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10 Reasons To Make The Switch To Green Cleaning

The Environmental Blog

Many of us care about the environment – some of us even go beyond the extra mile and take the effort to donate towards conservation groups and make important lifestyle changes to help clean up the planet. However, what if the problem is closer to home than we think?

Making Home Furnaces Eco-Friendly and Energy-Efficient

U.S. Green Technology

If it’s time to replace your old furnace, consider getting an energy-efficient one that will save you money and help the environment. Products that are Energy Star-certified are great options. To make the best choice, consider models with the following features.

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What does digital art have to do with sustainability?

GreenBiz

What does digital art have to do with sustainability? Ben Soltoff. Wed, 05/05/2021 - 01:30. Minutes before midnight March 22, two art collectors got into a heated bidding war at a charity auction for a climate organization.

10 hobbit homes that will have you ready to move to The Shire

Inhabitat - Innovation

The charm and appeal of hobbit homes have lasted long after the Lord of the Ring movies launched. Here are some of the cutest of these homes around the world

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Commerce Now Accepting Applications for the Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Program

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 3, 2021 As announced previously, Commerce opened a new round of Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) grants on April 30, 2021. Approximately $7.8 million in grants are available under this round of funding for Washington-based entities to engage in strategic research and development of new and emerging clean energy technologies […]. Opportunities Public Policy bulletin commerce r&D rd&d weekly bulletin

Inside Salesforce’s bold play for supply-chain leadership

GreenBiz

Inside Salesforce’s bold play for supply-chain leadership. Joel Makower. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 02:11.

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How Antimicrobial Plastics Contribute to a Sustainable Environment

U.S. Green Technology

Plastic is a magical material, but it’s far from perfect. We all know that it can be horrible for the environment, but it doesn’t have to cause as much damage as it does currently. Finding a way to prevent microbial damage can decrease the negative effects that plastic has on the environment.

Hawaii declares a climate emergency

Inhabitat - Innovation

Hawaii is the first state in the U.S. to declare a climate emergency. The islands are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise and more climate change effects

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 3, 2021 Announcements CETA rulemaking resumes with questions about storage accounting Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) are resuming their work to adopt rules implementing CETA. The agencies are inviting stakeholder comments on possible rules concerning the tracking and accounting of electricity used and provided in energy […]. Industry News Public Policy bulletin ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin

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Community solar, urban trees and the digitization of employee engagement

GreenBiz

Community solar, urban trees and the digitization of employee engagement. Heather Clancy. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 00:05.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Prototype LED demonstrates blue-light reduction without colour compromise

Envirotec Magazine

Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs currently on the market emit a lot of blue light, which has been linked to eye troubles, sleep disturbances and disrupted circadian rhythms in humans and animals.

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Electrify America opens 600 public fast charging stations in less than 3 years

Charged

Electrify America is on a roll—less than 3 years after opening its first charging station in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the company now operates 600 public charging stations, with 2,600 individual fast chargers, across the continental US.

Research continues to unravel plastic industry recycling lies

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study has proven once more that plastic recycling is a lie. According to American Chemistry Council data, only 14% of all plastic is recycled. The data further shows that 16% is incinerated and 70% ends up dumped into landfills

Is Offshore Wind Finally Coming to America?

GreenTechMedia

The lack of progress on offshore wind in America is one of the most perplexing stories in energy. The technology and resource availability are tremendous. Europe has de-risked the technology and proven it can be deployed at scale, and at low cost, with minimal disruption.

Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits

GreenBiz

Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits. Jim Giles. Fri, 04/30/2021 - 02:30. As awareness of the climate impact of meat grows, a potential roadblock to cutting consumption is emerging: A culture war. . Conservatives and liberals have skirmished over this for several years.

Salty reception

Envirotec Magazine

Plans by Southern Water to build a £600 million desalination plant in the New Forest have come under fire from conservationists and other local groups. The proposed plant is to be built on land near the utility’s wastewater treatment works at Ashlett Creek, near Fawley in Hampshire.

UPS to purchase electric VTOL aircraft from Beta Technologies

Charged

UPS’s Flight Forward subsidiary plans to purchase electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies. The delivery giant will take delivery of the first ten aircraft beginning in 2024, with the option to purchase up to 150.

Easy, meaningful ways to celebrate Arbor Day

Inhabitat - Innovation

How will you celebrate Arbor Day

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ADB announces coal exit in draft energy policy

Eco-Business

After decades of pressure from environmental groups, the Asian Development Bank said it would 'no longer finance new coal-fired capacity'. But activists charge that its new policy will pave the way for fossil gas development

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Silicon Valley commuters should return to work in electric buses

GreenBiz

Silicon Valley commuters should return to work in electric buses. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 05/05/2021 - 02:00. Last year, I published a feature about why it was time for Silicon Valley to embrace the electric commuter bus.

Retask the mask

Envirotec Magazine

A scheme to recycle single-use facemasks into waste collection equipment has been launched in the UK. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the country, a local authority is promoting reusable facemasks.

Renault Trucks to offer an EV in every market segment from 2023

Charged

Renault Trucks has announced that, from 2023, it will offer an all-electric model in each of the segments it serves: distribution, construction and long distance. Renault Trucks now offers all-electric trucks from 3.1 to 26 tons. Its electric lineup consists of the D Z.E., D Wide Z.E. and Master Z.E.,

Soil-dwelling invertebrates are victims of pesticides

Inhabitat - Innovation

The lowly earthworm’s feeding and burrowing mixes organic residues into the soil, enhances nutrient cycling, decomposition and the structural development of soil. But rampant pesticide use threatens the existence of these crucial invertebrates, according to a new study

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SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth: How Businesses Can Put Workers First and Grow Profits

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth . The U.N. SDGs are driving governments, individuals, universities, and businesses to adjust their practices to achieve benchmarks and secure a sustainable future by 2030.

What Zymergen’s IPO says about 'biofacturing' and green chemistry

GreenBiz

What Zymergen’s IPO says about 'biofacturing' and green chemistry. Meg Wilcox. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 01:30. Zymergen made a splash on Earth Day, as the first "biofacturer" to go public.

Unlocking the soil microbiome

Envirotec Magazine

How are data science techniques helping us better understand the microbial universe of the soil?

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Bye Aerospace unveils 8-seat all-electric eFlyer 800

Charged

Denver-based Bye Aerospace has unveiled an 8-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop airplane aimed at the air taxi, air cargo, regional and charter aircraft markets.

Levi's Wellthread collection showcases sustainable use of hemp

Inhabitat - Innovation

Levi's is setting new sustainability goals

3D Printing Helps Streamline the Construction Industry

CleanTech Group

New Demands in Construction Drive Innovation Demand for new structures, buildings and housing continues unabated. This inevitably places pressure on the workforce and. Cleantech Insurance Materials and Chemicals

The Path to Sustainable Forestry

GreenBiz

The Path to Sustainable Forestry. Date/Time: June 3, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). The forest industry is embracing more sustainable practices that protect people, biodiversity and our climate – and many companies have set goals to source from more sustainable forests. The challenge?

‘Stressed’ trees share resources to overcome environmental challenges

Envirotec Magazine

A length of steel pipe and a heart monitor are the unlikely tools underpinning new research which suggests that trees may work together to form resource-sharing networks, helping the group collectively overcome environmental challenges.

6 Amazing Reasons That Will Convince You To Get An Electric Bike

Green Living Guy

[link] So let’s talk electric bikes. In many countries, bikes are the main means of transportation people use daily. Indeed, this nineteenth-century invention is a very convenient way to get to work, school, or anywhere else basically.

Only 1% of global rivers contribute 80% of riverine plastic pollution to oceans

Inhabitat - Innovation

Most riverine plastic that flows into the oceans comes from just 1% of rivers worldwide

Flexible solar panels are more than just off-grid staples

Solar Power World

Flexible solar modules are a niche product. Often seen on a smaller scale attached to RVs, on backpacks and near tents, these nontraditional solar panels are touted for their off-grid portability. After all, who would lug a 50-lb glassed solar panel to a favorite camping spot?

Leading in a fundamentally changing world

GreenBiz

Leading in a fundamentally changing world. Lise Kingo. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 02:00. What is responsible leadership? That’s the big question that takes center stage at the recent annual conference hosted by Imperial College Business School.