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Sustainability Rankings

As a sustainability consultant, I often get asked some version of the question "What company is the most sustainabie?"  It is a good question and there is no definitive answer.  One can look to various rankings from a variety of organizations from magazines (e.g. Forbes 100 Most Sustainable Companies) to academic institutes (Claremont-McKenna's Environmental and Sustainability Reporting Scores) to nonprofits (e.g. Climate Counts Scorecard).  But, of course, the devil is in the details - in the details of the scoring rubric created by the judge.  Some include only environmental metrics, others include social metrics, while some include governance and ethical metrics.  It is enough to leave anyone confused.  (Note: links to the three cited organizations are listed below my signature).

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Wildlife Habitat Council - Under the Radar but Getting Things Done

I just returned from the Wildlife Habitat Council's annual symposium - held at the Waterfront Marriott on Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor.You may be asking yourself "the Wildlife Habitat who"?You're not alone.After having worked on several WHC projects in the past year, and telling people about these projects, I have found that very people know of the WHC.That is disappointing.They are doing GREAT work.

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How Far We've Come

Recently I've noticed how much smarter some kids are about wildlife. It's encouraging that CNC, and organizations like us (education and wildlife rehabilitation centers), seem to have done a great job in communicating good information about wild animals and habitat concerns, and that many schools have embraced the importance of more environmental education.

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It’s official: Atlanta is the first City in the Southeast offering a toilet rebate program for apartment buildings and condominiums

Mayor Kasim Reed officially announced the first Multi-Family toilet rebate program in the Southeastern United States during the City of Atlanta’s Sustainability Week, October 25-29, 2010. In his  “Power to Change” speech, he outlined how Atlanta plans to become one of the top-ten sustainable cities in the nation.

Below you will find the details on the Multi-family toilet rebate program – you can also visit  the following link for the rebate application. http://www.atlantawatershed.org/owe/multi-family-toilet-rebate.htm

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Vote YES on Amendment 4

This November, join conservationists across the state and vote yes on Amendment 4.  Our state buildings are aging and not energy or water efficient. However, the state’s hands are tied when it comes to replacing and retrofitting our outdated energy and water systems and equipment.

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Vote Yes to Amendment 4

Georgia's voters have a unique opportunity to cut government spending, create green jobs and support energy efficiency in our state by voting YES to Amendment 4 on November's ballot.

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