Posts Categorized ‘Green Jobs’

Regenerative Agriculture: The Future of Farming
By Guest Contributor

By Sarah Reice, 2016 SRI Conference Scholar   The loss of fertile soil and biodiversity around the world poses a threat to the future of life on the planet. According to scientists, the current rate of soil destruction from erosion, de-carbonization, desertification, and chemical pollution will cause serious damage to public health. Current farming practices will Read more »

Posted: December 14, 2016

Soil Cowboys
By Dan Sherman

In the northern United States and southern Canada, ranching has begun to promote sustainability, reducing carbon in the air, while creating healthier food and saving money. Though not often known, soil can act as a carbon sink, holding tons of this climate change-causing element. Most often, however, carbon is actually removed from the soil by Read more »

Posted: September 12, 2014

Green Fuel: Getting Ready for Lift Off
By Michael Schweibinz

Boulder, Colorado-based Ball Aerospace has developed a new “green” rocket fuel that will almost certainly propel the future of space flight to new heights. Two years ago, NASA granted Ball Aerospace $45 million to develop a high-performance, non-toxic alternative to hydrazine (standard rocket fuel). The result is a new fuel composed of hydroxyl ammonium nitrate which has surpassed goals Read more »

Posted: April 23, 2014

Bristol Bay, Alaska An Environmental Gem One Step Closer to Protection
By Holly Testa, Director, Shareowner Engagement

The Keystone pipeline may be the headline grabbing environmental fight of the decade, but it is by no means the only one. Pristine Bristol Bay, the easternmost arm of the Bering Sea, has been the focus of another long struggle. The proposed Pebble Mine, which would be the largest ever open pit mine in North Read more »

Posted: April 2, 2014

Solar Power Shines Brighter Than Ever
By Michael Schweibinz

Calendar year 2013 was an incredible year on Wall Street with stock market hitting all-time highs. Within the energy sector, natural gas made the most headlines; it’s been the leading source of new electricity generation capacity in the U.S. for the last two years. But did you know that solar power came in right behind Read more »

Posted: March 26, 2014

The Growth of Green Business and Investment
By Michael Schweibinz

Over the past two decades, First Affirmative has witnessed the sustainable investing space transform from a niche market into an increasingly popular and profitable market segment. Today, businesses large and small are racing to go green and, as they implement more enlightened practices, their business only continue to flourish. Green America recently highlighted the impressive growth of small green businesses. Read more »

Posted: January 27, 2014

United Nations, Major Investment Firms Call for Increased Focus on Carbon Risk Management and Carbon Accounting
By Robyn Taylor Knapp

The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has issued an important Investor Briefing that explains why and how institutional investors should start measuring, disclosing, and reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with their investments and investment portfolios. Extreme weather events today are frequent, intense, and are changing public perceptions around climate change. Read more »

Posted: September 3, 2013

Is Your Building Energy Efficient?
By Michael Schweibinz

Building and operating sustainably proves to be a win-win for all—benefiting both the bottom line and, more importantly, the entire planet.

Posted: July 31, 2013

The Big Green Opportunity for Small Businesses
By Justin Bilancieri

Most of us inherently want to see a healthy planet and we know, intuitively, that good business practices can help make this a reality.

Posted: July 15, 2013

The Business Case for Green Building
By Tyler Collins

Do green buildings attract a financial premium in terms of rental and sales value? Are they more attractive to tenants and occupiers? Are employees occupying greener buildings more productive?

Posted: April 26, 2013