Mon.Nov 22, 2021

Is wood the new concrete?


Companies looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions are turning to mass timber as a climate and building solution

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How Does Hot Stamp Printing Benefit Your Brand?

U.S. Green Technology

How do you spot your favorite products on the store shelves? Is it instinct, well-labeled aisles, or product displays? You are probably familiar with them because of their packaging. How does hot stamping come into play?


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To corporate America: Stop saying, 'We’ve always done sustainability!'


Only if you have been tracking and decrease emissions from the inception of your company have you always been doing sustainability

How To Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

The Environmental Blog

While the vast majority of environmental damage is done by massive corporations and world governments, rather than little old you, it’s important to remember that collective action can have an impact on helping the world become more environmentally friendly.

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.

As the climate bakes, Turkey faces a future without water


As heat and drought increase, Turkey is doubling down on water-intensive agriculture and development, spurring a water-supply crisis

Environmental Awareness Days in December

Green Business Bureau

‘Tis the season to get involved and go green! Make sustainability a core theme this holiday season by celebrating these environmental awareness days in December. World Wildlife Conservation Day – December 4th.

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The quarter has been devoted to finishing the projects we have started so that before the first of the year our company will be operational with revenue. To that end we have brought on 6 consultants in the disciplines we are pursuing.

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Is your Thanksgiving turkey helping the planet?


Cream Co and PT Ranch are bringing California’s first ‘regenerative’ turkey to plates this year


Beneath solar panels, the seeds of opportunity sprout

Renewable Energy World

By Harrison Dreves, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Low-Impact Development of Solar Installations Could Be Win-Win-Win for Food, Water, and Renewable Energy. On a humid, overcast day in central Minnesota, a dozen researchers crouch in the grass between rows of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.

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What the US can learn from Iran on water issues


Many tactics the U.S. is trying to avoiding water bankruptcy in the drought-troubled Southwest have already failed in Iran


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.

New Mexico co-op dumps monopoly supplier to offer more solar

Renewable Energy World

Originally published on Rural areas are sometimes isolated, disconnected from modern conveniences and the latest technologies.



• Mirroring COP26's Glasgow Climate Pact aims; • Short listed for AEO's ‘Conference of the Year' for its webinar series; • Call for Speakers open; deadline 17 December 2021. All-Energy and the co-located Dcarbonise (11-12 May 2022) are well set to be a COP26 ‘legacy event' - SEC Glasgow being the chosen venue for both - especially as they will focus on the aims described in one key point the final COP26 report, the Glasgow Climate Pact

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Americans support climate change policies, especially those that give them incentives and clean up the energy supply

Renewable Energy World

Janet K. Swim , Penn State and Nathaniel Geiger , Indiana University. As the Biden administration tries to build support for new climate and energy policies, a set of studies offers some insights that could help them appeal to the widest audience.

‘If you make it, we will buy it’: governments are asking for ‘greener’ steel and concrete to build green cities


Buildings were back on the agenda at the recently-concluded COP26 summit. Developed nations say they will use their purchasing power to stoke demand for low-carbon building materials and accelerate the sector’s transition to net-zero

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Canadian Police Arrest Indigenous Opponents of Gas Pipeline and 2 Journalists Covering It


Starting on November 18, Canada’s RCMP violently cracked down on a group of Indigenous land defenders who had sought to block the construction of a major natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, arresting roughly 15 people over a two-day period.

Scoping out corporate carbon neutrality


Firms need to focus on slashing emissions from their own operations. They should use offsets that credibly remove greenhouse gases, and in the long run, stop using offsets altogether

The right capital in the right place at the right time can take climate impact beyond ‘net zero’

Impact Alpha

Since COP26 was gaveled to a close earlier this month, a flurry of hot takes and deeply considered critiques have interrogated Mark Carney’s. The post The right capital in the right place at the right time can take climate impact beyond ‘net zero’ appeared first on ImpactAlpha.



The contract includes the supply of two WHR ORC units of 5.8 MWe total power output to recover exhaust heat from a PET production facility The WHR system will allow the final customer to save the emissions of approx. 17,000 tons of CO2 and the consumption of 8,500 Toe annually

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Tax breaks kick Pakistan's electric car shift into higher gear


Spurred on by hefty new tax exemptions for electric vehicle imports, an ambitious policy to cut carbon emissions and urban pollution is picking up speed

5 books I loved reading this year


Lately, I’ve found myself drawn to the kinds of books I would’ve liked as a kid


Purdue researchers develop liquid phase change-cooled cable to enable higher charging current


The road to faster charging runs through greater cooling capacity (so to speak). Higher charging power levels mean higher current, which means that greater amounts of heat must be removed from charging cables.

Farmers Business Network rakes in $300 million to scale up agtech platform

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 22 — Farmers Business Network has a network of over 33,000 farmers managing 80 million acres in North America and Australia. The post Farmers Business Network rakes in $300 million to scale up agtech platform appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Art installation in Milan shows how much CO2 trees capture


Natural Capital is one of the largest data visualizations ever created, and it is suitably impressive. This installation has been erected in the famous historical botanical garden in Milan, the Orto Botanico di Brera


Navajo Power secures $9.5 million to provide clean electricity for Navajo Nation

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 22 — Navajo Nation, which spans more than 27,000 miles in northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Utah, is home. The post Navajo Power secures $9.5 million to provide clean electricity for Navajo Nation appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

What’s better for the planet, in-store or online shopping?

EDF + Business

The way people buy goods has changed dramatically in recent years. Today, online shopping has become the first-choice for many shoppers looking for clothes, personal care products, and even groceries. As e-commerce soars, many are questioning how this is impacting the environment.

It ain’t easy being green – but let’s make it so!

Terra Infirma

Yesterday I dug out my passport, found a utility bill to prove my address and checked my it was indeed an odd-numbered day of the month. Was I travelling abroad? Was I applying for joint citizenship of another country? Opening a bank account?

'Adapt or die': Environment Agency chief urges bankers to stop investing in fossil fuels

Business Green

Sir James Bevan argues net zero transition is set to dramatically accelerate in the wake of the COP26 Climate Summit.

AICT shows off 3D printing technology's power for the construction industry


Advanced Intelligent Construction Technology (AICT) has just announced the founding of a robotics-based intelligent construction technology company in the United States. AICT used 3D printing to create a public park to demonstrate the possibilities of the technology this company will employ in the construction industry

With La Niña conditions returning, is it good news for tropical forests?


Although the current conditions emerge toward the end of the fire season in the Amazon and Indonesia, experts say these biomes will benefit from wet conditions conducive to forest and peatland growth and recovery


PANGEA Movement's Eco-jacket uses 100% recycled materials


The PANGEA Movement is all about the planet in more than just name. It is a company with a focus on green design products and a dedication to using proceeds from sales to rid the Earth’s waterways of plastic and other pollution

Local volunteers to the rescue as fiercer floods ravage northeast India


With homemade rafts and plastic-bottle life jackets, teams of young villagers save stranded locals when the Brahmaputra River bursts its banks

Cooperation Between the Utility and its Customers in a Complex Energy Landscape


Cooperation Between the Utility and its Customers in a Complex Energy Landscape. By John Bonnin.


3 ways developers can reduce complexity and risk for projects targeting LMI households

Solar Power World

By Sarah Moon, director of community solar originations, DSD Community solar is projected to reach a record-setting number of installations this year.

A thought-provoking look at the gene-editing revolution


Walter Isaacson’s latest book profiles Jennifer Doudna and her remarkable discovery


Backwards Sky Ranch House offers gorgeous valley views


Backwards Sky Ranch House by Clayton Korte is embedded into a beautiful landscape, extending from the Dry Frio River in Hill Country, Central Texas, down south to a vast meadow. The house's site-specific design and adaptability allow residents to enjoy the natural environment and surrounding landscape while mitigating extreme weather conditions to maintain thermal comfort