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Sustainability Reporting: From Routine to Strategic

The last 20 years has seen a massive explosion in the number of non-financial reports being produced. But who actually reads them? What difference do they really make? This article will show you how to take the reporting process from routine to strategic, exploring why and how some companies are moving away from the status quo of tried-and-tested, technical reports to using reporting as a strategic means of connecting with audiences.

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New York City Plans the World’s First Underground Park

New York City asked, “How can we build more green space in our cities?” Then it asked an even crazier question, “What if the sun could shine underground?” Now it’s making plans to build a ginormous, luscious underground park with natural light.

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6 Solutions to the Water Shortage Crisis

When faced with a crisis, history shows us that humanity has an amazing ability to conquer it resourcefully, and that’s exactly what many environmental innovators are seeking to do by introducing new technology that helps businesses and individuals alike cut down on their water usage without compromising their quality of life.

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3 Architects Who are Converting Your Waste to Buildings

What does it really mean to repurpose the waste we generate? Well, for one, it means thinking outside the box, as these architects and their students have demonstrated. They say they have found the secret ingredient to sustainable homes: our waste.

Students at Rainshadow Community Charter High School in Reno, Nevada, celebrate the installation of their new 31 kilowatt solar array in 2010. So far, schools have gone solar.

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$100 Million for Solar Schools

If you had $100 million to address climate change, what would you do with it? The National Solar Schools Consortium has its answer. Together with the Solar Foundation, the Consortium aims to bring solar power to 20,000 schools and universities by 2020, up from 3,752 today.

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Ford Lays Out Evolving Vision of 21st Century Smart Mobility

Reducing its negative social and environmental impacts, Ford is making headway in its drive to realize its evolving vision of 21st century smart mobility. Ford’s 2014-2015 sustainability report lays out the progress Ford is making, as well as how enhancing overall sustainability is integral to its long-term business strategy.

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How Sustainable is 3-D Printing?

Although 3D printing brings with it the promise to make manufacturing ‘cleaner and greener,’ the enabling technologies don’t boast those qualities yet.

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Spiders Are Making Your New Silk Clothes

A startup, Bolt Threads, is turning a silky supermaterial from spider butt ducts into sports bras, athletic shirts, and potentially artificial tendons and suspension bridge ropes. Seriously.

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Volkswagen Puts Forests on the Ledger

The Garcia River Forest, a 24,000 acre tract in Northern California, is under restoration thanks to carbon offsets purchased by Volkswagen and its customers.

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Diversity: The Shaping of Modern-Day Leadership

The qualities of today’s business manager must be broad-ranging: able to navigate complex, often changing definitions of the labor force, capable of staying abreast of technological challenges in small business settings and managing an increasingly diverse workforce. It’s not a job for the faint of heart.

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This Wearable Device Helps You Ditch Air Pollution

This wearable “citizen scientist” tech device crowdsources real-time environmental data, providing critical information for both the general public and healthcare providers about air quality.