest accounts with dream wedding ideas, but couples are [...]

8 10, 2012

REC Databook Thank You

By | 2012-10-08T20:36:01+00:00 October 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our document. Please click on the link below to access it. This databook is also available in a presentation format! Please contact us if you’d like to receive a copy of the slide deck. Databook: Renewable Energy Markets--Why Companies are Using RECs     Interested in More Resources Now? Download [...]

8 10, 2012

Databook: Renewable Energy Markets

By | 2012-10-08T20:36:01+00:00 October 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Demand for sustainability services and renewable energy continues to rise as increasing numbers of companies make commitments to reducing their environmental impacts.We’ve gathered a variety of publicly available data on the growth in sustainability and renewable energy and developed a new databook to share with you.  The databook provides a snapshot of current corporate environmental [...]

5 10, 2012

Do I Need a Sustainability Consultant? Part 1 of 2

By | 2012-10-05T16:32:59+00:00 October 5th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

These days, when I’m asked what I do, I tell people I’m a sustainability consultant.  But what does that really mean?  Sustainability is a broad field that touches on a variety of issues, from resource scarcity to environmental justice to climate change.  What does a sustainability consultant do?  And more importantly, how do you know [...]

4 10, 2012

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy to Provide Carbon Offsets to Smart Growth Conference

By | 2012-10-04T15:17:56+00:00 October 4th, 2012|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Announces Carbon Accounting Alternative for Higher Education Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 8th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy announced today that the firm will provide carbon offsets to the New Partners Smart Growth (NPSG) Conference in Denver, February 13-15, 2014 in an effort to reduce the event’s carbon footprint.  Renewable Choice was [...]

3 10, 2012

Software-for-Schools Continues, with Demos at Upcoming AASHE Conference

By | 2012-10-03T19:37:07+00:00 October 3rd, 2012|Environmental Blog|

For the past year, Renewable Choice has been offering our Mosaic™ carbon accounting software free to select colleges and universities.  To date, we’ve had more than 30 schools across the country take us up on our offer, and, at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Los Angeles, October [...]

1 10, 2012

Duplicate of TESTING PURPOSES ONLY

By | 2012-10-01T17:27:54+00:00 October 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|

Renewable Choice has collected the publically available information Walmart has released regarding affected categories for its new supplier Sustainability Index that will affect suppliers in 100 of its largest product categories.  Recently, nearly 50 new categories were announced for the next phases, termed “Batch 2 – Fall 2012” and” Batch 3 – Early 2013.” Visit [...]