August, 2013

August 22nd, 2013

PLAN your back to school shopping with Climate Counts

So long summer beach days, and helloooo to a new semester. Believe it or not it’s already time to head back to school. Whether you’re a bookworm, an athlete or a fashionista, college students all have something in common: they feel the need to get geared up for another year in the trenches.  So this year, why not purchase those supplies from companies that are taking steps to reduce their climate impact?

Climate Counts is honored to share our 2013 Climate Counts Company Scorecard so that you can be a climate-conscious consumer. Whether you’re out shopping for new electronics or a fresh new wardrobe, Climate Counts has the scores you need to make informed decisions. You can also download the Climate Counts iphone app so you can have access to the latest scores while you’re on-the-go.

Another thing to have on your radar for this year, is the effort by our friends at the Post-Landfill Action Network (aka PLAN) to bring their Trash 2 Treasure program nationwide.  Launched by students at the University of New Hampshire, Trash 2 Treasure collects all of the forlorn items that college students have left behind the previous year (couches, desks, lamps, tables, etc.) and has a massive yard sale at the start of the new semester to help students get geared up, all while diverting massive amounts of waste from landfill.

Visit their IndieGoGo fundraising page here and find out how you can bring Trash 2 Treasure to a college campus near you!

Written by Anthony Albano
Communications Fellow
Climate Counts

August 19th, 2013

Join Climate Counts at VERGE San Francisco Oct. 14-17

As a proponent of unique solutions to complex issues, Climate Counts is supporting our partners at GreenBiz Group to bring you VERGE San Francisco, October 14 - 17.  The largest of the VERGE global conference series, VERGE SF brings together the most innovative business executives, entrepreneurs and leading public officials to illuminate the business opportunities created by efficiencies in energy, building, water and transportation technologies.

Watch the VERGE SF Video Preview!

VERGE SF is sporting a versatile and talented lineup of speakers including Lisa Jackson of Apple (62*), Mark Aggar of Microsoft (74*), John Fojut of Kohls (64*), and Joe Kava of Google (64*).

VERGE tracks include: New Energy Systems, Next-Gen Buildings, Resilient Cities, Smarter Logistics, Sustainable Mobility and the Food-Energy-Water Nexus.  Sign up today to customize your experience.

Discover the future of disruptive sustainability while networking with a unique audience of leaders from corporations, startups, cities, nonprofits, academia and public policy.

It’s a great opportunity to get out of your silo and see what happens when people, technologies, and ideas converge. VERGE SF will be hosted at the Palace Hotel in sunny San Francisco, CA.

Save 10% with our discount code VSFCC when you register here.

*Scores based on the 2013 Climate Counts Company Scorecard. The higher the score, the greater the company’s commitment to fighting global warming.

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