In 2014, a small winery in the central coast of California experienced a dramatic reduction in the flow of its groundwater wells, severely limiting the amount of water available for production, and threatening the viability of the entire operation. Here’s how it turned water risk into water efficiency.
Month: December 2015
One issue in silo-breaking is: Where do you start — top-down, or bottom-up? Can’t an organization just say, “Share this information” and work together?
You could be honored as Masdar’s guest VIP blogger and win an all-expense-paid trip to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2016!
For 10 years, Ernesto Ore has trekked the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with around eight REI tour groups a year, but he says it never gets old. “I’m happy to share my culture,” he told 3p, “and I think I have the best job in the world.”
There was much to be pessimistic about in 2015, but this year gave additional confirmation that the green economic revolution is real and growing.
Several of the most popular mutual funds designed to appeal to eco-conscious investors include holdings in major oil and gas companies, according to data from Reuters.
Sandy Nessing, managing director of sustainability and EHS strategy and design for American Electric Power, explains the keys to breaking out of silos: “Communication. Appreciation. Listening. You need to have all three to break down silos. You need to build trust with people, that they know you have their back. You have to listen to what they are saying and what they are not saying as well. You need to learn about their job.”
Environmental injustice can occur anywhere, and this Christmas, a gated community of 30,000 residents in the scenic hills of Los Angeles proved this point.
One of the biggest reasons for the corporate social responsibility (CSR)/sustainability movement was to open up silos and collect data across entire organizations and supply chains. It was step one: Let’s just find out what we are doing.
Google and Ford are close to creating a joint venture to develop and manufacture cars that will use Google’s driverless technology, according to recent news reports.
The United States is undergoing a massive energy transition that isn’t receiving enough attention, and it could render the Paris climate agreement meaningless. We’re swapping one climate-damaging fuel, coal, for another that is actually worse: fracked gas.