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How to make your business more sustainable

The Environmental Blog

Sustainability is on everyone’s lips at the moment – thanks to The Sustainable Development Goals being rolled out across the world. This is a universal call for governments and individuals to do their bit to protect the planet, end poverty and improve the lives and prospects of everyone.

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.

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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

Uncrewed vessel returns from volcano caldera survey in Tonga loaded with ‘astounding’ data

Envirotec Magazine

Aerial view of the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai (HT-HH) volcano, showing new multibeam depth data overlaid on a satellite image of the islands (deep depths in blue, shallow depths in red). Credit: SEA-KIT / NIWA-Nippon Foundation TESMaP survey team.

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.

5 Smart Ways to Teach Your Children about Taking Care of the Environment

The Environmental Blog

Kids are the future, and teaching them about taking care of the environment at a young age is important. They will be more likely to adopt these habits as they grow older, and it is your responsibility to ensure they understand the importance of preserving the planet.

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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WRAP’s circular economy competition awards grants in different regions of the world

Envirotec Magazine

WRAP’s first International Grants competition, The International Circular Plastics Flagship Competition – developed and delivered in partnership with UKRI – has awarded funding of £1.2

5 Home Improvements You Can Make This Year & Save The Energy

The Environmental Blog

Whether you wish to live in a more eco-friendly home or just want to save money on your bills, you can take various home improvement steps to save energy. Making your house more sustainable will not only reflect on your pocket but on your health as well.

5 Quality of Life Improvements to Make on a Budget

U.S. Green Technology

When money is tight, it might seem like you are stuck. Maybe you dislike the boring gray color scheme of your apartment, or you are tired of everything in your wardrobe.

California lawmakers want to decarbonize shipping, but is the technology ready?

GreenBiz

Experts say getting to net-zero will require more research and government support

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.

Turning fish waste into carbon-based nanomaterials

Envirotec Magazine

The new synthesis procedure can seemingly convert fish scales obtained from fish waste into a useful carbon-based nanomaterial. The approach uses microwaves to break the scales down thermally via pyrolysis (image credit: Takashi Shirai from NITech, Japan).

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How To Make Tree Trimming Safe And Sustainable

The Environmental Blog

The majority of homeowners have the misconception that trimming or pruning their trees is an easy task.

SEC Plans ESG Regulations

Green Business Bureau

SEC To Require ESG Disclosure of Data. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations all around the world are moving forward with ESG regulations and requirements.

The Sustainability Scorecard, reviewed

GreenBiz

Paul Anastas and Urvashi Bhatnagar's new book provides a simple and straightforward method for identifying where a company currently is on their sustainability journey and a method to track progress

Nominations open for Scottish renewable energy awards

Envirotec Magazine

The Scottish Green Energy Awards – the UK’s largest celebration of renewables – opened for nominations on 27 July. This year’s event will return to Edinburgh on 1 December to celebrate those who are doing ground-breaking work to decarbonise the energy system.

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Demand of Silverado EVs on the Rise amongst Fleet Owners

Green Living Guy

Demand for General Motors’ (GM) Chevrolet Silverado EV seems to be building among fleet owners. During the Q2 2022 earnings call, GM CEO Mary Barra shared fleet customers are requesting more than 200 Silverado EV units on average.

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How climate change is muting nature’s symphony

Grist

This story is part of Grist’s Coming to our Senses series, a weeklong exploration of how climate change is reshaping the way we see, hear, smell, touch, and taste the world around us.

The case for bidirectional EV charging is growing stronger

GreenBiz

Bidirectional charging through vehicle-to-grid technology could help boost resiliency for the grid as well as EV fleet owners

Fivefold rise in smart meter data, and what to do with it

Envirotec Magazine

A 500% increase in data traffic from smart meters is predicted over the next four years, according to the Data Communications Company (DCC), the organisation which built and maintains the UK’s smart metering network.

Blink Charging to Deploy EV Chargers for Electric School Bus Fleets

Green Living Guy

With nearly a half million school buses today, Blink is working with school districts around the nation to support the drive toward electric school bus fleets Miami Beach, FL (July 27, 2021) – Blink Charging Co.

Net Zero vs Real Zero Emissions and What It Means for Your Business’ Goals

Green Business Bureau

“Net zero” or “real zero”, what’s the difference?

Takeaways from IKEA’s electrification of last-mile deliveries

GreenBiz

Making EVs appealing for corporations starts with laying out details such as evaluating efficient routes, use cases and what a company needs from a charging infrastructure standpoint

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Research seems to confirm the effectiveness of oil dispersants

Envirotec Magazine

Bigelow Laboratory Senior Research Scientist Christoph Aeppli conducts an experiment to test the effectiveness of chemicals that disperse oil after a spill. The new study appears to validate their efficacy under real-world conditions (image credit: Courtesy of Christoph Aeppli, Bigelow Laboratory).

Lillian Wang: the Woman CEO Decentralizing Energy and Creating Smart Solar Cities

Green Living Guy

While Musk and Bezos Plan Their Escape to Mars, Meet the Woman CEO Creating Smart Solar Cities to Enhance Life on Earth. Lillian Wang Envisions a Brighter Future through Harnessing the Power of Light®.

Walmart to buy 4,500 Canoo electric delivery vehicles

Charged

Walmart has become the latest large fleet operator to make a vote of confidence in a startup EV-maker—the giant retailer has made a definitive agreement with Canoo (NASDAQ: GOEV) to purchase 4,500 electric delivery vehicles, beginning with the Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV), with the option to purchase up to 10,000 units.

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How climate tech startups can survive and thrive in the downturn

GreenBiz

A bubble-bursting means climate tech entrepreneurs will need to adjust their game plan. They’ll need to adapt, conserve cash, negotiate flat or down fundraising rounds, adjust to rising costs of capital and look at forms of financing outside of venture capital

Multi-million pound investment needed in carbon capture technology to mitigate CO2 emissions, report finds

Envirotec Magazine

Multi-million-pound investment is urgently needed in technologies including direct air capture (DAC) if the UK is to make ‘green’ airports a reality in the future, research by Cranfield University seems to reveal.

Blink Charging Installs Ten New Fast Level 2 Chargers in New Jersey

Green Living Guy

Blink Charging installs Level 2 fast chargers in five locations, providing greater access and reliability for EV drivers.

Doteasy Technology Inc: A Certified Sustainable Web Hosting Solution

Green Business Bureau

An industry-leading sustainable web hosting solution. Established in 2000, Doteasy is a Canadian web hosting company specializing in domain name registration and sustainable web hosting solutions.

ESG credibility under threat from lack of standardization, report warns

GreenBiz

Analysts from EY and Oxford Analytica warn booming ESG movement faces greenwashing allegations and loss of credibility if action is not taken

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Next-gen Lightning Mobile DC fast charger offers rapid deployment of charging

Charged

Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has unveiled its second-generation Lightning Mobile charger for commercial and consumer EVs. The new systems are available to order for delivery in late 2022.

MINI Unveils the First of Its Kind: The All-Electric MINI Cooper SE Convertible

Green Living Guy

MINI combines maximum open-air driving fun with locally emission-free electric mobility for the first time with a one-off not-for-sale MINI Cooper SE Convertible. World premiere at “MINI takes the States” in the USA. Munich/Asheville.

5 Reasons Cities Should Include Trees in Climate Action

The City Fix

Cities and communities around the world are stepping up to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and prevent dangerous climate change impacts. Their strategies typically focus on reducing emissions from sectors such as transportation, energy, housing and waste. But there’s one sector many communities.

How can composting become a viable waste management solution?

GreenBiz

How Quito’s garden waste can unlock a circular future

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A new method for testing the thermal runaway risk of EV battery enclosures

Charged

Applied safety science company UL Solutions has announced a new test for evaluating the thermal runaway risk of materials in EV battery enclosures.