July 12, 2011

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Hyatt Lifts the Curtain on 'Thrive' Global Sustainability Program
By Leslie Guevarra

Hyatt's new Thrive platform pulls together the company's sustainability initiatives, green teams and outreach programs to benefit the communities surrounding the brand's properties -- as well as the hotels themselves....Read More

GM Brings Landfill-Free Strategies to Distribution, Offices
By Jonathan Bardelline

General Motors is bringing its waste reduction, recycling and reuse efforts to its non-manufacturing sites....Read More

How Many Congressmen Does It Take To Screw Up a Light Bulb?
By David Doniger, NRDC

Congress this week will take up a bill that would reverse new federal lighting efficiency standards -- even though it's already led to the creation of new technologies and are saving households billions of dollars a year....Read More

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Is it Time to Do Away with Corporate Social Responsibility?
By Marc Gunther

The words underpinning business sustainability -- as well as the ideas of triple bottom line, shared value and stakeholder engagement, among others -- are at best distractions and at worst a hindrance to making real change happen....Read More

First Takes: Australia's Carbon Tax Launches, the EV Sales Battle, and More...
By Matthew Wheeland

A US$24 per tonne plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions Down Under and monthly sales figures from the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt are some of the stories that hit our radar this morning....Read More

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The Innovative Business Models Leading the Next Wave of Sustainability
By David Bent

Leading companies are realizing that simply reducing impacts is not enough -- you've got to reimagine your entire business model to shake up the status quo and make real change possible....Read More

Australia Unveils Carbon Tax to Fund a 'Clean Energy Future'
By BusinessGreen Staff

Julia Gillard's A$23-per-tonne carbon tax was unveiled this weekend as the Australian prime minister attempts to sell its controversial levy to voters....Read More

GreenBlue Offers Tips on Designing Recyclability Into Packaging
By Jonathan Bardelline

Advice for designers, from recyclers and composters, on how to keep packaging out of landfill....Read More


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