Monthly Archives: October 2011

Google Funds Geothermal Study

ScienceDaily (Oct. 25, 2011) — New research from SMU’s Geothermal Laboratory, funded by a grant from, documents significant geothermal resources across the United States capable of producing more than three million megawatts of green power — 10 times the installed capacity of coal power plants today.  Rest

Moskowitz Prize

Firms with strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) scores enjoy consistently lower costs of capital financing than firms with weaker CSR track records, according to a study that has won the 2011 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing (SRI).

The Moskowitz Prize, awarded annually by the Haas School’s Center for Responsible Business in cooperation with the Social Investment Forum, went to four co-authors of the study:

  • Sadok El Ghoul, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Omrane Guedhami, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
  • Chuck C. Y. Kwok, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
  • Dev Mishra, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Their winning study, “Does Corporate Social Responsibility Affect the Cost of Capital,” was published in the Journal of Banking and Finance (Vol. 35, Issue, 9, Sept. 2011).     Rest

America Recycles Day

“American Recycles Day” (ARD) should really be “America Recycles Every Day” but then we wouldn’t have a special day to celebrate the cause.  Do you need ARD materials for your upcoming community event or office program or are you thinking about doing an ARD event but you are not sure where to begin?  Visit the ARD Toolkit pages for ideas on ARD events and pledge drives.  If you’re looking for ARD promotional material but not sure where to turn, visit the ARD store to order your ARD buttons, pencils and prizes for your ARD event participants.

Carolina Green Fair

The Carolina Green Fair is bringing their four year old event to Columbia on October 22nd at Finlay Park.  The South Carolina Green Fair is supported by a committee of passionate individuals, who believe that by educating both consumers and businesses through the Green Fair Events it is possible to make South Carolina an even finer place to live! Their purpose is to create excitement and enthusiasm for green products, services and technologies that are available to the residents of South Carolina using an environmentally responsible forum of education and entertainment.  More at CarolinaGreenFair