Tag Archive | U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce
California’s lawmakers approved Assembly Bill 1532 on May 29th, known as the Cap and Trade program. The bill imposes strict emission limits on companies and power plants that release huge volumes of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. Regulatory mandates, along with economic incentives, form a kind of carrot-and-stick policy.
“We have the most oil in the United States we’ve had since the 1990s. Europe’s supplies are overwhelming. You’ve got OPEC producing the most oil they have in over 30 years.”
The New York Times reported in April of 2011 that ‘Green’ household products had lost significant market share from 2006 to 2011, as consumers returned to purchasing less expensive name brands for bathroom cleaners, bleach, detergents, and soap. In a tough economy, environmentally benign alternatives to toxic name brands continue to face tough competition.
Marketplace BBC World Service recently reported that big U.K. chains such as Walmart and Tesco are now actively running some of their stores on electricity converted from leftover foods.
Fish heads, old lamb chops, stale sandwiches, and chicken fat represent just a few of the food waste products whose biogas can be burned to create electricity.
U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce is genuinely excited about World Oceans Day. Sure, as Homo sapiens we spend most of our lives as landlubbers. However, our fates and fortunes are inextricably linked to a healthy ocean, which fills our dinner plates and enriches our economies. While June 8th arrives but once a year, efforts to […]
EWG’s Hall of Shame serves as an excellent guide for eco-conscious consumers who prefer to buy nontoxic household cleaners that will not jeopardize our health or contaminate our ecology.