“Don’t mention global warming,” warned Nancy Jackson, chairwoman of the Climate and Energy Project, a small nonprofit group that aims to get people to rein in the fossil fuel emissions that contribute to climate change. “And don’t mention Al Gore. People out here just hate him.”
Saving energy, though, is another matter.
The Savannah Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will present a LEED® Gold Certification plaque to the Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center (MCSRIC) at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography on Tuesday, October 19, at 6 p.m.
Completed in mid-2009, the MCSRIC research and laboratory building was designed from the outset to be environmentally friendly.
Green rankings in the U.S. don’t tell the full story about the places where the human footprint is lightest. If you really want the best environmental model, you need to look at the nation’s biggest — and greenest — metropolis: New York City.
Sustainability is hardly a trend. It's more of a movement - and it's happening from within. In a time of slow growth, builders are shifting from fast and cheap to the affordable sustainable model. It hasn't exactly galvanized a non-start sector, but construction work, like construction materials may improve as a result of sustainability standards. When building come back, it will come back stronger.
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Thank you for being part of this important time in the history of the environmental movement, the building industry and our nation’s economic recovery. In March 2000, when the LEED green building rating system was launched, it was with hope that we were about to change the face of the building industry — and, of course, with a little uncertainty about just what we’d be able to achieve. That first year, eight projects registered with LEED and three achieved certification.
Natural and organic grocer Whole Foods has announced a new wine cork recycling program at all 292 of its retail stores in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Whole Foods Market is partnering with Cork ReHarvest to help collect and recycle some of the 13 billion natural corks that are produced each year. "We often forget that cork is a renewable, recyclable material that does not belong in landfills," said Erez Klein, wine and beer buyer for Whole Foods Market´s Pacific Northwest Region. "Cork ReHarvest allows us to help sustain cork forests, a critically important resource for our planet, and to do so with near effortless local community action.
On Nov. 2, an amendment to the Georgia constitution is on the ballot. The wording is misleading, "to make Georgia more economically competitive by authorizing legislation to uphold reasonable competitive agreements." Doesn't that make you think to increase competition? Wrong!
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