Scott Nash, MOM's Organic Market CEO/Founder, came across a Washington Post article that inspired MOM's to take action to increase transparency and bolster sustainability within the pet food industry. MOM's has partnered with the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition (PISC) to develop a survey for existing and potential vendors.
SunEdison Signs Supply Agreements Which Enable Addition of 1.6 Gigawatts of Wind Energy Projects to Development Engine
SunEdison, Inc., a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, and TerraForm Power, Inc., a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants, announced that SunEdison had purchased new turbines that will enable SunEdison to develop up to 1.6 gigawatts (GW) of incremental wind energy projects which qualify for the U.S. federal production tax credit (PTC). TerraForm will purchase the projects from SunEdison once they achieve commercial operation.
The NAACP released “Equity in Resilience Building for Climate Change Adaptation Planning”, a document that catalogues indicators for integrating and measuring resilience building for climate adaption planning. The NAACP will first share the document at an introductory workshop at a convening hosted by the Kresge Foundation for its resilience grantees. The Kresge Foundation is one of the largest and most consistent supporters of climate change resilience work in urban communities. Their work aims to support capacity building of communities to advance policy change and create programs that engage communities in building resilience to climate change impacts and beyond.
The Energy Department announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition. The Collegiate Wind Competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to design and build a model wind turbine based on market research and siting considerations, develop a business plan to market their products, and test their turbines against a set of rigorous performance criteria. Bringing together the next generation of wind energy pioneers with today's industry leaders, the 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition will take place at the annual American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana, from May 23 to 26, 2016.
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) is thrilled to announce that the partnership has granted it’s 4,000th school salad bar serving more than 2 million kids a day. This represents an investment of over $10 million by the LMSB2S partners, foundations and corporate and non-‐‑profit donors. A sub-‐‑initiative in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! program, Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools provides salad bar equipment and training to schools and districts across America who are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program. The organization was founded in 2010 by Whole Foods Market, the United Fresh Start Foundation, the Chef Ann Foundation, and the National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance1. The Whole Kids Foundation, LMSB2S’ largest sustaining partner, helped make this milestone happen with a $750,000 donation last month.
Vivint Solar, the second largest U.S. residential solar provider, was awarded Frederick County's Business Leader Award for 2014 by the Frederick County Business Development and Retention Board.