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Research Shows That LEED-Certified Bank Branches Have Greater Revenues

Research Shows That LEED-Certified Bank Branches Have Greater Revenues | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A study of 562 PNC branches was looking to see if the business performance of LEED certified workplaces exceeds that of non-LEED certified workplaces. The answer was a resounding yes!
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Was Deadly Quake Caused By Humans?

Was Deadly Quake Caused By Humans? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
MADRID (AP) — Farmers drilling ever deeper wells over decades to water their crops likely contributed to a deadly earthquake in southern Spain last year, a new study suggests.
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Killington Resort Gondola Now Powered by Cow Manure

Killington Resort Gondola Now Powered by Cow Manure | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Killington's K-1 Express Gondola will get its electricity from Green Mountain Power's Cow Power program this winter.
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Mapping the Potential for Solar Power On Every Roof

Mapping the Potential for Solar Power On Every Roof | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Nearly every square meter of rooftop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has now been evaluated for its suitability to host solar panels.
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Carbon Tax Australia Commences: All Emissions Are Not Local

Carbon Tax Australia Commences: All Emissions Are Not Local | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Australia's Carbon Trading Scheme just issued credits. As they chart a new energy policy, the Aussies are looking to the EU and changing farm policy.
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Virtual energy storage: Using buildings as batteries

Virtual energy storage: Using buildings as batteries | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
How to save tens of billions of dollars, create a catalyst for the renewable energy industry, improve utility profitability, strengthen security and slow global climate change.
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Meat-Free Product Sales Are Rising as Meat Consumption Falls

Meat-Free Product Sales Are Rising as Meat Consumption Falls | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There’s one area that’s gaining traction by the day: meat reduction. Some savvy businesses have noticed a decreasing demand for meat and are creating new products to meet every meat-free need.
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Regulator Cites TransCanada

Regulator Cites TransCanada | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Canada's main energy regulator cited a unit of TransCanada for allegedly failing to comply with pipeline-safety regulations.
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Did EPEAT relax its standards for Apple's MacBook Pro?

Did EPEAT relax its standards for Apple's MacBook Pro? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Critics allege that the green computer registry "caved in" to customer pressure, and shouldn't have given the latest version of the popular laptop its stamp of approval.
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Billionaire Plans to Turn Hawaiian Island Into a Solar-Powered "Eco Lab"

Billionaire Plans to Turn Hawaiian Island Into a Solar-Powered "Eco Lab" | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison bought nearly the entire island of Lanai for $500 million. Now, he says he's going to turn it into a sustainable paradise filled with electric cars, organic farms, and solar power.
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Can Facebook activate a billion consumers to be green?

Can Facebook activate a billion consumers to be green? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's an unprecedented opportunity.What issues would you choose? What messages would you impart? How would you leverage the opportunity to affect behavior change at scale?
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Renewables, Efficiency Could Easily Replace Indian Point's Nuclear Power: Report

Renewables, Efficiency Could Easily Replace Indian Point's Nuclear Power: Report | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As New York's aging Indian Point nuclear power plant comes up for relicensing, a new report shows that its electricity simply isn't needed.
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Costa Rica Fully Bans Shark Fin Trade

Costa Rica Fully Bans Shark Fin Trade | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Though shark finning itself had already been banned, transportation and import of shark fins had not been.
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GE to set US record in 2012 for wind turbine installations - Wind - Renewable energy news - Recharge - wind, solar, biomass, wave/tidal/hydro and geothermal

GE to set US record in 2012 for wind turbine installations - Wind - Renewable energy news - Recharge - wind, solar, biomass, wave/tidal/hydro and geothermal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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GM Zero-Waste: Recycling Generates $1bn Annually

GM Zero-Waste: Recycling Generates $1bn Annually | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
GM recently announced that it is ramping up its zero waste goals and now generates $1 billion a year from the reuse and recycling of its byproducts.
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Cities can get greener by 2030 as new urban areas built

Cities can get greener by 2030 as new urban areas built | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
OSLO (Reuters) - The world's urban areas will more than double in size by 2030, presenting an opportunity to build greener and healthier cities, a U.N.
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Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Blush - EcoPlum!

Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Blush - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One day not too long ago, I looked in the mirror and noticed that my tanned, olive-toned skin seemed to turn a yellow/pale overnight. Time to look to natural makeup for the right type of blush!
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The Newest Waste-to-Energy Innovation: Repurposing Horse Manure

The Newest Waste-to-Energy Innovation: Repurposing Horse Manure | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Horse Poo Bank offers you an investment in the future, supporting clean solutions for the climate together with breakthrough technologies in modern energies, "green" chemicals and nutrients. All you need to do is invest in horse manure.
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David And Charles Koch Send Pro-Romney Mailing To 50,000 Employees

David And Charles Koch Send Pro-Romney Mailing To 50,000 Employees | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
David and Charles Koch are "attempting to control their workers' votes" by sending out pro-Romney informational packets and "stifling workplace political speech," In These Times reports.
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Walmart to Save $150 Million Thanks to Sustainability Programs

Walmart to Save $150 Million Thanks to Sustainability Programs | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Walmart announced last week it could save as much as $150 million during the company’s 2013 fiscal year due to several of its sustainability programs.
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Wastewater Treatment Plant to Produce Electricity From Fuel Cells

Wastewater Treatment Plant to Produce Electricity From Fuel Cells | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Working in conjunction with Anaergia Services, a division of Anaergia, provider of biogas production systems, and Fuel Cell Energy, makers of molten carbonate fuel cells, Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) implemented a 2.8 MW fuel cell solution...
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Designers, brands take steps toward sustainable fashion

Designers, brands take steps toward sustainable fashion | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Call it the H&M effect, or fast fashion. Americans are buying, and discarding, clothes more quickly than ever. On average, each of us throws 54 pounds of clothes and shoes into the trash each year.
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Oil-Rich Norway Doubles Its Carbon Tax on Oil Companies

Oil-Rich Norway Doubles Its Carbon Tax on Oil Companies | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There goes Scandinavia again, making the rest of the world look bad.
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Disney's radical new paper policy to have major impact

Disney's radical new paper policy to have major impact | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The company has pledged to reduce its overall paper use and increase its use of recycled paper.
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