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Sustainable Travel – Why Is It Important and How to Do It Right

U.S. Green Technology

Sustainability is not only about what you do at home, it can have a lot to do with how you behave in other aspects of your life. One of them is certainly sustainable travel, as a way to contribute to the protection of the environment, conservation of nature, and being a responsible tourist.

Three ways agri-businesses can feed the world sustainably through circular food systems

GreenBiz

Companies should be paying more for more environmentally friendly food sources, spending money on technologies to reduce food waste and figuring out new business models

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Green Realtor® Guide: Marketing Eco-Friendly Homes and Sustainability

Green Business Bureau

Realtors® and Home Buyers Going Green. As a green realtor® passionate about the planet’s future and our own, you can play an important role in delivering the message of sustainability to homeowners and support a greener, healthier real estate industry.

No excuse for single-use cups at festivals: New guide aims to help

Envirotec Magazine

Photo Credit: Green Goblet. There is no excuse for single-use cups to still be used at events according to the environmental not-for-profit City to Sea which has launched a guide “Solutions on Tap: A Guide to Reducing Waste and Introducing Reusable Cup Schemes at Events”.

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.

Trick or Trash: Fostering Circular Economy Participation through Education

GreenBiz

The materials used for candy packaging are notoriously difficult to recycle, with the vast majority ending up in landfills. That’s why Rubicon created Trick or Trash™, an educational program designed to help reduce the waste that accumulates every year around Halloween

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- August 23

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, August 23, 2022 Request for energy assistance funding targets Deadline: Friday, Sept. 9 Commerce is requesting utilities submit their 2030 and 2050 energy assistance targets under RCW 19.405.120(4)(iii). It was Commerce’s understanding during the last energy assistance data review process that utilities had not calculated their targets and Commerce offered […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin

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Ground-breaking ground source heat pump study in Greenwich

Envirotec Magazine

A team of experts has launched a project in London’s borough of Greenwich to assess the feasibility of switching gas-heated, owner-occupied homes in high density areas to low carbon heating in the form of networked ground source heat pumps.

GreenFin 22: GreenBiz Studio feat. Carl Prins (Pathzero)

GreenBiz

This video is sponsored by Pathzero. Carl Prins discusses how the role of technology in managing financed emissions in private markets can accelerate the decarbonization of the global economy

Carbon Dioxide Equivalent – Applications for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Green Business Bureau

Greenhouse Gases and their Carbon Dioxide Equivalents. Greenhouse gas (GHG) levels in the atmosphere are at an all-time high due to human activity, especially that of industry.

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Top 10 Trends To Watch In Solar Freezer Industry 2022

U.S. Green Technology

Global “Solar Freezer Market” 2022 report delivers a complete overview of the industry with both qualitative and quantitative data, Industry size, share, manufactures, types, applications, and geographical regions analysis.

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 government must act decisively to grip the energy crisis, says CBI

Envirotec Magazine

69% of firms expect their energy costs to increase in the next three months, with almost a third anticipating rises of more than 30%. Firms are doing their best to absorb costs, with around 1 in 3 saying they do not expect to pass on additional energy costs.

Can high-speed rail finally become a reality in the U.S.?

GreenBiz

Technology, politics and climate action may coalesce to put high-speed transit on the fast track

Costa Rica Sustainability: How Costa Rica Became a Sustainability Pioneer in Latin America

Green Business Bureau

Costa Rica sustainability from the beginning. In this Green Business Bureau article, we present a case study to showcase Costa Rica sustainability.

Test Drive Results Hyundai Kona EV

Green Living Guy

Since its launch in 2018, Hyundai KONA Electric has exceeded expectations in Europe due to its powerful all-electric drivetrain. Now it’s brought it to the USA! Also promoting a long driving range. Moreover and stylish SUV appearance.

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Remind packaging designers to remember the basics, says recycling group

Envirotec Magazine

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP has called on packaging designers and specifiers not to forget the basics when it comes to plastic packaging recyclability. Although current trends may seek to explore new innovations in packaging, often the fundamentals for designing for recyclability are forgotten.

New campaign calls on world's largest firms to respond to global water crisis

GreenBiz

Sustainability investment group Ceres aims to engage the world's largest companies and investors to protect global water systems

Traton, Daimler and Volvo form European charging infrastructure joint venture

Charged

In January, the Traton Group, Daimler Truck, and the Volvo Group announced plans to form a joint venture to build a high-power charging network for commercial EVs in Europe.

India’s first insect farming startup Loopworm secures $3.4m seed round led by Omnivore, WaterBridge

AFN Sustainable Protein

Indian insect biotech startup Loopworm has raised $3.4 million in seed funding co-led by Indian agrifood VC Omnivore and WaterBridge Ventures. Loopworm is the first Indian technology startup to farm insects for animal feed.

Rainwater is no longer drinkable thanks to PFAS, say researchers

Envirotec Magazine

A perspective article by researchers from Stockholm University and ETH Zurich, published in August in Environmental Science & Technology , suggests that environmental contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) defines a separate planetary boundary and that this boundary has been exceeded.

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Navigating climate disruption in the building sector

GreenBiz

Builders, facing climate change, can create opportunities through preemptive actions across their value chain

New J.D. Power study finds public charging users dissatisfied with charger reliability

Charged

The rapid growth of EV sales over the past year is good news, but the accompanying bad news is that the increasing number of EVs on the road is putting more pressure on the country’s already substandard public charging infrastructure. According to the second annual J.D.

We have to think about water in a new way. Climate change demands it.

EDF Voices

The times demand nothing short of a comprehensive rethinking of how we use our quickly dwindling water resources — while we still have an opening to act

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Study aims to better understand nitrogen pollution sources and solutions

Envirotec Magazine

Blue-green algae blooms on water surface due to runoff from fertilized agricultural areas and sewage effluent which are rich in phosphorus and nitrogen that support the growth of algae. Study traces the source of nitrogen pollution affecting the world’s second largest barrier reef.

The Future of SEC Regulation and How to Prepare

GreenBiz

Helping investors make better decisions may be the driving force. But the reality is that the U.S. may be moving closer to mandated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) disclosures for the first time

The road to a 10-minute recharge (Webinar)

Charged

This webinar, brought to you by TE Connectivity, is focused on the technical considerations for efficient and reliable EV charging. With vehicle electrification on the rise, there is a strong demand to safely deliver more charging power in less time.

The All-Electric Kia EV9 SUV is Set for First Quarter of 2023

Green Living Guy

Kia has revealed details of the final intensive testing program undertaken by the Kia EV9 ahead of its world debut in 2023. The all-electric Kia EV9 is the brand’s flagship model and will revolutionize the large electric SUV segment.

England housing strategy could consume over 100% of the nation’s carbon budget

Envirotec Magazine

The UK government’s business as usual housing strategy could consume all of England’s cumulative carbon budget consistent with 1.5°C C of heating by 2050, unless vital action is taken to rapidly reduce the ecological impacts of housing.

Shell’s new plan to bolster sustainable aviation fuel

GreenBiz

Sustainable aviation fuel is one potential path airline’s can travel to mitigate aviation’s impact on the climate crisis. Shell is hoping to lead the charge for cleaner business travel

Volta to deploy 25 public chargers in Hoboken, NJ at no cost to city

Charged

Charging provider Volta (NYSE: VLTA) has announced a partnership with the city of Hoboken, New Jersey to install 25 public EV charging stalls over the next 18 months.

California Passes Rule to Sell Only All-Electric Vehicles by 2035

Green Living Guy

The Future of California is All-Electric The California Air Resources Board (CARB) passed the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) rule. It will transition the state to 100% zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales by 2035.

Spiral conveyors keep sludge on the move in Egypt

Envirotec Magazine

At what is now the world’s largest water treatment plant, engineering firm SPIRAC has supplied 2km (1.24 miles) of shaftless spiral conveyors for moving sludge to and from the sludge drying areas. The $739M (£609M), 5.6

Walmart’s would-be role as circular packaging matchmaker

GreenBiz

The retailer plans to open up Circular Connector, a database of packaging innovations, in late 2022

Blue Bird offers turnkey charging solutions for electric school buses

Charged

Iconic school bus builder Blue Bird has expanded its electrification ecosystem with the launch of Blue Bird Energy Services, which provides turnkey charging solutions for electric school bus fleets. Blue Bird says it has nearly 650 electric school buses in operation today.

3 Ways to Live an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Green Living Guy

In 2022 the world is finally waking up to the fact that our planet is on the verge of irreversible ecological damage. Many countries are experiencing extreme heatwaves this summer, and, in the UK, the temperature rose above 40 degrees Celsius for the first time in recorded history.

Certain environment authority decisions are based on trust in citizen data

Envirotec Magazine

Citizen scientists at Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State (image credit: Mount Rainier National Park , CC BY 2.0 license ). County administrative boards and the Swedish Forest Agency use species sightings reported by the public to make various environmental decisions.