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A few nice Green Business Development images I found:

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Peace Plus One, Join the FUN_\!/ we’re all sending a message to leaders and negotiators in Copenhagen in the next 180 Days – "Please listen to citizens like me, living on our ONE planet.. I want a deal signed in Copenhagen that includes ALL STAKEHOLDERS and balances the needs of our Societies, our Environment and our Economies". Negotiators – as my representative, you have my permission to leave stuff on the table for the less fortunate, the less powerful and especially populations who need to join the global sustainability movement and begin to balance and harmonize their relationship with Society, Environment and Economy.

Photo taken at Global Green Business Summit in Tianjin, China, Monday, June 8th, 2009

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Green Business Development
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Peace Plus One, Join the FUN_\!/ we’re all sending a message to leaders and negotiators in Copenhagen in the next 180 Days – "Please listen to citizens like me, living on our ONE planet.. I want a deal signed in Copenhagen that includes ALL STAKEHOLDERS and balances the needs of our Societies, our Environment and our Economies". Negotiators – as my representative, you have my permission to leave stuff on the table for the less fortunate, the less powerful and especially populations who need to join the global sustainability movement and begin to balance and harmonize their relationship with Society, Environment and Economy.

Photo taken at Global Green Business Summit in Tianjin, China, Monday, June 8th, 2009

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Green Business Development
Image by \!/_PeacePlusOne
Peace Plus One, Join the FUN_\!/ we’re all sending a message to leaders and negotiators in Copenhagen in the next 180 Days – "Please listen to citizens like me, living on our ONE planet.. I want a deal signed in Copenhagen that includes ALL STAKEHOLDERS and balances the needs of our Societies, our Environment and our Economies". Negotiators – as my representative, you have my permission to leave stuff on the table for the less fortunate, the less powerful and especially populations who need to join the global sustainability movement and begin to balance and harmonize their relationship with Society, Environment and Economy.

Photo taken at Global Green Business Summit in Tianjin, China, Monday, June 8th, 2009

Green Business Insurance, Inc. Offers Commercial Insurance To Green Businesses



Green Business Insurance, Inc.


Dublin, OH (PRWEB) June 11, 2008

Green Business Insurance, Inc. is the nation’s first independent insurance agency to focus on the unique property and casualty insurance needs of green businesses according to Pat Thompson, CPCU, President.

“Green businesses, of all types, are important to the future of our nation’s economy and environment and we are excited to help manage their exposure to loss by providing tailored insurance coverage and pricing to meet their needs.” Thompson, a twenty-year insurance industry veteran, also believes green businesses represent reduced risk to insurance carriers therefore are deserving of lower insurance rates noting that,”research suggests green business owners and employees, in general, are acutely aware of the relationship between behavior and consequences. They understand daily work-habits and decisions have an impact on the environment, profitability and insurance claims.

This is a highly desirable characteristic in the commercial insurance underwriting/pricing process.” Thompson also said much of his time is spent being an advocate for green businesses by convincing insurance companies to think “outside-the-box”.

“Insurance companies tend to be reactionary — concentrating more on past underwriting results not looking for tomorrow’s opportunities. When I first approach an insurance company with my green insurance model, I usually get a blank stare. However, after presenting, they realize this is a market segment they should go-after. How well an insurance company responds is a matter of their culture,” Thompson said.

When asked about green policy coverage features, Thompson remarked, “after a loss, our goal is to repair or replace the policyholder’s damaged property with a green product. Settling a property insurance claim with a more energy-efficient, organic or green product is a responsible way to do business and makes a lot sense to us. I am also developing additional green coverage enhancements I believe our insureds will find valuable.” Thompson went on to say green businesses of all types will benefit from Green Business Insurance. “Virtually any type of green business such as building owners, hotels, restaurants and general offices will benefit from our services and we also hope to motivate ‘standard’ businesses to ‘go-green.'”

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Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Endorsed by APEC Summit




Sydney, Australia (Vocus) September 10, 2007

At yesterday’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, 21 world leaders endorsed a new proposal to safeguard the rich marine resources of the Indo-Pacific region for future generations. The Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security aims to bring together six governments in a multilateral partnership to conserve the extraordinary marine life in the region. The proposal was endorsed in the Sydney APEC Leaders’ Declaration on Climate Change, Energy Security and Clean Development. U.S. President George W. Bush welcomed this Initiative during the Summit.

The Coral Triangle (CT) covers all or parts of the exclusive economic zones of Indonesia (Central and Eastern), East Timor, the Philippines, Malaysia (part of Borneo), Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Defined by areas containing 500 or more species of coral, the Coral Triangle, sometimes referred to as the “Amazon of the Seas”, is the epicenter of marine life abundance and diversity on the planet. It has more than 600 coral species in some areas (more than 75% of all known coral species), 53% of the world’s coral reefs, 3,000 fish species, and the greatest extent of mangrove forests of any region in the world.

According to scientists, these marine biological resources are at risk, threatened by a range of factors, such as over-fishing, destructive fishing practices, pollution and climate change. This new initiative would address these threats and ensure long-term benefits from the marine biological resources of the region.

Rebecca Patton, Chief Conservation Strategies Officer with The Nature Conservancy , and WWF US’s Chief Conservation Officer, Ginette Hemley, praised the endorsement of this new initiative. “The Coral Triangle Initiative is an incredible step forward for conservation. The protection of these coral reefs and the life they support will help our planet cope with a changing climate and ensure the livelihoods for well over 100 million people,” noted Patton. “The initiative shown by the APEC economies is to be applauded,” Hemley added.

The biological resources of the Coral Triangle directly sustain the lives of over 120 million people living within this area, and benefit millions more worldwide. Primary human benefits include:

Livelihoods, income, and food security — particularly for populations living along coastlines within the region
Total annual value of coral reefs, mangroves & associated natural habitats within the CT are estimated at US $ 2.3 billion
Tuna spawning & nursery grounds support a multi-billion tuna industry, and provide for millions of consumers worldwide
Healthy marine resources contribute to a growing nature-based tourism industry in the region
Healthy reefs systems and mangroves protect coastal communities from storms and tsunamis, reducing future reconstruction costs and the need for international aid

Possible linkages between the CTI and climate change were highlighted during the APEC Summit As part of a comprehensive approach to climate change, the future impacts of climate change on our marine and coastal natural resources must be addressed in addition to significant reductions in emissions. Adaptation actions that can help to protect and sustain these resources, such as creating networks of marine reserves that are effectively designed for resilience to climate change, would be a central element of the CTI and essential to the human communities who depend on these resources.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 15 million acres in the United States and have helped preserve more than 102 million acres in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.

About World Wildlife Fund

Known in the United States as World Wildlife Fund and recognized worldwide by its panda logo, WWF leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats and to conserve the diversity of life on Earth. Now in its fifth decade, WWF, the global conservation organization, works in more than 100 countries around the world.

Contact:

Bridget Lowell, (703) 841-4531

Kerry Zobor, (202) 778-9509

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How Environmental Issues Are Changing Our Homes

The focus is often on our homes because this is where we use the greatest amount of energy and where we spend the most time. Even the smallest of change can mean a lot when it comes to reducing your energy bill or leading a greener life. Those who believe what individuals do has little bearing on the changing environment and nature are still searching for ways to reduce their energy costs in their homes and make their houses more efficient. Options like installing geothermal systems may seem extreme or be just the change you are looking for. You can look into a furnace tune up or make a drastic change that will alter how you live and what you spend. Regardless of how much you want to change, there are plenty of options.

One of the biggest ways people are changing how they live is by conserving water. Now water heaters are available that allow you to enjoy hot water without having to wait for it to heat. People are installing low-flow toilets in their home, cutting back on the amount of water used without making a huge sacrifice. There are subtle ways you can reduce your water consumption without making your home uncomfortable. If you are concerned about inconvenience or discomfort, consider a few of the options that are barely noticeable when it comes to water consumption, at least until you receive your water bill.

For years now, households have been recycling. Many communities now require it, but if your city does not, take the project on yourself. Look for ways to cut back on packaging when shopping and when you have no choice but to discard plastic containers or cardboard, do so in a responsible manner. Also, look for products that use recycled materials and look for ways in your home to reuse items. Before you throw anything away, ask yourself if there could be an alternate use for it.

A great way to combine environmental responsibility with improving your health is to grow some of your own food. Planting a garden will save you money at the supermarket and it will allow you to feed your family healthy food that has been in your possession from the very start. This reduces or eliminates the chemicals your family is exposed to and it cuts down on transportation cost and pollution.

Finally, consider big household investments. There are plenty of products on the market that may be costly, but overtime they will make a big impact. You can also use them as a selling feature, should you ever decide to move. If you are looking to make big environmental changes in your home, consider installing solar panels. This helps with the heating and the lighting and will even improve the style of your home. Work with a company that is aware of the environment and you will soon feel as if you have made a significant change in the world.

Stewart Wrighter has often called on the expertise of a Dayton Geothermal Systems specialist to fix heating issues in his large office building.

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Ashburn, Va. (Vocus) October 5, 2010

Throughout the United States, park and recreation agencies are experiencing overwhelming obstacles as local and state budgets are cut, and decision makers reallocate scarce resources. At the 2010 Annual Congress & Exposition in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 25-29, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) will provide education and learning opportunities for thousands of attendees to learn how to cope with today’s economic uncertainties, and communicate to the public the essential nature of parks and recreation for local communities.

Today, there are 105,000 public park and recreation areas in the U.S., which provide vital services related to health, physical fitness, nutrition, economic development and conservation for 300 million people.

“America is experiencing some of the hardest times we’ve ever had before. From economic, to social, to environmental, our local communities have had to face many challenges. Yet, through it all, parks and recreation remain essential to our healthy existence on earth,” said NRPA CEO Barbara Tulipane. “We hope our 2010 Congress education and research sessions will open attendees’ minds to new innovations and new ways of doing things, so they can secure valuable public support and make their communities thriving places to live.”

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Browse this year’s education sessions or access a preliminary program with highlights online at http://www.nrpa.org/congress .

The 2010 NRPA Congress & Exposition takes place Oct. 25-29, 2010, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, in Minneapolis, Minn. For detailed information about Congress, go to http://www.nrpa.org/congress .

*Media/Press Registration: All accredited media can register for the 2010 Congress by contacting Amy Kapp at 703.858.2151 or akapp(at)nrpa(dot)org. For press information, go to http://www.nrpa.org/2010congressmedia .

About the NRPA Annual Congress & Exposition

NRPA’s annual Congress & Exposition brings together 5,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates, industry partners, suppliers and key policymakers for a five-day event, highlighted by the keynote presentation, educational sessions, a tradeshow of 400 exhibitors, the community service project Leave It Better, the annual 5K for Parks and Recreation, certification courses, workshops, special events and social/networking activities. For detailed information, go to http://www.nrpa.org/congress .

About the National Recreation and Park Association

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Restore Our Environment by Destroying Waste

Restoring our environment is an obligation that we often take for granted. More often than not, some people don’t just care at all. In reality, the municipal solid waste people generate everyday adds up to the environment’s deterioration because of inefficient solid waste management. This brings implications affecting the environment, and even public health. And for many years now many countries still rely to landfill system which causes ecological problems such as leachate generation, surface and ground water pollution, disease vectors, toxic emissions, and air pollution.

For example in the Philippines, based on DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) records about 6,700 tons of wastes are being generated in the NCR (National Capital Region) alone every day but only around 10% are being recycled or composted. The remaining 90% usually goes to dump sites, streets, backyards and different bodies of water. Imagine the almost 770 million people in the Philippines generating wastes every day, by the next ten years there wouldn’t be enough landfills for their accumulated wastes.

With this, the Philippine environment has suffered the most. Many of its flora and fauna species have been threatened with extinction due to pollution and widespread logging. Philippines is known to be one of the ten most biologically mega-diverse countries where about 1,100 land vertebrate species can be found including over 100 mammal species and 170 bird species not thought to exist elsewhere. It is just saddening that many of its endangered species are now going extinct due to human activities particularly wastes generation.

But as they say, for every problem there’s a solution. The Philippine government is just right to adopt the Biosphere Process System or Biosphere Technology to resolve their environmental problems brought by wastes. The technology was introduced in the country by Spectrum Blue Steel Corporation (SBSC) in association with True Green Energy Group (TGEG) which are both environmental companies founded by Ronald Flynn. SBSC is a duly registered company in the Philippines which has been given rights by Biosphere Development Corporation and GEECF to market, sell, install and manage biosphere gasification facilities in the country.

What is Biosphere Technology?

Biosphere Technology is a gasification process wherein it efficiently destroys wastes using thermal decomposition and then converting these wastes into clean green energy. The process is very different with incineration since it is done in an environment with controlled oxygen thereby limiting the atmospheric emissions. The technology is an invention of Dr. Chris McCormack who is known for his numerous original contributions in scientific literature. Dr. McCormack is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GEECF.

Significance of Biosphere Technology to the Environment

Aside from its capacity to destroy solid wastes in efficient and environmental manner, the most interesting and valuable contribution of this technology is that it can be used for clean green energy production. We are all aware that the world needs sufficient supply of energy for economic growth, and as of now fossil fuels are its main source of energy which brings about environmental impact. Fossil fuels particularly oil are the highest emitters of greenhouse gases that contributes to global warming. What the biosphere technology offers is a renewable energy that will replace if not decrease the use of fossil fuels. It would allow us to rely on green energy which is more efficient with oil. However the dependence on oil will not be eliminated abruptly but it is possible.  The world’s dependence on oil continues so long we remain to use oil. Clearly, this technology can be the best alternative energy source at the same time can greatly help in restoring our environment.

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