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Inside the changing fabric of textile sustainability

GreenBiz

A new report shows that the threads of sustainable fabrics are finally beginning to weave a new picture

4 Wardrobe Items Every Environmentalist Should Own

The Environmental Blog

For many of us, doing our part to combat the climate crisis has become a part of our everyday lives. From making sure we use totes instead of plastic bags, pass on straws, carry our reusable bottles for drinking, and more, the little efforts compound each other to make a difference.

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A global observatory is needed to understand how global change is transforming forests

Envirotec Magazine

Leading forest researchers from around the world call for a global forest observatory to provide much-needed data on the current and future ability of our trees to absorb and store carbon, produce multiple goods and benefit for people, and support biodiversity.

Energy Charter Treaty under fire over threat to global climate action

Eco-Business

Governments are due to agree reforms to a treaty that allows energy companies to sue states for lost profits and could be used to claim damages if they move to phase out fossil fuels

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 start using an internal carbon price

GreenBiz

Net-zero commitments are on the horizon. Turning emission reductions into dollar savings could be the difference between hitting targets and missing them

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5 Home Solar System Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Green Living Guy

Did you know that 3% of the United States’ electricity now comes from solar power? Whether it’s the high cost of nonrenewable fuel or the affordable price of solar panels, more people than ever are switching to solar. Unfortunately, many of these people are rushing home solar system design.

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Asia's coral gardener on a quest to save the world's imperilled reefs

Eco-Business

Coral reefs are fast disappearing. Malaysian oceanographer Anuar Abdullah has developed a simple, effective way to restore coral. He tells Eco-Business that successful reef rehabilitation depends on cooperation with local communities

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How social sciences can help accelerate the climate movement

GreenBiz

Sustainability professionals should look towards the softer sciences if they really want to create impact

How To Use a Sustainability Scorecard To Manage Your Company

Green Business Bureau

WHAT IS A SUSTAINABILITY SCORECARD? The key to becoming a sustainable business is to have a sustainability scorecard that tracks progress and measures results. As the old adage says, what gets measured gets done.

Novel sewage treatment removes up to 70% of nitrogen that would otherwise be discarded

Envirotec Magazine

Microscope image of the polyurethane foam, taken right after the formation of bacterial biofilm; the upper, darker half of this snapshot is oxygen-rich, clearly distinguished from the brighter bottom, which lacks oxygen (image credit: Bruno Garcia Silva).

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.

Dengue in Southeast Asia: How our warming planet will change the future of 'breakbone fever'

Eco-Business

As dengue bites in countries such as Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam, experts say climate change could make matters worse

In Brazil, Suzano harvests trees with deep roots in communities

GreenBiz

Can a company that cuts down millions of trees a year ever truly be sustainable? Context matters

Kia EV6 2002 secures WardsAuto’s 10 Best Interiors & UX award

Green Living Guy

Exclusive Green Living Guy Photos The 2022 Kia EV6 was named winner of a WardsAuto’s 10 Best Interiors & UX award. So the EV6 is Kia’s dedicated battery-electric vehicle. It is the first step in a projected cadence of efficient and progressive vehicles.

£2m sustainable textiles fund launched in Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Chris Watt Photography. Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government have launched a new £2m fund to help reduce the environmental burden of textiles.

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Things to Know More About Fepo

U.S. Green Technology

Completing the construction doesn’t attach you to Fepo, it is just a statement of interest on your part in serving the platform; Information about the values and advantages of going to fepo.com.br

Can closed loop battery recycling and geothermal lithium help solve the supply crunch?

GreenBiz

Five- to tenfold growth is expected in the global lithium battery market over the next decade as people shift to electric vehicles, but already lithium supplies are tight

Reasons Why Solar Is The Future Of Energy

Green Living Guy

Solar energy clearly is the future today. During the past few years, we have seen a drastic shift in the power sector. All from coal and gas to solar energy. The main driving reasons for this shift were the threatening global warming and the back-breaking energy costs.

Comment: Clearer direction needed to hit net zero in construction

Envirotec Magazine

Simon Richards is Sustainability Director with Sir Robert McAlpine. Simon Richards writes about how the construction industry is taking the lead ahead of the Government when it comes to setting targets to achieve net zero in the industry.

Clean Energy Jobs Continue to Grow In Size And Importance To Our Economy

E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs

Clean energy jobs continue to be a big?—?and and fast-growing?—?part part of our economy. According to new data released by the U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday, clean energy jobs?—?including including those in renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric and other clean vehicle companies?—?employed employed about 3.2 million Americans at the end of last year.

NYU Stern’s Tensie Whelan on ESG, sustainability and the talent pipeline

GreenBiz

The founding director of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business on the interplay between ESG and corporate sustainability, and how that intersection is rippling across the school’s programs

Roe v Wade overturned: what abortion access and reproductive rights look like around the world

Eco-Business

Barriers can exist even where legal rights are enshrined. Progress don’t always last, due to pushback from far right and populist governments

Project sets out to create compostable crop sensors

Envirotec Magazine

An international research collaboration is setting out to find new ways of monitoring crop growth with biodegradable sensors which can be composted at the end of their lifespan. The £1.8m

The disease after tomorrow

Grist

Many of us have spent the last two-and-a-half years worried about the health risks posed by other people. In the United States alone, more than 1 million have died from COVID-19, a painful consequence of how ill-prepared the nation was (and, in many ways, still is) for an infectious disease outbreak.

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Unilever to help replace single-use miniatures at Holiday Inn-owner hotels

GreenBiz

Guests at IHG Hotels & Resorts sites will have access to full-size Dove products as part of a new partnership

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Asian bankers with ESG job titles under pressure to sell products they 'don't fully understand'

Eco-Business

The raiding of a European multinational bank over greenwashing allegations could be a 'sign of things to come' for Asian bankers, who could be tripped up by a lack of ESG knowhow, experts say

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BASF introduces new color-stable plastic for EVs

Charged

BASF has introduced a new PA66 engineering plastic, which is designed for EVs. It’s part of the Ultramid product line. Ultramid A3U44G6 DC OR features high electrical insulation, flame retardancy and color stability.

6 Stats to Make Your Solar Sales Pitch Sizzle

Mosaic

Become a Mosaic partner today. Battery Storage Future of Sustainable Energy Solar Clean Energy Renewable Energy Solar Energy survey

Behind Panasonic’s commitment to sustainable change across the globe

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Panasonic, a global technology leader, is contributing to a more sustainable future by looking across its own business operations and value chain as well as expanding contributions to reduce CO2 emissions of society

AIA hires Karen Lee to lead ESG partnerships and advocacy

Eco-Business

Insurance giant AIA has hired Karen Lee as head of partnerships and advocacy, where she will work with partners towards AIA's net-zero 2030 goal

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BrightDrop delivers first 150 Electric Vehicle electric delivery vehicles to FedEx

Charged

FedEx has received its first 150 electric delivery vehicles from BrightDrop, GM’s new commercial EV brand. The first 150 BrightDrop Zevo 600s were delivered throughout Southern California to FedEx Express. Powered by the Ultium battery platform, the Zevo 600 is designed for last-mile deliveries.

Climate Denial Funder Set to Become Tory Peer

DeSmogBlog

A Tory donor who has helped fund the UK’s leading climate science denial group is to be made a member of the House of Lords, prompting Green MP Caroline Lucas to call for an “urgent” investigation.

How circularity transformation is impacting supply chain innovation

GreenBiz

Clean. Green. Lean: WEAR and no TEAR How circularity transformation is impacting supply chain innovation What goes up must come down To arrest the growing effect on nature and curtail the rise in temperatures, countries across the globe are devising measures to rejuvenate Mother Earth.

‘The narrative around hydro in Pakistan remains superficial’

Eco-Business

Mismanagement of water resources is at the root of Pakistan’s crisis, says water expert Umer Karim

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ABB E-mobility opens its largest DC fast charger production facility in Italy

Charged

ABB E-mobility has opened the company’s largest DC fast charger production site to date. The 16,000-square-meter E-mobility Centre of Excellence in Valdarno, Tuscany has an annual production capacity of more than 10,000 DC chargers.

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes…

Terra Infirma

At the weekend, I met up with a group of school friends to go and watch the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park (they were brilliant). As we ambled towards the gig, one of those friends asked me “I know you’ll have to be optimistic as a professional, but do you think we will save climate change?”