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  • Health Care Savings Will More Than Cover the Cost of Reducing Emissions

    1 September 2014, 5:00 am by: RP Siegel

    A cost-benefit study conducted by a team of MIT researchers and published in the journal Nature Climate Change looked at three different climate intervention scenarios, taking into account the health care cost savings. What they saw was that in one scenario,…
  • Survey: Furniture Companies Dropping Flame Retardants

    1 September 2014, 5:00 am by: Jan Lee

    It's been a good month for sustainable furniture advocates in California. The state's recent update of TB 117, which in effect allows furniture manufacturers to drop flame retardants from their product ingredients, is having a noticeable effect on the…
  • 3p Weekend: 6 Ways Eco-Labels Can Help Us Stay Sustainable

    29 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Mary Mazzoni

    Eco-labels may not sound like the most exciting topic at first. But when you look a bit more closely, it's easy to see that labels and certifications are the backbone of any sustainability claim, whether it's a product or practice. Of course, navigating the…
  • Sustainable Palm Oil Sales Surge as Demand Meets Supply

    29 August 2014, 6:00 am by: Leon Kaye

    Last week the RSPO announced that the sales of sustainable palm oil are surging as demand outpaces supply for the first time ever.
  • Founder of Lonely Planet on Heritage Preservation

    29 August 2014, 5:00 am by: Andrea Newell

    Heritage conservation not only preserves historical record, it can open up a previously difficult-to-visit location to travelers and give them a whole new view of the region and its culture, while spurring tourism and economic enrichment in nearby communities.
  • Climate Denial Smokescreen Now Extends to South Asian Food Challenges

    29 August 2014, 5:00 am by: RP Siegel

    Numerous international aid agencies, as well as ratings services like Standard & Poors, have stated that the areas of South Asia and Southeast Asia are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of global warming. Yet a recent article assures its readers that…
  • How Information Technology Can Help Bridge Gaps in Education

    29 August 2014, 4:30 am by: 3p Contributor

    Fernando Botelho and his organization, F123 have developed low-cost open-source assistive technology for the blind. His initiative is one example of how information and communication technology can help bridge gaps in education.
  • Nestle’s New Animal Welfare Commitments

    29 August 2014, 4:30 am by: Gina-Marie Cheeseman

    Nestle, the global food giant known for its Nestle Crunch Bars, announced its animal welfare program that will eliminate some common but cruel practices from its global food supply chain.Those cruel practices include confining sows in gestation crates, calves…
  • Beat the Job-Hunting Blues with an Updated Search Strategy

    29 August 2014, 4:00 am by: 3p Contributor

    If you want to stay ahead of the game and find the best sustainability jobs, learn what recruiters are thinking, what they're looking for, and where.
  • Six Tips for Improving Your Rank as a Green School

    29 August 2014, 3:30 am by: Deborah Fleischer

    Sierra Club’s Annual Cool Schools rankings are out. And the winner is … the University of California, Irvine. Congratulations, Anteaters! After assessing the methodology and rankings of the top winners, compared to the others, I offer the following six…
  • Small Business Survival: The Real Risks with Viral Success

    28 August 2014, 6:00 am by: Jan Lee

    We're in the age of the disruptive sharing economy startup, when viral success may seem like it's just around the corner. But the realities of small business longevity, says Norton's VP of Product Management, are also predicated on smart business management…
  • Towards a Greener Beer: Craft Brewer Rolls Out the Evercan

    28 August 2014, 5:30 am by: Michael Kourabas

    Last week, in partnership with aluminum manufacturer, Novelis, Red Hare Brewing Co. began packaging its beer in a can made of 90 percent recycled aluminum.
  • EV Drive: Behind the Wheel of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

    28 August 2014, 5:00 am by: Mary Mazzoni

    As the morning sun basked across the Virginia countryside, I couldn't wait to hit the road. Read on for an up-close look at the e-Golf, which is set to hit the market in November.
  • On the EDGE: Gender Equality Certification

    28 August 2014, 5:00 am by: Leon Kaye

    Switzerland-based EDGE is banking its gender equality certification will resonate with businesses and consumers. Can it catch on?

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