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These young people are solving 'wicked problems' with circular solutions

GreenBiz

They're addressing pesticides, rare earth elements and aquaponics

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Wastewater treatment facility embraces septage

Envirotec Magazine

The rotating rake teeth of the Raptor Fine Screen fully penetrate the cylindrical screen bars, says the group.

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Volvo preps for launch of first electric trucks made with fossil-fuel-free steel

GreenBiz

Company claims to be first truck maker in the world to swap out vehicle parts made from traditional steel for zero emission steel

Speech cements government commitment to hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

Concept of home hydrogen unit for renewable energy storage. The Government has committed to hydrogen heating for UK homes in a seemingly significant speech by one of the key ministers responsible for energy strategy.

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.

Can NFTs spur reusable packaging adoption over single-use plastic?

GreenBiz

The answer may not be in dollars. Maybe it's in cryptocurrency

Water sector must prioritise supply chain resilience

Envirotec Magazine

The importance of supply chain resilience in the water sector was the overarching message from Baroness Brown, speaking at a British Water reception held at the House of Lords this week (end of May).

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Trial demonstrates restarting electricity network entirely from renewables

Envirotec Magazine

Tongland Power Station on the River Dee, Galloway Hydro Electric Scheme. Energy network provider SP Energy Networks says it has led a successful trial to re-energise its electricity network via renewable energy from wind turbines and hydro generation.

Every company needs to assess its nature-related risk

GreenBiz

Nature is a critical asset for many companies, even if they haven't realized it yet

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Rice University and Ford Motor Company Recycle Plastic from Old F-150s

Green Living Guy

The part of an old car that gets turned into graphene could come back as a better part for a new car. Rice University chemists working with researchers at the Ford Motor Company are turning plastic parts from “end-of-life” vehicles into graphene via the university’s flash Joule heating process.

FreeWire opens new global headquarters and factory in California

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FreeWire Technologies has opened a new global headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facility in Newark, California. The 66,000-square-foot facility will focus on manufacturing and scaling FreeWire’s Buy America-compliant battery-integrated EV charging equipment.

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.

Green Industry Market Size and Analysis

Green Living Guy

The best way to check the pulse of an industry is to take a deep dive into the key statistics and recent developments. The green industry market is exciting because its growth depends on dynamic factors.

“Unconventional water sources” offer a lifeline for the future, say experts

Envirotec Magazine

UN water experts say it is time to increase the tapping of Earth’s diverse and abundant unconventional water sources – the millions of cubic kilometres of water held in deep land-based and seabed aquifers, in fog and icebergs, in the ballast holds of thousands of ships, and elsewhere.

BMW i Ventures to Invest in Green Lithium Refining Technology

Green Living Guy

Mountain View, Calif. May 17, 2022) – BMW i Ventures announced today a lead investment in the Series A-1 financing round of Mangrove Lithium, a feedstock-flexible modular platform producing battery-grade lithium hydroxide and carbonate to improve the sustainability profile of lithium.

Kempower’s new scalable, modular fast charging solutions

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Finnish EVSE manufacturer Kempower introduced its newest fast charging solutions at the recent Autopromotec show in Bologna, Italy. On display and available for customer testing were the Kempower S- and C-Series fast-charging system and the Kempower T-Series movable DC fast charger.

Sustainability For Kids – How To Get The Message Across

Green Living Guy

Up to now, humans have not done a great job of looking after the planet. The more resources we use, the faster they get used up, and the less essential raw materials remain for generations to come. Sustainability is how we can each reduce our carbon footprint by cutting down on waste and pollution.

Switzerland’s public and private sectors cooperate on major new EV initiative

Charged

In 2018, the Swiss government initiated a package of pro-EV measures called Electromobility Roadmap 2022. The majority of the project’s goals have been reached, and a second phase has now been agreed upon, which sets new goals to be achieved by 2025.

The Environmental Impact of Construction Projects

Green Living Guy

Everyone is talking about climate change and global warming. Have you ever thought of what, among many other things, has the most damaging impact on the environment and contributes to global warming? It is these construction projects.

Delta-Q ships its four-millionth charger, wins grant for on-board chargers

Charged

EV and industrial battery charger company Delta-Q Technologies says it has shipped four million chargers.

Green Building: Top Advantages and Disadvantages that Matter

Green Living Guy

Although the advantages of using a green building are well known, you may wonder if there are actually disadvantages to using the system for creating structures. Almost everyone is going to need to enter a building at some point in time.

Singapore lab cracks down on wildlife traffickers with forensic tech

Eco-Business

A wildlife forensics laboratory launched in Singapore last year is making breakthroughs in tracking down criminal syndicates trafficking in wildlife

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DOF Roundup: Spring 2022 Send-off

Defend Our Future

. Time flies when you’re fighting for climate action. I truly cannot believe that this semester has already come to a close, but I am simultaneously blown away by how much our campus ambassadors were able to accomplish and how much our team has grown. .

New global commission to redefine water governance unveiled at Davos

Eco-Business

The global population relies on water for its survival - yet the conversation on how water resources are managed and governed is missing from the global policy stage, said experts at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on Wednesday

Lithium Mining: The Environmental Cost is Toxic and Clear

Unsustainable

The Lithium Fever: What Is the Price of Europe Going Green? Waste Environment Ethics Politics

How big finance can scale up sustainability

Eco-Business

How can the world scale up sustainable projects from small investments to big ones? One important way is to make successful sustainable innovations more visible to investors

CPS Energy makes first solar selection in FlexPOWER Bundle initiative

Alternative Energy Mag

Partnership will secure 300 MW of solar, $500,000 for CPS Energy community priorities May 24, 2022

Greening the city to prevent mental illness

Eco-Business

Children who grow up surrounded by trees, grass and green space have a lower risk of developing a mental illness later in life, according to Danish researchers

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Bioluminescent indoor houseplants are opening new doors

Inhabitant

We often think of science as the study of nature. But now, science has the insight to replicate the most striking elements of nature. While some might imagine this type of manipulation as unethical or reminiscent of science fiction films, the result of synthetic biology can open the doors to limitless opportunities within the scientific world. Light Bio is leading the charge towards a literally brighter future with the evolution of bioluminescent indoor houseplants

A place to breathe in jam-packed Jakarta

Eco-Business

Jakarta’s high-rise settlements are the most crowded places in Southeast Asia. New community centres provide vital outdoor space for a hemmed-in population

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Conventional vs Organic Cotton Production – A Deep Dive

Unsustainable

A Closer Look Into The Differences Between Conventional and Organic Cotton Production - On Society, Workers, and the Environment. Ecology Agriculture Environment Ethics Fashion Organic farming Waste

G7 nations pledge to deliver near-zero carbon electricity grids by 2035

Business Green

But draft proposal to set hard deadline for phase out of coal-powered electricity is struck from final version of agreement.

Private mansion in Egypt sits on an artificial island

Inhabitant

Mask Architects designed Villa G02, a private mansion in Egypt for a client who wanted a luxury home that is sustainable and ecologically sound. All of this for a house that will sit on a manmade island offshore

RAC: Electric cars charging costs are rising - but not as fast as petrol costs

Business Green

New analysis shows that driving an electric car still represents 'excellent value for money' compared to petrol or diesels, despite surging electricity prices.

The alcohol company that is committed to good on Earth

Inhabitant

JuneShine is an alcohol brand with a serious commitment to sustainability. For starters, they source 100% clean energy, combining carbon-free solar and wind energy through SDGE's Power100 program. They use 100% organic ingredients and upcycled an old brewery for their operations. Furthermore, they use glassware instead of plastic in the breweries, treat wastewater to reuse it, use recycled products and source local organic food for the JuneShine restaurant Enclave

Community Engagement in Clean Transportation • 6/16/22

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

June 16, 2022. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST. Virtual Event. Register. A virtual happy hour focused on community engagement for clean transportation projects and extending access to electric vehicles. Standard ticket: $5. This event is complimentary for all WCS members. No promo codes needed.

Unique pergola located in Japan merges with its environment

Inhabitant

Located in a mountainous and nature-rich region of Shizuoka, Japan, the Pergola House was designed by Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates with the simple goal of merging into the environment