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Greenbuild 2012 Report: Healthcare

Greenbuild 2012 Report: Healthcare | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Healthcare construction has slowed a bit in the last few years, but it remains a critically important sector for many AEC firms.
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Unilever's New Challenge: Making it Fun to Cut Food Waste

Unilever's New Challenge: Making it Fun to Cut Food Waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Unilever UK & Ireland is launching a consumer-centric project, entitled the Sustain Ability Challenge.
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Banned PCBs Tied to Lower Fertility

Banned PCBs Tied to Lower Fertility | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Couples with higher levels of certain mostly banned chemicals such as PCBs in their blood took longer to get pregnant than couples with lower levels, according to a National Institutes of Health study.
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H&M Leads in Organic Cotton Purchasing

H&M Leads in Organic Cotton Purchasing | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
H&M is the top user of organic cotton in the world for the second consecutive year, according to Textile Exchange's latest Global Sustainable Textiles Market Report.
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Did Monsanto Trick California Voters?

Did Monsanto Trick California Voters? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
CA could have been the first state in the nation to mandate the labeling of GM foods. But the junk food and pesticide companies want to keep us in the dark.
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Chrysler Building | Leed | Gold

Chrysler Building | Leed | Gold | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Chrysler Building, owned by Tishman Speyer Properties, has received a LEED gold certification for the 1.2 million-square-foot office tower.
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Artist to Transform a Los Angeles Billboard into a Floating Forest

Artist to Transform a Los Angeles Billboard into a Floating Forest | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A bamboo cloud forest will sprout over a Los Angeles freeway. And soon grow over your city too.
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Obama to continue efforts to curb greenhouse gases, push energy efficiency

Obama to continue efforts to curb greenhouse gases, push energy efficiency | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Facing political constraints, the president is likely to deliver some, but not all, of environmentalists’ priorities.
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Keeping cool: Supermarkets reduce emissions from refrigerators

Keeping cool: Supermarkets reduce emissions from refrigerators | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Most supermarkets' refrigeration systems leak greenhouse gases into the air. Now some big companies, including Target and SuperValu, are partnering with the EPA to fix those leaks.
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World's Largest Community-Owned Solar Project Launches in England

World's Largest Community-Owned Solar Project Launches in England | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Imagine 5MW of community-owned solar generating clean, renewable energy. Now imagine it in rainy old England...
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12 Ways to Help Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

12 Ways to Help Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
How to volunteer, where to donate, and more handy post-Hurricane Sandy info.
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Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Holiday Skin Savers! - EcoPlum!

Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Holiday Skin Savers! - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Temperatures have dipped and the heat is on to keep skin soft and supple at a time when it’s prone to drying and cracking. When skin loses moisture, dull cells can build up on the surface—and there goes your glow!
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Fewer Than 100 Red Wolves Exist, and Now They're Being Killed

Fewer Than 100 Red Wolves Exist, and Now They're Being Killed | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Another federally protected red wolf was found shot dead and was the third to be killed since a new law that allows hunters to shoot coyotes at night went into effect in August.
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Virgin Atlantic Saves 92,000 Tons Carbon

Virgin Atlantic Saves 92,000 Tons Carbon | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic new software program allows the company to accurately monitor and review its fuel use. It will save the company an estimated £20 million and 92,000 tons of carbon a year.
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"Meatless Mondays" Endorsed by City of LA

"Meatless Mondays" Endorsed by City of LA | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With a council resolution approved Friday, Los Angeles became the biggest city to endorse the "Meatless Monday" movement to reduce meat consumption for health and environmental reasons.
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Greenpeace's Rolling Sunlight is a Mobile Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims | Inhabitat New York City

Rolling Sunlight is a mobile, solar power array strapped to a truck that Greenpeace built over 10 years ago, and it is rolling through the streets of Rockaway this week.
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Behind the New Green Product Line at Walgreens

Behind the New Green Product Line at Walgreens | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This week Walgreens announced the launch of its own line of “green” household products, including baby care products and energy-efficient light bulbs.
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Could These Giant Plugs Have Prevented NYC Subways from Flooding During Hurricane Sandy? | Inhabitat New York City

Could These Giant Plugs Have Prevented NYC Subways from Flooding During Hurricane Sandy? | Inhabitat New York City | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Could these giant plugs have prevented NYC subways from flooding during Hurricane Sandy?
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What is Killing the Dead Sea?

What is Killing the Dead Sea? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Dead Sea, instantly recognizable in conversation for its Biblical ties, is shrinking--and and at a record rate.
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Hilton Worldwide Launches Mattress Recycling Program

Hilton Worldwide Launches Mattress Recycling Program | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Hilton Worldwide recently announced a new mattress recycling program. The program, which will be in all of its brands in the U.S., will recycle approximately 85 percent of its hotels' mattresses and box springs.
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How Robots Are Making Solar Power Cheaper - Forbes

Solar panels have gotten so cheap that installers are
seeking new ways to push down the cost per clean
kilowatt. One answer: Get rid of the humans.
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San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020

San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77 percent of its waste away from landfills and incinerators. It is on track to meet its goal of zero waste by 2020.
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Mr. President: 5 Ways to Salvage Your Environmental Legacy (and Our Future)

Mr. President: 5 Ways to Salvage Your Environmental Legacy (and Our Future) | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
When it came to tackling the most important environmental issues of our age, President Obama's first term was a disappointment. He has a chance to salvage his legacy (and ours) in his second term.
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