Advancements in Battery Technology for Heavy Duty Transit

Proterra, the market leader of zero-emission, battery-electric buses in North America, today announced a new battery design for the Proterra Catalyst® XR transit vehicle at the American Public Transportation Association Bus and Paratransit Conference (APTA), a gathering for U.S. transit agencies to showcase the best innovations in mass transit. Within the same energy storage footprint as the original Catalyst XR, the battery-enhanced vehicle now holds 28 percent more energy at 330 kWh and a best-in-market lightweight vehicle body. All current Catalyst XR customers will receive a complimentary upgrade to the higher energy level... MORE


Solar Powering Local Food Production

Affordable housing providers can play a unique and important role in helping residents live healthy lives.”—Carolyn E Zezima, author of SUSTAINABLE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING MANAGEMENT: A Money-Saving Guide to Keeping Your Site Green, Healthy & Energy Efficient

Written by Carolyn E. Zezima, Esq., President of NYC Foodscape, this new eBook serves as a comprehensive guide to helping owners and managers of affordable housing sites create and implement sustainability... MORE 


Ground Breaking 370 Mile Range!

In a first for electric vehicles, Dubuc Motors announces an unprecedented range of 370 miles per full charge for its Tomahawk electric sports car in initial tests. The subsequent and much awaited 2+2 supercar is set to unveil in 2017 and will provide a wind of change to the market...MORE  

2016 EPA Environmental Achievements Awards

ReNewable Now was on site at Faneuil Hall, Boston to cover the 2016 Environmental Merit Awards in New England. This ceremony is one of the oldest the EPA sponsors, with a history dating back over 45 years. Reporting that day for ReNewable Now that day was

Rhode Island College's Sustainability Coordinator, James Murphy, and RI USGBC Chairman Kenneth Filarski ... MORE

Sustainable Schools and Community Gardens,
Awarded $300,000


The Seeds of Change® brand, the leading producer of sustainably grown seeds and nutritious organic foods, is honored to announce the 24 recipients of the 2016 Seeds of Change® Grant Program. The recipients are comprised of 12 community garden and 12 school garden programs. Fourorganizations - two school gardens and two community gardens - will receive $20,000 grants... MORE


Description: An Earth Friendly Zoo Built on  Blueprint of Change

Zoos are one of the places that bring all aspects of society together.  Their doors open to kids, adults, and visitors from around the world. They house amazing, beautiful animals and they cover acres of land with multiple buildings and serve incredible demands to deliver culture, education and fun to their audience.

Perhaps no zoo in the world does it as well as the Detroit Zoo, which sits only 20 miles outside of the city.  As you are about to hear on this segment, Gerry Van Acker, COO there, and his talented team, combined with a invaluable corporate partner, ITC Holdings, based there as well, have pushed the Detroit Zoo to new levels of efficiency and success.

Starting with what Gerry called a "Green Print" the Zoo staff set off to reduce or eliminate waste, get 100% renewables on electricity, convert animal waste to energy, ban water bottles all the time providing a better, cleaner habitat for their wildlife.

The Zoo's collaboration with this great corporate partner, ITC, who made the 100% renewable energy happen, is historic and worth  replicating around the world.

Is our future bright?  Can an organization like the Detroit Zoo, with over 450 peak season employees and a 20 million dollar budget get to zero waste and use of fossil fuel by 2020?  If so, what is the plan that will get them there?

Once you listen to this show, you will be next in line to visit Detroit, a true renaissance city, and one of their crown jewels, the Detroit Zoo.