Faith-Based Energy Efficiency Aids Climate & Poverty

Published on May 15th, 2015 | by

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Originally published on Helping the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized is a central tenet in the Christian gospel. The command to care for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40) has inspired organizations like Christian Aid to help the poor, Habitat for Humanity to provide shelter for the vulnerable, and World Vision to support children in need. And, in North Carolina’s […] read more

How CSR Brings Big Benefit to Small Business

Published on May 12th, 2015 | by

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a significant factor in customer relations, representing an excellent opportunity for small business to significantly engage public support. Redefining success in business, corporations creating value for society often benefit in ways that go well beyond the scope of tangible assets and annual profit. According to the 2013 Social Impact […] read more

Solar Lights Outshining Kerosene Lamps in Africa

Published on May 6th, 2015 | by

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Originally published on Using a unique business model to sell solar lights in rural African off-grid communities, SolarAid aims to eradicate the dangerous and toxic kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020. Working in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Uganda, the lives of over 10 million people in Africa are being improved through solar technology. […] read more

The Future of Solar Electricity: Grid-Connected vs Off-Grid

Published on April 27th, 2015 | by

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(Originally published on The future in which power company customers transitioning to solar electricity generation can choose to either maintain grid connection or cost-effectively generate off-grid has arrived. The implications of this reality, however, are only just beginning to dawn. Rising on the horizon of a new solar energy era, concerns for stranded assets […] read more

Enterprise CSR Initiative Marks 10th Year & 10 Million Trees

Published on April 23rd, 2015 | by

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With funding from Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, the Arbor Day Foundation is once again planting 1 million trees throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe this year. This is the tenth year in a row for Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) reforestation initiative, marking the tenth anniversary of its 50 Million Tree Pledge. One million […] read more

SunEdison Donates Solar Rooftop to Ramakrishna Mission

Published on April 20th, 2015 | by

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(Originally published on As part of its Social Innovations Roof Top Services mission to bring energy independence to 20 million people by 2020, SunEdison, Inc. is installing a 100 kilowatt (kW) solar rooftop system on the Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home in India. Enabling the approximately 700 students to gain energy independence, the new solar […] read more

Yingli Solar Profits Rise 53.4% in 2014, Ships Over 3.3 GW of PV

Published on April 13th, 2015 | by

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Generating revenue of RMB 12,927.4 million, or US$ 2,083.5 million, Chinese solar giant Yingli Green Energy recorded a gross profit of 53.4% for 2014. PV module shipments rose 17% in 2014, as the world’s leading supplier shipped a whopping 3.3 GW of PV modules to solar markets around the globe. To date, more than 40 […] read more

Help Wanted: Build the Best Green Jobs Site Ever

Published on April 6th, 2015 | by

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Help Build the Best Green Jobs Site EVER! Important Media, our parent company, is hosting an IndieGoGo campaign to crowdfund the best green jobs site ever. Sounds audacious, right? Perhaps a little self-important? But with our global network of clean tech, clean transportation, healthy food, and sustainable living websites, we are confident that we can build […] read more

Egypt’s Solar Industry at Forefront of Economic Renaissance

Published on March 31st, 2015 | by

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Capturing the headlines of the solar industry in the last several weeks, Egypt is attracting the attention of major international solar developers and investors. Following the recent Economic Development Conference held in March, many headlines have further underscored the reality of Egypt’s economic renaissance. Coupling this economic renaissance with the rise of Egypt’s New and […] read more

Sustain:Green Biodegradable Card Offers Carbon Offset Rewards

Published on March 30th, 2015 | by

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(Originally published on Many people find global warming an overwhelming issue, and have no idea how to contribute to a solution. But now, combating climate change can be as easy as a credit card purchase. Every time a Sustain:Green biodegradable card is used, a tangible contribution to the fight against global warming is made […] read more

The Invisible Hand (Never Picks Up the Check)

Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by

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Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you. You’re telling someone about some problem the world is facing, whether it’s global warming, animal cruelty in factory farms, sweatshop labor conditions, polluted rivers, e-waste, or some public health epidemic like diabetes, heart disease, cancer or obesity. In your mind, it’s clear as day: the cause […] read more

Google Funds Free EV Community Shuttles in Mountain View, CA

Published on February 19th, 2015 | by

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(Originally published on Four new 100% electric community shuttle buses have hit the road in the beautiful Silicon Valley city of Mountain View, California. The four electric shuttles are free to the public, thanks to Google, and are equipped with seating for 16 passengers, a wheelchair lift, space for two wheelchairs, Wi-Fi connectivity, and bicycle […] read more

Did You Pass on the GMO’s During #SuperBowl XLIX?

Published on February 2nd, 2015 | by

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Sabra, the Official Hummus of NFL, was the target of a nationwide anti-GMO campaign by Green America‘s GMO Inside. Did it work for you? Did you pass on the GMO’s, or did you munch PepsiCo Fritos slathered with GMO-laden Pepsico Sabra Hummus dip while watching the Superbowl? In case you didn’t watch, the New England […] read more