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  • UBC `ecological footprint` creators honoured at Rio+20

    Two pioneering UBC researchers who developed the "ecological footprint" concept have won the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability, valued at nearly $645,000 CDN, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil. The award, one of the world's premier environmental prizes, recognizes William Rees, a professor emeritus at the UBC School of Community and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ecological Footprint highlights human pressures on biodiversity

    The concept of the Ecological Footprint can be used to illustrate the balance between the use of a natural resource or an ecological service and its availability. According to a new study, the Ecological Footprint could be valuable as an indicator to help track progress towards the goals of the Convention on Biological ...

  • Chemical footprint in development

    A measure of chemical footprint is being developed by researchers to assess the environmental impacts of the toxic chemicals released by the production and consumption of goods. The methodology, based on life cycle and risk assessment, is also designed to be linked to the resilience of ecosystems to chemical exposure. Environmental footprints, from carbon emissions to water use, are increasingly ...

  • Managing Ecological Investment Risk

    PORTLAND, Oregon, August 13, 2007 (ENS) - There is one complex term to describe our future: limited biocapacity. The Earth's limited biocapacity is the greatest challenge we face as investors and as humans. We are already facing it, but the severity of its effects depends on where you live and how much money you have. The planet provides some amazing ecosystem services for our ...

  • `My carbon footprint is smaller than yours ...`

    There is much debate about the measurements used to determine a firm"s ecological impacts. Some organizations focus on the measurement of their carbon footprint and how to offset it.For example, a manager who needs to fly three employees from Canada to New Zealand for a business trip could minimize their environmental impact by buying carbon offsetting. By simply visiting a carbon offset website ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Pulp and Paper Mills to Track Environmental Footprints

    OLYMPIA, Washington, August 8, 2007 (ENS) - How does a pulp and paper mill measure its impact on the surrounding community? And with a commitment to sustainable practices, can it improve its environmental, economic and social footprint over time? These are the questions the Washington Department of Ecology and Grays Harbor Paper, GHP, will explore under a new partnership ...

  • Groundwater footprint reveals unsustainable water consumption

    Reservoirs of water stored under the earth’s surface, otherwise known as groundwater, are a valuable resource. However, using a footprinting method, a new global study has indicated that about 1.7 billion people live in areas where groundwater is being used more quickly than it can be replenished. Groundwater supplies water to billions of people and is important for agricultural ...

  • World is facing an ecological ‘credit crunch’

    The world is heading for an ecological credit crunch as human demands on the world's natural resources reach nearly a third more than earth can sustain. That is the stark warning contained in the latest edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report, the leading statement of the planet’s health. It shows that species and wildlife continue to decline, and around 50 countries are slipping into a state of ...


    By WWF UK

  • ifu Hamburg calculates Carbon Footprint on behalf of EWE Energy

    Carbon Footprint calculation of a roof construction by German company Holzbau Janssen. According to the signs of the time the German company for woodwork "Janssen Holzbau GmbH" believes in the economic and ecologic advantages of sustainability. Thus, the carbon footprint of a roof construction has been calculated with the ...


    By ifu Hamburg GmbH

  • Columbia-PepsiCo Collaboration Creates Powerful Software Tool for Carbon Footprinting

    Researchers at Columbia University, working in collaboration with PepsiCo, have developed new software that can rapidly calculate the carbon footprints of thousands of products simultaneously. The methodology could greatly reduce the time and expense associated with carbon footprinting, helping companies accurately label products and design ways to reduce their environmental impacts. Up until ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Stylish bricks that can reduce the carbon footprint of the building industry

    Geo Brick Pty Ltd has created an innovative brick with exclusive natural pastel colours that reduces at least 3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (per 10,000 bricks) on every new home. “We want to make a significant contribution to a more sustainable future, and provide Australian suburbs and townscapes with attractive dwellings which blend naturally and beautifully with our natural ...


    By Geo Brick Pty Ltd

  • The Coca-Cola Company and the nature conservancy release water footprint report

    The Coca-Cola Company and The Nature Conservancy announced today the release of a water footprint report in conjunction with World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. The report, entitled "Product Water Footprint Assessments: Practical Application in Corporate Water Stewardship," examines three pilot studies that were conducted on Coca-Cola products and ingredients. A product water footprint is the ...

  • Reducing Energy’s Footprint: Restoring land after coal, oil, & gas development

    At an educational Congressional briefing on September 12, two expert panelists will discuss the process of restoring land that has been used in energy development to beneficial uses. Since 2010, the United States has been the second largest energy consumer in terms of total use, surpassed only by China. While the development of renewable energy sources is making significant progress, fossil fuels ...

  • Paragon Communications Escalates Environmental Leadership by Disclosing Plastic Footprint

    Paragon Communications, Inc., one of the nation’s largest remanufacturers of enterprise and consumer electronics, has partnered with the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) to track and improve its plastic waste stream. Building on a foundation of environmental stewardship as a telecommunications and electronics recycler, PARAGON ...


    By PRWeb

  • The Coca-Cola Company and The Nature Conservancy Release Water Footprint Report

    Organizations partner to advance water footprint methodology and analyze the impacts of water use as part of their commitment to global water stewardship. ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Company and The Nature Conservancy announced today the release of a water footprint report in conjunction with World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. The report, entitled “Product Water Footprint Assessments: ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Ecological Overshoot Day: pressure on our planet

    It's the perfect storm – Financial markets are falling, our economy is slipping into a recession, according to a report from the Global Footprint Network, of which WWF is a member, we are going into 'debt' when it comes to our ecological resources as well. The annual Ecological Overshoot day shows the point at which we use more of the planet's resource that it can replenish. And because of our ...


    By WWF UK

  • Global Ecology Updates Stockholders on Thermal Solar Energy Project in India

    Peter Ubaldi, President & CEO of Global Ecology Corporation (OTCQB: GLEC), today issued the following letter to the company's stockholders and the investment community. "On Friday March 4, 2011, we announced the signing of a Letter of Intent with Esoft Informatics Pvt, Ltd, of Noida, India. The purpose of this agreement is to establish certain parameters for a business venture which will be a ...


    By Marketwire

  • EnSave, Inc. and Ecology and Environment, Inc. Launch Farm Energy Management Service

    EnSave, Inc. (EnSave) and Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI) are partnering to launch a new service for farmers: the Landscape Agricultural Energy Management Plan (Landscape AgEMP). The Landscape AgEMP is an audit of energy uses on farm landscapes such as tillage, harvesting, and waste management. The audits quantify current farm energy use and provide specific, ...

  • North America`s Largest Cleantech Public Relations Firm, Antenna Group, Expands Footprint to UK and EU

       SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that expands its presence and capabilities to the European market, Antenna Group, Inc., North America's largest public relations firm dedicated to clean and renewable energy technologies, announced it has ...


    By Antenna Group

  • US Ecology, Inc. to Purchase Waste Treatment and Storage Facility

    US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) ("the Company") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement ("Agreement") with PVS Chemicals, Inc. to acquire the stock of its wholly owned subsidiary Dynecol, Inc. ("Dynecol"). Dynecol owns and operates a permitted Treatment, Storage and Disposal facility ("the Facility") located in Detroit, Michigan. The facility, which has been in operation ...


    By US Ecology, Inc.

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