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TriplePundit is a tripod of resources surrounding the Environment, Society and Business. You can't have a successful economy without a healthy environment and a healthy society, and vice versa. That concept is called the triple bottom line, which is where the triple part of the name comes from. It's a new and broader way of looking at business and the world.
The model of the site is to be a digest. Triple Pundit is not offering heaps of editorial commentary, just talking about things they've found valuable and interesting.
Is There a Green Upside to the Economic Meltdown?
October 7, 2008 09:14 AM - , Triple Pundit
The economic meltdown could be good news for the area of clean energy investing, according to Steven Fraser, a senior lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the recently published "Wall Street: America's Dream Palace." Fraser believes that backlash to the recent economic crisis will result in a new era of enlightened regulation and investment akin to Roosevelt's New Deal, which helped America climb out of the Great Depression. Fraser offered these opinions in a recent interview on WHYY's Fresh Air program.
Green Challenge Showcase: Boston Public Health Commission
October 2, 2008 11:34 AM - , Triple Pundit
Net Impact, a group of future and current leaders who use business to create positive change invited student and professional members to compete in the annual Net Impact Green Challenge. The task: to use their business skills to reduce their organization's environmental footprint. Jonoathan Sherman helped create a â€œGreen Committeeâ€ of the Boston Public Health Commission.
Interested in reusable containers? Not sure if it makes sense economically?
October 1, 2008 08:50 AM - , Triple Pundit
Try the Reusables Cost Comparison Tool designed by the Reusable Packaging Association. The tool was demonstrated this past week at the 2008 "Choose Reusables!" Education Forum sponsored by Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) and StopWaste.org.
Up Close and Personal with Green Cars
September 30, 2008 09:29 AM - , Triple Pundit
Last Friday, Triple Pundit was invited to attend a unique event in the green car field. Consumer Reports brought together major automakers, entrepreneurial companies, and other electric vehicle innovators to display their latest clean technology vehicles to both print and online journalists.
How Green Is Your College?
September 30, 2008 09:01 AM - , Triple Pundit
Last week, the Sustainable Endowments Institute released its 2009 Green Report Card. As GreenBiz reports, it compiles the green and not-so-green aspects of 300 colleges and universities through the United States and Canada. The Report Card was designed to identify those schools that are leading by example through their commitment to sustainability initiatives on campus.
Is Algae Biodiesel the Next Big Fuel?
September 23, 2008 09:09 AM - , Triple Pundit
This month algae as a fuel source made the news several times. Last week, Sapphire Energy announced it received $100 million to help reach its goal of making commercial amounts of algae fuel in three to five years. Investors included Bill Gates investment company, Cascade Investment, LLC. In June Sapphire received $50 million from investors.
NYC Taxi Owners Sue to Stop Hybrid Cabs
September 18, 2008 10:11 AM - , Triple Pundit
The Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade has filed a suit to block a measure to go into effect on October 1st that would mandate all new taxis to have a fuel efficiency of at least 25 miles per gallon.
Big Coal vs. Renewable, Cleaner Energy
September 15, 2008 09:09 AM - , Triple Pundit
The federal government is in bed with the coal industry. A prime example is the $2 million spent in advertising at both the Democratic and Republican conventions by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). Founded this year, the ACCCE combined the Center for Energy and Economic Development and Americans for Balanced Energy Choices. Already the ACCCE has spent $4.7 million on lobbying, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis.
Chicago Company Launches Tree Free Paper
September 12, 2008 10:00 AM - , Triple Pundit
Cutting down on the use of paper is easy enough, but in spite of all your efforts youâ€™ll never become 100% paperless. Thatâ€™s where tree free paper comes in. Recentlylaunched on the market by GPA, a Chicago paper company, Ultra Green paper is 100% tree free.
Find Out The Cost Of Installing Solar Panels On Your Roof With Roofray's Calculator
September 11, 2008 08:55 AM - , Triple Pundit
Fancy installing solar panels on your roof? Check out what itâ€™s going to cost you first. A new calculator called RoofRayuses Google Earth to give you an idea what solar panels can do for your house.