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Nov 3, 2016

Spark: Transforming Commuting From Burden to Benefit

 
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THURSDAY, November 3, 2016     
TRANSFORMING COMMUTING FROM BURDEN TO BENEFIT

RMI’s mobility team—partnering with Movability Austin and Capital Metro—recently launched its first implementation project in Austin, Texas. We developed an integrated commuting solution for employees of two downtown Austin companies, Whole Foods Market and GSD&M, including shuttle service between company offices and downtown Austin transit hubs and on-demand mobility options (carshare, bikeshare, ride-hailing) integrated together as a single package. Read More.




HOW TO USE PEER DIFFUSION TO MAKE BETTER HOMES A “MUST HAVE”

Rocky Mountain Institute and Building Performance Institute (BPI) outline in a new report the key elements of a “peer diffusion” strategy for contractors to promote social interaction and social comparison among homeowners around home improvements. By deploying a robust strategy using online and in-person tactics to enable peer diffusion before, during, and after projects, contractors can help make energy upgrades a “must have” in homes and encourage increased investments. Read More.




SEA-TAC EXPLORES SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL FOR ALL ITS AIRLINES

The Port of Seattle, SkyNRG, and Carbon War Room (CWR) this week announced a groundbreaking partnership to investigate long-term financing mechanisms that could supply all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) with sustainable aviation fuels. Sea-Tac is the first airport in the world to initiate this step to provide an airport-wide sustainable aviation fuel supply for all routine airline operations. Read More.




THE STORY OF THE CARBON WAR ROOM

At the end of 2009, the Copenhagen Climate Summit did not succeed in engaging world governments as much as many had hoped. So, as Sir Richard Branson explains in his latest blog post on the story of the Carbon War Room, “We felt we needed a ‘war room’ on climate—with entrepreneurs at the centre, calling the shots. As Carbon War Room former-President José María Figueres said: ‘There is no Planet B.’” Read More.




WATCH THE LATEST CLIMATE CHANGE DOCUMENTARY

A new climate change documentary, Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. Stream the film for free on National Geographic channels through Nov. 7. Watch Now.




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