August, 2022

How Cloud-Based Access Control Can Reduce Buildings’ Global Emissions Footprint

The Environmental Blog

In 2022, using cloud-based storage systems has become part of our daily lives. Cloud-based systems are undoubtedly beneficial, whether for personal use to upload photos, save files, or for professional use to house data. But, there are so many other benefits you may not have even considered.

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5 documentaries exploring Indigenous wisdom and climate justice

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Perkins Coie Lunch Series -The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Clean Energy Industry

CleanTech Alliance

Join us now for lunch on Sept 14th to learn more about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the most aggressive climate investment taken by Congress, which invests $369 billion into measures to fight climate change, boost energy security, and lower electricity costs for consumers

Project aims to eliminate PFAS from wastewater

Envirotec Magazine

Engineers at the University of Illinois, Chicago have been awarded just over $1 million from the US Department of Energy’s National Alliance for Water Innovation to build a system that selectively removes and destroys poly- and perfluorinated substances, commonly called PFAS , from industrial and municipal wastewater.

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.

7 Emerging Technologies That Target Trucking Emissions 

U.S. Green Technology

Freight trucks in the US are believed to emit 161.8 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) every ton-mile, a high carbon footprint. The transportation sector is considered a significant contributor of CO2 gas, which increases the number of greenhouse gasses.

National Association of REALTORS® and Green Business Bureau Join Forces

Green Business Bureau

New program will enable National Association of REALTORS®’ members to verifiably demonstrate their sustainability.

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Trick or Trash: Fostering Circular Economy Participation through Education

GreenBiz

The materials used for candy packaging are notoriously difficult to recycle, with the vast majority ending up in landfills. That’s why Rubicon created Trick or Trash™, an educational program designed to help reduce the waste that accumulates every year around Halloween

Washington State 2022 Primary Election Results

CleanTech Alliance

Voter turnout currently sits at 40.1% with 1,926,348 votes that have been processed. Public Policy brad boswell election results primary primary results

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No excuse for single-use cups at festivals: New guide aims to help

Envirotec Magazine

Photo Credit: Green Goblet. There is no excuse for single-use cups to still be used at events according to the environmental not-for-profit City to Sea which has launched a guide “Solutions on Tap: A Guide to Reducing Waste and Introducing Reusable Cup Schemes at Events”.

Mixing Traditional and Modern Eco-Friendly Pieces in Your Office

U.S. Green Technology

Even though most business owners hate investing time, energy, and money into furnishing and decorating their office space, this is still one of the most important processes you have to go through from time to time.

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.

The Return on Investment (ROI) of Sustainable Business

Green Business Bureau

The ROI Of Sustainability in Business. There is general consensus among business leaders and investors that business success today requires a commitment to sustainability.

Specialty Chemical Production, Use, and Disposal: 5 Practices for Sustainability

The Environmental Blog

Sustainability is the driving force for modern-day industries. Large and small companies are taking steps to ensure that the products and processes they use have minimal impact on the environment. They understand that going green is the best way to do business and build consumer confidence.

Renewable materials offer opportunity to meet UN goals

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Businesses looking to align with the United Nations’ SDGs 12 and 15 can leverage renewable materials to make an impact

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- August 23

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, August 23, 2022 Request for energy assistance funding targets Deadline: Friday, Sept. 9 Commerce is requesting utilities submit their 2030 and 2050 energy assistance targets under RCW 19.405.120(4)(iii). It was Commerce’s understanding during the last energy assistance data review process that utilities had not calculated their targets and Commerce offered […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin

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Ground-breaking ground source heat pump study in Greenwich

Envirotec Magazine

A team of experts has launched a project in London’s borough of Greenwich to assess the feasibility of switching gas-heated, owner-occupied homes in high density areas to low carbon heating in the form of networked ground source heat pumps.

How Green Marketing Can Accelerate Business Growth

U.S. Green Technology

Photo by Kaboompics In recent years, the business world has seen some significant changes. The rise of green marketing is one of the most significant.

Green Realtor® Guide: Marketing Eco-Friendly Homes and Sustainability

Green Business Bureau

Realtors® and Home Buyers Going Green. As a green realtor® passionate about the planet’s future and our own, you can play an important role in delivering the message of sustainability to homeowners and support a greener, healthier real estate industry.

Information about the Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Settlement

The Environmental Blog

Thousands of individuals were exposed to dangerous substances from 1953 to 1987 due to the dangerously polluted water at the Military Station, Camp Lejeune.

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Is advanced recycling the answer to plastic waste?

GreenBiz

Waste into materials not just once but continuously: It’s the brass ring of the circular economy. Can it work

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- August 10

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, August 10, 2022 Submit utility data review by Aug. 12 deadline Commerce is completing its initial aggregation of utility energy assistance reports which asks utilities to review the aggregation file to ensure it accurately: Reflects the utility data submissions; and Verifies the reported low-income programs meet the definition of […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin clean energy rulemaking weekly bulletin

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New government must act decisively to grip the energy crisis, says CBI

Envirotec Magazine

69% of firms expect their energy costs to increase in the next three months, with almost a third anticipating rises of more than 30%. Firms are doing their best to absorb costs, with around 1 in 3 saying they do not expect to pass on additional energy costs.

Electric cars: How do electric car works?

U.S. Green Technology

If you’re concerned about the life of your Tesla battery, fret not: the company has automobiles that last for 300 to 400 miles. Tesla is at the front of the electric car revolution because their models offer some of the industry’s finest battery ranges.

Sport Industry Sustainability: 5 Simple Steps to Kick-Start Your Sustainability Program

Green Business Bureau

Sustainability in the Sport Industry. If you’re in the sports business, then it’s time to become more eco-friendly and implement a robust strategy for sports industry sustainability.

Ways You Can Save Money and the Environment

The Environmental Blog

With the cost of living skyrocketing across the globe, there has never been a better time to address the way that you shop and look for the cheaper and more eco-friendly options available to you in every aspect of your day-to-day life.

Combating climate change by transforming waste into value

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Pentair’s sustainable gas technology is helping partners across industry minimize waste and emissions to help achieve a carbon neutral future

UK’s Ivy Farm opens the “largest cultivated meat pilot plant” in Europe

AFN Sustainable Protein

Ivy Farm , a cultivated meat startup in the UK, recently unveiled what it claims to be Europe’s largest cultivated meat pilot plant in Oxford, a city just outside of the capital London.

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All-time record level recorded for fire likelihood index

Envirotec Magazine

Fire brigade and military personnel gather on Salisbury Plain on 7 July 2022 (image credit: Starsphinx / Shutterstock.com).

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Top 10 Trends To Watch In Solar Freezer Industry 2022

U.S. Green Technology

Global “Solar Freezer Market” 2022 report delivers a complete overview of the industry with both qualitative and quantitative data, Industry size, share, manufactures, types, applications, and geographical regions analysis.

How Green Is Your Cloud Computing Company? 5-Step Cloud Computing Sustainability Guide

Green Business Bureau

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Cloud Computing Companies. If you own or manage a cloud computing company, your company might not be as sustainable as you think. In fact, there are many common practices in the industry that lead to vast amounts of unnecessary pollution and waste.

Addressing Methane Leaks In The Energy Sector

The Environmental Blog

While carbon dioxide is the leading greenhouse gas destroying the atmosphere, methane is a significant contributor. Studies show global temperatures last year were 1.1°C C higher than preindustrial levels. Anthropogenic methane emissions are believed to account for 30%of that warming.

3 keys to attracting investors that support your green startup

GreenBiz

If you want to have a big impact on the world, the key is scaling your startup. And this is where you must create synergies with traditional investors on the profitability of purpose

Researchers say electric ships could economically serve 40% of today’s sea routes

Charged

Oceangoing ships, most of which are powered by heavy fuel oil, produce substantial amounts of CO 2 and nitrogen oxide emissions. However, shipping companies are unlikely to begin electrifying them until the economic case for doing so becomes clearer.

Remind packaging designers to remember the basics, says recycling group

Envirotec Magazine

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP has called on packaging designers and specifiers not to forget the basics when it comes to plastic packaging recyclability. Although current trends may seek to explore new innovations in packaging, often the fundamentals for designing for recyclability are forgotten.

Sustainable Travel – Why Is It Important and How to Do It Right

U.S. Green Technology

Sustainability is not only about what you do at home, it can have a lot to do with how you behave in other aspects of your life. One of them is certainly sustainable travel, as a way to contribute to the protection of the environment, conservation of nature, and being a responsible tourist.

Sustainability Guide for Consulting Firms: Running An Eco Friendly Business

Green Business Bureau

Consulting and Sustainability. Every consulting firm should operate in a sustainable manner. Many consulting firms are already making the world a better place through their own green initiatives and helping other firms with sustainability consulting.