As rewarding as traveling may be for the traveler, this is not always the case for the communities where the traveler treads. There is a common misconception that simply spending money in a country benefits local communities — but there indeed are profound, adverse social and environmental consequences.
Category: Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
Genan tire recycling company unveiled its $140 million state-of-the-art plant in Houston earlier this month with plans to recycle 10 million tires each year.
Rapid deployment of renewable energy can decouple socioeconomic development from fossil-fuel dependence. It can also help preserve fundamental ecosystems and biodiversity and forge a sustainable development pathway for Latin America and Caribbean countries.
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On the heels of the administration’s release of the Third National Climate Assessment report, President Barack Obama today announced an array of executive actions and public and private sector commitments to increase solar installations and energy efficiency improvements, strengthen energy efficiency standards, and bolster the solar industry workforce. The actions and pledges that Obama laid out will deploy enough solar energy to power nearly 130,000 homes, cut carbon emissions by the equivalent of taking 80 million cars off the road and save businesses $26 billion on their energy bills, the White House said in a statement.
The U.S. and global climate is warming, and the effects are being seen across U.S. society and ecosystems, from the upper levels of the atmosphere, along coasts and in ocean waters, and across the geography and economy of the U.S. Drastic reductions in carbon emissions need to be realized if the worst impacts are to be avoided, according to the Third National Climate Assessment report.
Environmentalists and beer lovers alike can raise their glasses in a toast: Aluminum manufacturer and recycler Novelis has unveiled an aluminum beverage can sheet that has been independently certified to contain a minimum of 90 percent material. Red Hare Brewing Company will be the first company to package its product in Novelis’ “evercan,” with the new high-recycled-content can expected to hit shelves in the southeastern U.S. later this month.
In a world still churning out trendy throw-away fashion pieces at breakneck speed, the idea of upcycled or refashioned apparel can be an anomaly. But it is a continuously growing trend and is one of the most sustainable things people can do in fashion.
The U.S. consumer electronics industry set a new record for electronic waste recycling in 2013, according to a new report. Electronics manufacturers and retailers collected and recycled more than 620 million pounds of e-waste across the country last year – more than double the amount of electronics they recycled three years ago.
The Third Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative was published in late April by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association that represents the U.S. consumer electronics industry and hosts the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Despite resistance to change, new methods of sustainable fish farming and aquaponics are the only way to feed the growing billions of people on the planet.
At first glance, eco-labels seem like they could provide useful information to shoppers about the environmental and social impact of a product, but opinions on their effectiveness have been mixed.
GE and Saudi Aramco issue global desalination challenge focusing on clean energy solutions to lower costs and emissions related to desalination.
Masdar Chairman Dr. Ahmed Al Jaber said, “Seawater desalination is an energy intensive process that if left unchecked will become unsustainable over time. We must innovate and discover commercially viable solutions to meet our long-terms water needs.”