January, 2022

7 Ways to Make Your Ecommerce Business More Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

Ecommerce is becoming an increasingly popular way to make money online. However, it also tends to produce the most carbon footprint in the digital age. Whether sustainability is part of your core values or not, it would help to be eco-friendly.

5 Green Shipping Initiatives For A More Sustainable Supply Chain

The Environmental Blog

Green shipping is the practice of transporting goods by ship using the fewest resources and energy possible in order to protect the environment from pollution.

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Setting the standard for reusable packaging

GreenBiz

These orgs want to make reuse easy for cities and companies

We Can Store Our Excess Renewable Energy In An Energy Vault

Jim Conca

Energy Vault stores excess energy by efficiently transforming it into gravitational potential energy using 35-ton bricks that can be raised and lowered at will, and that can sit still storing the energy for any amount of time, before transforming the energy back to electrical energy when needed.

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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.

2022 Washington State Legislative Report-Week 3

CleanTech Alliance

Week Three Week three of the short 60-day legislative session is complete, and we are now a third of the way through session. Next Thursday, February 3rd is the House of Origin Policy Cutoff where all bills without a fiscal impact must be out of their policy committee to stay alive in 2022.

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New lawsuits challenge UK government’s “greenwashing and climate delay”

Envirotec Magazine

Both ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth are taking the government to court over strategies intended to advance the transition to a low emissions future.

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5 Online Tools That Can Help You Lead A More Sustainable Life

The Environmental Blog

With problems like global warming and pollution becoming a bigger threat with every passing day, sustainability is the need of the hour.

The war on plastics, 2022: A change of climate

GreenBiz

The climate crisis represents a new front on the war on plastics. Are you ready

Which Is More Important To Biofuels – The Soil Or The Crop?

Jim Conca

Biofuels are a key component of a clean energy future, and the soil is more important than the crop. Soil texture influences the local microbiome which in turns influences crop yield, the physical and chemical attributes of soil and the chemical makeup of organic matter in the soil.

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2022 Washington State Legislative Report-Week 2

CleanTech Alliance

Week Two January 17th, MLK Day marked the start of the second week of the legislative session. Both chambers started the week by honoring late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by adopting resolutions on the floor.

Policy 195

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.

Lithium battery industry presents opportunities for water treatment experts

Envirotec Magazine

Brine pools for lithium mining. The lithium battery economy, driven largely by the growing electrical vehicle market, presents opportunities for water and wastewater businesses across the value chain, according to a new report from BlueTech Research.

How Green Companies Can Use Search Engines To Find Customers

U.S. Green Technology

The use of search engines, in particular Google, has grown so universal that it is estimated that there are over 5 billion Google searches a day. For businesses, search engine marketing (SEM) has become a huge driver for site visits, customers, and revenue. But what about green companies?

5 Ways We Can Stop Ocean Acidification

The Environmental Blog

Although it may not be discussed frequently, ocean acidification is one of the biggest problems humanity (and the environment) faces today. The rising acidity of the ocean is not only harming biodiversity and marine ecosystems, but is impacting human industries that rely on the ocean’s resources.

Can crypto create the world’s first authentic global carbon marketplace?

GreenBiz

The World Bank is teaming up with Bram Cohen’s San Francisco startup to prove that cryptocurrency can be part of the solution, not a problem, for climate change

Canada And The United States CrissCross Support For Nuclear Energy's Bright Future

Jim Conca

The United States and Canada have a lot to collaborate on in the nuclear energy field, and they seem to be doing a good job of it. Each country is considering each other’s reactor designs and each has funded or chosen to review some of those from both countries.

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2022 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 1

CleanTech Alliance

Week One The first week of the 2022 legislative session is complete. The week began Monday with most legislators participating remotely.

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Researchers to explore better sourcing of rare earth elements

Envirotec Magazine

The research looks at the erosion of carbonatite rock formations, and how this might permit the easier extraction of rare earth elements than the chemistry-based methods that currently predominate (inage credit: James St. John , CC BY 2.0 license).

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Best of GBB in 2021: Green Businesses Leading the Sustainable Business Movement

Green Business Bureau

Our members continue to amaze us with their commitment to sustainability and their innovative green and social responsibility initiatives. They lead by example and demonstrate how business can be used as a platform for good.

The Maintenance Needs Of Biodiesel

The Environmental Blog

Have you ever heard the term “biodiesel?” A renewable, biodegradable alternative fuel, biodiesel, unlike the regular one, is made from a combination of modified vegetable oils and diesel fuel.

The 6 sustainable packaging trends we'll be watching in 2022

GreenBiz

Last year was a reckoning for companies racing the clock to meet their 2025 sustainable packaging goals

The 2022 Energy Quiz

Jim Conca

Energy will be a hot topic again in 2022. Do you know what natural feature generates the most power in the world? What activity subjects you to the most radiation? What energy source has the biggest deathprint? Take this energy quiz to test your knowledge of the most important issue in your life.

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2022 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 1

CleanTech Alliance

Pre-Session Preview Monday, January 10th, marks the first day of the 2022 legislative session. Biennial budget cycles last two years, and 2022 is the second half of the current cycle. This means the legislature will go into a short 60-day session that is scheduled to end on March 10th, 2022.

Policy 195

New funding for biotechnology scale-ups in Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

A new fund has been launched by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) to enable biotech companies to access specialist facilities, equipment and resources.

XChange: Workflow Automation Solutions for Sustainable Commercial Printing

Green Business Bureau

Operating across both the US and UK , XChange provides workflow automation software and consultancy to the printing and publishing industries.

Landscaping Ideas for Your Home in the City

The Environmental Blog

If you live in the city, you must be creative about landscaping because of the limited space. Still, assuming you have enough room for a garden, you can find many excellent landscaping ideas for your home.

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12 women cultivating sustainable food systems in 2022

GreenBiz

These women are changing investing norms, animal feed, cheesemaking, seafood production; all with an eye towards a more sustainable future for agriculture

Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning Concludes Deep Borehole Disposal Great Option For Nuclear Waste

Jim Conca

Deep Isolation just announced the results of a study commissioned by the Slovenian Radioactive Waste Management Organisation showing that Slovenia could save money by disposing of spent fuel from its nuclear power plant and its TRIGA II research reactor in one deep borehole repository.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- January 26

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, January 26, 2022 Upcoming workshops, rulemakings, and other dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation.

“Be a waste hero,” suggests tech startup

Envirotec Magazine

Tech start-up AnyWaste.Com says it is creating a platform to fight the problem of where our waste goes and what happens to it. The system is “a standout option to help waste processors, brokers and producers of waste by simplifying the process,” says the firm.

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Mulberrys Garment Care: Sustainable Dry Cleaning For A Greener World

Green Business Bureau

Operating across the San Francisco Bay and Minneapolis metropolitan areas, Mulberrys Garment Care is a luxury dry cleaner that prides itself on its carbon neutral and eco-friendly practices.

Five Eco-Friendly Skin Care Solutions for Winter

The Environmental Blog

Winter is never nice to your skin. Whether it is just a mild winter or you’re chilled to the bone, the cold weather is always going to find a way to weasel its way into becoming a factor in your skincare regime.

This Puerto Rican farm-to-fork app is creating a sustainable food system on the island

GreenBiz

Puerto Rico imports 85 percent of its food. This app helps people buy the other 15

A Beginner’s Guide To Organic Recycling

U.S. Green Technology

The word ‘recycle’ is no longer a stranger to everyone. Particularly now that society is becoming more aware and mindful of the environment and how the continuous production of waste affects it.

Women’s Networking Happy Hour (1/18)

CleanTech Alliance

Are you a woman in cleantech interested in connecting with other women in the space? Join us for a virtual networking Happy Hour on Jan. 18 from 4-5 PM PT

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Online learning provides solid foundation in pump technology

Envirotec Magazine

Professionals in the pumps sector can gain a comprehensive foundation in all aspects of this technology through a suite of accredited courses available via the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA).