Sowing The Seeds Of Sustainable Foods

Sustainability has become firmly planted in the food sector, as noted in the State of Green Business report. TIME even conjectured that the food movement stands to drive wider environmentalism. Consumers are increasingly demanding edibles that are better for people and planet, traceable and transparent in their production, likely due to mounting recalls and exposes on the…

Details

Solving the Green Building Policy Puzzle

Welcome to another extremely busy season for state legislative activity. If you haven’t started paying attention, the action in most states is in high gear, as most state legislatures meet in the first quarter of the year. Some states are even finishing their 2011 sessions and are already closing their doors until next time around.…

Details

The Greening of Professional Sports

You’re looking above at AT&T Park, where the World Series champion San Francisco Giants play. It’s one of the greenest stadiums in the country, writes Amanda Little in Forbes: “[The Giants’] stadium, AT&T Park, which accommodates about 45,000 fans, runs its scoreboard on solar power, recycles and composts nearly 50 percent of its waste, sources eco-friendly…

Details

Red Robin Slices Energy Costs With LED Retrofits

Three years ago, lighting manufacturer Eco-story supplied corporate Red Robin restaurants with 10,000 LED lamps, enabling the company to save $600,000 in electricity costs a year. This past February, the Ansara Restaurant Group Inc., a Red Robin franchisee, worked with Eco-story to install 3,500 LED lamps in its 22 restaurants and now expects to save more than $117,000…

Details

Breakthrough in Biofuels from UCLA Research Team

Researchers in the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) celebrated another advance in the next generation of biofuels: using bacteria to covert plant matter into isobutanol to be used in car engines at a higher grade than ethanol or alcohol. Under James Liao of UCLA, isobutanol has been produced directly from cellulose for the…

Details