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Covid-induced food insecurity has exposed underinvestment in food tech, says sustainability entrepreneur

Eco-Business

Past winner of sustainability innovation competition The Liveability Challenge says the pandemic has shown that too much money and brainpower has been invested in traditional technologies, and not enough in tech to safeguard food security

Improving EV battery manufacturing startup costs

Charged

Sponsored by Nordson Sealant Equipment. Nordson Sealant Equipment is identified as one of the leading precision dispensing manufacturers in the industry. We partner with most of the top 10 EV battery manufacturers to help build more than one million electric vehicles on the road today.

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Are Smart Homes the Key to Saving the World?

U.S. Green Technology

Smart technology has changed the way people go about their daily lives. These devices provide convenience and luxury for mobile devices and residences. However, smart homes are now delivering a new benefit — a positive environmental impact.

It will take personal sustainability to meet the global challenges we face

GreenBiz

It will take personal sustainability to meet the global challenges we face. Chris Gaither. Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:15. Earth Day, when we remember the planet’s fragility and resilience, was when I finally understood that I had nothing left to give. It was April 2017.

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.

How to Reduce Food Waste at Home?

The Environmental Blog

The amount of food that gets wasted or spoiled daily is enough to feed 20% of the world population say, experts. Food wastage is not only a problem of undeveloped countries, the United States and the UK also struggle with food wastage. There is a difference between food spoilage and wastage.

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Feeding The Planet Isn’t Science Fiction - It’s Cultivated Meat

Jim Conca

Combine animal stem cells with nutrients, salts, pH buffers, and growth factor in science-fiction-like vats and you get actual meat without growing the whole animal. It’s called cultivated meat production and will probably meet the world’s meat requirements in a decade or so.

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20 must-read books about food systems

GreenBiz

20 must-read books about food systems. Danielle Nierenberg. Fri, 07/10/2020 - 00:50. With record high unemployment , a reeling global economy and concerns of food shortages , the world as we know it is changing.

Victory at Standing Rock as Dakota Access pipeline shut down

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe won a reprieve after the Monday decision by a U.S. District Court judge to suspend the Dakota Access pipeline pending further environmental review. The highly controversial pipeline has operated for three years

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Member Profile #4- Leif Elgethun, Retrolux

CleanTech Alliance

CleanTech Alliance member Leif Elgethun shares how his company Retrolux is adapting to and overcoming the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Green Technology: Grow Like There’s No Tomorrow with Hydroponics

U.S. Green Technology

The green technology of hydroponics -- specifically, vertical farming -- is picking up steam among eco-friendly farming enthusiasts worldwide. The post Green Technology: Grow Like There’s No Tomorrow with Hydroponics appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

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.

Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions

GreenBiz

Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:00. Amazon's plans to decarbonize its shipping supply chain isn't just focused on electrifying its delivery vans.

Prefab apartment proposal wants to make city living more sustainable

Inhabitat - Innovation

BARBIZON’s timber construction would be integrated with shared green spaces to encourage neighborly relations and to offset the urban heat island effect

Essential Cleaning Services for Retirement Communities

The Environmental Blog

Retirement communities have become quite popular for older individuals to reside in who need additional care that their family members are unable to provide.

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How Social Distancing is Shifting Hospices Toward Digital Marketing

U.S. Green Technology

Social Distancing Shifts Hospices Toward Digital Marketing The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of life. Every industry has been forced to adapt to shelter in place and social distancing orders.

What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'?

GreenBiz

What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'? Janine Guillot. Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:25. Facing existential crisis, it’s only natural that our perspective will change — for better and for worse.

Modular, affordable housing project opens in Portland

Inhabitat - Innovation

Argyle Gardens, a newly-opened modular co-housing development, is providing affordable housing for people who formerly experienced homelessness and are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Portland, Oregon

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CEBN Weekly Bulletin- July 9

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Clean Energy Business Network, July 9, 2020 The CEBN is pleased to announce the third episode of Powering Forward, State of play: A clean energy powered recovery. We are also hiring a new Program Associate! Apply here.

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Recommended Steps for HOAs to Collect Delinquent Fees from Residents

The Environmental Blog

There has been a great deal of misunderstanding about HOAs and what residents are required to pay for their HOA dues. This is particularly true for foreign buyers who may not understand that HOA dues in communities that have HOAs are not optional.

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How tree-planting startup Propagate Ventures monetizes land conservation

GreenBiz

How tree-planting startup Propagate Ventures monetizes land conservation. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 01:30.

Green Jobs: How to Draft the Perfect Green Resume

U.S. Green Technology

How exactly can you create a winning resume for today’s most competitive green jobs? Here are three tips for developing a resume that will get you that coveted interview every time. The post Green Jobs: How to Draft the Perfect Green Resume appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Virtually visit these 10 farm sanctuaries on July 25

Inhabitat - Innovation

On July 25, animal lovers are invited to participate in a virtual animal sanctuary tour that will let them peek into 10 American sanctuaries.

CleanTech Innovation Showcase Day 3- General Recap

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance hosted the third day of its first-ever virtual CleanTech Innovation Showcase on Wednesday, July 8. First, CleanTech Alliance President & CEO Mel Clark introduced Eileen Quigley, the Executive Director of the Clean Energy Transition Institute. Eileen spoke about the need to electrify and transition our energy systems and said that if we’re […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation recap showcase

BofA, Goldman, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo launch center for climate-aligned finance

GreenBiz

BofA, Goldman, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo launch center for climate-aligned finance. Jesse Klein. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 00:01. The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is banking on banks to get us over the carbon-neutral finish line by 2050. .

‘Enormous Step’ for Energy Storage as Court Upholds FERC Order 841, Opening Wholesale Markets

GreenTechMedia

In a victory for the energy storage industry, a federal appeals court has upheld Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 841 , clearing the way for transmission grid operators across the country to open their markets to energy storage, including aggregated batteries connected at the distribution grid or behind customers’ meters.

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How to support environmental justice

Inhabitat - Innovation

When climate change doesn't seem to affect you directly, it can be easy to overlook. This is where environmental justice comes in

CleanTech Innovation Showcase Day 3- Track #1 Recap

CleanTech Alliance

Written by Lindsay McCormick, notes provided by Jon Okun Presenting company track #1 on day 3 of the CleanTech Innovation Showcase consisted of three presenters: Advanced Data Cooling Technologies (ADC), E2Metrix, and Molecule Works. First, Niall Davidson from Advanced Data Cooling Technologies (ADC) talked about the increased prevalence of data centers and how they’re set […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation recap showcase

How to advance equity in energy solutions in the COVID-19 era

GreenBiz

How to advance equity in energy solutions in the COVID-19 era. Daphany Rose Sanchez. Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:01. During the day I work in the energy sector supporting government and utilities design programs to perform outreach to and educate low-income and diverse communities.

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Germany’s Fallen ‘Solar Valley’ Sees New Life as Meyer Burger Buys Former SolarWorld Factory

GreenTechMedia

Once bustling with PV research and manufacturing, Germany's "Solar Valley" fell quiet in recent years as China gained control of the global PV manufacturing sector. But the fabled valley may soon spring back to life.

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12 things you should never compost

Inhabitat - Innovation

Learn the do's and don'ts of composting at home

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CleanTech Innovation Showcase Day 3- Track #2 Recap

CleanTech Alliance

Track #2 of day 3 of the CleanTech Innovation Showcase featured speakers from Aquagga, Liveable Cities, and Beta Hatch. First, Nigel Sharp, the CEO and Co-Founder of Aquagga spoke about the health risks of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and its prevalence in society. PFAS are everywhere, from the Teflon we use for cooking to […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation recap showcase

Behind New Jersey's ambitions for clean energy equity and offshore wind

GreenBiz

Behind New Jersey's ambitions for clean energy equity and offshore wind. Sarah Golden. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 01:00. If you want to know what state-level clean energy leadership looks like, look no further than New Jersey. .

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Investors Still Betting on Next Big Energy Storage Technology: Solid-State Batteries

GreenTechMedia

The U.S. may have fallen behind Asia and Europe in battery manufacturing, but a number of well-funded companies are looking to get the country back in the game with a technology that could supersede today’s lithium-ion chemistries.

Top 5 sustainable products from IKEA to add to your home

Inhabitat - Innovation

Check out fan-favorite items at IKEA that are sustainable to boot

Job Opportunity: UW CEI Associate Director for Education & Workforce Development

CleanTech Alliance

The UW Clean Energy Institute (CEI) supports the advancement of next-generation solar energy and battery materials and devices, as well as their integration with systems and the grid. CEI creates the ideas and educates the people needed to generate those innovations, while facilitating the pathways to bring them to market. The Associate Director for Education […]. Member News Opportunities

Women in Sustainability: Moving from Beginner to Badass

GreenBiz

Women in Sustainability: Moving from Beginner to Badass.