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Sustainable Seafood: 4 tips for choosing an ocean-friendly catch

Posted by: Meg Stout
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As warm weather rolls around, you may be daydreaming about lobster bakes, grilled salmon, and long days on the beach. But do you know if the seafood on your plate is sustainable?

Read More | Apr 11, 2013 |

“Your actions affect me”

Posted by: Cailin Sullivan
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When I returned from the library last Sunday night, a debate was raging, per usual, in the living room of my tiny house on the edge of campus. Adam, our hard-headed econ major, had his iPhone out and was furiously fact-checking as he gesticulated at Jared, a sociology major. The topic wasn’t the merit of a Skyfall or the don’t-go-to-law-school argument that occurs weekly as we get closer to graduation—it was global warming. “I just think this is the defining problem of our generation, and we’re messing it up,” sighed Jared. Adam rolled his eyes. “Well, obviously. I’ll agree with you on that point.”

Read More | Apr 8, 2013 |

From the President: Reflections on World Water Day

Posted by: Jeff Bernicke, President, NativeEnergy
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Today—World Water Day—marks about one year since we formally started our water filter projects. In March 2012, I traveled to Africa to begin implementing our Kenya Clean Water Project with our in-country partners.

Read More | Mar 22, 2013 |

Coming to grips with climate change

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"Ours is a world in which a flood in Thailand can cut off global supplies of computer disk drives for the better part of a year; where a record-low Mississippi River can choke the flow of commerce; where an unprecedented hurricane (or “superstorm”) can upend one of the world’s financial centers for weeks. In that context, how should a company view climate change, renewable energy, and resource efficiency?"

Read More | Mar 19, 2013 |

Microsoft takes carbon accounting to a new level

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Microsoft has implemented a companywide system to charge each of their departments for the carbon emissions associated with their data centers, software development labs, offices, and employee travel.

Read More | Mar 14, 2013 |

TriplePundit names NativeEnergy to list of “Top 25 Sustainable Brands on Twitter”

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Twitter is often viewed as the social media site for celebrity news and fleeting updates, but behind this image lies a strong community of CSR leaders. Through a networked series of Twitter accounts, executives, reporters, and engaged customers connect and share their knowledge of sustainability best practices.

Read More | Mar 12, 2013 |

How to choose and save seeds for a changing climate

Posted by: Meg Stout
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Eight hundred miles from the North Pole, on a remote Arctic island, there is a vault. Its steel gray entrance juts out of the snow, a sharp preview of tunnels that run deep into the mountain. Armed guards with black guns patrol the premises. What’s inside? Seeds.

Read More | Feb 13, 2013 |

Cut greenhouse gas pollution, change a life

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In Siaya and Bondo, Kenya, gathering water is an all-day affair. Families walk to collect it from the muddy Yala River. They also have to find wood, a scarce resource. Then, they must boil the water, producing greenhouse gases and, in many cases, indoor air pollution.

Read More | Feb 13, 2013 |

Generation Climate: Middlebury debates divesting from fossil fuels

Posted by: Cailin Sullivan
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On January 20, environmental journalist and 350.org founder Bill McKibben concluded his national college divestment tour in the Old Chapel of Middlebury College, the school where McKibben and many other founders began discussing and organizing around the issue of global climate change. Backdropped by the chapel’s bronze organ pipes and with a howling Vermont wind beating on the windows, McKibben spoke to a crowd of students, faculty, activists, and skeptics.

Read More | Feb 12, 2013 |

Climate and Crampons: Outdoor Industry protects its most valuable asset

Salt Lake City is not the first city I’ve visited through my work at NativeEnergy where localized pollution has made for an uncomfortable visit. It serves as a potent reminder of the reason I’m there.

Read More | Feb 12, 2013 |