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ecoATM’s Cell Phone Recycling Kiosks

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 …

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Chevrolet Revs Up Spelman Campus Sustainability Day

In a “Beyond Business as Usual” commitment by Chevrolet, Spelman College will sell certified carbon credits to the automaker, which will net the institution up to $100,000. Launched in 2010, the sale is part of a voluntary carbon reduction initiative undertaken by Chevrolet to prevent up to eight million metric tons of carbon emissions from …

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2010 Greenbuild: Generation Green is Redefining Our Future

Chicago is most notably home to Wrigley Field, the world’s first sky scrapper, and the deep-dish pizza. What most might not know is that inside the Windy City there are more LEED-certified buildings than anywhere else in the U.S. and the city will soon boast the largest LEED for Neighborhood Development project where residents live …

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US Postal Service: Delivering Sustainability?

While the U.S. Postal Service bleeds red with billions of dollars in financial loses ($3.8 billion in 2008), they keep earning environmental accolades for their green roofs and energy conserving initiatives. Today, some post offices are even LEED certified by the US Green Building Council. As I wrote about last week, the US Postal Service …

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Greening the Empire State Building

New York City’s Empire State Building is the latest poster child for green innovation. Earlier this week, Anthony Malkin, president of W&M Properties, the company that owns the building, announced that they would begin a $500 million self-financed program to renovate the world famous landmark – $100 million of which would be used to reduce the building’s energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Wells Fargo Spends $2 Billion On LEED Certified Green Buildings

Wells Fargo has passed the $2 billion mark in lending for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certified buildings. Maybe not too surprising, the bank was one of the first to be LEED pre-certified for New Construction. The company said that “of the buildings financed by Wells Fargo, 28 percent are LEED-rated, 37 percent …

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The Willow School- One of Only Two Independent Schools in the Country That is LEED Certified

The Willow School in Gladstone, New Jersey is one of only two independent schools in the country that is LEED certified.  Situated in the beautiful New Jersey countryside on a spectacular 34-acre forested site, the school fully embraces its surroundings and incorporates them into all aspects of the curriculum.   The grounds preserve the natural beauty …

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Hearst Tower- LEED Gold Status

Hearst Corporation President & CEO Victor F. Ganzi and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi today announced that Hearst Tower in Midtown Manhattan has achieved official “green” status-the first office building in New York City to be recognized by the USGBC for high environmental performance both on its exterior …

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