Egypt’s Solar Energy Plans Are Heating Up

Published on January 19th, 2015 | by

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Participating in an initiative to finance rooftop solar power units, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Banque Misr are offering loans to citizens in Egypt. As a preliminary stage, the initiative is being offered only within specific areas of Cairo. However, plans include expanding soon into Egypt’s other governorates. Energy Committee Head Magid Eldeen Almanzlaoy […] read more

ecoATM’s Cell Phone Recycling Kiosks

Published on January 16th, 2015 | by

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The average American cell phone is upgraded every 18 months, but less than 20 percent of the discarded phones are recycled annually.  The other 80 percent ends up in desk drawers, or worse, in landfills. However, ecoATM is changing the wasteful lifecycle of cell phones and other electronic devices like tablets or MP3 players. Maria […] read more

India Uses Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) to Clean the Ganges River

Published on January 14th, 2015 | by

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India’s government has lately set a 3-year target to rejuvenate the River Ganges, formulating an integrated plan for the use of new technologies to solve the water pollution crisis. Known as the “Namaami Gange” or “Clean Ganga” project, optimism is high for cleaning up the Holy River Ganga, as it is known and revered by […] read more

Why Fracking was Banned in New York

Published on January 12th, 2015 | by

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New York State voters approve of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent decision to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, by a margin of 55 to 25 percent. According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, no political party, gender, age group, or regional interest group disapproves of the ban against fracking in New York State. A recent article […] read more

Investing Haiti Donations: a 5-Year Update From Red Cross

Published on January 9th, 2015 | by

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Investing the generosity of donors into improving the lives of millions of Haitians, the American Red Cross has just issued a five-year update after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake. Describing its ongoing efforts, the American Red Cross five-year update details services provided to more than 4.5 million Haitians. Ensuring that Haiti’s recovery is sustainable, […] read more

Cleaning NATO’s EcoWaste in Afghanistan

Published on January 7th, 2015 | by

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Large quantities of hazardous waste material have accumulated in Afghanistan during more than eleven years of NATO presence and operations in the country. Gearing up retrograde activities now that combat operation “Enduring Freedom” has drawn to a close, NATO must now comply with international standards to dispose of this hazardous ecowaste appropriately. The huge scale […] read more

Islamic Finance: A Fast-Expanding Market

Published on January 5th, 2015 | by

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When the Western financial world imploded in 2007-8, many nations’ economies suffered as a result. Riding out the storm with little to no negative impact in the midst of severe economic downturn, the Islamic financial market has paradoxically been experiencing exponential growth. For this reason, Islamic finance has become a topic of worldwide interest. However, […] read more

A CSR Makeover for Chocolate Truffles?

Published on January 2nd, 2015 | by

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On a mission to transform the globe “through ethical relationships with small-scale farmers, and an integral sustainability orientation at every point on the supply chain,” Alter Eco Foods has bitten off a big bite to chew on. But it sure looks delicious. Especially those chocolate truffles. Organic, fair trade truffles! In dark chocolate and dark […] read more

11 Senators to EPA: Strengthen The Clean Power Plan

Published on December 31st, 2014 | by

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Eleven U.S. Senators sent a letter on Dec. 9 to EPA chief Gina McCarthy outlining ways in which the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan should be strengthened. At present, the EPA Clean Power Plan regulation aims at reducing climate emissions from power plants by 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, and by 30 […] read more

New Spending Bill Includes Environmental Setbacks

Published on December 29th, 2014 | by

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Several setbacks undermining environmental efforts and interests are tucked into the federal spending bill President Obama signed into U.S. law last Tuesday. This bill is one of the last acts of Congress under the Democratic-controlled Senate. Not boding well for environmentalists and climate change activists, Congress will return in January with Republicans in charge of […] read more

Egypt’s Oldest Mosque Receives New GROHE Plumbing

Published on December 26th, 2014 | by

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Egypt’s first and oldest Mosque has received a plumbing upgrade from local plumbing repair service companies. As part of a “Green Mosque” CSR initiative by the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, GROHE has included Egypt in their global WaterCare campaign. In coordination with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, […] read more

Hyatt Hotels Award 31 Local Community Nonprofits

Published on December 19th, 2014 | by

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Helping to spread the spirit of joy and generosity this holiday season, Hyatt Hotels has awarded 31 nonprofits across the globe with Hyatt Community Grants to further their efforts within their local communities. With these grant awards, Hyatt is celebrating a significant milestone: surpassing $2 million in grant funding since the program’s inception in 2008. […] read more

John Kerry’s Economics of Climate Change Denial

Published on December 17th, 2014 | by

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Thanking the government of Peru for hosting the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP20, John Kerry applauded the delegates for their hard work to bring global warming under control. Approving the draft text of the climate treaty in Peru was a critical stepping stone to the agreement that must be reached in Paris next year. […] read more