Monthly Archives: April 2013

29 04, 2013

7th annual Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Sustainability Summit

By | 2013-04-29T18:42:03+00:00 April 29th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the 7th annual Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Sustainability Summit representing Renewable Choice Energy.  The people I met at the LABC Sustainability Summit left me with a genuine sense of optimism.  The meeting of minds between environmentalists who fight for a livable world for the next generation, [...]

26 04, 2013

Our Silent Partners in the Fight Against Climate Change

By | 2013-04-26T17:21:43+00:00 April 26th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

We’ll cap off our Earth Week with a nod to national Arbor Day.  Arbor Day was first observed in April, 1872 when an estimated 1 million trees were planted.  Every year since that time, conservationists and arborists have championed the power of trees.  The Arbor Day Foundation, which holds annual events nationally, works to “inspire [...]

25 04, 2013

The Power of RECs to Improve Human Health

By | 2013-04-25T21:43:52+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Every day at Renewable Choice, we help our customers buy renewable energy, primarily in the form of renewable energy credits, or RECs.  RECs are the way that clean power is tracked and traded in North America and are used by thousands of organizations—including the EPA—to offset the carbon emissions associated with the consumption of electricity.The [...]

24 04, 2013

Our Planet’s Most Precious Resource

By | 2013-04-24T17:36:42+00:00 April 24th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

One of the hottest topics in sustainability is water: water scarcity, water reusability, increasing sea water.  Water is essential to life on earth—we can’t live longer than a few days without it—but the demands of overpopulation, industry, and a changing climate are placing great strains on our finite water resources.  Water is quickly becoming a [...]

24 04, 2013

Renewable Choice Clients Make EPA List of U.S. Organizations Using the Most Green Power

By | 2013-04-24T17:12:51+00:00 April 24th, 2013|News|

EPA Announces U.S. Organizations Using the Most Green Power Release Date: 04/17/2013Contact Information: Latosha Thomas, thomas.latosha@epa.gov, 202-564-9546, 202-564-4355WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Green Power Partnership released an updated list of the Top 50 organizations that are choosing to use electricity from clean, renewable sources.“We applaud the leadership demonstrated by organizations that [...]

23 04, 2013

Treading Lightly

By | 2013-04-23T17:45:16+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Modern life is full of fun toys and fast pace, but those conveniences come with a price: namely, the impact that our lifestyles have on the earth and its inhabitants, including ourselves.  In honor of Earth Week, here are some suggestions for how to curb your enthusiasm and tread more lightly. Explore “Slow” Movements From [...]

23 04, 2013

Renewables Investment Seen Tripling Amid Supply Glut

By | 2013-04-23T16:23:21+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|News|

Renewables Investment Seen Tripling Amid Supply Glut By Louise Downing & Alex Morales - Apr 21, 2013  | Bloomberg.com The plunge in the cost of wind and solar power that bankrupted more than two dozen manufacturers is forecast to spur a tripling of investment in renewables by 2030 and to reduce the grip fossil fuels [...]

22 04, 2013

Happy Earth Week from Renewable Choice

By | 2013-04-22T21:44:38+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

{{social_buttons}}   Renewable Choice pays tribute to environmentalists around the globe dedicated to conservation in our 2013 Earth Week Heroes campaign.  Check back each day as we celebrate their environmental commitments and share inspiration from the global climate change movement.

22 04, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

By | 2013-04-22T20:06:18+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

It’s Earth Day! More than a billion people from 192 countries will participate in this important observance dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of our planet and its inhabitants. This year, the Earth Day Network is highlighting the face of climate change.  Too often, we are able to distance ourselves from our environmental impacts; [...]

18 04, 2013

Making a Difference While Traveling

By | 2013-04-18T16:33:59+00:00 April 18th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Guest Blogger: Sam MarquitSpring is in the air in the northern hemisphere, and for many of us, that means its travel season! This year, make a difference in the world with the travel choices you make.Over the last decade, more and more people have become concerned about our impact on the environment and as a [...]

17 04, 2013

Renewable Choice client, 300 North LaSalle, receives LEED Platinum certification.

By | 2013-04-17T16:35:48+00:00 April 17th, 2013|News|

300 North LaSalle Earns LEED® Platinum Certification   (CHICAGO) – KBS REIT II, the building owner, along with Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that 300 North LaSalle in Chicago has received Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) category.  The tower previously received Gold certification under [...]

11 04, 2013

Energy use tracking system developed by the NBA in partnership with the NRDC and Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2013-04-11T21:22:18+00:00 April 11th, 2013|News|

The NBA Adopts A State-Of-The Art Energy Use Tracking System To Cut Costs And Save The Environment HuffingtonPost.com posted: 04/11/2013 5:04 pm - By Alicia Jessop For basketball fans, this week marks one of the most important weeks of the NBA season, as teams make their final push to land a spot in the 2013 [...]

11 04, 2013

Renewable Choice client, CCF Brands, joins the sustainability consortium

By | 2013-04-11T20:11:32+00:00 April 11th, 2013|News|

CCF Brands Joins the Sustainability Consortium ROGERS, Ark. (Jan. 10, 2013) — CCF Brands, a consumer package goods company that produces eggs under the Great Day Farms label, has joined The Sustainability Consortium, a global organization that advances the measurement and reporting of consumer product sustainability.CCF Brands will participate in the Food, Beverage and Agriculture [...]

11 04, 2013

Renewable Choice client, GSK Headquarters, awarded double LEED Platinum.

By | 2013-04-11T19:47:49+00:00 April 11th, 2013|News|

GSK's US Headquarters Awarded Double LEED Platinum in Philadelphia's Navy Yard Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building | by Bridgette Meinhold, 04/08/13 Glaxo Smith Kline's new US headquarters in Philadelphia's Navy Yard has just been awarded Double LEED Platinum certification. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern, the four-story office features a full-on sustainability [...]

11 04, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Bishop Ranch Business Park, as featured on earthteachling.com.

By | 2013-04-11T19:27:12+00:00 April 11th, 2013|News|

    Calif. Office Park Secures Three Dozen LEED Certs By Randy WoodsThe debate over the merits of the LEED certification program will continue as critics say the sustainability standards are too easy to achieve and don’t have enough of an impact on the environment. But when you have 37 office buildings representing 6 million [...]

11 04, 2013

CDP Supply Chain Program Reporting Period Now Open

By | 2013-04-11T17:23:16+00:00 April 11th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

CDP announced late last week that the 2013 Supply Chain Program reporting period is now open for participating suppliers.  The program is comprised of 62 member companies and requests carbon emission data for more than 6,000 suppliers. Started in 2009, the program’s goal is to support large buying organizations in recording—and having the opportunity to [...]

8 04, 2013

Plastic, Plastic Everywhere – Part two of two

By | 2013-04-08T21:27:56+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

In our last blog, we discussed the integration of plastic material in our everyday lives and the environmental impact our consumption of plastics have on municipal waste streams.  There’s no going back; we won’t have a society without plastics in the future.  So how can we work to make plastics a part of our lives [...]

4 04, 2013

NBA Green Week Presented by Sprint Tips Off Encouraging Fans to Go Green

By | 2013-04-04T16:09:05+00:00 April 4th, 2013|News|

NBA to Offset Electricity Used During All Games Taking Place April 4-12 New York, NY April 4th, 2013 -- The NBA today tips off NBA Green Week presented by Sprint, featuring community greening projects, recycling programs, green giveaways, special adidas oncourt apparel, and auctions to encourage fans to “go green.” Continuing through April 12, this [...]

2 04, 2013

A Little Energy to Save a Lot: Why Your Company Should Become Energy Star Certified

By | 2013-04-02T21:59:46+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Written by Guest Blogger, Brent Hardy You've seen it just about everywhere: on computers, dishwashers, light bulbs and even roofing material. The arching white line and star on a clear blue field denoting Energy Star certification appears on thousands of products and is recognized by more than 85 percent of American households. It signifies that [...]

1 04, 2013

For Release: National leader in sustainability offers reporting and disclosure support to global suppliers

By | 2013-04-01T17:15:49+00:00 April 1st, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Provides CDP Consulting Services Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 1, 2012  --  Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) today announced the beginning of the 2013 CDP Supply Chain Program reporting period. The firm has helped hundreds of companies complete their CDP Questionnaires and offers support to suppliers who have been asked by their customer to [...]

1 04, 2013

Plastic, Plastic Everywhere – Part one of two

By | 2013-04-01T16:51:02+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

This morning, I emptied another shampoo bottle.  In that moment, I was struck by just how much plastic I use in my day-to-day life.  Soap containers, sauce and salad dressing bottles, fruit and vegetable containers, the case on my laptop, grocery bags, children’s toys, the shell of my car…all of this and so much more [...]

1 04, 2013

2013 Climate Leadership Conference

By | 2013-04-01T16:21:17+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The second annual Climate Leadership Conference was held in Washington DC February 27 – March 1, 2013 at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel. Forward-thinking leaders from non-profit, governmental, education, and business sectors joined to address global climate change and discuss solutions, innovations, and policies. Best practices were discussed surrounding sustainable strategies that not only improve [...]