Wed.May 05, 2021

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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

Levi's Wellthread collection showcases sustainable use of hemp

Inhabitat - Innovation

Levi's is setting new sustainability goals

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?

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Enel’s portfolio of renewable projects under construction tops 2 GW

Renewable Energy World

Today, global energy company Enel said that its US renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America , has started construction on five new renewable energy projects in the US with a total combined capacity of 1.5

DC Microgrids, building infrastructure for energy's future

Inhabitat - Innovation

The DC Microgrids project will help to build more resilient renewable energy using green sources and out-of-the-box ideas to solve the world's problems

New tool empowers utilities to reduce emissions in investment planning

Renewable Energy World

By Erin Murphy and Christie Hicks , EDF. As the United States moves toward decarbonization, cities and states must use all means available to reduce climate pollution, and natural gas utilities should be at the forefront of this rapid energy transition.

Pandora announces switch to lab-grown diamonds

Inhabitat - Innovation

Jewelry giant Pandora announced it will move away from mined diamonds and instead use sustainably made, lab-grown diamonds

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.

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.

In the race for planet-friendly milk, Singapore startup substitutes dairy with algae

Eco-Business

In the race to produce a healthy alternative to milk that doesn't cost the earth, a Singapore startup has developed a new type of dairy substitute made from microalgae

AES pooling clean energy resources to power Google data centers

Renewable Energy World

Virginia-based AES Corp. will supply nearly carbon-free electricity to power Google’s data centers in the state. The power generator announced it will become sole supplier of the tech giant’s data-center needs for clean energy. Under the agreement AES will start supply later this year.

Polish startup Ekoen to open 100 full-service charging hubs

Charged

Polish startup Ekoen plans to build 100 EV charging hubs in Poland. Each of the hubs will be “a space to fully rechange both the vehicle as well as the driver,” featuring open-access fast charging, an EV driver lounge open 24/7, and a café serving local food.

Solar Basics (At Home!): How to clean your rooftop solar array

Solar Power World

Solar Basics is a video series by Solar Power World created to help installers learn about the business, tools and tricks of the solar power trade. Rule number one: Never use soap to clean a dirty rooftop solar project.

Rio Tinto achieves battery-grade lithium production at California plant

Charged

Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California.

FUEL CELL STACKS - the power of the future

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Freudenberg introduces new conductive seals for electric motors

Charged

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is introducing a new generation of electrically conductive seals at the virtual 2021 Vienna Motor Symposium. The seals are designed to prevent bearing damage caused by electrically-induced corrosion and to decrease electromagnetic interference.

Sembcorp sustainability manager Martyn Harrison shifts to CBRE

Eco-Business

Martyn Harrison, corporate sustainability manager at Singapore industrial services firm Sembcorp, has left the company after almost three years to join real estate firm CBRE

Former Google Head of Energy Strategy Neha Palmer Joins TeraWatt Infrastructure to Address Critical Gap for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

altenergymag

With the first actionable investment vehicle and real estate strategy of its kind, TeraWatt Infrastructure is building a new charging infrastructure asset class and enabling the transformative shift to all-electric transportation

Covid-19 seen slowing city shift to green transport

Eco-Business

Commuters choosing cars over mass transit due to the pandemic may reverse some green gains

Ugandan Farmers Whose Land Will Soon Become a Crude Oil Pipeline Pathway Lose Years of Livelihood

DeSmogBlog

Three years ago, Alfred Okumu Weki’s land was identified for acquisition by multinational oil companies and the Ugandan government to pave way for new oil infrastructure in the Albertine region of Western Uganda where major oil reserves were discovered over a decade ago.

How Covid-19 can be the impetus for growth in renewable energy

Eco-Business

The transition toward clean energy remains as attractive as ever. How can private sector players and governments come together to leverage its potential for success

Investors ‘See Past Greenwash’ as Quarter of Shareholders Refuse to Approve Barclays’ Climate Strategy

DeSmogBlog

Barclays shareholders have rejected calls to accelerate a phase-out of fossil fuel financing, but a quarter remain unconvinced by the bank’s current approach to tackling climate change.

Fear grips India's vast informal workforce as vaccines run low

Eco-Business

Industry leaders are pushing to get workers vaccinated as Covid-19 cases soar, but stocks are running low

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Something Better Foods secures $500,000 to bring plant-based protein to underserved communities

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 5 — Oakland, Calif.-based based Something Better Foods aims to make plant-based food affordable and accessible, particularly Black and Brown communities.

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This Mother’s Day, the climate fight is personal

EDF Voices

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What is carbon insetting?

Mr. Sustainability

Carbon insetting is offsetting carbon inside the shipping sector, transferring savings from one vessel to another Summary - Reducing carbon emissions in the shipping sector can be hard and expensive.

Three ways to invest in the upskilling of workers for the post-COVID economy

Impact Alpha

The booming stock market has masked the wide gaps in the U.S. economy and labor markets that are increasingly a threat to a. The post Three ways to invest in the upskilling of workers for the post-COVID economy appeared first on Impact Alpha. Good Jobs Impact Voices Innovative Finance

Fixing Capital’s Dirty Air a Priority for Majority of Londoners, Survey Shows

DeSmogBlog

Londoners are calling for their next Mayor to tackle air pollution as a priority, a new pan-European survey has revealed.

Solar Power’s Bright Future: 5 Trends Transforming the Energy Space

Green Living Guy

The reign of fossil fuels has long been over, but many carbon producers just didn’t get the memo on time. Now they have. The future clearly belongs to renewable energies, but which one will take the lead? Despite its early promise, solar energy is still behind wind and hydro.

Apply for LACI Startup Incubation Program Cohort 3

LA CleanTech Incubator

Are you a cleantech startup striving to create solutions in energy, transportation, or smart cities that would benefit from hands-on support through market access, business services, and introductions to funders? LACI has welcomed 25 startups into our ecosystem through our last two cohorts.

How Can CBD Ease Your Pain?

Green Living Guy

At the beginning of the 21st century, the world decided to focus on sustainable development and keeping the environment in check at the same time. The last couple of years have been troublesome for humankind because of the ongoing pandemic restrictions.

Teijin Energy-Efficient Autonomous Car EV Prototype Developed

GreenTech Gazette

For years, there has been a discussion about how we can utilize autonomous vehicles while maximizing energy efficiency. Well, this is about to be answered with the development coming from Teijin Limited.

Simple Steps Toward an Eco-Friendly Office

Green Living Guy

Going green is now a responsibility that we all need to embrace. In the past, it was only about big industries taking steps to optimize their operations. But now we know that every action at home or the office also counts.

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