Environment Archives Sustainable Investment Group

Green Philanthropy

September 24, 2018

By Rachel Gordon Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) It can be a challenge to determine the best place to contribute one’s time, effort, and money when it comes to philanthropy, but at Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) the focus is on contributing in ways that also result in a positive environmental impact. Due to this […]
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The Importance of a Waste Management Plan

January 26, 2017

By Alex Shim Sustainability Analyst LEED Green Associate Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) When was the last time you thought about the trash you threw away? If you think about it now, did you throw it in a recycling or trash bin?  To ensure that waste is diverted from landfills as much as possible, we encourage […]
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Sustainable Resolutions for 2017

January 12, 2017

By Alex Shim Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group Now that 2016 is over, it is time for us to look towards 2017. There was a huge growth in the sustainability sector in 2016. 2016 was the year that Paris Agreement became actionable, ocean plastics joined production after being recovered, pollinators became a business issue (honeybees […]
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Green Buildings Mitigate Climate Change

November 15, 2016

By Alex Shim Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) To begin, I think it is important to clearly define and understand the difference between weather and climate as well as climate change and global warming. Weather is the day-to-day conditions of a certain place; for example, it is raining today. Climate is the average weather […]
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October is National Energy Action Month

October 27, 2016

In addition to crisp apples, stiff autumn winds, and the swirling multicolored leaves, October also brings National Energy Action Month. But what is this month, what does it mean to be energy aware, and how can this help me in my home or commercial structure? What is National Energy Action Month? The federal government has […]
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Ways To Save Water In Commercial Buildings

June 20, 2016

Warm weather is finally here and, if you own or manage a commercial building, you’re probably thinking about ways to save on energy and water both inside and outside. Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) can help you improve your water and energy efficiency, and help you save money as you achieve LEED certification. If you own […]
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How to Recycle Styrofoam (Polystyrene)

January 4, 2016

A common misconception is that Styrofoam is the same thing as polystyrene. However, they are two different items, sort of. The foam like product is a trademark brand of extruded polystyrene foam presently constructed for craft applications and thermal insulation. It is owned and manufactured by Dow Chemical Company. Somehow the word Styrofoam got misconstrued. […]
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Stormwater Runoff: A Top Cause of Water Pollution

October 14, 2015

Damage to commercial property resulting from stormwater runoff is a serious growing environmental concern throughout Georgia, the Southeast, and the nation. Stormwater runoff can impact commercial businesses, home associations, homeowners, neighborhoods, towns and cities. In fact, stormwater runoff has become one of the most important issues facing commercial and residential developers today. The U.S. Environmental […]
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Mine Spill in the Anima River, Colorado

September 28, 2015

By Yagesh Panta Sustainability Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) On August 5, 2015, a mine spill occurred in the Animas River in Colorado. The spill was a result of releasing mine wastewater, and the waste, approximately three million gallons, subsequently got mixed with the river. The spill was caused by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workers while conducting studies […]
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Liquid Gold: Waste Water Recycling Systems and LEED Certification

August 28, 2014

For all practical purposes, residents of the United States tend to view water as an unlimited resource. The great engineering accomplishments of Hoover Dam and Glen Canyon Dam showcased America’s ingenuity and expanding urban environments that relied upon the power and availability of water in the twentieth century. However, global warming and exploding population growth […]
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