The biggest barrier facing most cities when it comes to providing the level of innovation and infrastructure needed to reduce waste and increase recycling rates often boils down to one factor: Money—or specifically, the absence of it.
Author: Sherrell Dorsey
The Confronting Climate Change is Good Economics plenary session presented at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting this week, drew consensus among notable panelists that spoke to the changing values of companies and cities as it relates to planning effectively to leverage solutions that bridge both capital and climate change alleviation.
With just a week away from the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, 160 leading environmentalists from 44 countries are calling on the world’s foundations and philanthropies to take a stand against global warming.
Widespread availability (and affordability for that matter) of printers has supercharged experimentation — re-shaping and redefining design and prototyping in the process.
The Genesis Generation Challenge aims to identify and provide $1 million in seed money for innovative projects to address the world’s toughest challenges.
In order to be effective at reaching the desirable public health outcomes, architects and planners and those involved in the discussion of smart growth must attach themselves first to the work of peeling back the layers of all-inclusive design strategies that will serve the greater community—not just the all-too fortunate few.
Surprisingly, high tech urban farms are popping up around the world in every imaginable space from old warehouses in the Netherlands, to semi conductor factories in Japan and even on the roofs of commercial buildings in Brooklyn.
The race for big oil companies to cut green house gas emissions is fierce. As zero emissions solutions from renewable energies and technologies begin to proliferate and set new expectations for energy production, oil companies are being called to accelerate their environmental efficiencies and more importantly, compete with foreign oil distributors.
Southwest Airlines’ latest project– LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose– is a multi-phase sustainability program that partners with social enterprises in Nairobi, Kenya; the Republic of Malawi and the United States to produce goods that create opportunities for training and employment while preventing additional waste.
Eileen Fisher has expertly curated a culture that actively allows employees to be leaders of change internally and in society at large.
One might assume that handling trash every day for a living might be a smelly job. But for the motley crew of designers, nerds and captain planet-pushers at upcycling firm TerraCycle, trash is a profitable problem that keeps on giving.
Now, in the second year of its Sustainable Living Entrepreneurs Awards, Unilever—in partnership with Ashoka and the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership—is inviting young people (ages 30 and under) to come up with practical and innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.
n their very first Social Innovation annual update, eBay has successfully demonstrated their commitment following a series of goals they made last June to fuel shareholder value and pursue a three-year long-term series of objectives to create positive societal and environmental change.