Building a Sustainable, Responsible Twenty-First Century Economy
How Your Company Can Join the Movement of Using Business as a Force for Good
In order to transition to a more sustainable society, it is imperative for our economy to evolve. Even the best-intentioned of government regulations cannot force this change to occur, […]
At WeWork’s co-working office facilities, you will find foosball and pool tables, but you won’t find any red meat, pork or poultry as the company tries to reduce its environmental impact. Credit: Yusuke Kawasaki, FlickrCC.
Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss (EarthTalk®)
Many companies “talk the talk” when it comes to going green […]
Back Pocket – Image:Wikimedia.org
By Jessie Haas
Levi’s is cutting carbon emissions, with a goal of using 100% renewable energy in its own facilities by 2025. They plan to cut emissions in those facilities by 90%, compared to 2016 figures, and to cut emissions in their supply chain by 40%.
Celebrating 100 Years with Anniversary Ale, Yankee Cooking, and Ice Cream
A commemorative book by Brian and Karen Zecchinelli, Southwestern Publishing Group, Inc., 64 pages, $14.95
Book Review by N.R.Mallery
Green Energy Times (G.E.T.) first learned of the Wayside Restaurant when I received a call from the owners, Brian and Karen Zecchinelli, requesting copies of […]
Flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Image: nbcnews.com.
By Kenan Sahin
Climate change is often seen as synonymous with global warming, a misperception deriving from the historical mislabeling of the phenomenon.
Certainly, “warming” is part of it, but the real danger is the increasing variations or the greater-than-normal fluctuations in all aspects of climate: temperature; humidity; […]
Fracking in Pennsylvania. Photo: Ruhrfisch, GFDL, CC-BY-CC.
By George Harvey
On May 23, the price of General Electric (GE) stock fell steeply. This happened because GE announced that its power division is not making money. The power division makes steam and gas turbines for fossil fuel and nuclear plants, but it does […]
Mechanical and Biological Paths
Our recent business-friendly Trump tax cut extravaganza now makes capturing carbon emissions from fossil fuels probably economical by paying $30 dollars a ton for carbon capture and storage. Compared to pollution and ecocide-as-usual this may be a good idea, as suggested by MIT Technology Review on […]
By Barbara Whitchurch
What is the 2030 Challenge (also known as the 2030 District Movement)? Well, the premise is actually quite simple. Buildings account for over 40% of the CO2 emissions and over 45% of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) created in the U.S. each year. (Urban environments emit 75% of GHGs globally.) Therefore, improving the […]
Accel-VT to Graduate First Climate Economy Business Cohort
Eight climate change innovation entrepreneurs participate in business accelerator to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric grid while honing business models for success in the marketplace
Accel-VT cohort convene at Burlington Electric Department to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric […]
GMP and Customers Exceed 2017 Carbon Reduction Goals
Green Mountain Power (GMP) has set an ambitious goal for carbon reduction in 2018 and beyond. The goal is to partner with Vermont customers to drive down costs and eliminate more than 8,000 metric tons of carbon emissions per year using clean energy for the next two […]