2021

5 Green Home Improvement Ideas You Can Implement

U.S. Green Technology

(Image) Are you looking for home improvements ideas that not only upgrade the look and feel of your home but also add value and make your home greener? Many homeowners are moving towards sustainable and eco-friendly homes as these improvements are beneficial in multiple ways.

Save on Your Energy Bill with These Fun Household Activities

The Environmental Blog

Saving money isn’t always fun. Being environmentally responsible can sometimes feel more like a chore than a privilege. Try walking around with a handful of messy food you are trying to eat while juggling a purse, shopping bags, and a plastic bottle of water.

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Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity

GreenBiz

Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity. Heather Clancy. Mon, 07/12/2021 - 02:00. The plastic waste problem gets plenty of attention, and for good reason: If we continue mismanaging this material as usual, there could be 7.7

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The Impact of Excessive Heat on the Power Grid

CleanTech Alliance

In June 2021, the Pacific Northwest suffered the worst heat wave in recorded history. Since record keeping began in 1894, only three days have ever recorded a temperature of over 100° F, but June 2021 had three consecutive days of temperatures over 100° F.

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.

Irrational Nuclear Fear Puts Sweden In Danger Of Succumbing To Stupidity

Jim Conca

With 78% of the population supporting nuclear power, Sweden’s plan to prematurely shut down its entire nuclear fleet is bizarre, especially since it will add over 2 billion tons of CO2 emissions, cause the loss of $120 billion in taxes and undermine their grid reliability when it's really cold.

Government has failed to tackle fast fashion, despite the problem worsening, says report

Envirotec Magazine

A woman demonstrates against fast fashion (image credit: Stefan Müller (climate stuff) , CC BY 2.0 license ).

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Benefits of Responsible Electronics Recycling Services

U.S. Green Technology

The use of electronics is continuing to be a major part of operating in the professional world today. While computers, tablets, printers, and cell phones today are durable and can last for a long time, there will come a time in which they need to be upgraded or replaced with new technology.

How Renewable Energy Is Contributing to Energy Storage for Mines

U.S. Green Technology

The rise of eco-consciousness promotes positive change in industrial processes. Government backing additionally influences sustainable development, helping us meet carbon-neutral goals.

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IoT, Sensors, & Smart Waste Management: The Urban City Avatar We Need

U.S. Green Technology

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about a smart city? If you’re like most people, chances are you’re already imagining a glitzy city skyline filled with a zillion high-rise apartments, wide roads, and luxury cars.

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The Many Benefits of Smart Green Waste Removal

U.S. Green Technology

If you have a garden at home or large plots of greenery at your workplace, you know that gardening and landscaping can require a lot of cutting, pruning and fertilizing so that plants can grow strong and healthy.

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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.

How to Host a Sustainable Office Party

U.S. Green Technology

Organizing an office party might not seem like the best way to spend your free time, but if you take into account all the benefits that come from this move, you’ll realize that this is definitely an idea worth considering.

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?

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.".

Water Infrastructure: Snake River Dam Removal Panel

CleanTech Alliance

Join us may 6 for an informative discussion on the future of the Snake River. Alliance News

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NuScale Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Moves Another Step Forward

Jim Conca

The small modular nuclear reactor designed by NuScale has received an order to prepare for a combined construction and operating license application to build their SMR as part of the Carbon Free Power Project of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS).

Call for countries to support a moratorium on deep-sea mining

Envirotec Magazine

Hoplostethus crassispinus is related to the Orange Roughy, or deep sea perch. A rule that will allow deep seabed mining to start, even though environmental protections are not in place, was triggered in late June, exposing the deep ocean to potentially serious harm.

UK recognizes animals as sentient beings

Inhabitat - Innovation

While anybody who's ever had a pet knows that animals are sentient beings, the U.K. government is legally recognizing animal sentience for the first time. The new laws are a victory for animals and the people who care about them

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Farming Industry Exploring Energy Storage Solutions

U.S. Green Technology

Last year, the solar industry experienced a significant increase in sales and production. The expansion of accessible, renewable energy aligns with President Biden’s climate change prevention goals.

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6 Ways Heat Pumps can Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

There is no denying that “sustainability” is the buzzword of the year. So much so that almost everyone (including businesses) is doing something to join the bandwagon. But whether you are taking small or big steps, we salute you for doing your best to reduce your carbon footprint.

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Who benefits from Solar Net Metering?

U.S. Green Technology

Solar energy is a reliable source of renewable energy. The benefits of solar power cannot be understated. It is clean and provides independence from power utility companies. A direct benefit to those who have installed solar panels is a reduction in the cost of power.

Sustainable Eating Habits: Best Ideas to Make it Happen

U.S. Green Technology

Want an entertaining afternoon full of home health remedies and snarky comments? Go to Reddit. Want advice on how you should be eating, and the relationship between food, health and the environment, go to a doctor!

The Relationship Between Trees and Clean Energy

U.S. Green Technology

When you hear clean energy, your mind likely goes to solar and wind power. They are green alternatives to fossil fuels and are much healthier and safer for the environment.

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Little Things You Can Do To Live More Sustainably

The Environmental Blog

With the environment in a bit of a crisis right now, it’s essential that we all do our bit to try and help the planet. By living more sustainably , we can hopefully stop the situation from getting out of control before it’s too late.

Meet one vertical farm venture helping the industry grow past greens

GreenBiz

Meet one vertical farm venture helping the industry grow past greens. Jesse Klein. Tue, 07/20/2021 - 00:35.

Grid Resiliency Q&A #2

CleanTech Alliance

Grid resiliency continues to be a top priority for consumers and utilities alike. From the heat wave that pushed the Pacific Northwest’s grid to the limit to California wildfires once again pushing the state closer to blackouts, grid resiliency remains a salient issue. With climate change accelerating extreme weather events and making them more frequent […]. Member News Public Policy grid grid resiliency grid resiliency spotlight Itron

Japan Will Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into The Ocean

Jim Conca

And that’s exactly what they should do. And the International Atomic Energy Agency agrees. Only a small amount of tritium is left, so trivial that it could not harm humans or anything in the environment.

Microplastics from textiles damage lung cells, finds study

Envirotec Magazine

Microplastics from textiles may inhibit the lung’s ability to repair damage caused by conditions such as COVID-19, according to research findings released on 24 February.

Solar-powered motorbikes help rangers protect African wildlife from poachers

Inhabitat - Innovation

Called the Kalk AP, the motorbike will solve some of the most prevalent issues that park rangers face

What the Stimulus Tax Extension Means for Renewables

U.S. Green Technology

President Biden developed the Build Back Better policy, promoting renewable energy-driven development in America. He plans on expanding the clean power industry, working towards a carbon-neutral energy grid and increasing employment in the industry.

How to Commute Without Harming the Environment

U.S. Green Technology

How does commuting affect the environment? Unfortunately, as more vehicles congest the roads across the globe, the carbon emissions from vehicles will continue to harm the atmosphere and our environment. Globally, the transportation sector is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

It’s time to collaborate on climate and economic justice solutions

GreenBiz

It’s time to collaborate on climate and economic justice solutions. Davida Herzl. Mon, 04/19/2021 - 01:15. Air pollution has grave consequences — the World Health Organization estimates it kills 7 million people a year.

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?"

Eco-friendly kitchen design ideas for a truly green kitchen

U.S. Green Technology

An eco-friendly kitchen starts with eating green. However, energy-efficient cleaning habits and food preparation, dodging toxic chemicals and making use of equipment manufactured from sustainable materials are equally important if you want your space to have an eco-friendly vibe.

10 Reasons To Make The Switch To Green Cleaning

The Environmental Blog

Many of us care about the environment – some of us even go beyond the extra mile and take the effort to donate towards conservation groups and make important lifestyle changes to help clean up the planet. However, what if the problem is closer to home than we think?

25 badass women shaping climate action in 2021

GreenBiz

25 badass women shaping climate action in 2021. Heather Clancy. Mon, 03/08/2021 - 02:00. Given the devastating economic toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and girls, the imperative to mark International Women’s Day carries more weight than usual this year. .

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