Rather than technology manifesting social connectedness, it is common that technology ends up shaping our behaviors and habits toward greater isolation. The ubiquity of mobile and online connectivity and the subsequent diminishing of human connection have become truths of our time. In this excerpt from her new book, “Everyday Ambassador: Make a Difference by Connecting in a Disconnected World,” author Kate Otto explains in depth.
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UNICEF just joined forces with design firm Frog and smartphone chip maker ARM. They created a global competition to challenge designers, technologists and scientists to join forces and create “Wearables for Good.” Do you have what it takes?
The combined clean energy investment of developing countries, including China, Brazil, India and South Africa, totaled $131 billion in 2014, only 6 percent less than the combined total for developed countries. The gap is narrowing and is expected to close soon. Then, we will be the ones doing the chasing.
Exercising and being outdoors reduces stress, energizes you, boosts your confidence and helps you sleep better. These gadgets make bicycle commuting easy, safe and fun.
SAP has turned workforce management into a competitive advantage through some outside-the-box thinking. Programs that support employees with autism widen the hiring pool, and formal opportunities in “intrapreneurship” give high-energy employees the chance to give entrepreneurship a try.
To fully understand the role of technology in achieving sustainability, we must first acknowledge the role that technology had in providing us the means to stray off the pathway to sustainability in the first place.
Big-name sports teams in baseball, basketball, football and hockey are warming up to the idea of installing LED (light-emitting diode) technology in their stadiums to improve performance and save on electricity costs.
As laptops displaced PCs in popularity, the level of standardization and upgradeability dropped, which makes reuse harder than it used to be. But gold may be their saving grace.
While the statistics are still grim, the number of women employed in the tech field is growing, shifting the perception that coding is a man’s game. That’s good news for folks who are looking to close the pay gap.
Hundreds of thousands of families are displaced without power in Nepal. Because Nepalese locals and relief groups need reliable energy sources, Greenlight Planet is teaming up with World Vision to bring light and energy to thousands.
An Amtrak train derailed last week in Pennsylvania, which triggered a set of questions that are not often associated with tragedy. Questions like, “Is Amtrak underfunded?” and “Could technology have prevented the crash?” seem out of left field. But given the current state of politics in Washington, these questions seem more legitimate.
Did you miss out on any of the year’s biggest news? There’s only one way to find out. Give that inbox a break, and spend five minutes catching up on the hottest sustainability headlines of 2015.
The 2016 Summer Olympics are now less than two years away, and the situation remains complicated in Rio. Demonstrations against corruption, poor public services, and the billions of dollars being spent on the World Cup and the Olympics are widespread. Despite these doubts, one stadium stands proud and prepared to shoulder the weight of a nation.
Telecommuting started to become popular during the 1990s. Employers quickly discovered that they could both reduce costs and increase employee satisfaction through allowing them to telecommute to work. Online learning offers similar benefits to the organization and individuals involved. However, there are extra benefits to online learning for the environment.