Mon.Jun 27, 2022

4 Wardrobe Items Every Environmentalist Should Own

The Environmental Blog

For many of us, doing our part to combat the climate crisis has become a part of our everyday lives. From making sure we use totes instead of plastic bags, pass on straws, carry our reusable bottles for drinking, and more, the little efforts compound each other to make a difference.

In Brazil, Suzano harvests trees with deep roots in communities


Can a company that cuts down millions of trees a year ever truly be sustainable? Context matters


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Comment: Clearer direction needed to hit net zero in construction

Envirotec Magazine

Simon Richards is Sustainability Director with Sir Robert McAlpine. Simon Richards writes about how the construction industry is taking the lead ahead of the Government when it comes to setting targets to achieve net zero in the industry.

How social sciences can help accelerate the climate movement


Sustainability professionals should look towards the softer sciences if they really want to create impact

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.

How To Use a Sustainability Scorecard To Manage Your Company

Green Business Bureau

WHAT IS A SUSTAINABILITY SCORECARD? The key to becoming a sustainable business is to have a sustainability scorecard that tracks progress and measures results. As the old adage says, what gets measured gets done.

Inside the changing fabric of textile sustainability


A new report shows that the threads of sustainable fabrics are finally beginning to weave a new picture

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How to start using an internal carbon price


Net-zero commitments are on the horizon. Turning emission reductions into dollar savings could be the difference between hitting targets and missing them

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Novel sewage treatment removes up to 70% of nitrogen that would otherwise be discarded

Envirotec Magazine

Microscope image of the polyurethane foam, taken right after the formation of bacterial biofilm; the upper, darker half of this snapshot is oxygen-rich, clearly distinguished from the brighter bottom, which lacks oxygen (image credit: Bruno Garcia Silva).

How indigenous land rights halted Amazon’s South Africa headquarters


Courts ruled that the rights of First Nation communities would be at risk if development went ahead

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£2m sustainable textiles fund launched in Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Chris Watt Photography. Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government have launched a new £2m fund to help reduce the environmental burden of textiles.

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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.

Dengue in Southeast Asia: How our warming planet will change the future of 'breakbone fever'


As dengue bites in countries such as Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam, experts say climate change could make matters worse

Project sets out to create compostable crop sensors

Envirotec Magazine

An international research collaboration is setting out to find new ways of monitoring crop growth with biodegradable sensors which can be composted at the end of their lifespan. The £1.8m

Roe v Wade overturned: what abortion access and reproductive rights look like around the world


Barriers can exist even where legal rights are enshrined. Progress don’t always last, due to pushback from far right and populist governments

BrightDrop delivers first 150 Electric Vehicle electric delivery vehicles to FedEx


FedEx has received its first 150 electric delivery vehicles from BrightDrop, GM’s new commercial EV brand. The first 150 BrightDrop Zevo 600s were delivered throughout Southern California to FedEx Express. Powered by the Ultium battery platform, the Zevo 600 is designed for last-mile deliveries.

Energy Charter Treaty under fire over threat to global climate action


Governments are due to agree reforms to a treaty that allows energy companies to sue states for lost profits and could be used to claim damages if they move to phase out fossil fuels

Climate Denial Funder Set to Become Tory Peer


A Tory donor who has helped fund the UK’s leading climate science denial group is to be made a member of the House of Lords, prompting Green MP Caroline Lucas to call for an “urgent” investigation.

Big strides on air quality in China, but beware high social costs of stringent policies: report


China’s ‘war on pollution’ is working — data shows a steep decline in air pollution across the country. But air quality improvements could plateau if China relies too much on policies from a ‘command-and-control’ playbook, experts warn

Contractor’s Corner: Got Electric Quality and reputation help Maryland installer grow during downturn

Solar Power World

Grant Gotlinger was looking for a change of pace after working for 19 years as an electrician in the Maryland area. When his company was approached to assist with the electrical portion of a solar project being installed on top of a Kohl’s department store, he accepted.

Japan must step up climate ambition ahead of 2023 G7 leadership


As the sole Asian member of the G7, Japan’s leadership is an opportunity to provide pivotal direction for the supply of climate finance and access to future-proof technology to support the transition efforts that are underway in the region

Electric vehicle architecture design


Sponsored by TTI. Electric Vehicle Architecture Design. The pace of acceleration in the electric vehicle market has taken consumers and manufacturers alike by surprise.

‘The narrative around hydro in Pakistan remains superficial’


Mismanagement of water resources is at the root of Pakistan’s crisis, says water expert Umer Karim


Nidec to build EV component plant in China


Japanese motor company Nidec has announced plans to build an EV component plant in the Chinese city of Pinghu. Construction is scheduled to begin in October of 2022.

Highview Power Welcomes New Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Alternative Energy Mag

Dominic Walters, a marketing and communications expert, has joined the Highview Power team as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

UK home charging company EVIOS secures £5.8 million investment


EVIOS, a British provider of residential charging, has secured significant new external investment within weeks of launching. The company has now raised some £5.8 million. EVIOS is the brainchild of David Martell, founder and former CEO of Chargemaster, which was sold to bp for £132 million in 2018.

Summer break special: Agents of Impact Call roundup

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! A reminder that we are taking our summer publishing break this week. We’ll be back on July 5. The post Summer break special: Agents of Impact Call roundup appeared first on ImpactAlpha. The Brief


NIO selects onsemi’s VE-Trac Direct SiC power modules for its next-gen EVs


Power and sensor technology company onsemi (formerly ON Semiconductor ) has announced that NIO selected its VE-Trac Direct SiC power modules for its next-generation EVs.

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes…

Terra Infirma

At the weekend, I met up with a group of school friends to go and watch the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park (they were brilliant). As we ambled towards the gig, one of those friends asked me “I know you’ll have to be optimistic as a professional, but do you think we will save climate change?”

ABB E-mobility opens its largest DC fast charger production facility in Italy


ABB E-mobility has opened the company’s largest DC fast charger production site to date. The 16,000-square-meter E-mobility Centre of Excellence in Valdarno, Tuscany has an annual production capacity of more than 10,000 DC chargers.

The BioBased concrete tiles cut carbon emissions and waste


BioBased tiles are a new sustainable building material being used to create sustainable facades for buildings. They replace traditional building materials and lower carbon emissions. Along with their sister product WasteBasedBricks from StoneCycling, BioBased tiles can be used to build structures that are stronger than traditional buildings, while significantly reducing waste

Easelink tests automated taxi stand charging in Austria


One of the provisions of Austria’s Energy and Climate Plan calls for all taxis to be emission-free by 2025, and this is driving innovation. Authorities in the cities of Vienna and Graz have found that the best option is to provide charging infrastructure directly at taxi stands.

Indigenous peoples warn of global delay on forest protection push


From the Amazon rainforest to Indonesia, indigenous groups see little progress on protecting forests since COP26 climate summit


Biodegradable packaging could replace plastic food wrapping


Scientists have developed a new plant-based coating for food that could replace plastic. The biodegradable coating is environmentally sustainable, but also a public health solution thanks to its antibacterial properties. The product comes in the form of a solution that is sprayed directly onto foods, protecting them from disease-causing microbes and from damage during transportation

AIA hires Karen Lee to lead ESG partnerships and advocacy


Insurance giant AIA has hired Karen Lee as head of partnerships and advocacy, where she will work with partners towards AIA's net-zero 2030 goal


6 Stats to Make Your Solar Sales Pitch Sizzle?


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Green groups fear failure on new global biodiversity pact after sluggish talks


Lack of progress at Nairobi talks aimed at brokering a global nature deal leave environmentalists frustrated, with much to do ahead of the make-or-break COP15 in December