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FTC Approves First Settlement Under the Revised Green Guides: Implications for Other Marketers

Posted in Green Building, Green Infrastructure, Sustainability, Sustainability Policy
On March 6, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission approved final orders settling charges that Sherwin-Williams and PPG Architectural Finishes had made false and unsubstantiated claims that some of their paints contained zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) after tinting. These cases are the first applying the revised version of the FTC’s Green Guides. And while these … Continue Reading

Sustainable Communities Require Emergency Preparedness

Posted in Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases, Green Infrastructure, Sustainability, Sustainability Policy, Transportation, Water
Dramatic images from Hurricane Sandy remind us of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Photographs of a darkened lower Manhattan prove that even the mightiest of cities is just a storm away from paralysis.  Typhoons, tornados, earthquakes, droughts, and floods change lives in instants all across North America and the world. Our ability to … Continue Reading

Kentucky Middle School Models Sustainability Strategies

Posted in Energy, Green Infrastructure, Waste, Water
The new Turkey Foot Middle School in Kenton County, Kentucky, is a sustainability dream come true.  The new school utilizes an entire catalog of energy, water, and resource-friendly strategies.  Geothermal wells provide heating and cooling.  The majority of the rooms use natural lighting either from strategically-placed windows or light-funneling tubes.  Much of the roof is … Continue Reading