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What should a climate emergency look like?

GreenBiz

A playbook for what Biden could, and should, be doing, courtesy of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

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Sustainable Food Management Checklist: Getting Started Guide for the Office Cafeteria

Green Business Bureau

The features of a sustainable food management system. Sustainable food management is a systematic approach that concentrates on reducing wasted food, supporting local communities and employees, and mitigating the environmental impact of operations over the complete life cycle of food items.

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Post-pandemic tourism boom — good news for hoteliers, bad news for sustainability?

Eco-Business

Can the hotels sector, traditionally resource-intensive and wasteful, reinvent itself and go green? Eco-Business asks two hospitality executives about balancing post-Covid recovery, and if luxury can be made compatible with sustainability

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Market Assessment RFP Priority Due Date: August 5, 2022

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance is soliciting proposals from contractors interested in providing an assessment and analysis of the market opportunities of the Northwest region with emphasis on Washington State strengths, potential impact of technologies, processes and services that facilitate the decarbonization of the built environment.

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.

Why AI is vital in the race to meet the SDGs

GreenBiz

Artificial intelligence can accelerate progress of the Sustainable Development Goals and help us get back on track to reaching them by 2030, but the devil's in the ethics details

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Waste Management Checklist: 26 Tips For Minimizing Waste

Green Business Bureau

Achieve zero waste with our waste management checklist. The ultimate goal of this waste management checklist is to achieve zero waste. By zero waste, we mean the conservation of all resources utilizing responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials.

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Market Research for Clean Technology/ Energy Workforce Need

CleanTech Alliance

RFP Priority Due Date: August 19, 2022 The CleanTech Alliance is soliciting proposals from experienced individuals or firms (“Proposer” or “Proposers”) interested in providing a detailed workforce needs survey of clean technology, energy, and research partners across Washington state. Click here for more info. Alliance News opportunity RFP workforce event

Local food isn’t the climate solution you want it to be

GreenBiz

A new study from Nature Food highlights the transportation costs associated with food production, but there's something wonky about the data

Water Conservation Guide for Business: 20 Tips To Reduce Water Usage

Green Business Bureau

Water Conservation Guide for Business: 20 Tips to Reduce Water Usage. If you own or manage a company, you should consider how you and your employees conserve water, for which you need to follow a water conservation guide.

PG&E and Tesla to create giant “distributed battery” to support the electric grid

Charged

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Tesla have launched a pilot program that will combine thousands of Powerwall home battery systems to create a “virtual power plant” or “distributed battery.” Tesla has invited some 25,000 PG&E customers with Powerwalls to join the program.

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.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- July 27

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 27, 2022 Energy assistance report workshops scheduled Commerce has scheduled three public workshops to inform the development of its first biennial report on energy assistance under RCW 19.405.120(6). Environmental justice organizations, utilities, low-income advocates, climate advocates, and members of the public are encouraged to attend these upcoming workshops and participate in […].

Textile recycling, across the pond

GreenBiz

Regulation, consumer demand and shareholders are pushing for more recycled textiles

Sustainable Products and Packaging Checklist: 20 Tips Reduce Waste and Support a Circular Economy

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable products and packaging. If you’re a business providing goods, then our sustainable products and packaging checklist is the guide for you.

Nuvve and San Diego Gas & Electric launch Electric School Bus V2G project

Charged

Vehicle-to-grid specialist Nuvve (Nasdaq: NVVE) is working with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to support local school districts by pairing Nuvve’s V2G technology with the utility’s Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP).

SPONSORED CONTENT: 10 things AQMesh did first

Envirotec Magazine

AQMesh pods incorporate measurement of a broad range of air pollutant gases in a single device. 2022 marked 10 years of innovation and leadership from AQMesh.

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So you’re the first sustainability hire. Now what?

GreenBiz

With sustainability gaining steam even in small companies, how does a new sustainability hire set themselves up for success

Tesla Increases Budget for the Next Two Years, Investing More into New Factories

Green Living Guy

Tesla has changed its investment plan, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to this, Tesla wants to invest between six and eight billion dollars annually until 2024. In addition, the Superchargers in the USA are to be opened to third-party brands.

First of Amazon’s Rivian electric delivery vehicles hit the road

Charged

In 2019, Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. It was an impressive vote of confidence in the startup EV-maker, and it remains one of the largest orders for commercial vehicles in the US market.

New Antarctic study shows levels of ‘forever chemicals’ reaching the remote continent have been increasing

Envirotec Magazine

Taking a firn core sample (image credit: Dr Markus Frey, British Antarctic Survey). New evidence from Antarctica shows that toxic ‘fluorinated forever chemicals’ have increased markedly in the remote environment in recent decades and scientists believe CFC-replacements could be among likely sources.

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Engaging the supply chain to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

GreenBiz

Sponsored: How should companies go about engaging the supply chain on greenhouse gases given inherent complexities with so many actors

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'How did a forest farm become a durian plantation?' Transparency of Malaysia's EIAs under scrutiny

Eco-Business

Controversy surrounding a durian farm in northern Malaysia, which has been linked to deadly floods, has reignited calls from environmentalists for greater transparency into Malaysia’s environmental impact assessments

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Bosch announces new Level 2 and DC chargers

Charged

Automotive supplier Bosch has released two new EV chargers, both fully UL and cUL compliant to ensure safety. The EV300 Level 2 charging station is “an affordable compact indoor/outdoor EV charger.”

Natural clean-up: Bacteria can remove plastic pollution from lakes

Envirotec Magazine

A freshwater lake in Norway, one of 29 European lakes that were part of the study (image credit: Samuel Woodman).

Investing in tree equity for a greener world

GreenBiz

Sponsored: It’s crucial for corporations to help address environmental needs. WestRock and the Arbor Day Foundation are investing in 10 urban tree canopies within WestRock’s global operating footprint, helping to provide access to urban trees and public green spaces

Climate change is pushing more countries closer to war: report

Eco-Business

Climate-linked strife now ravishing Mali, Venezuela and Syria could play out in vulnerable countries such as Indonesia, India, Vietnam and even China, a new report warns. Rich countries are not immune

MAN to begin large-scale production of batteries in Nuremberg by end of 2024

Charged

Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus will invest around 100 million euros over the next five years at its facility in Nuremberg, Germany to develop production of high-voltage batteries for electric trucks and buses.

Advanced water quality monitor installed in the Serpentine

Envirotec Magazine

Looking to find ways to keep improving water quality, the managers of the Royal Parks have installed a continuous water quality monitor; an ESNET (Environmental Sensor NETwork) system from Meteor Communications, as the company writes.

These startups seek to close the supply-and-demand gap for recycled plastics

GreenBiz

Corporations want to increase recycled plastic content in packaging and products but can't get enough of it. These three companies are making moves to help address this need

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'Nudging' can influence you to do better but it can also backfire

Eco-Business

You can ‘nudge’ someone to take up new activities, but unless they truly believe in its value, they won’t keep it up

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News flash: EV buyers prefer rebates to tax credits

Charged

A new survey has confirmed something that Charged and other EV media have been saying for years : the US federal EV tax credit is about as inefficient a way to encourage EV adoption as could be imagined.

Consortium project will capture and recycle more plastic packaging

Envirotec Magazine

Mixed waste feedstock. A three-year £10 million large-scale demonstrator project focused on the capture, recovery and recycling of plastic packaging currently lost to landfill and incineration is being led by resource recovery expert Fiberight.

Episode 325: The 'green premium'; electrification is inflation-proof

GreenBiz

This week's episode features highlights from VERGE Electrify, including PG&E CEO Patti Poppe, DoE official Jigar Shah and electrification expert Saul Griffith

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Digital nomads seek sun, sea and sustainability as remote work booms

Eco-Business

Slomads' are considering climate change as they mix work with travel in an eco-conscious manner to reduce their carbon footprint

New Jersey to expand commercial EV voucher program

Charged

The Garden State is expanding its New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program (NJ ZIP) to support businesses and institutions that are purchasing zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Net zero water challenge innovations supported by programme

Envirotec Magazine

Emission-cutting innovations from three global technology leaders are being accelerated through the UK water sector, thanks to new collaborative platform Spring. Technologies from Siemens, Xylem and Cobalt Water?Global?are Global?are