05 May '11, 12pm

Mapping Industry's Environmental Impact

Mapping Industry's Environmental Impact

OAKLAND, CA — The Economy Map , a project by the former head of GreenBlue , gives businesses a way to see what impacts their industries and suppliers have on the environment. Created by Jason Pearson, the previous president and CEO of sustainable design nonprofit GreenBlue, the Economy Map shows how much various sectors contribute to a range of impacts in the United States. Users can switch between three displays for the data, and can look at industries' direct impacts, upstream impacts, and how much impact is driven by consumer and government demand. Although the Economy Map is primarily intended as a resource for public interest groups and policymakers, Pearson explains in a video that the value to businesses would be "to see at a glance where in my supply chain I may be unwittingly exposed to risk, because one or more of my raw materials are being purchased from sectors...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/05/05/mapping-industrys...

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