Where have the sparrows gone? Do we wait for it to become extinct?

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kumar passport Oct 2008Posted By:
Kumar R
Energy & Sustainability Services

World Sparrow Day is celebrated on March 20 across the world since 2010. For details please visit http://www.worldsparrowday.org/

The house sparrow. A small bird. Hope we will not one day say that it is extinct. We don’t see them in most cities and towns of India. What are the reasons? Is it radiation from telecom towers? Is it that… Read More

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Here comes the sun…into corporate sustainability commitments

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Dave GralnikPosted By:
Dave Gralnik
Energy & Sustainability Services

As sustainable energy sources become more accessible and economical, making them increasingly viable alternatives to traditional energy markets, many multinational companies are setting renewable-energy goals. In fact, 60 percent of Fortune 100 companies have set clean energy targets, according to a recent report by the environmental advocacy group Ceres.

But for some of these global… Read More

The U.S. is Getting Wasted

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Bob BestPosted By:
Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

We Americans love to throw stuff away. But one man’s trash is another man’s gold. Or, in this case, another country’s gold.

Global transactions for waste, that is countries selling their waste to other countries to be recovered and turned into profit, is a $443 billion per year industry.

When those giant shipping containers arrive here from China, filled with such… Read More

Get Yourself Out of Hot Water

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Bob BestPosted by:
Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

About 5% of the energy used in buildings is for heating water.

So, if we are going to focus on water conservation, let’s start there.  You’re killing two birds with one stone … saving water and saving energy at the same time.  What magic!

And, water-saving solutions don’t need to be expensive.  Fix dripping faucets with washers that cost cents,… Read More