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USGBC Wins Environmental Award From United Nations

The US Green Building Council has won the United Nations’ top environmental award, the Champions of the Earth award for Entrepreneurial Vision.  The award is usually given to an individual, but the organization is being specially honored for its “outstanding contribution to sustainable building through its LEED green building rating system.”   Champions of the […]

December 4th

World e-Waste Map Released

E-waste and managing its disposal in a safe way is a worldwide problem that won’t go away, especially as population numbers continue to grow. This e-waste map will assist individuals in understanding the scope of this danger. Annual world volume of end-of-life electronics expected to jump one-third to 65.4 million tonnes by 2017; New report […]

December 16th

Solar-Powered Convention Centre To Offset Carbon Emissions At Doha Climate Change Conference

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November 19th