Concrete is the most widely used building material for residential and commercial buildings. From its humble origins in Roman times, this mixture of Portland cement, aggregate, water, and chemical additives is now a $35 billion industry in the US alone, employing over two million workers. However, when it comes to (more…)
Hertz is turning over a new Leaf (or ten, to be exact) by expanding its rental fleet in San Francisco to include electric vehicles (EVs) from Nissan. The rental agency is adding ten of the cars to its fleet and has introduced an electric car sharing service that can take some of the hassle out of renting a car. (more…)
An international initiative this fall will encourage hundreds of organizations to assess their use and recycling of plastics in a push to call more attention to the vast amounts of plastic waste entering the environment.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has just approved the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, a 550-megawatt (MW) solar power project to be built in the California desert east of Palm Springs. The solar-photovoltaic facility will create more than 630 jobs at peak construction and infuse an estimated $336 million (more…)
Dell is a multinational American-based company dealing with information technology. Dell manufactures sells and supports computers and electronic-related services and products. According to Fortune 500, Dell is ranked as number 41 in largest technological corporations around the world. Dell is committed to (more…)
Motorola Solutions is a multinational telecommunications company based out of Schaumburg, Illinois. In January of 2011, Motorola, Inc. was split into two companies: Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions. Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication products and services for enterprise and government customers. Like many (more…)
Europe has set a bold target for itself, reducing its total carbon emissions by 20% by 2020 against 1990 levels. It is an ambitious goal, no doubt, but one that is certainly attainable at the rate the continent is going. Just last year, statistics showed that Europe’s emissions had already fallen by 8 percent. Taken as (more…)
As rosy fingered dawn touched Pasadena and extended into Santa Monica yesterday morning, we confirmed that the storm had indeed passed: Carmageddon is over.
A brief primer for those not versed in this L.A.-centric version of the apocalypse: about 10 miles of (more…)
Cisco Systems is a multinational corporation based in the United States. Cisco Systems designs, manufactures, and sells consumer electronics and voice, communications, and networking services and technologies. The headquarters of Cisco Systems is in San Jose, California. Cisco Systems is often cited (more…)
Small businesses may not have the funds to go green or even implement a comprehensive corporate sustainability plan but that doesn’t mean that resources and measures aren’t available to help the business and employees embrace business sustainability.
As it is, today’s companies face greater pressure (more…)