Seattle Seahawks Building Washington’s Largest Solar Installation

May 20, 2011 - Professional sports teams the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC announced they will install the largest solar energy array to date in the state of Washington on the roof of Qwest Field Event Center. The solar installation will cover over 2.5 acres, or approximately 80% of the Event Center roof.

Toys ‘R’ Us To Build Largest Rooftop Solar System in North America

Toys"R"Us, Inc. announced plans to build the largest rooftop solar power installation in North America at its distribution center in Flanders, NJ this week, with construction of the 5.38-megawatts (MW) installation expected to begin this summer. The system will cover roughly 20 acres of rooftop space and is estimated to generate 72% of the electrical needs for the distribution facility. It will consist of more than 37,000 thin-film photovoltaic solar panels manufactured by United Solar, a subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices.

Timberland Shares Results Against Ambitious Emissions Target

April 13, 2011 - Outdoor footwear and apparel Timberland (NYSE: TBL) announced this week that it fell short of its ambitious goal to cut absolute greenhouse gas emissions 50% by the end of 2010. However, the company said it did achieve an industry-leading 38% cut.

UPS, Verizon, PepsiCo Among Charter Members of Obama’s Clean Fleets Partnership

April 4, 2011 - UPS, Verizon, PepsiCo, AT&T and FedEx, are the charter members of the National Clean Fleets Partnership announced by President Obama on Friday. The public-private partnership aims to assist large companies in reducing diesel and gasoline use in their fleets by incorporating electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and fuel-saving measures into their daily operations.

Hilton Hotel Brands Will Turn Off Lights for Earth Hour

March 23. 2011 - Hilton Worldwide announced that it intends to turn off the lights at thousands of the hotels on Saturday to recognize Earth Hour. From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time, hotels in the company's 10 distinct brands will switch off main building exterior lighting and rooftop signage, shut down business center equipment and dim interior lights.

BMW Unveils Sub-Brand for Sustainable Vehicles

February 22, 2011 - BMW on Monday unveiled a new sub-brand, called BMW i, with the motto "Born Electric". The German car company is rebranding its sustainable vehicles division in an effort to differentiate its upcoming line of electric vehicles.

Clorox Discloses Additional Ingredients Info

February 9, 2011 - The Clorox Company is expanding its communications strategy in an effort to help consumers make informed choices about the products they use in and around their homes. The company is disclosing additional information about the chemicals in its products through its "Ingredients Inside" program.