Welcome to BlogNotions' Sustainability Blog

The BlogNotions Sustainability delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the areas of sustainability,renewable energy, the environment and related topics. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest trends, directions, and technologies being used to address today.

A Negative Tipping Point for FSC Certification

Turning the page on FSC? Over the past few years, awareness has grown about FSC-certified papers and printing.  FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, a group that works to ensure that the materials used are sourced responsibly.  Each step in the chain (i.e. from forest to printer) must be traceable.  The intent of the FSC […]

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Timberland & VF Corporation: New heights or swift decline?

This week, VF Corporation (the mega holding company for apparel and active lifestyle brands such as Northface, Wrangler, Lee, EastPak) purchased the venerable Timberland brand of sporting footwear for $2 billion. Of course, Timberland put this positive spin on the news.  Timberland Chief Jeff Swartz said in a statement:   “Timberland is proud of its rich […]

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Tapping Geothermal Riches

This California geothermal power plant is one method of using heat from the Earth. Use a banking analogy for the untapped and clean geothermal energy our planet provides to find we live on top of a remarkable energy safe deposit vault. In 2008, geothermal power supplied less than one percent of the world’s energy. However […]

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Kudos to Coke: Appoints Global Chief Sustainability Officer

Congratulations to Coca-Cola with its appointment of former Chief Marketing Officer Beatriz Perez to Chief Sustainability Officer. Under the vision of CEO Muhtar Kent, Perez will be responsibile for integrating sustainability initiatives into brand and marketing efforts and further demonstrate its monitoring and improving the commitment to the moderate impact of its products and operations […]

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Success at being “green” starts with consumer convenience

Why do you think people donate their stuff to Goodwill, the ultimate green recycling operation? Is it because Goodwill’s workforce development programs are a great cause, and they know that the sale of their used items will help put people back to work? Or perhaps it’s because they know their used clothing and household items […]

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Puma to settle scores with nature-but will it all add up?

Puma the sportswear manufacturer has revealed details of its environmental P&L,the first step to a full sustainability accounting. This is not the first time it has been attempted,as the examples of Bulmers,Forum for the Future and Anglian Water show. But it is the first time such a large company has done it and publicly said that it […]

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How Green is the Internet?

If the Internet were a country it would rank fifth in the world for energy usage according to a recent report from Greenpeace. For those of you keeping track at home, that means that data centers around the world use more energy annually than India or Germany. The report, released in April this year, examined […]

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