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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.
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 you’ll never become 100% paperless. That’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 it’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.
The Pickens Plan, Hybrid Electrics and National Leadership
September 10, 2008 09:35 AM - , Triple Pundit
In his eponymous plan to break the stranglehold imported oil has on the American economy, former oil man and corporate raider T. Boone Pickens puts together a cogent, well reasoned argument and strategy centered on coincidentally carrying out two key national initiatives over the next decade: having wind power supply 22% of national electrical power production and shifting the natural gas currently used to supply 22% of national electrical output to transportation.
Taking a Bite out of Cement’s Global Warming Potential
September 9, 2008 09:19 AM - , Triple Pundit
Hardcore greenhouse gas (GHG) geeks will recall that cement is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions, with approximately 1 ton of CO2 equivalent emitted into the atmosphere for every 1 ton of cement produced. Damn. Forget your carbon guilt from flying, people! Cement is responsible for 5% of the Earth’s CO2 emissions, and it’s the third largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US according to the EPA.
Solar Powered System Helps Reduce Ship's Emissions - Innovation on the High Seas
September 6, 2008 10:33 AM - , Triple Pundit
Japan’s largest shipping line, Nippon Yusen KK, has teamed with Nippon Oil Corporation in developing a system of solar panels capable of generating 40 kilowatts of electricity for use on a 60,000 ton cargo ship for Toyota Motor Corporation. Unlike the solar panels soon to be offered on the tops of the Toyota Priusthat I wrote about last week, these panels are designed to assist with the ship’s motive power.
What Does a Sustainable Can of Beans Look Like?
September 4, 2008 08:58 AM - , Triple Pundit
Two years ago Truitt Brothers decided to figure that out, and added two products, green beans and pears,sourced and prepared sustainably, to their more traditionally packaged goods which they had been producing for over 30 years. While the sustainability-focused line is still less than 5% of their whole business it has quadrupled in growth in those two years, and that growth is projected to continue. In fact, they have already doubled their offerings by adding kidney and garbanzo beans.