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Bloomberg Adds Water to its ESG Service Offering

A recent post by guest contributer, Julie Urlaub, discussed the rising importance of water as a sustainability issue.  In it, Urlaub states, “clean, fresh, and ‘usable’ water is no longer just an issue for developing countries.  It has become a global social and business sustainability issue.”  This fact is more evident by Bloomberg’s recent announcement […]

November 16th

Water Creeping to the Top of the Sustainability List

In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, discusses the challenges of managing our world’s water resources. by Julie Urlaub “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink”. Taken from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, the author describes a man dying of thirst surrounded by […]

November 9th

Be Truly You… Fall In Love With Your Tap Water

Yes, today is Blog Action Day 2010, and more than 5000 blogs from around the globe are discussing an important topic – water. So I was thinking how could we possible cover the issue of water without including the educational video The Story of Bottled Water created by the fine folks who blew-up the sustainability […]

October 15th

Vigilant Futures Is Officially a Plastic Bottle-Free Zone

In honor of Blog Action Day 2010, it’s inspiring to see a company ditching its plastic water bottles. Below is a post from a Vigilant Futures’ employee. Kudos to Vigilant Futures! by Adelaide Z According to Water.org nearly 1 billion people don’t have access to clean drinking water. Despite our access to free, clean drinking […]

October 15th

Preserving Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers: Water Matters!

As part of Blog Action Day 2010, I felt compelled to write about a subject near and dear to my heart:  Pittsburgh’s three rivers.  This summer Pittsburgh served as the host city for the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) World Environment Day.  UNEP bestowed this honor on Pittsburgh for its story of transformation and its commitment […]

October 15th

Halosource Raises $80 Million and Expanding Clean Water Services

Today is Blog Action Day, and Halosource is one company taking action to bring clean drinking water to developing countries around the world. Founded in 2002 in Seattle, Halosource has grown by focusing on providing their clean water technologies to emerging markets. In 2006, Halosource partnered with a domestic water purifying company in India. Two […]

October 15th

Surfers Bringing Clean Drinking Water to the World

This summer California was home to the world’s biggest surfing event, the Hurley U.S. Open in Huntington Beach. The week long event hosted 400 surfers from around the globe and drew an enormous crowd that totaled close to half a million by the last day. Surfing is the main even but fans were able to […]

October 5th

Sustainable Urban Living- Desert Style

Smack dab on the front page of the Sunday New York Times yesterday was some positive news out of the Middle East. Seems architect Norman Foster of firm Foster and Partners has, along with the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), developed a fully sustainable city called Masdar. While it seems like a bit […]

September 27th

Shareowner Resolutions and a New EPA Study on Hydraulic Fracturing

SocialFunds.com reports today that the EPA will revisit the issue of hydraulic fracturing announcing that the EPA will conduct a new scientific study of the effects of the practice.  This is an acknowledgement on the EPA’s part of increased public concerns about the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water supplies.  Investors show concern also by filing shareholder resolutions […]

September 15th

Are Voluntary Disclosures Enough for Marcellus Shale?

Range Resources submitted its first voluntary disclosures form of Marcellus Shale hydraulic fracturing to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on August 12, but is this enough to ensure responsible development of this natural gas source and protect PA’s water supply? The Marcellus Shale is a Middle Devonian-age black, low density, carbonaceous (organic rich) […]

September 6th

Green ways to keep Lake Tahoe Blue

If you have never had the chance to visit Lake Tahoe, please add it to your top 10 of U.S. sites that are a must see.  Lucky to have had a reason to visit this summer, I was shocked by just how blue Lake Tahoe really is!  But as it turns out, it’s not as […]

August 27th

What Coca-Cola Can Do to Your Brand

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the minority stake that Coca-Cola had taken in Honest Tea. As a follow up to a New York Times small business case study, the article looked at how a small business built on specific social and environmental standards would fair with investment from a large beverage […]

August 13th