El Nino

Too Much; Too Little; and Too Much Again

California has a history of having too little rainfall followed by too much rainfall. In the past 50 years, the state has had two El Nino’s, and according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, a very significant third one is on the way. An El Nino is a naturally occurring event, typically caused […]

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How Your T-Shirt Can Make a Difference

World Wildlife Fund and National Geographic have partnered to release a new video series called “Make Each Choice Count”. The videos, less than two minutes long, demonstrate how the seemly isolated actions we take every day leave an imprint on our planet. This first video is about the t-shirt on your back, tracing its path […]

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Beyond Green: Making Hotels Sustainable

By Stephen P. Ashkin – When selecting a URL for the Web site of my new company—the Sustainability Dashboard Tool—I was lucky enough to get my first choice, www.green2sustainable.com. I chose that URL because of what it says about the ways environmental issues and Green Cleaning are now evolving. The Green Cleaning movement is expanding […]

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With 7 billion on earth, a huge task before us

November 2 – The world population now stands at 7 billion. How do we address the steadily increasing population that puts enormous pressures on our planet’s resources? From: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Special to CNN, CNN Just 12 years after the arrival of the 6 billionth individual on the planet in 1999, humanity will greet the 7 billionth […]

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New Dashboard Puts Anyone in the Sustainability Driver’s Seat

TORONTO, Greenbuild – October 5, 2011 – The time has past when only a highly trained professional using expensive, sophisticated tools could steer an organization’s sustainability efforts. A unique web-based service, launched today, makes tracking and managing sustainability programs affordable and easy for everyone. “Any person tasked with integrating sustainable practices in their facilities will […]

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Green Cleaning to Sustainability

September 23, 2011 – When talking about sustainability, we are actually discussing at least two general concepts, interrelated but separate nonetheless. For instance, very often when I meet with facility managers and cleaning professionals to discuss the evolution of Green cleaning and sustainability, they think I will be going over such things as: Increasing recycling […]

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