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10 Ways to Engage Employees for World Cleanup Day

Green Business Bureau

Happening worldwide on September 17th, World Cleanup Day is one of the largest civic movements in which nations unite to reduce trash and mismanaged waste. By 2050 , global municipal solid waste is expected to rise by ~70% and reach a massive 3.4 billion metric tons.

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Can The Electric Grid Handle EV Charging?

CleanTechnica

As the adoption of electric cars, trucks, and buses gains momentum, many people are wondering if the electric grid is up to the task of charging all of those vehicles.

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Harbinger unveils a new dedicated platform for medium-duty commercial EVs

Charged

Los Angeles-based automotive manufacturer Harbinger has unveiled a new platform for Class 4 to Class 7 EVs. The company’s initial product line will include electric stripped chassis and cab chassis built to support the most popular medium-duty body types, including walk-in vans, RVs and box trucks.

Volkswagen Group and Canada Prime Minister to Ramp-Up Its Global Battery Business

Green Living Guy

Toronto (Canada) – Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG) and the Government of Canada aim to promote e-mobility in the country and explore opportunities across Canada’s automotive and battery supply chain.

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.

Place your big bets: Long-term impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act

GreenBiz

Five big ways in which the new U.S. climate legislation could reshape consumer behavior, economics and political alignment

Swiss firm reveals first ever shoe made from carbon emissions

Envirotec Magazine

Seemingly a leap forward in sportswear firm On ’s efforts to move away from petroleum-based resources, a new shoe range – marketed as “Cloudprime” – seems the first foray by a footwear company into using carbon emissions as the primary raw material for the midsole.

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Biden Administration Announces Approval of EV Charging Infrastructure Across 35 States

Green Living Guy

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Worth it: Building demolition and reuse

GreenBiz

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Slow Threads sustainable fashion fair launches in Glasgow

Envirotec Magazine

Environmental charity Hubbub , Glasgow-based Advanced Clothing Solutions (ACS) and environmental consultant Ecosurety have joined forces to launch Slow Threads: The Sustainable Fashion Fair during Scotland’s Climate Week.

ONE reveals 1,007 Wh/L anode-free cell that enables a dual-chemistry battery architecture

Charged

Michigan-based energy storage company Our Next Energy (ONE) has unveiled a 240 Ah prismatic anode-free cell after a 12-month R&D effort.

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.

New modelling finds Canada’s battery supply chain could be a boon for jobs and the economy, assuming Canada takes action

Clean Energy Canada

LONDON / VICTORIA — With the U.S.’s s new electric vehicle tax credit requiring that EVs and their batteries be made in North America, Canada’s EV battery supply chain is in the spotlight. That spotlight is well warranted.

For Shein and other fast fashion offenders, ESG-washing is not the answer

GreenBiz

There is no pain-free ESG solution for fast fashion, only lessons for truly conscious fashion companies

UK alternative protein: UK could be leader with faster regulation, more funding for cell ag

AFN Sustainable Protein

All eyes are on the next country in the world to approve and regulate the sale of alternative meat products produced through cell-culturing techniques. Singapore was the first after it gave Eat Just the go-ahead to sell its cultivated chicken in 2020.

BHP to replace 160-truck fleet at Chilean copper mine with Caterpillar EVs

Charged

Mining giant the BHP Group plans to electrify its entire haul truck fleet at the Escondida copper mine in the Antofagasta region of Chile. The facility’s current fleet of over 160 haul trucks will be replaced with Caterpillar electric trucks over the next 10 years.

First UK study of synthetic chemicals found in food

Envirotec Magazine

The first comprehensive assessment of common synthetic chemicals found in UK foods has been completed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.

The clarion call of ‘transition finance’ in a warming, wobbly world

GreenBiz

The money is there, but a new form of capitalism is needed. Can it arrive in time

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New report highlights opportunities for meat and dairy companies to create innovative solutions and incentives for meeting climate targets

EDF + Business

Businesses have a unique opportunity to drive innovation to reduce enteric methane, according to a new report.

TeraWatt, a builder of commercial EV charging hubs, raises more than $1 billion in funding

Charged

TeraWatt Infrastructure designs, operates and owns charging centers for commercial EV fleets (see the feature article in the July/August 2021 issue of Charged ).

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Grimy windows could be harbouring toxic pollutants

Envirotec Magazine

Dirty windows can harbour potentially harmful pollutants under protective films of fatty acids from cooking emissions – and these can hang around over long periods of time.

Circular Fashion Starts at the Beginning: An Eyewear Case Study

GreenBiz

From our clothes and eyeglasses to the water bottles and handbags we carry, the choices we make about how we present ourselves to the world says a lot about who we are and what we value

School District in Navajo Nation is Transitioning to Electric School Buses

Green Living Guy

Chinle Unified School District Starts Transitioning Diesel Bus Fleet to Zero-emission Vehicles MACON, Ga.

Lightning eMotors launches new EV telematics and charger management software

Charged

Colorado-based powertrain manufacturer Lightning eMotors has launched a new EV telematics and charger management software product that’s designed for fleets. Lightning Insights is a subscription-based software package that’s available for existing and new Lightning EVs.

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Winners and losers in green energy’s ‘Age of Inflation’

Envirotec Magazine

European renewable energy asset holders and investors must rapidly re-evaluate their strategies and business models, faced with inflationary and supply chain pressures, alongside ongoing regulatory uncertainty driven by the energy crisis.

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Michael Strahan is embracing ‘nature tech’ — why you should care

GreenBiz

The term “nature tech” describes a broad range of applied and information technologies focused on helping scale nature-based solutions to climate change

Seth Leitman, The Green Living Guy was in Forbes

Green Living Guy

Thank You First of all thank you Forbes for even considering the article. Just humbling. Here’s a peek of one paragraph that was in the story and sections not allowed LOL!

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Four states agree on vague plan to promote public charging along Lake Michigan shoreline

Charged

Great news! The governors of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin have announced a plan to build a network of public charging stations along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Internal Documents Show Big Oil PR Messages Still ‘Mislead’ Public on Climate

DeSmogBlog

The Body Shop is bringing youth perspective to the boardroom. Should you?

GreenBiz

Inside The Body Shop’s new Youth Collective, which consults individuals under 30 for feedback on decisions about climate action, human rights and more

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Break-through: Volvo Trucks starts series production of heavy electric trucks

Green Living Guy

Volvo Trucks is beginning series production of the electric versions of the company’s most important product range, its heavy-duty trucks: Volvo FH, Volvo FM, and Volvo FMX.

DOE requests info on Li-ion battery recycling and second-life applications

Charged

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) of 2021 authorized $335 million for battery recycling and second-life programs. Now the DOE is seeking information to assist in implementing the investment.

The world may have already crossed 5 climate tipping points

Grist

The concept of climate tipping points – when changes in an earth system become self-perpetuating and often irreversible – has been around for decades.

Episode 332: What the heck is 'nature tech'? A green building legacy

GreenBiz

In this episode, Climate Tech Reporter Leah Garden co-hosts. Plus, tune in for our interview with Kath Williams, an early leader at the U.S. Green Building Council and World Building Council

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House Committee Investigates the Role of PR Firms in Spreading Climate Disinformation

DeSmogBlog

On September 14, a congressional committee probed the history that PR firms have played in creating and spreading climate disinformation in order to block climate policy and promote fossil fuel interests. The hearing , held by the U.S.

Plug In America digs deep into the details of the new federal EV tax credit

Charged

The revamped federal EV tax credit is the most-discussed part of the Inflation Reduction Act, and there’s plenty to talk about. Like most government programs, it is complex, and like many, it aims to advance more than one goal.

Elemental Recycling Offers Abundant, CO2e-neutral Graphite, Graphene, and Hydrogen

Greentown Labs

Plastics recycling, especially for mixed and contaminated plastics, remains a major pollution concern.