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How sustainable are NFTs and how do we make them more eco-friendly?

U.S. Green Technology

Over the past few months, terms such as NFTs and blockchain have taken the internet by storm. Especially the popularity with which NFTs appear in the news is huge. You’ve probably seen or heard about the artwork “Everydays: The first 5000 days” by digital artist Beeple.

The 6 sustainable packaging trends we'll be watching in 2022

GreenBiz

Last year was a reckoning for companies racing the clock to meet their 2025 sustainable packaging goals

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Examples Of How The Physical Marketing Industry Is Going Greener

The Environmental Blog

Almost regardless of where you look, you will see examples of businesses and industries that are striving to work in more environmentally friendly ways.

The 2022 Energy Quiz

Jim Conca

Energy will be a hot topic again in 2022. Do you know what natural feature generates the most power in the world? What activity subjects you to the most radiation? What energy source has the biggest deathprint? Take this energy quiz to test your knowledge of the most important issue in your life.

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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 Recycle a Real Christmas Tree

U.S. Green Technology

Now that the holiday season has come and gone, it’s important to reflect on the impact our fun and festivities can have on the environment.

12 women cultivating sustainable food systems in 2022

GreenBiz

These women are changing investing norms, animal feed, cheesemaking, seafood production; all with an eye towards a more sustainable future for agriculture

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Weekly Bulletin- January 4

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, January 4, 2022 Commerce publishes 2020 Utility Emissions Report Starting this year, each utility provider is required to calculate and report the greenhouse gas content of the electricity it provides to retail customers in Washington. The calculation must be based on the amounts and fuel sources claimed in the fuel […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin commerce weekly bulletin

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Efficient Tips to Make the Home Clean Easy

U.S. Green Technology

Keeping your home clean, neat, and uncluttered may seem like an unachievable mission but actually, it is quite possible. It does not matter whether you clean your house every single day, or give it a quick trim and good looks once in a week or when having a party, knowing a few helpful and practical.

5 expectations for the circular economy in the year ahead

GreenBiz

Expectation #1: Circularity will help achieve climate commitments

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Mulberrys Garment Care: Sustainable Dry Cleaning For A Greener World

Green Business Bureau

Operating across the San Francisco Bay and Minneapolis metropolitan areas, Mulberrys Garment Care is a luxury dry cleaner that prides itself on its carbon neutral and eco-friendly practices.

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.

CTA Board Member Jimmy Jia Reflects on COP26

CleanTech Alliance

Summary: There were moments of optimism and frustration throughout the conference. Over 100 countries made deforestation commitments, including committing $14 billion in funds. BUT the 2014 commitment didn’t amount to very much. This COP had the largest delegation ever of private finance, who committed over $130 trillion to climate action. BUT more needs to be […]. Public Policy cop26 jimmy jia

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6 Sustainability Tips to Encourage an Environmentally-Friendly Supply Chain

U.S. Green Technology

Over the last couple of years, sustainability became one of the hottest topics in the business world. We can’t say anyone should be surprised by this development.

Solar shingles, redux, a la GAF and Google

GreenBiz

Can North America’s largest roofing company nail it when it comes to integrating solar energy with shingles? And what are the implications for commercial buildings

Franklin Whole Home Unveils Advanced Energy Storage for U.S. Residential Market

altenergymag

Uniquely integrated battery and control system powers potential for American homeowners

Green Culture Guide: How to Build a Workforce Committed to Sustainability

Green Business Bureau

There are many business advantages of running a sustainable business, but getting there is not easy and often starts with engaging employees to create a green company culture.

Document Verification Solutions – Grooving in Every Industry

U.S. Green Technology

There is no second chance, neither in life nor in business. Every potential enterprise is surrounded by more fraudsters than they can think of. The moment a business surpassed the competition or attained a new rank in the market, it got under the radar of scammers.

The myth and reality of alternatives for rare minerals in EV batteries

GreenBiz

Greener, friendlier alternatives exist

Buying An Electric Vehicle: Crucial Things To Consider

Green Living Guy

There are many environmentally friendly and futuristic reasons why investing in an electric vehicle is an excellent idea. Although EV’s are not all that new, several countries have planned to stop all diesel and petrol-powered cars in the next few years.

Sustainable Business Went Mainstream in 2021

Andrew Winston

[Happy New Year! This is my year-end article from Harvard Business Review that I mentioned in my last post (which has many more stories and links). Here are the 6 big themes I drew from the last year, and 6 things to look out for in 2022]. How do you know when something becomes the norm?

10 Tips for Recycling E-Waste

U.S. Green Technology

Society’s reliance on electronic products has only increased over the years. More people have several connected devices that eventually lose value. Where do these obsolete devices go once they are deemed useless?

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Smart cities are losing their luster — here's why

GreenBiz

“Smart cities” built from scratch have so far failed to live up to their much-hyped promise

Using Cycling as an Indicator for Urban Quality of Life

The City Fix

Metropolitan areas around the world struggle with the same problem: More people means more traffic. If the majority of residents and workers use private vehicles, this leads to more congestion and emissions, more road crashes, lower air quality and therefore. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

New York announces $500 million offshore wind investment

Renewable Energy World

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a $500 million offshore wind investment to include manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure. The state plans to develop 4,300 MW of offshore wind energy, representing nearly half of New York’s 9,000 MW goal for 2035.

Things you need to know about backlinks generator

U.S. Green Technology

If you’re an online entrepreneur, you know that the key to success is building a strong social media presence. A consistent flow of backlinks will help you do just that — but where do you find them? Most link generators on the web are slow, ugly, and unreliable.

12 C-suite sustainability champions for 2022

GreenBiz

These individuals are leading in a dozen areas critical to tackling the climate crisis

Green Culture Guide: How to Build a Workforce Committed to Sustainability

Green Business Bureau

How To Build A Green Business Culture. There are many business advantages of running a sustainable business, but getting there is not easy and often starts with engaging employees to create a green company culture.

Researchers to explore better sourcing of rare earth elements

Envirotec Magazine

The research looks at the erosion of carbonatite rock formations, and how this might permit the easier extraction of rare earth elements than the chemistry-based methods that currently predominate (inage credit: James St. John , CC BY 2.0 license).

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Taiga Motors produces electric snowmobile

Charged

Taiga Motors , a startup that makes electric off-road vehicles, has produced its first customer-ready electric snowmobiles, and is working to secure the necessary approvals to begin deliveries in early 2022.

Why putting solar canopies on parking lots is a smart move

GreenBiz

Solar farms are proliferating on undeveloped land, often harming ecosystems. But placing solar canopies on large parking lots offers a host of advantages — making use of land that is already cleared, producing electricity close to those who need it, and even shading cars

VISION EQXX – taking electric range and efficiency to an entirely new level

Green Living Guy

“The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX is how we imagine the future of electric cars. Just one-and-a-half years ago, we started this project leading to the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built – with an outstanding energy consumption of less than 10 kWh per 100 kilometers.

GAF ENERGY LAUNCHES GAME-CHANGING SOLAR ROOF TO POWER MASS ADOPTION OF CLEAN ENERGY

altenergymag

Timberline Solar™ Boasts World’s First Nailable Solar Shingle and Installs Like a Traditional Roof

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Ford to increase production of F-150 Lightning (again)

Charged

Responding to soaring demand for its EVs, Ford has been regularly announcing increases in planned production numbers. In December, CEO Jim Farley said demand had been “two to three times what we expected.”.

New EPA report highlights climate impacts of food waste

GreenBiz

The food waste reduction strategy with the greatest environmental benefits is not recycling, it is prevention.

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Energy-related carbon emissions fell in 2020, EIA says

Renewable Energy World

Carbon dioxide emissions in 2020 were the lowest in nearly 40 years, according to a 2021 year-end report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). energy-related CO 2 emissions totaled 4.6 billion metric tons, down 11% from 2019. That represented the nation’s lowest total since 1983.

Reliance New Energy Solar to Acquire Faradion Limited

altenergymag

Reliance New Energy Solar Ltd ("RNESL"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd ("Reliance"), has today signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% shareholding in Faradion Limited ("Faradion") for an enterprise value of £100 million

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