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Microsoft takes carbon accounting to a new level

Posted by: The NativeEnergy Team

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 |

Generation Climate: Middlebury debates divesting from fossil fuels

Posted by: Cailin Sullivan

On January 20, environmental journalist and 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 |

LOHAS 2012: Corporate responsibility starts from within

Posted by: Tom Rawls

The annual LOHAS conference is one that I look forward to. LOHAS is an acronym for lifestyles of health and sustainability. It refers to the substantial market for products and services, ethically delivered, for consumers especially concerned about wellness and corporate responsibility. It is the market at “the Intersection of Personal and Planetary Heath,” as Gwynne Rogers of the Natural Marketing Institute put it.

Read More | Oct 4, 2012 |

The New Normal: get used to the heat

Posted by: Tom Rawls

I am old enough to have survived apocalyptic visions of Soviet atomic strikes in my youth. I’m not sure how huddling under my school desk was going to protect me from the “big one,” but that was the drill. I have survived an age when rivers literally burned and the air disintegrated concrete. So I tend not to react strongly to disaster scenarios.

Read More | Aug 15, 2012 |

2012 brings a year of weather records

Posted by: Natalie Bishop

Across the world, unusual weather patterns have been a hot topic of discussion (literally!). The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that nearly all of Europe, Asia, northern Africa, most of North America, and southern Greenland experienced warmer than average monthly temperatures in May.

Read More | Jul 20, 2012 |