Remember that massive bag of swag you brought back from the last show you attended? Filled with stuff you were certain was useful when you picked it up, or took it from an eager young person in front of a booth? Remember what you did with all of that “useful” swag? An awful lot of it probably ended up in the trash or the recycling bin. The trade show (more…)
Making headlines with its plea to consumers to buy less, Patagonia has certainly emerged as a company to watch for its brand marketing savvy and sustainable business practices. By inviting consumers to play a vital role in the company’s environmental impact, Patagonia is proving that a brand’s value proposition must include a social benefit factor to win in today’s (more…)
EPEAT, Inc. (EPEAT) is an Oregon company that administers an environmental rating program certifying green computers and other electronic equipment.
Manufacturers can register their products as EPEAT certified, and purchasers, whether they are large institutions or individuals, can use EPEAT’s (more…)
A new NASA study calculates that nearly 64 million tons of dust, pollution, and other tiny particles enter the atmosphere above North America from other continents each year, nearly as much as the 69 million tons of aerosols produced domestically through natural processes and human activities. (more…)
Some of the leading fields for budding scientists and environmentalists are in green technology and sustainability development. Whether you are a current college student or a seasoned environmental scientist, there is always more to learn in this fast-growing discipline. The following talks come from some of the best minds in environmental activism (more…)
Warning: This is not your standard data presentation. You won’t find any spreadsheets here.
What you will find is some of the coolest visual representations of solar data to date. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)’s OpenPV project is an incredible resource and visually astounding tool to boot.
And where does it source it’s information from? People like you. Help OpenPV gather critical data by adding your own info.
Check out some of these screenshots:
OpenPV is a free, open-sourced database of real American solar project info sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. It has data on over 160,000 solar systems across the country – where they are, how big they are, how much they cost, and more. It’s all illustrated in a snazzy Visualization Gallery with handy charts and graphs. From projects in your zip code to an overview of national market trends, OpenPV holds the answer to so many solar questions.
Do you have a solar system or access to data on solar systems in your area? Add your own info and help NREL build this free national solar information center.
Vote Solar is a non-profit grassroots organization working to fight climate change and foster economic opportunity by bringing solar energy into the mainstream.
With summer upon us, now is the time for businesses to take steps to save energy before the temperature rises. Upgrading to high-efficiency cooling equipment and lighting are two ways businesses can use less energy and improve comfort this summer. Here are some specific tips to stay cool, save energy and keep energy costs under control. (more…)
We don’t think about energy until something goes wrong, and this week things went wrong on an historic level. As a result, the public and pundits are again focusing on the fragility of big electric grids.
Ten percent of the world’s population – more than 600 million people – lost their power in India on July (more…)