Tide wants you to quit using warm water for your laundry

first_imgAdvertisement“There is no tradeoff. You will save $150 a year in energy costs, your garments will last longer. And by the way, you’re helping to save the planet,” Shailesh Jejurikar, CEO of Procter & Gamble’s fabric and home care division, said in an interview. “It’s a beautiful win-win-win if we get this right.”“This is going to be the defining decades for where we end up on climate change,” Jejurikar said. “If we don’t get this situation under control in the coming years, we are going to pay the price. There is a need to act now.”Tide set a goal of also cutting greenhouse gas emissions at its factories in half by 2030, which is in addition to the progress the company has already made cutting emissions by three-quarters over the past decade. The brand adopted 100 percent renewable energy at its manufacturing plants. Advertisement AdvertisementTags: greenhouse gaslaundryTide No Content Available Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Doing your laundry with cold water can help save the planet, and maybe save you some money along the way.That’s the message from Tide in a newly-launched campaign to decarbonize laundry.The company’s goal is for consumers in North America to do three out of every four loads of laundry with cold water by 2030, up from about half today. That would eliminate the power consumption required to heat cold water, reported CNN.If the goal is met, Tide said it will have the same impact on greenhouse gas emissions as removing about a million cars from the road for a year. RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

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Chang Wants More Public/Private Partnership to Meet Housing Needs

first_imgChang Wants More Public/Private Partnership to Meet Housing Needs TransportDecember 5, 2011 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Minister of Housing, Environment, Water and Local Government, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, is encouraging more private developers to partner with the Government to provide affordable housing for Jamaicans. He said approximately 15,000 houses would have to be built annually to satisfy housing needs, and the Government could not, by itself, meet that demand. “The Government itself will never have enough capital to build any one time, in any one year, the 15,000 units we need to provide an adequate number of houses for Jamaicans. We are not going to have the fiscal space…we therefore have to bring in the private sector,” the Minister stated. He was speaking on Thursday (December 1) at the ground breaking ceremony for the Porto Bello 2 housing development in Green Pond, St. James, which is being implemented through partnership between the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and Seal Investment Company Limited.  Minister Chang said the Government is in discussion with other private developers to look at various blocks of land across the island, to implement joint venture projects such as the Porto Bello 2 development. He said the greatest need for affordable housing solutions is among the 60 to 70 per cent of National Housing Trust (NHT) contributors, and school leavers, who are young in the working world and cannot afford the down payment for a house. Managing Director of the HAJ, Joseph Shoucair, in his address at the ground breaking ceremony, informed that several housing projects were at various stages of development in St. James. He informed that by the end of 2012, HAJ expects to have approximately 2,000 new houses constructed in that parish.  He noted also that the agency is spending some $500 million to improve informal settlements within the Montego Bay area. “We are upgrading informal settlements, we are providing low cost housing and we are providing employment,” Mr. Shoucair stated. Under Porto Bello 2, some 324 housing solutions will be constructed with associated amenities, primarily for employees in the tourism sector. RelatedChang Wants More Public/Private Partnership to Meet Housing Needs RelatedChang Wants More Public/Private Partnership to Meet Housing Needs RelatedChang Wants More Public/Private Partnership to Meet Housing Needs By Bryan Miller, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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