May, 2021

The 6 Uses of Green Technology

U.S. Green Technology

Green technology uses eco-friendly practices to create sustainable innovations to bring a positive impact on the environment. These innovations are produced to fulfil society’s needs without harming the environment.

The 33 sustainability certifications you need to know


The 33 sustainability certifications you need to know. Trish Kenlon. Tue, 05/18/2021 - 01:00. The No. 1 question I get asked by job seekers, hands down, is "What certification should I get if I want to work in sustainability?"


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Sustainable Fashion: Identifying Fast Fashion Flaws and Extending the Life Cycle of Clothing

Green Business Bureau

The massive 2.5 trillion dollar fashion industry may be economically thriving in the age of fast-changing trends but it is in no way sustainable. In fact, fashion is the second largest polluting industry after fossil fuels.

5 Major Technologies Changing The Future Of The Renewable Energy Industry

The Environmental Blog

There is no doubt that the emergence of renewable energy has revolutionized our world. It has driven awareness about serious issues like Global Warming and Climate Change.

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.

Finland Breaks Ground On Its Deep Geologic Nuclear Waste Repository

Jim Conca

The Finnish waste management company, Posiva Oy, announced the start of excavation on their deep geologic nuclear waste repository for their spent nuclear fuel. Operation of the repository is expected to begin in 2023. The total cost estimate is about €2.6 billion ($3.4 billion).

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Check out these robots made specifically for the solar industry

Solar Power World

Robotics and automation have already been in the solar industry for years. Visit any solar module manufacturing facility (like SPW did when checking out Silfab Solar in Ontario) and you’ll find robotic arms assembling cells into strings, soldering wires and sealing backsheets.

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5 companies that are using nature to redefine good design


5 companies that are using nature to redefine good design. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 05/24/2021 - 01:40. When most people think about good design, they might think of an Eames lounge chair, an iPhone or Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.

Meet the 2021 Cascadia CleanTech Alliance Accelerator Cohort (5/26)

CleanTech Alliance

Join us for a brief virtual networking session to meet our newest cohort members, as well as networking with other cleantech professionals, startup mentors, and alumni from the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator program.

10 Reasons To Make The Switch To Green Cleaning

The Environmental Blog

Many of us care about the environment – some of us even go beyond the extra mile and take the effort to donate towards conservation groups and make important lifestyle changes to help clean up the planet. However, what if the problem is closer to home than we think?

Blackouts And Megadroughts – Decarbonization Without A Good Plan Just Makes Them Worse

Jim Conca

The western U.S. is facing the largest risks of blackouts and droughts in history. California was bad enough last year. Poorly-planned decarbonization will not help. SMRs and hydro would.

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.

10 hobbit homes that will have you ready to move to The Shire

Inhabitat - Innovation

The charm and appeal of hobbit homes have lasted long after the Lord of the Ring movies launched. Here are some of the cutest of these homes around the world

Colonial Pipeline: Details emerge of landmark cyber-security breach

Envirotec Magazine

A tank farm facility for Colonial Pipeline outside Birmingham, Alabama, in 2007 (image credit: chapstickaddict , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ).

What does digital art have to do with sustainability?


What does digital art have to do with sustainability? Ben Soltoff. Wed, 05/05/2021 - 01:30. Minutes before midnight March 22, two art collectors got into a heated bidding war at a charity auction for a climate organization.

2021 CleanTech Innovation Showcase (6/23)

CleanTech Alliance

This annual event attracts leaders from across North America to connect and join the conversation about clean technology innovations. Now a virtual one-day format for 2021

Is It Possible To Prevent Global Warming?

The Environmental Blog

Humanity has greatly affected the environment since ancient times and continues to do so. Have you ever thought about how I can prevent the effects of global warming, which we feel the effect of today ? So let’s take a look together. What is Global Warming?

Expert Recommendations On Nuclear Waste May Fall On Deaf Ears – Yet Again

Jim Conca

The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board just put out six overarching recommendations for the DOE’s nuclear waste program. Hopefully they won’t be ignored like the last set from the Blue Ribbon Commission that were similar.

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Forests the size of France have been restored in the past 20 years

Inhabitat - Innovation

More than 59 million hectares of forests have been restored since the year 2000

Unlocking the soil microbiome

Envirotec Magazine

How are data science techniques helping us better understand the microbial universe of the soil?

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Celebrating 10 female leaders in sustainability


Celebrating 10 female leaders in sustainability. Heather Clancy. Fri, 05/21/2021 - 01:30. Lift while you climb.".

Clean Materials: An Emerging Economic Engine (5/29)

CleanTech Alliance

The first event in our Clean Materials series, this event will examine the potential benefits that a growing clean materials industry can have in the innovative Northwest economy

Four Surprising Facts About Metal Recycling

The Environmental Blog

We’ve come a long way when it comes to our attitude towards the environment. However, the statistics surrounding global warming are still truly alarming and there’s still a whole lot of work that needs to be done.

Magical Thinking In America – Not Just About Nuclear

Jim Conca

Many of us are shocked at the number of people in America that believe in things that just aren’t real. That a third of Americans believe that extraterrestrials have visited or are visiting the Earth or that only a third absolutely do not believe in ghosts or in telepathy, is worrisome.

UK plastic waste is being exported to and burned in Turkey

Inhabitat - Innovation

Approximately 40% of the U.K.'s s plastic waste was sent to Turkey last year, according to a Greenpeace U.K. report

Insights from the zebrafish could help humans reach Mars

Envirotec Magazine

Studying the zebrafish could advance efforts to reach Mars, say researchers, by understanding how a form of hibernation, known as induced torpor (a state of reduced metabolic activity) may provide radio-protective effects.

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Outdoor gear company Arc'teryx flies toward a circular economy


Outdoor gear company Arc'teryx flies toward a circular economy. Deonna Anderson. Wed, 05/19/2021 - 10:14. In the front yard of the Coast Mountains in North Vancouver, Canada, Arc’teryx, an outdoor clothing and climbing gear company, is building a circular economy.

Governor Inslee Signs Climate Commitment Act into Law

CleanTech Alliance

Source: PRNewswire, May 17, 2021 Today Governor Jay Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB 5126, into law. The legislation paves the way for net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.

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How to Declutter Your Life and Lower Stress Levels

The Environmental Blog

The decluttering trend is here to stay. In an age of overconsumption and rising climate change concerns, a growing number of people are paring down on clutter as part of a larger move to low-waste living and a more sustainable lifestyle.

Big Tech Companies Look To Clean Energy To Slake Their Enormous Thirst

Jim Conca

According to Lux Research, for IT’s largest companies to become carbon neutral by 2030 will require a minimum of 40 GW more of renewable energy generation capacity, or 20 GW of nuclear, or 30 GW of mixed.

Floating container home in NYC rises and falls with changing sea levels

Inhabitat - Innovation

Rekstur is tackling NYC’s 578 miles of coastal real estate with a floating container home off Rockaway peninsula in Jamaica Bay

Environment Agency says low-carbon concrete flood defences will help it hit net zero by 2030

Envirotec Magazine

Flood defences in Frankwell, Shrewsbury, on the river Severn. The Environment Agency (EA) has pledged to default to low-carbon concrete when constructing flood defences and other critical infrastructure projects, provided they meet performance requirements, in a new roadmap document.

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The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30


The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30. GreenBiz Editors. Mon, 05/17/2021 - 00:01. Their dreams are bright: Walkable, equitable cities. Clean energy for Native American communities. Planet-healing fast food. Circular outdoor gear. Decarbonized buildings. Electrified mobility.

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Grid Resiliency in the Spotlight

CleanTech Alliance

Grid resiliency has been on everyone’s mind lately. From the rolling blackouts in California during the wildfires last year to the outages in Texas this past February, ensuring we have a reliable power grid is a priority for utilities and consumers alike.

How to Improve the Irrigation at Your Farm

The Environmental Blog

Image Source. America is running out of fresh water. Population growth is increasing demand for water consumption, putting severe strain on the country’s water resources.

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The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce and Green Business Bureau Join Forces

Green Business Bureau

Green Business Bureau (GBB) has partnered with the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) to bring the GBB sustainability program, framework and certification to the South Carolina small business community.

Solar-powered motorbikes help rangers protect African wildlife from poachers

Inhabitat - Innovation

Called the Kalk AP, the motorbike will solve some of the most prevalent issues that park rangers face