Rethink, Reduce, and Reuse: Textile Edition!

Rethink, Reduce, and Reuse: Textile Edition!

Did you know? If you’re an average North American, you’ll throw out 81lbs of textile waste (shoes, sheets, blankets, coats, underwear, clothing, etc) every single year!  Our landfills are filling up faster than ever, and consumption is a national pastime, yet fashion is one of the single most polluting industries on Earth. The good news is, there’s lots YOU can do about it! As always, we’re talking Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

French Environment Minister’s Resignation: A Frustrated Call for Climate Action

French Environment Minister’s Resignation: A Frustrated Call for Climate Action

On Tuesday, August 28, French environment minister Nicolas Hulot announced he was quitting Emmanuel Macron’s government—on live radio. During his interview with France Inter, a frustrated Hulot explained, “I don’t want to give the illusion that my presence in government means we’re answering these issues properly—and so I have decided to leave the government.”
Hulot, Macron’s most popular cabinet minister and former television presenter and environmental activist, said that his decision was “the most difficult decision of my life,” and was made on the spot—neither Macron nor Hulot’s wife were aware that he was going to resign.

Eco-Friendly Tips for Pet Owners

Eco-Friendly Tips for Pet Owners

Pets are cherished members of our family, essential for companionship and improving our health/ well-being. Just as we generate a lot of waste, our pets have a large ecological “paw print” of their own. Being a pet owner doesn’t have to drastically impact our household carbon footprint if we make responsible decisions. We hope you find the following tips helpful for maintaining a eco-friendly household with your furry friends!

SCOOP & STACK Causing Cracks: Oklahoma Tightens Regulations to Curb Fracking Earthquakes

SCOOP & STACK Causing Cracks: Oklahoma Tightens Regulations to Curb Fracking Earthquakes

After a slew of earthquakes triggered from shale oil and gas operations, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), the state’s oil and gas regulator, released new rules designed to reduce seismic activity. Hydraulic fracturing—fracking—is being used in combination with horizontal drilling to extract shale oil and gas in what has been called the “US’s hottest new area for horizontal development” in the state’s SCOOP and STACK shale plays, located in the Anadarko Basin.

Growing a Canopy of Action on Urban Forestry and Green Infrastructure

Growing a Canopy of Action on Urban Forestry and Green Infrastructure

By KERRY WORTHINGTON, Leaders in Energy Leaders in Energy partnered with the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability at Virginia Tech in Arlington, Virginia along...

The Challenge and Potential Savings of Managing Plug and Other Energy Loads in Buildings

The Challenge and Potential Savings of Managing Plug and Other Energy Loads in Buildings

By SHAWN SILVER, Budderfly Note: Budderfly is a company sponsor of Leaders in Energy’s professional networking event on “Building a Smart City: Global and Metro...

Cities of The Future: Integrating Climate Planning and Smart Technologies

Cities of The Future: Integrating Climate Planning and Smart Technologies

By ARMANDO GAETANIELLO, Leaders in Energy In 2012, the economic cost of climate change related damages had already topped the US government’s spending for transportation...

White House Champions of Change Share Their Journey to Climate Action

White House Champions of Change Share Their Journey to Climate Action

By CARLA A. FLEMING, Chief Marketing Officer for Leaders in Energy White House Climate Faith Leaders, Champions of Change Event, July 20, 2015, Eisenhower Executive Office...

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