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Greenfundraiserstore.com launches Nice Bucket Battery Challenge

| Waste

Greenfundraiserstore.com, Oxford, Mich., is launching the Nice Bucket Battery Challenge, a battery-recycling campaign to be held throughout the month of October in metropolitan Detroit and beyond. The campaign is a nod to the success of the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge. Don Sherman, president of Greenfundraiserstore.com, wants to see thousands … Continue reading

GreenWood Resources receives FSC certification for HQ expansion

| Energy Efficiency

GreenWood Resources (GWR), Emeryville, Calif., has received the seventh U.S.-based Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) project certification for its headquarters office expansion, assessed by third-party auditor, SCS Global Services (SCS). All of the timber and wood products used in this project have earned FSC certification. At least 50 percent of the … Continue reading

GEA Geothermal Energy Expo 2014

| Renewable Energy

Portland, Ore. will host the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo 2014. The Expo will be co-held with the GRC Annual Meeting. The event will include technical, policy, and market conference sessions; educational seminars; tours of local geothermal and renewable energy projects; and networking opportunities. The Expo floor provides businesses the opportunity to … Continue reading

Manufacturers crowd 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

| Energy Efficiency

S&P Dow Jones Indices, New York, and RobecoSAM AG, Zurich, have announced the results of the 15th annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review. Manufacturers included on the list are 3M Co., Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie Inc., Agilent Technologies Inc., Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Alcoa Inc., Amgen Inc., Ball Corp., … Continue reading

DOE report issued on potential U.S. offshore wind energy capacity

| Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has issued a report prepared by Navigant Consortium entitled “Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis: 2014 Annual Market Assessment.” The 183-page report discusses the almost 4,900 MW of potential offshore wind energy capacity for the U.S. … Continue reading

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