Department of Defense Gets Serious about Sustainable Energy Sources

August 12, 2011

One of the largest organizations in the world to make a comprehensive commitment to sustainability is, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The DOD is the largest energy consumer on Earth, which means the potential for significant environmental benefits is enormous. In the 2010 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, the DOD outlines several ambitious goals such Read more...

Biogas FAQ’s from the American Biogas Council

August 4, 2011


We’ve defined biogas and Anaerobic digestion a number of times but there are lots of related questions people are curious about.  The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page of the American Biogas Council website is a treasure trove of facts, figures, terms and data about these revolutionary technologies. Who is the American Biogas Council (ABC)? Per Read more...

Food Scrap Collection at Events (taking care at the fair!)

July 21, 2011

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While most of us think of recycling in homes or businesses, increasingly people are finding ways to recycle at events.   There is considerable waste generated at fairs, conferences, sporting events, concerts, trade shows and other indoor and outdoor gatherings. Communities are beginning to take formal steps to help event producers minimize waste, recycle where Read more...

Find us at top clean technology events this spring!

May 9, 2011

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From coast to coast, we are all over North America this spring at a dizzying array of events covering bioenergy, alternative fuels,  clean technology, entrepreneurship and more!  Take a look: May 11 – BC Bioenergy Network Conference, Vancouver Summary:   BC Bioenergy Network is an industry-led initiative that is the catalyst for deploying near-term bioenergy technologies Read more...

International Compost Awareness week starts Monday!

April 29, 2011

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What is International Compost Week (ICAW)?   It is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry.  It is celebrated each year in the first full week of May.  Organic matter such as yard and food waste make up a huge percent of the waste generated around the world.   Composting that material Read more...

CLEAN California launches to unleash local clean energy

April 26, 2011

To maximize the benefits of clean energy development, Governor Brown of California has called for 12,000 megawatts of clean local energy to be installed in California communities by 2020.  This is a major development. A brand new campaign called Clean Local Energy Accessible Now for California (CLEAN California) seeks to meet the Governor’s call for Read more...

More Zero Waste Initiatives

April 20, 2011

1) Sonoco Recycling and Boeing have announced a partnership to to dramatically reduce waste and divert materials from landfills.   The program at the Boeing Dreamliner final assembly facility in South Carolina, is focused on finding alternative uses for the materials that could result in new revenue streams. For example, food scraps are collected in cafeterias Read more...

Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Challenge….Check the Video!

April 15, 2011


Metro Vancouver’s inaugural Zero Waste Challenge Conference took place March 10, 2011.  There is some great information about the event at their website, including a hugely powerful ZWC (Zero Waste Challenge) video that tells the story of their plan.  Take a peek! Harvest Power is a leader in creating renewable energy and high quality compost Read more...

West coast swing: 3 cool events this week in San Diego, San Francisco and Portland

April 12, 2011

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Wow, Harvest Power cruises heavily across the West Coast this week at three important events — all packed into 5 days. BioCycle Global 2011 is in San Diego.  This venerable event is laser-focused on composting, renewable energy and organics recycling….right in our wheelhouse!   A quick peek at the Day 1 agenda shows presentations and panel Read more...

“Brainstorm Green” brings top thinkers together on energy and the environment

April 7, 2011

Earlier this week in Laguna Niguel, California Fortune teamed up with its program partners Nature Conservancy, NRDC, and the Environmental Defense Fund—to gather leaders in sustainability from business, government, and NGOs.  The event, catchily called “Brainstorm GREEN” has been widely blogged, tweeted and otherwise reported on. A broad range of topics was discussed, the Fortune Read more...

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