December, 2022

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7 Sustainable Changes for a More Eco-Friendly Business

The Environmental Blog

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important for the consumer pool, which is dominated by Millennials and Gen Z-ers. Modern-day consumers have high expectations of their chosen brands.

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Carbon capture: Solution or sideshow?

GreenBiz

CCS is either the climate tech breakthrough of the 21st century, according to its advocates, or a multibillion-dollar boondoggle, say activists

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Major Fusion Energy Milestone Brings Increased Attention to the Promise of Fusion

CleanTech Alliance

SEATTLE, Wash. — On December 13, 2022, Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm of the U.S.

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Sustainability OKRs: Setting the Right Goals for Long-Term Success

Green Business Bureau

In this article, we discuss how OKRs, or Objectives and Key Results, a popular goal management strategy, can be used to fulfill your sustainability program. You’ll learn what makes sustainability OKRs unique from other corporate OKRs and how to implement them effectively. What are OKRs?

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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.

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The clean energy transition is happening faster than forecasters thought

GreenBiz

A revised energy forecast from the IEA shows the 'largest ever upward revision

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Global database of healthcare’s environmental impacts launched

Envirotec Magazine

Healthcare provision is a major contributor to the climate crisis, accounting for more than five percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to researchers at Dalhousie University and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) who have launched a new open-access, interactive database of healthcare’s environmental impacts.

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Carbon Footprint Assessment

U.S. Green Technology

Methods used to determine the carbon footprint Several methodologies have been developed to measure and estimate the carbon footprint of an organization or product. This method of quantifying greenhouse gas emissions is a useful tool for assessing the impact of a company’s activities on the climate.

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Group14 Completes Historic Series C Funding Round with $214M Raise

CleanTech Alliance

SEATTLE, Wash. – Group14, a global manufacturer and supplier of silicon battery technology and CleanTech Alliance member, announced it has raised an additional $214M, rounding out their Series C Funding Round of $614M.

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What Makes a Successful Company Internship Program?

Green Business Bureau

In this article, you’ll learn the benefits and challenges of running a company internship program, intern project ideas that will bring long-lasting benefits to your company, and strategies for facilitating intern engagement and ensuring quality work. Company Internship Program Benefits.

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The US is finally getting serious about nature-based solutions

GreenBiz

A new Biden administration framework acknowledges that harnessing nature-based solutions to fight the climate crisis has become table stakes

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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.

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Surrey firms unveil hydrogen-powered craft gin

Envirotec Magazine

The special edition gin is available from The Surrey Copper Distillery website. The Surrey Copper Distillery is teaming up with AFC Energy, a provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, to produce a low-emission craft gin.

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Why Prefab Construction Is A Sustainable Choice

The Environmental Blog

assembly of a prefabricated timber house. Since today’s customers are more interested in making environmentally responsible choices, it makes sense for the corporate sector to increase its involvement in green practices. In the construction industry, stakeholders are also going green.

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10 Reasons Why Your Home Should Switch to Green Living in 2023

U.S. Green Technology

Green living is a lifestyle that focuses on living in harmony with the environment. The green living movement seeks to reduce the impact of human activity on the environment and increase awareness about environmental conservation.

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2023 Virtual CleanTech Advocacy Day

CleanTech Alliance

We look forward to seeing you virtually on Wednesday January 25th, 2023! 10:00 – 11:30 AM PT

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Employee Development: Why Investing in Your Employees is a Smart Business Practice

Green Business Bureau

Become workplace champion by investing in growth and learning opportunities for your employees.

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13 essential newsletters for sustainability professionals

GreenBiz

When you’re in the business of sustainability, a regular infusion of original voices keeps the work fresh. Add illumination, provocation and entertainment to your inbox with these titles

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Bearing and seal maker shares net-zero manufacturing journey

Envirotec Magazine

Rob Jenkinson is Net Zero Program Manager at Swedish bearing and seal manufacturing firm SKF.

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How To Reduce Lagoon Pollution

The Environmental Blog

Over the past years, lagoons have been under constant threat. One of the main threats to lagoons is pollution.

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4 Sustainable Destinations to See Whales

U.S. Green Technology

Humans may be the dominant species of mammals on Earth, but sometimes we can be reminded about other species we share our green dot. Elephants are the largest mammals on land, but even such giants are dwarfed by whales of all sorts and sizes.

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WA Governor Inslee Calls on Legislators to Allocate $10M in Funding for WSU Clean Energy Institute

CleanTech Alliance

SEATTLE, Wash — Washington Governor Jay Inslee has called on lawmakers to allocate $10M funding to the Washington State University’s (WSU) Institute for Northwest Energy Futures. “We We understand in the state of Washington and WSU and the Tri-Cities a fundamental precept of energy. The No. 1 source of renewable energy is not below our feet. […]. Member News clean energy funding wsu

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Getting Onboard with Corporate Volunteerism

Green Business Bureau

What is Corporate Volunteerism? Corporate volunteerism is a rewarding way for companies to make a positive impact in their local community.

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Could insurers pull the plug on renewable energy?

GreenBiz

The climate crisis stands to roil the insurance industry along with its customers, including renewables and other climate tech entrepreneurs and developers

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Rudolf is coping with climate change better than feared – for now

Envirotec Magazine

A flock of four female reindeer and a yearling with winter coats (image credit: Erik Ropstad). The North Pole is not what it once was. The Arctic is the area on the globe where temperatures are rising the fastest.

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Sustainable Branding 101: How to Design Promotional Bags for Your Business

The Environmental Blog

Tote bag mockup. The more frequently you can present your branding message to customers, the more certain it is that they’ll remember it. Promotional marketing works so well because of this repetition, but you’ll need to design the proper product to fully reap its rewards.

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What Happens In A Blower Door Test?

U.S. Green Technology

Leakage in exterior building enclosures waste energy and can impact your health and well-being. When there are cracks and gaps in the air barrier and other connections of your home, then they can cause several detrimental issues.

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SHARC Energy supplies City of Vancouver in the largest Wastewater Energy Transfer project in North America

CleanTech Alliance

SHARC Energy, a wastewater heat recovery solutions company based in British Columbia, supplied the City of Vancouver in the largest Wastewater Energy Transfer project in North America. False Creek Neighborhood Energy Utility selected Five SHARC Systems for its existing wastewater energy transfer capacity and ongoing expansion. Member News wastewater

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Sustainable Office Gifts: A Guide For Green Holiday Shopping

Green Business Bureau

The holiday season is upon us which brings the challenge of finding a thoughtful gift for the special people in our lives. If you’re wondering what to get your favorite coworkers while keeping your carbon footprint low, then here’s a must-have guide on sustainable office gifts! For the Organizers.

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How smaller companies can help the world get to net zero faster

GreenBiz

Small- and medium-sized enterprises have a huge role to play in the collective corporate effort to address the climate crisis

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Starch yields wearable electronics material that can be recycled

Envirotec Magazine

The soft, stretchable material can be used to make sensors (image credit: Xiaohong Lan, University of Groningen). Soft, wearable sensors have many useful applications, but the soft and stretchable electronic materials underlying them are nearly impossible to recycle.

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A Beginner’s Guide To ESG Investing

The Environmental Blog

In most cases, you’ll find investing being referenced to profit generation. However, it doesn’t have to be all about profits. As concerns continue to grow about the sustainability of some business practices, some groups prioritize the environment’s well-being vis-à-vis profit when investing.

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8 Ways A Thermostat Can Help You Save Money

U.S. Green Technology

Can a thermostat help you save money? Google analysis reveals that nest thermostats tend to save about 10-15% on their heating and cooling costs. Simply by pressing a button, you can command and regulate your heating and cooling system to your satisfaction.

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Smokeless Chimney – “Understanding Dwell Time Improves Wood Stove Performance”

CleanTech Alliance

On December 1st, 2022, Noel Putaansu, the Founder of Acumentor LLC DBA Smokeless Chimney, wrote an article in the Fire Time Magazine called, “Understanding Dwell Time Improves Wood Stove Performance” (For an audio version, click here). In it, Noel describes how wood stove users can increase the efficiency of their wood stoves, a clean energy […]. Member News Dwell Time Wood Stove Wood Stoves

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Solar-powered off-grid EV charging stations offer surprisingly attractive cost advantages

Charged

By cutting red tape and avoiding costs for construction and electrical work, combined with free solar energy, Beam Global says its EV ARC systems can offer customers a lower total cost of ownership compared to grid-tied charging stations.

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10 children’s books about climate change

GreenBiz

Want to cultivate the next Greta Thunberg? These titles explore the impact of climate change for young listeners and readers

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Time to turn grey concrete into green space to stop London flooding?

Envirotec Magazine

Flooding at Embankment in October 2019 (image credit: D MacDonald / Shutterstock.com). Green Party London Assembly Member Zack Polanski has issued a statement lamenting inaction on the implementation of forward-looking drainage strategies in London.