Smith College Dedicates School Year to Climate Change

This article was originally written by Taylor Patterson on Nov. 1, 2019. Smith College has dedicated the 2019–2020 school year to bringing awareness, understanding, and action to the global climate crisis through its Year on Climate Change. Smith, a women’s liberal arts college in western Massachusetts, has established a “Study Group on Climate Change” in […]

Student Gives Exclusive Look from Inside Global Climate Strikes

This article was written by Ethan Gasse for Zondits. The Global Climate Strikes have caught international attention from politicians, media outlets, and citizens alike. Two consecutive strikes, held on the 20th and 27th of September, featured events in reportedly 185 countries in 6,383 cities. These numbers are reported by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old Swede […]

Two National Grid Projects Steal Spotlight on the Big Stage

This article was originally published on csrwire.com on Nov. 8, 2019. Their work is paving the way for the global transition to a clean, resilient, and reliable grid. – Janice Lin, Energy Storage North America Conference Chair National Grid today announced that two of its energy storage projects have been recognized as Energy Storage North […]

PepsiCo $1 billion Green Bond Funds Sustainability Goals

This article was written by Elana Cole, ERS, on October 15, 2019. On October 7, PepsiCo priced their first green bond at roughly $1 billion. This green bond will fund a series of strategic sustainability initiatives to promote the company’s development goals to advance their 2025 Sustainability Agenda. Alongside this announcement, PepsiCo also named their […]

The Kids Are Going on Strike – a Global Climate Strike

This article was written by Taylor Patterson, ERS What started out as one young girl standing up for what she believes in has turned into an international phenomenon that continues to grow exponentially in both support and participation by children and adults alike. You heard it right – on Friday, September 20, and Friday, September […]

Sustainability Offers a Helping Hand for Nonprofits

Written by Ariel Felton and published on yaleclimateconnections.org on August 7, 2019. Christ House, a medical facility for homeless people in Washington, D.C., used to spend thousands of dollars a year on its old, inefficient lighting. That’s money that could have been spent on patient care. Help came last year from the D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility, […]

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The Northwest Works to Electrify its Transportation Systems

Electrifying the Transportation Sector in the Northwest Written by Carol Winkel, nwcouncil.org, December 3, 2018 At its October meeting, Council members heard from representatives from Link Transit and Chelan PUD on their efforts to electrify transportation in the Northwest. Although demand for electricity from the transportation sector is currently limited in the region, growing sales of electric […]