Tue.Oct 19, 2021

How companies can partner with social enterprises in their value chains


By using a social enterprise as a supplier, a distributor or a B2B service provider, companies can direct spending to a partner that will also create social or environmental value


10 good green habits to save the Planet

The Environmental Blog

Doing separate collections, turning off the lights, moving around by bicycle … these are all small precautions and daily actions that, if integrated into people’s daily lives, can do a lot, contributing to the protection of the Planet.


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We're nearing a critical tipping point with electric vehicles


Decarbonizing transportation is essential to meet climate goals and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels by 2050

Nature-based solutions key to combatting climate change and biodiversity loss, says Lords

Envirotec Magazine

Lord Patel said COP26 is “the perfect opportunity to highlight on the world stage the importance of nature-based solutions.” ” (image credit: ukhouseoflords , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license).

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.

Delta, JetBlue, United give sustainable aviation fuel a lift


Aside from their individual efforts, these airlines and others are flying in formation to support the SAF cause

Urban wood burning is soaring, with 18,000 complaints but only 3 fines

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Demetri Dourambeis , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license. New research from campaign group Mums for Lungs appears to reveal a failure to tackle wood smoke pollution in the UK.

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Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, October 19, 2021 The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and source 100% of their […]. Public Policy rulemaking utc utc clean energy bulletin weekly bulletin

Blue carbon can help climate change code red


Countries need to commit to 30x30, a plan to protect 30 percent of the world's oceans and lands by focusing on blue carbon ecosystems

Fair Trade Certification: A Getting Started Guide for Sustainable Businesses

Green Business Bureau

What is Fair Trade? Fair Trade is a network of producers, consumers, companies and advocates focused on sustainability and putting the planet first. Through Fair Trade Certification, the mission is simple: To help people make conscious buying decisions that protect the planet and workers.

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Voting rights advocate Jerome Foster is raising youth climate awareness


In 2017, Foster created his second entrepreneurial venture in digital media, The Climate Reporter, a collection of international youth writing about climate change, global warming and environmental justice

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.

Downsizing: A Practical Solution That Can Change Your Life

Green Living Guy

Downsizing seems like such a bad thing. The idea of reducing or eliminating assets such as your house or car feels like cruel and unusual punishment.

UN: Pandemic causes dip in building emissions, but long-term outlook bleak

Envirotec Magazine

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic caused CO2 emissions from buildings and construction to fall significantly in 2020, but a lack of real transformation in the sector means that emissions will keep rising and contribute to dangerous climate change, according to the 2021 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction.

3 Eco-Friendly Ways to Replace Your Old Windows

Green Living Guy

Your windows play a very important role in your home. They let you enjoy the beautiful views of the outdoors, while still keeping your home safe and sealed. Of course, you need to be sure to secure your windows properly and efficiently to ensure they don’t leave your home vulnerable to burglars.

Coast Guard announces first solar+storage microgrid project

Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Coast Guard will build its first battery energy storage system (BESS) with its also first-time microgrid at a training center in California. The Coast Guard selected Ameresco to provide energy savings performance contract (ESPC) services at Training Center Petaluma.


5 Design Features to Add to your Eco-Friendly Custom House

Green Living Guy

An eco-friendly home is one built in a way that has little to no effect on the earth or human nature. It is an environmentally friendly house that uses natural materials, and the architecture is focused on using renewable energy sources.

7 Major Transformations to Solve Urban Inequality

The City Fix

Owusu lives with his wife and four children in the Tantra Hills neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, where he shares his residence with five other tenants and their families. The house has a toilet and electricity, but the costs for both. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

How To Make Gardening Fun For The Whole Family

Green Living Guy

Gardens are a great way to improve the way your house looks from outside, or to grow your own food. You can even do a quick search for a local landscaping service near me to find the best person to help you create the perfect garden compliment for your house.


Kunming COP15: big challenges remain after first session


Sticking points on financing, implementation and benefit sharing will need to be resolved in the second session if negotiations in the spring are to succeed


7 Ways You’re Hindering Your Weight Loss Efforts

Green Living Guy

It’s easy to blame our lack of weight loss on genetics, age, and even if we’ve had a baby recently. And while there are a lot of factors outside of our control when it comes to losing the extra pounds, there are plenty of things within your control. If your mindset says that there is […].

Wind industry demands action from world leaders ahead of COP26 climate summit

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. More than 90 wind energy companies and associations from around the world called on leaders to take decisive action in pursuit of net-zero carbon emissions goals ahead of the COP26 United Nations climate summit next month.

10 Benefits of Gardening During Addiction Recovery

Green Living Guy

Trees, Plants, Flowers, Greenery, are some of the most beautiful things on the earth, which are natural. Busy life, hectic days, work to keep you away from nature. So, you should know that it’s not only a hobby to pursue; it’s a treatment. Treatment for what?

Smart Charging Comes Home: SemaConnect Introduces the Series 4 EV Home Charging Station


SemaConnect expands product line from commercial to consumer with new electric vehicle charging station for the home

Tips for Making Your Household More Environmentally Friendly

Green Living Guy

The realities of life can make it seem impossible for families to effectively reduce their carbon footprint. Between work, school, and family obligations, who has the time? What’s more, where do you even begin? The push for more sustainable living has led to numerous innovations and improvements.

Nature-Based Carbon Offsets – New Insight From Cleantech Forum Europe

CleanTech Group

To assess the growing nature-based carbon offsets market in light of criticisms, transformative technologies and opportunities, we invited Marianne Tikkanen, Co-Founder of Puro.Earth; Cleantech Insights Resources & Environment

Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

Green Living Guy

Emissions from automobiles are leading causes of air pollution, but automakers are slowly responding to the global climate crisis by producing more electric vehicles and fuel-efficient gas-powered models.

Massachusetts school bus shaves peak demand in first V2G program for district

Renewable Energy World

Highland Electric Fleets announced this week what it called a “historic breakthrough for local clean energy” in which an electric school bus in Beverly, Massachusetts successfully delivered power back to the electricity grid for more than 50 hours over the course of the summer.

How Eco-Conscious Clothing Can Make A Positive Impact

Green Living Guy

Not many people understand just how critical industries must be conscious about the environment. The clothing industry is not left behind in these efforts. Creating sustainable clothing is one of the best ways to ensure that the environment is protected.

The cost of cutting Biden’s key climate program

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. Stripping the Clean Electricity Performance Program from a historic climate bill being considered by Congress would eliminate more than a third of potential emissions reductions, new analysis shows.

How To Stay Safe And Healthy During The Fall

Green Living Guy

Summer’s almost over, which means that the schools are starting back up, the weather is becoming cooler throughout the day, and the nights are becoming longer. And with the calendar changing, it’s time to focus on ways to stay healthy during the colder winter months.

Chemicals giant INEOS plans $2.3B green hydrogen investment across Europe

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. INEOS, the world's third-largest chemicals company, will invest $2.3 billion in green hydrogen projects across Europe over the next 10 years, the company announced this week.

Why language matters for conservation


Biodiversity loss and climate change are the biggest crisis of our time. Moving away from a purely technocratic framing and its alleged solutions can help us direct precious resources, time and energy to where it is actually needed most

Coal Mining Giant to Sponsor ‘Green Energy’ Gallery at UK Science Museum


A coal mining conglomerate is to fund a new Science Museum gallery on the “energy revolution” in the latest sponsorship controversy to hit the institution.

Power Day 2021: Celebrating the LA Regional Energy Innovation Ecosystem

LA CleanTech Incubator

Last Month, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) hosted its Third LACI Power Day, which brings together stakeholders in the California clean energy ecosystem to celebrate innovation accomplishments that have resulted from bold policy commitments.

Sense Partners with BayWa r.e. to Bring Real-Time Energy Insights to Solar Providers and their Customers


Today's solar customers are asking for whole-home energy solutions that help them maximize their solar investments. By providing greater insights and opportunities for savings with Sense Solar, providers can build lasting partnerships with their customers and grow their businesses

Echoing Green and Goldman Sachs team to back Black women social innovators

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 19 — New York-based Echoing Green will receive $1 million to create fellowships (applications are open) for Black women social entrepreneurs. The post Echoing Green and Goldman Sachs team to back Black women social innovators appeared first on ImpactAlpha.