In 2010, Syracuse, New York’s Cleantech Center was listed as one of the top ten cleantech clusters around the world. The center of upstate New York, Syracuse has been looked at as a leader in clean technologies for the entire New York State. Syracuse fosters innovation, research, development, and implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency (more…)
Google does lots of cool stuff with new and emerging clean technologies. Apparently, it just comes natural.
In the past we’ve reported about Google’s investment in human-powered transportation and the newest toy on their HQ campus, a prototype wireless electric car charger. And although they like to play (more…)
Australian Paul Gilding straddles the NGO and the corporate worlds. A former international head of Greenpeace, he subsequently moved into consultancy with global corporations and others on the transition to sustainability. Transition can sound a comfortingly gradual process, but that’s far from the case with the transition (more…)
New Jersey’s universities have been making significant strides to become greener facilities, and Kean University (Kean) prides itself on being at the forefront of that effort. Kean has signed an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enhance sustainable environmental practices at the school. As part of the agreement, Kean has pledged to reduce (more…)
In the last 15 years, Munich, the Bavarian capital of Germany, has managed to decrease its total residual waste volume, to 500,000 tons from 1.2 million tons. The goal of the city is to supply all private households with 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2015. Munich has been named Germany’s “Energy Saving Municipality” and the steps that it has taken (more…)
Some people claim that women tend to be greener than men when it comes to everyday actions we can take to mitigate our impact on the planet. For example, women are more likely to be vegetarian (60 per cent more) than men; they’re also more consistent with their recycling.
The fact is that in the U.S. women control 85 per cent of all purchasing decisions, which means it’s in their (more…)
A coalition of prominent clothing manufacturers, retailers, and environmental groups is creating a database to measure the environmental impacts of apparel production, with the goal of enabling shoppers to judge the sustainability of their favorite brands.
For decades, it has been clear that sustainability is necessary to ensure the Earth’s survival. Now the green imperative has expanded from environmental activists to boardroom executives. The business community is confronting both a call to action and stark ultimatum: embrace sustainability or risk becoming obsolete. (more…)
Qatar, even though the largest global producer of gas, understands and values the importance of clean technologies, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Middle Eastern country has been taking many necessary strides to become a major cleantech player, including increasing its cleantech research, development, and projects, and hosting (more…)