Green & Clean in 2013: Six Top Environmental Stories of the Year

Many excellent articles from reputable environmental news sources have been published recently rounding up and summarizing the top green stories and trends of 2013.  Here's a look at some of our favorites: 1. A Year in CSR: The Top 10 Trends of 2013 Triple Pundit Alison DaSilva From the massive Bangladesh fire and factory collapse, to the horse meat scandal and ongoing international natural disasters, 2013 was a year of new issues, challenges and opportunities within CSR. Companies and consumers alike were bold, even brazen, in their approaches to accelerating positive change. This year was marked by continued digital innovation, audacious goals, new industry support and unexpected partnerships. 2. 13 for 13: The Stories that Defined California Environmental Leadership Environmental Defense Fund By Derek Walker There is never a dull moment on the California environmental policy scene, and 2013 was particularly action-packed.  Everywhere you turn there se…
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Apple sidesteps a recall and stays green

Last Friday Apple CEO Steve Jobs stepped in front of the world to address the widespread iPhone 4 antenna issues that effectively made the smartphone lose reception when a user engaged in the "iPhone death grip." He addressed his wide consumer saying, "You know, we're not perfect. We know that, you know that. And phones aren't perfect either." Most iPhone 4 owners claimed they didn't experience these problems but once notorious tech media writers got a hold of Jobs acknowledging the claims, word spread like wildfire. (more…)
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Sustainability Pays: IBM Saves Money by Conserving Energy

From Environmental Leader IBM CR Report: Energy Conservation Cuts Energy Costs by $26.8M IBM’s energy conservation program saved the company $26.8 million and prevented more than 142,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions in 2009, according to the company’s 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report. IBM’s report provides an overview of four key areas: energy conservation and climate protection, process stewardship, product stewardship and supply chain management. Here are the highlights. In 2009, IBM’s energy conservation initiatives delivered savings equal to 5.4 percent of its total energy use, which exceeded the corporate goal of 3.5 percent. These projects saved more than 246,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity and more than 410,000 million BTUs of fuel oil, cutting nearly $27 million in energy costs. IBM has saved 5.1 billion kWh of electricity, which also prevented 3.4 million metric tons of CO2 emissions between 1990 and 2009. As part of its effort, IBM is le…
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