Monthly Archives: February 2013

28 02, 2013

Walmart continues to focus on working with their suppliers and buyers to make their products more sustainable.

By | 2013-02-28T22:41:02+00:00 February 28th, 2013|News|

A sustainable supply chain is the first priority By Walmart Green Room on February 26, 2013  Although improving our supply chain to make our products more sustainable is one of Walmart’s top goals, customers don’t always see that commitment in advertising or at the point of sale, as a recent article from Bloomberg Government notes.While [...]

28 02, 2013

The High Cost of Keeping Electricity Affordable

By | 2013-02-28T22:13:35+00:00 February 28th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Several weeks ago, I was surprised to hear a confusing and relatively misleading radio ad for something called “Keep Electricity Affordable” in Colorado.  As someone who works to support the increase of renewable power in the U.S., I’m attuned to pay attention to anything talking about the prices or availability of electricity.  With my interest [...]

28 02, 2013

Thank You for Requesting a Quote

By | 2013-02-28T19:51:02+00:00 February 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A Renewable Choice team member will be contacting you shortly to discuss what you are interested in offsetting so that they may provide you with a custom carbon offset quote.   Need More Resources? Visit our library of guides and on-demand webinars.

27 02, 2013

Gasparilla Music Festival as featured on BizJournals.com

By | 2013-02-27T18:33:36+00:00 February 27th, 2013|News|

    Gasparilla Music Festival plans for sustainability Feb 22, 2013 | Staff Tampa Bay Business JournalOrganizers of Gasparilla Music Festival, a downtown Tampa live music event now in its second year, have formed partnerships to reduce the event's impact on the environment.The music festival, scheduled March 9, is one of three “anchor festivals” that [...]

27 02, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy to Partner with Green Key Global

By | 2013-02-27T18:02:51+00:00 February 27th, 2013|News|

National leader will join international eco-rating program to promote green lodging and events Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 27, 2013  -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that it has partnered with Green Key Global to provide green power and carbon offsets to hotels, motels, and resorts seeking to further their initiatives within the Green [...]

27 02, 2013

New Renewable Choice Partnership for Green Lodging

By | 2013-02-27T17:49:50+00:00 February 27th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

We’re excited to announce that we’ve joined Green Key Global to provide green power and carbon offsets to the lodging industry via the Green Key Eco-Rating and Green Key Meetings programs.The Green Key program is a unique rating system designed to help motels, hotels, and resorts improve both environmental and fiscal performance.  Participating organizations take [...]

25 02, 2013

Thank You for Requesting a Quote

By | 2013-02-25T20:29:05+00:00 February 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A Renewable Choice team member will be contacting you shortly to discuss what you are interested in offsetting so that they may provide you with a custom quote.   Need More Resources? Visit our library of guides and on-demand webinars.

22 02, 2013

Seeing the Light

By | 2013-02-22T18:14:05+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|News|

Seeing the Light Go small, but on a large scale. February 21, 2013 The Maui Weekly --   Treehugger.com recently named Quayle Hodek, a pioneer in the field of renewable energy, as one of the hottest eco-CEOs who have paved the way and helped kick-start global change to protect and ensure a sustainable future for us all. [...]

22 02, 2013

100% of electric capacity added in U.S. last month was renewable

By | 2013-02-22T17:53:50+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|News|

By Bryce Crawford, Published on Grist.com February 19th, 2013 --   The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the agency which informed us that almost half of all new electricity generating capacity added in the U.S. in 2012 was renewable, has released its data for the month of January. You ready for this? Here’s how January 2013 [...]

22 02, 2013

Whirlpool Corporation's New Riverview Campus Receives LEED's Highest Rank, Platinum Certification

By | 2013-02-22T17:40:28+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice client, Whirlpool's, new Riverview Campus has received LEED Platinum certification.  BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --   Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), the world's largest manufacturer of home appliances, announced that the first building constructed on the company's new Riverview Campus in Benton Harbor, Mich. has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental [...]

22 02, 2013

NIKE STORE IN ARGENTINA EARNS GOLD LEED CERTIFICATION

By | 2013-02-22T16:29:03+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|News|

Buenos Aires store first NIKE, Inc. franchise recognized for outstanding levels of sustainability. (NikeInc.com) February 18, 2013 -- Nike’s continued commitment to sustainability has led to a significant achievement for the brand: The Nike store located in the Unicenter shopping center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, recently received gold LEED certification for outstanding levels of environmental [...]

21 02, 2013

Press Release: Gasparilla Music Festival Goes Green

By | 2013-02-21T16:37:58+00:00 February 21st, 2013|News|

Gasparilla Music Festival Goes Green Recycling and carbon offsets are part of the music festival’s green initiative Tampa, FL - Feb. 14, 2013 -- Awesome bands. Check. Local food and craft beers. Check. High-tech lighting and sound system. Check. But, beyond the music, food, and festivities, the Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) is going the extra [...]

20 02, 2013

Earth Rangers Journey to LEED® Platinum

By | 2013-02-20T21:08:50+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Original Post - Thursday, October 11, 2012Reposted with permission from EarthRangers.org We are excited to announce that Earth Rangers has achieved Platinum status under LEED for Existing Buildings, proving that the Earth Rangers Centre is among the most sustainable green buildings in Canada. Achieving LEED Platinum required collaborations with many innovative partners on projects that [...]

20 02, 2013

Getting On Board with Supply Chain Sustainability

By | 2013-02-20T19:10:33+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Last week, we were delighted to host a live workshop on getting started in supply chain sustainability for members of CORE, a Colorado non-profit organization that helps companies implement sustainability in their operations, products, and workforce, with an emphasis on small to medium sized businesses.  The presentation was a joint effort between Renewable Choice and [...]

18 02, 2013

For Release: Mother Earth Brewing Becomes First Brewery to Attain LEED Gold Certification

By | 2013-02-18T19:46:17+00:00 February 18th, 2013|News|

  Renewable Choice client, Mother Earth Brewing, receives LEED Gold Certification, a brewery first. Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - Today, Mother Earth Brewing of Kinston, NC announced that they have become the first brewery in the United States to be awarded LEED® Gold certification status from the United States Green Building Council.  The award comes [...]

14 02, 2013

University of Wyoming’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Awarded LEED Gold certification

By | 2013-02-14T21:40:00+00:00 February 14th, 2013|News|

UW’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center is Awarded for Sustainable Building Features Laramie, WY (uwyp.edu) February 11, 2013 -- The University of Wyoming’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, home to Laramie’s only living roof, has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its environmentally and user-conscious building features. In addition to the living roof, the Berry Center also [...]

14 02, 2013

Press Release: Chicago Office New Headquarters Project becomes LEED® Gold Certified

By | 2013-02-14T21:25:09+00:00 February 14th, 2013|News|

West Monroe Partners Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 12, 2013 -- West Monroe Partners, a full-service North American business and technology consultancy, announced today that its Chicago-based Headquarters office has been awarded LEED® Gold certification. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the leading [...]

14 02, 2013

Energy Boost: How RECs Support LEED® Certification and Renewable Energy Development

By | 2013-02-14T20:43:34+00:00 February 14th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Utilizing onsite and grid-sourced renewables, the explosion of green building projects around the world has given a big boost to an industry that needs it.  In the U.S. in particular, energy market volatility and legislative uncertainty have been a significant hindrance to the kind of growth in renewable project development that most of us want [...]

13 02, 2013

Climate Change Naysayer Changes His Tune

By | 2013-02-13T22:45:43+00:00 February 13th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

I’ll readily admit it—I’m a Stephen Colbert fan.  The comedian pundit who coined the term “truthiness” offers up pointed political and social commentary with a ridiculous, satirical twist.  I can count on Mr. Colbert to serve up a dish of laughter at my house whenever I’m able to catch his hilarious show.However, Colbert’s real gift [...]

6 02, 2013

EPA Announces Top U.S. Green Power Users

By | 2013-02-06T22:27:35+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The EPA recently released its most current list of organizations dedicated to using 100% green power through a combination of grid-sourced renewable energy credits, green power utility products, and on-site generation.We’d like to recognize Renewable Choice clients Kohl’s Department Stores, Staples, TD Bank, Pearson, Inc., Carnegie Mellon University , and Powdr Resorts for being within [...]

1 02, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Announces 2013 Highlight Program

By | 2013-02-01T20:15:03+00:00 February 1st, 2013|News|

“Where in the World is Quayle Hodek?” will track company’s chief executive’s travel Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 1, 2012  -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that it will highlight the global travels of CEO Quayle Hodek through a “Where in the World”-style series. The program will track Hodek’s journeys throughout 2013, kicking off [...]