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Electric Trucks Are Just The Start. Congress, Let’s Get Rolling.

E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs

Electric pickup trucks are cool. But when it comes to building a cleaner economy and creating the jobs and other economic opportunities that come with it, so are heat pumps, Energy Star appliances and climate finance, the Biden administration showed this week.

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How to Help Your Home Improvement Customers Go Green

Mosaic

It’s Home Improvement Month, and we want to empower and celebrate home improvement contractors. More people at home, and working from home, has caused an increase in the wear-and-tear on their houses—and the need for home improvements and home improvement financing options.*.

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Utility signs up businesses to water-saving pledge

Envirotec Magazine

Businesses in Yorkshire are being encouraged to sign up to Yorkshire Water’s ‘Water Saving Promise’ this Water Saving Week (May 17 – 22). The utility launched “the Water Saving promise” last year, and says manufacturers and businesses across Yorkshire have pledged to do their bit.

Celebrating 10 female leaders in sustainability

GreenBiz

Celebrating 10 female leaders in sustainability. Heather Clancy. Fri, 05/21/2021 - 01:30. Lift while you climb.".

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.

Beginner’s Guide: 5 Best Collections Under Omega Seamaster

U.S. Green Technology

Omega is a Swiss luxury brand that has built its reputation on creating a wide range of watches, yet it categorizes them under just four primary lines: Speedmaster, Seamaster, De Ville, and Constellation.

Meet the 2021 Cascadia CleanTech Alliance Accelerator Cohort (5/26)

CleanTech Alliance

Join us for a brief virtual networking session to meet our newest cohort members, as well as networking with other cleantech professionals, startup mentors, and alumni from the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator program.

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The 33 sustainability certifications you need to know

GreenBiz

The 33 sustainability certifications you need to know. Trish Kenlon. Tue, 05/18/2021 - 01:00. The No. 1 question I get asked by job seekers, hands down, is "What certification should I get if I want to work in sustainability?"

5 Ways to Make your Instagram live video Go Viral

U.S. Green Technology

Going public on Instagram involves creating subject matter that rapidly spreads across the portal and is circulated by thousands of other people. And while this is pretty straightforward, understanding how and when to “go public” seems to be a more problematic idea to grip.

2021 CleanTech Innovation Showcase (6/23)

CleanTech Alliance

This annual event attracts leaders from across North America to connect and join the conversation about clean technology innovations. Now a virtual one-day format for 2021

Is It Possible To Prevent Global Warming?

The Environmental Blog

Humanity has greatly affected the environment since ancient times and continues to do so. Have you ever thought about how I can prevent the effects of global warming, which we feel the effect of today ? So let’s take a look together. What is Global Warming?

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.

The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

GreenBiz

The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30. GreenBiz Editors. Mon, 05/17/2021 - 00:01. Their dreams are bright: Walkable, equitable cities. Clean energy for Native American communities. Planet-healing fast food. Circular outdoor gear. Decarbonized buildings. Electrified mobility.

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Boost Your IG account Easily with GetInsta

U.S. Green Technology

People on Instagram often wander for the path to have as many free Instagram followers as possible on their behalf immediately. The Instagram followers app makes these followers really easy to get. Some people like buying and some people like to pay and others might be fictional.

Clean Materials: An Emerging Economic Engine (5/29)

CleanTech Alliance

The first event in our Clean Materials series, this event will examine the potential benefits that a growing clean materials industry can have in the innovative Northwest economy

How to Improve the Irrigation at Your Farm

The Environmental Blog

Image Source. America is running out of fresh water. Population growth is increasing demand for water consumption, putting severe strain on the country’s water resources.

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Outdoor gear company Arc'teryx flies toward a circular economy

GreenBiz

Outdoor gear company Arc'teryx flies toward a circular economy. Deonna Anderson. Wed, 05/19/2021 - 10:14. In the front yard of the Coast Mountains in North Vancouver, Canada, Arc’teryx, an outdoor clothing and climbing gear company, is building a circular economy.

Forests the size of France have been restored in the past 20 years

Inhabitat - Innovation

More than 59 million hectares of forests have been restored since the year 2000

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Governor Inslee Signs Climate Commitment Act into Law

CleanTech Alliance

Source: PRNewswire, May 17, 2021 Today Governor Jay Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB 5126, into law. The legislation paves the way for net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.

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Ford unveils its 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

Charged

The most popular vehicle line in the U.S. now includes a battery-electric pickup truck. Is this the turning point for EVs? Wednesday evening, Ford unveiled its long-awaited battery-electric pickup truck, dubbed the F-150 Lightning.

Why needless growth isn’t needed

GreenBiz

Why needless growth isn’t needed. Emily Chasan. Thu, 05/20/2021 - 02:00. Stop investing in companies that explore for needless new drilling sites — they’re wasting their money and ours." That’s what Deborah Silvey, president of Fossil Free California, told the board of CalPERS, the largest U.S.

Modular, prefab cabins immerse guests in a Slovakian forest

Inhabitat - Innovation

A Scandinavian-inspired eco-friendly getaway has popped up in a Slovakian forest with the completion of the ‘Tree Houses,’ a cluster of prefab cabins for Hotel Björnson in the heart of the Jasná ski resort

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Rulemaking Notice: Revising WAC 365-135

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 21, 2021 Establishing conformance in reallocation dates for the Bond Cap Allocation program This rulemaking will provide conformance with the provisions of RCW 39.86, which were amended in 2010, to establish consistency in release/reallocation dates for initial bond cap set-asides from September 1 to July 1. This will affect […]. Public Policy commerce public hearing rulemaking

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Low-Speed Zones Save Lives. How Do You Design an Effective One?

The City Fix

As the COVID-19 pandemic has altered urban landscapes and pushed many people toward active mobility, there’s increased urgency to make roads safer for walking and cycling. Many cities are now tasked with protecting more vulnerable users in addition to creating. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

ESG is rewriting the job description for CSOs

GreenBiz

ESG is rewriting the job description for CSOs. Ellen Weinreb. Tue, 05/18/2021 - 02:00. 2020 marked the most disruptive year in generations.

Just 20 companies create half the world's single-use plastic waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

Approximately 50% of all single-use plastic waste originates from just 20 companies, according to a recent study. The study also took a holistic look at the plastics industry supply chain, including those that make polymers and other building blocks for plastic production

NWIRC Announces Bluetech/CleanTech Incubator Cohort for Entrepreneurs

CleanTech Alliance

Bellingham, WA – May 18, 2021. Today, the NW Innovation Resource Center announced that it ispartnering with WA Maritime Blue and CleanTech Alliance to support its Bluetech/Cleantech IncubatorCohort. Building upon the mindset of innovation in the area, the cohort members will have access toassistance from experts to explore the viability of their ideas and build […]. Alliance News Opportunities

Unique alternatives to rooftop solar for small-scale installations

Solar Power World

Rooftops aren’t the only place to harvest a few kilowatts of solar power for smaller energy applications. Homes with yards or in off-grid locations can use the soil underfoot or south-facing walls to mount some solar panels.

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The secret life of soy

GreenBiz

The secret life of soy. Jim Giles. Fri, 05/21/2021 - 00:12. Beef rightly gets attention when we think of the foods destroying South America’s forests, but the second-most important driver of deforestation is less known to people outside of food and agriculture.

Cargo ships' exhaust purification systems are polluting the oceans

Inhabitat - Innovation

Waste from the exhaust cleaning systems, also known as "scrubbers", is dumped close to ocean shores

Governor Inslee Issues Partial Vetoes on Climate Legislation

CleanTech Alliance

Yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee penned partial vetoes on two pieces of climate legislation. The first veto was in regards to sections 6 and 22 of the Climate Commitment Act (SB 5126). In a letter to the senate, Inslee wrote, “Section 6 requires the development of an improved consultation framework for state agencies to communicate and […]. Public Policy cca clean fuels climate commitment act inslee LCFS legislation veto

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How EVs can advance environmental justice

Renewable Energy World

Andrea Marpillero-Colomina , The New School. The global auto industry has begun a historic shift from gas- and diesel-fueled cars to electric vehicles.

'30 Under 30' and next-gen thinking

GreenBiz

30 Under 30' and next-gen thinking. Joel Makower. Mon, 05/17/2021 - 02:11. Let’s begin the week with an injection of inspiration and hope. But also a nudge, or maybe a shove. Today, we introduce the 2021 cohort of the "GreenBiz 30 Under 30," 2.5

UK plastic waste is being exported to and burned in Turkey

Inhabitat - Innovation

Approximately 40% of the U.K.'s s plastic waste was sent to Turkey last year, according to a Greenpeace U.K. report

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- May 18, 2021

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, May 18, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 […].

2021 kicks off with record growth for clean energy in the US

Renewable Energy World

The Clean Power Quarterly Market Report, released last week by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), shows that U.S. project developers installed nearly 40 percent more wind power in the first three months of 2021 than in the first three months of 2020, the strongest year ever for clean power.

When the utilities left him stranded, a homeowner went off-grid with solar + storage

Solar Power World

Many homeowners might have given up and bought a different home when faced with the utility hassle that landowner Derrick Zearley experienced. Instead, he looked to solar + storage to avoid interconnection altogether.