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Why repair is the first step to tackling smartphone e-waste

GreenBiz

As smartphone sales have skyrocketed, so has the device’s contribution to waste streams and carbon emissions

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Improving Sustainability in Agriculture Through Rendering Technology

U.S. Green Technology

Across the United States, a transformation in the agricultural industry is taking place. As the climate crisis continues, consumers and those interested in environmental causes demand that the farming industry rethink their practices to be more sustainable.

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Climate report underscores urgency of advancing battery storage for renewables

Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Benedikt Sobotka , CEO of Eurasian Resources Group and co-chair of the Global Battery Alliance. The r ecent report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change clearly outlines that climate change is widespread, intensifying, and ‘unequivocally’ caused by human activities.

Latest IPCC Report Predicts Disaster - Yet Again. But Not Much Will Happen - Yet Again.

Jim Conca

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Sixth Assessment Report, which warns that we will not be able to limit global warming to even 2°C unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in carbon emissions. Spoiler Alert – it’s already too late.

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.

Sustainability teams need forestry and natural resource experts

GreenBiz

Fully seizing nature-based solutions requires companies to hire those who study natural systems, natural products and their interactions with societies

How to Decorate Your Home in a Sustainable Way

U.S. Green Technology

Thinking about the environment as you decorate your home is a great way to show that you care about our planet and your health. Many home decoration ideas include not so eco-friendly choices, which, in the long run, can harm both you and the planet.

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Mobile technology firm launches IoT offering for the water industry

Envirotec Magazine

Mobile technology firm Vodafone has launched a new IoT-based product “to help water companies improve monitoring and detection systems, increase efficiency, reduce wastage, and meet regulatory requirements.”

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How the infrastructure bill will enable more sustainable farming

GreenBiz

The new infrastructure bill doesn't directly address sustainable farming but funding for increased internet access, EV charging ports and water infrastructure will help farmers make moves in this direction

9 Benefits of Going Solar

U.S. Green Technology

Generating electricity by harnessing the power of the sun’s natural light is a true form of renewable energy, and it’s one of the fastest-growing trends worldwide. Besides the low impact on the environment, solar electricity comes with many other benefits.

What Is An Arborist And When You Should Hire One

The Environmental Blog

A rear view of arborist men with chainsaw cutting a tree, planning. Trees are essential to humans and the environment. They provide shade during hot summer days, generate and release the oxygen we breathe, as well as increase the value of a property.

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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- August 16

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, August 16, 2021 lean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) template is posted Commerce has published its Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) template to the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) webpage. The CETA team greatly appreciates the time and attention to detail stakeholders put into providing feedback on the template. Washington’s consumer-owned utilities are required to […].

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How coops could power rural economic development with renewables

GreenBiz

Remote communities could benefit from incentives to help electric co-ops replace coal plants

How to Make Your House Painting Project More Environmentally Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

We are living in a time where environmental issues have become a very hotly debated topic. And don’t get us wrong, that’s great – every one of us should have an opportunity to live and raise a family in a healthy and sustainable environment.

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Practical Solutions For Eco-Friendly Office Design

The Environmental Blog

The consequences of global warming and the abuse of Earth’s natural resources are becoming more apparent, and people are starting to take notice. Everyone from political leaders to everyday citizens is reevaluating their wasteful behaviors and making intentional changes to save the planet.

Treat climate change and biodiversity loss as one, says European science advisory group

Envirotec Magazine

Driving through Douglas County Nevada on 16 July 2021, as smoke from the Tamarack fire in nearby Alpine County becomes visible on the horizon (image credit: loren chipman , CC BY-NC 2.0 license ). The recent IPCC Report confirms that global warming is picking up pace.

Tell your sustainability story authentically, effectively and reliably

GreenBiz

Effective storytelling will rest on companies’ ability to strike the right balance between satisfying external requests for information and focusing on the sustainability issues that truly matter to the company

5 Reasons Why It’s Greener to Use E-Scooters in Cities

U.S. Green Technology

As cities grow, one thing that’s difficult to control is the number of people living in them. As population increases, cities face challenges, specifically in resources and infrastructure.

Understanding The Connection Between Climate Change And Infectious Diseases

The Environmental Blog

The world is forever grateful to the brilliant minds that worked around the clock to develop an effective vaccine to prevent the infectious disease known as the coronavirus. In record time, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson discovered a solution that would ultimately save millions of lives.

Sustainable Real Estate: How To Sell and Market Eco-Friendly Homes

Green Business Bureau

Who Wants to Purchase a Green Home and Why? As the climate crisis intensifies, more and more people are looking to live sustainably. This has brought a spike in the demand for eco-friendly homes.

4 circular economy lessons from Bangkok

GreenBiz

Changemakers in Bangkok have learned first-hand what early conversations with leaders in business and policy need to drive circular change

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Amazing Eco-Friendly Upgrades That Will Make Your Home Modern and Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

Going green in your home isn’t just about joining a popular movement that everyone finds trendy. It’s also about the future and making that change in order to pay attention to the environment and find as many different ways to save it as possible.

4 Ways Businesses Are Doing Their Part To Save The Environment

The Environmental Blog

Humans have begun to recognize the detrimental influence of our actions on the planet and the environment over time. Many individuals are making adjustments, whether it is in our energy consumption, our contribution to increasing landfills, or several other areas.

Hotel Sustainability & Waste Management: Reducing Food, Water and Plastic Waste

Green Business Bureau

Hotels require a vast amount of energy and resources in order to run, and with this comes an equally vast amount of waste generated. Having strategies in place to manage, reduce or eliminate waste is essential.

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Maritime shipping could triple by 2050. How will the industry decarbonize?

GreenBiz

Ships carry around 90 percent of goods transported globally, and the shipping sector accounts for about 3 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions today. But maritime trade volumes are projected to triple by 2050

Welcome to the Pyrocene

Grist

This piece is adapted from the forthcoming book The Pyrocene: How We Created an Age of Fire, and What Happens Next , which will be published by University of California Press in September. The fires of 2020 seemed to be everywhere, a pyric pandemic.

EnergySage Releases Its Thirteenth Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

altenergymag

Battery storage got more expensive for consumers, while solar prices continued to fall and financing options improved

6 Step Guide to Design and Create A Sustainable Greenhouse

Green Business Bureau

Greenhouses, although already fairly eco-friendly, can still be improved to be more sustainable and have greater efficiency.

The IPCC report was dreadful — now, let's get to work

GreenBiz

What does it mean to truly align your business with a changing climate? Five things to consider

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The automated vessel designed to transport electricity from offshore wind farms to shore

Renewable Energy World

Japan’s PowerX is developing the world’s first vessel to transport electricity generated by offshore wind farms to shore.

Addionics Collaborates to Build Resilient U.K. Supply Chain for Next-Generation Batteries

altenergymag

Project STELLAR aims to scale up high performance electric vehicle batteries using AI optimized Smart 3D Electrodes and automated robotics

Eco-Friendly Cameras: Best Options For Purchasing And Renting New And Used Equipment

Green Business Bureau

The development of eco-friendly cameras represent an important step towards sustainability in the photography industry. If you’re a photography business or just a hobbyist, consider buying or renting from sustainable camera providers.

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Conservation finance should not sell itself short

GreenBiz

Deals in restoration, forest carbon and wetlands or other land preservation require both financial and scientific excellence

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Comparing Solar Panels with Solar Shingles

Green Living Guy

An increase in residential eco-consciousness significantly enhanced solar sales last year. Homeowners are decreasing their reliance on conventional power sources and reducing their utility costs with clean energy systems.

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E.ON partners with Vestel to expand its EV charger portfolio

altenergymag

The new partnership will see E.ON build upon its European portfolio of EV chargers with user-friendly models from multi-sector technology company, Vestel. As a first step, the Vestel-designed EV chargers are being initially rolled out to Germany

U.S. onshore wind construction costs continue to decline

Renewable Energy World

Construction costs for U.S. onshore wind generators declined by 27% from 2013-2019 , according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average construction cost per kilowatt fell from $1,895 in 2013 to $1,391 in 2019.