October, 2022

Local, clean and circular supply chains: Panasonic advances EV battery tech

GreenBiz

Sponsored: A global leader in EV battery innovation and manufacturing, Panasonic is tackling the climate crisis on a global scale, with recycling and supply chain localization at its core

Purification technology will overcome challenges of extracting hydrogen from ammonia, says group

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers at Teesside University are working with hydrogen consultancy EnAcumen to develop a first-of-its-kind hydrogen purification process which they say will overcome the difficulties in extracting hydrogen from ammonia.

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2022 Seattle Fusion Week Attracts Interest from Federal and State Lawmakers, Government Officials

CleanTech Alliance

Seattle Fusion Week is an annual summit that aims to connect fusion energy companies in the Puget Sound area to elected officials, business leaders, research institutions, NGOs and more through a series of educational panels, lab site tours, and a networking reception. This year, there was more interest than ever before from elected representatives and government officials. Public Policy

Why Environmental Education Is Important for Kids

The Environmental Blog

Children are a powerful and endless source of wonder. They see things with fresh eyes and marvel at everyday things others have grown accustomed to. They also have a tremendous capacity for learning.

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 Smart Ways to Save on Electricity Bills with Energy-Efficient Home Appliances

U.S. Green Technology

If your goal is to live sustainably and reduce your environmental impact, the appliances in your home likely already have an Energy Star rating. Despite this fact, your consumption can still be high, and your monthly bills are more than you can afford.

Climate Change and Affordable Housing

Green Business Bureau

In this article, we discuss the tie between climate change and affordable housing, the role that legislation and government funding plays, along with a list of top U.S. organizations working to build greener, more affordable communities for all. The U.S.

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Recycling food is top of UK businesses’ green agenda

Envirotec Magazine

Nearly half of all businesses (46%) across the UK have ‘recycling food waste’ at the top of their priorities to reduce their organisation’s carbon footprint, according to new research.

Oct. 6: Offshore Wind Development on the West Coast

CleanTech Alliance

Featured Speakers: Ryan Calkins, Commissioner, Port of Seattle Ryan Calkins was elected to the Port of Seattle Commission in 2017 and re-elected in 2021.

How Food Waste is Degrading the Environment

The Environmental Blog

Did you throw out your dinner because you were worried about overeating, felt full, or were turned off by the flavor? Did you realize that by throwing food out, you’re also wasting water and causing climate change? Approximately 1.3

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How to Keep Your Home Pest-Free in an Eco-Friendly Way

U.S. Green Technology

Pests do not belong in your home. And even though you most definitely want them out of your space, you’re still a humane person that cares about the environment and doesn’t want to resort to any overly-toxic and aggressive tactics.

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.

Sustainable Real Estate: Trends and Trajectories

Green Business Bureau

What Is Sustainable Real Estate? Sustainable real estate includes commercial and residential real estate property that is designed, built and operated in a way that minimizes environmental impact.

Made in America: A lithium supply chain for EV batteries

GreenBiz

With the U.S. supplying 1 percent of the world’s lithium, there’s nowhere to go but up

Nation’s wardrobes hold 1.6 billion items of unworn clothes

Envirotec Magazine

While textiles and fashion are responsible for between 4% – 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, WRAP finds the average UK adult has 118 items of clothing in their wardrobes of which one quarter (26% – 31 items) were unworn for at least a year.

2022 Energy Leadership Achievement Award Finalists

CleanTech Alliance

Check out the 2022 finalists here

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The Increasing Need and Demand for Alternative Fuel Options

The Environmental Blog

There is a lot of debate out there about the impact of human activity on the environment. However, what’s not at debate is that there are options available to individuals in making choices for more sustainable energy consumption.

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7 Common Energy-Efficiency Mistakes That Homeowners Make

U.S. Green Technology

It is important to note that the home should be energy efficient because it will save you money. Energy efficiency doesn’t just mean you will have lower utility bills. It also means that your home will have less of an impact on the environment. The cost of heating and cooling a home is one of.

The Benefits of Active Leadership in Sustainability

Green Business Bureau

In honor of National Boss’s Day on October 16th, we discuss active leadership in sustainability and what benefits come from company CEOs and upper management positions being closely involved in driving company sustainability programs.

The battle for the soul of the modern CEO

GreenBiz

We should not expect CEOs to be dislodged from their narrow focus on shareholder value or opposition to greater public accountability

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UK must ‘fundamentally rethink’ future of cities, says study

Envirotec Magazine

Britain’s cities need urgent transformation in the next decade and beyond if the country is to meet its 2050 net zero targets and create cleaner, safer spaces for citizens, according to a study from E.ON and the UK Green Building Council.

October 2022 – The Future of Fusion Regulations and the Need for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

CleanTech Alliance

Tune in to watch the video recording of our past October 12th’s Perkins Coie Lunch Series event that took place during 2022 Seattle Fusion Week. The latest topic covered during this event was on “The Future of Fusion Regulations and the Need for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Everything You Need to Start a Recycling Business

The Environmental Blog

Do you have a passion for all things green? Starting a recycling business is your chance to combine passion with business. With the U.S.’s recycling rate, this sector has enormous potential for improvement.

How Do the Solar Panels Work?

U.S. Green Technology

The uses of solar energy are diverted into various ways. Some are used in regular life, from providing electricity to heating purposes. However, the installation of solar panels has reduced costs and saved the environment, at the same time.

Renovations and Improvements for Sustainable Homes

Green Business Bureau

Creating a sustainable home doesn’t necessarily mean you have to purchase the latest green gadgets and install solar panels on your roof. Responsible maintenance and budget-friendly renovations can go a long way towards minimizing your home’s carbon footprint.

How will the Inflation Reduction Act spur job creation for the climate tech sector?

GreenBiz

According to a new report, the Inflation Reduction Act is poised to support and dramatically increase the U.S. climate sector

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UK Space Agency offers £4m funding boost to clear space junk

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: ClearSpace. The UK Space Agency (UKSA) announced in late September that two UK-based companies are designing missions to clear hazardous space junk. ClearSpace and Astroscale have been awarded £4 million from the UKSA to design missions, working with a consortium of industry partners.

Anheuser-Busch and Sysco Order More than $15M in Tesla Electric Semi Trucks in One Day

Green Living Guy

UPDATE: Sysco, one of the largest food deliverers in the world, placed an order for 50 Tesla Semi trucks. The company operates a fleet of more than 7,000 trucks. “This reinforces Sysco’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility by reducing the environmental impact of our operations.

The State of Sustainable Agriculture

The Environmental Blog

When it comes to sustainable agriculture, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Every farm and every farmer has unique needs and goals. But despite the challenges, more and more farmers are finding ways to produce food in a way that is environmentally responsible and economically viable.

Back to School Energy Saving Tips

U.S. Green Technology

It seems as if it was years ago since lockdowns were imposed on most countries due to the pandemic, and now that Covid-19 is subsiding, the world is quickly transitioning back to how it was before the dreaded pandemic spread across nations and nations.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Sustainability: Becoming Active Allies of Indigenous Communities and the Planet

Green Business Bureau

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, observed in the U.S. on the second Monday in October, recognizes and celebrates the cultures and contributions of Indigenous groups around the world.

Google launches startup accelerator for the circular economy

GreenBiz

The tech giant plans to support at least 10 tech startups and NGOs solving circularity challenges

The circular city in 2040 cuts today’s energy needs by 75 percent, says consultancy

Envirotec Magazine

Engineering and architectural consultancy Sweco has produced calculations seemingly showing that, with circular urban planning, future cities can save as much as 75 percent of their total energy needs and reduce carbon emissions by 97 percent compared to current levels.

Caterpillar unveils prototype batteries for off-highway equipment

Charged

Yellow machine icon Caterpillar has announced the development of 48-volt, 300-volt and 600-volt batteries for the off-highway equipment industry.

EV Batteries And The Environment: How Eco-Friendly Are They?

The Environmental Blog

Gas prices are on the rise again after a 99-day streak of prices declining, according to the AAA.

What Is a Targeted Cyber Attack And How To Avoid Them

U.S. Green Technology

A targeted cyber attack is a type of cyber attack where the attacker specifically targets their victim or victims. The targets can be an event, a specific industry, a group of people, a country, or even an individual.

All that plastic in the ocean is a climate change problem, too

Grist

When you think of plastic pollution, you might imagine ocean “ garbage patches ” swirling with tens of millions of plastic bottles and shopping bags. But unfolding alongside the “macroplastic” pollution crisis is another threat caused by much smaller particles: microplastics.