This week, Other Worlds launches the blog series “Environmental Possibilities: Zero Waste,” featuring new ways of thinking, acting, and shaping government policy. Each week, we highlight a success story in the zero waste movement.
Month: October 2012
Four Arab-Israeli engineers are currently working on a solution that could revolutionize the way poor industrialized countries produce and consume energy. The company has recently won the EU’s EUREKA grant and plans on making their unique solar technology operational within two years.
The company Cool Planet Energy Systems has an intriguing idea about biofuel: instead of churning out fuel from large, central refineries, Cool Planet would rather manufacture modular, shippable micro-biorefineries and sell them to you for on-site biofuel production. According to Cool Planet, the system can produce biofuel for only $1.50 per gallon. According to Cool … Continued
Nouriel Roubini, the economist from New York University’s Stern School of Business who earned the nickname “Dr. Doom” when his predictions of an economic meltdoom came true in the 2008 recession, sees co-operatives as part of the solution.
Habitat for Humanity, PG&E, and the City of Oakland recently teamed up to provide solar power in affordable housing developments.
Southwest Airlines is a company with an excellent reputation for employee satisfaction, proactive integrated GRI reporting, and an agressive commitment to fuel and operational efficiency. I had a chance to talke to Marilee Mcinnis today about some of the major areas of sustainability that the company is focusing on.
While the cost of wind power has been dropping, a fascinating article in The Washington Post describes how coal mining is becoming more difficult and expensive. The coal industry cites environmental regulations as the main source of upward pressure on costs but WaPo writer Steven Mufson makes a convincing case that factors within the coal … Continued
This article is part of our coverage of Net Impact 2012. To follow along, visit this page. By Erica Schlaikjer “Across the board, nobody wants to do accounting,” said Shivani Siroya, founder and CEO of inVenture, a global credit scoring company. “It’s difficult or they’re lazy or they don’t see the purpose.” Her company, currently working in India, … Continued
Imagine a day when steps from your door, you could enter a vital network or grid of New Mobility options, places that connect a whole range of transport amenities including buses, trains, parking, streetcars, clean fuel taxis, auto rickshaws and car share or bike share vehicles. Would you still need your car?
At yesterday’s BSR conference in New York, I had the privilege of sitting down with Steve Howard, IKEA’s COO of Sustainability to talk about IKEA’s take on sustainability and their new sustainability strategy, known as “People and Planet Positive.” The concept won’t be new to TriplePundit readers, but the application to a company with as … Continued
I often have to remind myself that as a San Francisco-based-CouchSurfer working in sustainability, I live in a bubble full of tree huggers and innovative tech professionals. I’m now realizing more and more that my enthusiasm for the sharing economy is not shared by all, especially not the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Earlier this … Continued
The British regulatory agency, the Advertising Standards Authority banned the Christian Dior mascara ad with Natalie Portman for digitally lengthening Portman’s eyelashes.