Combining science and business, green chemistry promises a new generation of safer substitutes for hazardous ingredients, renewable raw materials for everyday products.
EPA Accepting Nominations for 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
As previously reported in the BRAG Biobased and Renewable Products Update of October 21, 2016, EPA announced that it has opened nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA). EPA’s strong support for the adoption of green chemistry has helped strengthen the development and commercialization of green chemistry products, leading to significant environmental benefits alongside economic benefits. Previous PGCCA winners annually eliminate 826 million pounds of hazardous chemicals...
Green Buildings: Economics and Policies
Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. Thus a growing array of building sector policies have been implemented in the United States and other countries aimed at energy efficienc...
The Benefits of Green Cleaning
Did you know that over 100 trillion bacterial cells consider your body their home? It’s true, and they outnumber your regular cells 10 to 1. These tiny guests live in your mouth, nose, and gut and they make up what is known as your microbiome – your highly personalized mini-ecosystem of both good and bad bacteria. The Antibacterial Craze We’ve become a nation obsessed with hand washing and sanitizing, hoping that all that scrubbing will keep us safe from colds, flu, and harmful bacteria. How...
Power Of Partnerships In Sports Greening
Professional and collegiate sports teams, and their leagues, develop vital partnerships to green their venues, operations and supply chain, while engaging fans to adopt sustainable behaviors. An overarching theme of the 2016 Green Sports Alliance Summit, June 28-30 in Houston, Texas, is The Power of Partnerships. “Throughout the program speakers will share how unique partnerships are helping amplify the sports greening movement across the globe and positioning the sports industry to make significant change...
Green Energy: The highlights of 2015 - 2015 was a banner year for green energy
No question, 2015 will be remembered as a banner year for clean energy in Canada. Perhaps surprisingly Alberta led the way as the new government there pledged to invest in clean energy. “Alberta is going to move away from coal and towards clean power,” said Premier Rachael Notley when, in November, she announced a sweeping plan to accelerate the phase out of coal electricity and replace two thirds of it with renewable energy by 2030. She also said Alberta will put a price on carbon pollution and...