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The future depends on leaders taking the journey of business sustainability

Get Inspired to Start your Business Sustainability Journey in 2014

Featured guest post by James Lewis -  Stay ahead of the curve in the new year by being environmentally conscious, building a greener business, and producing lasting benefits for your business and employees. The motivation to act is integral to getting started and comes in a variety of forms, broadly: environmental, cultural and business. To provide inspiration, we have listed three…

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Sustainable human development requires a transformative new trajectory that allows all people to prosper while respecting planetary boundaries

Reconciling the Future: Planetary Boundaries, Sustainable Development and Participatory Democracy

An end to poverty – In this second decade of the 21st century, humanity faces perhaps the greatest challenge of our long history. As noted economist and director of the Columbia University Earth Institute Dr. Jeffry Sachs points out, we live in an age of great promise and yet terrifying peril. On the one hand, Sachs asserts that we have the…

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IBM and ATT develop technology dubbed "the internet of things" for better city planning and resource management

The Smart City Meets the Internet of Things: IBM and ATT Announce Alliance

IBM and AT&T announced a global alliance that entails leveraging their respective technologies to advance the emergence of smart cities and connected living, a development that may yield profound changes in lifestyles and our impact on ecosystems and climate.

Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference highlights the benefits of the green economy

EPA Leader McCarthy Talks Good Jobs, Green Jobs at D.C. Conference

Ms. McCarthy is making a strong, positive, ethical statement about President Obama’s climate action plan and support for clean energy at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference in the nation’s capitol today.

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Big Returns for Utility Customers Using New Power Efficiency-Battery Storage Platform

Commercial and utility-scale battery storage and systems providers are getting a boost from state government initiatives in California, and, if a new proposal passes legislative muster, in New York. Integrated as part of intelligent demand response/reduction systems, and you may have the missing link that could drive the decarbonization, and decentralization, of US power infrastructure to new heights. A new…

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Infographic: Why Build Green?

This infographic from Green Building Canada displays the many advantages of adopting green building practices for new buildings and retrofitting old ones. At first we may only think of “green building” in terms of environmental benefits, but it goes far beyond that. From lowered energy bills and increased resale value to a healthier environment, both indoors and outdoors, green building is…

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U.S. energy efficiency forecasts for 2014 indicate increased conservation in both commercial and residential markets

U.S. Energy Efficiency Forecasts for 2014

Efficiency will have an even greater impact on both residential and industrial energy consumption this year compared to 2013. This is driven by policy at the federal, state and municipal levels. Net-positive energy buildings is another trend expected to grow in 2014. Other specific initiatives that will define energy efficiency in 2014 relate to financing, data usage, operational savings, and…

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