One year after announcing its plan, Method opened its South Side Soapbox factory last week in the Pullman Park district of Chicago. Cradle-to-Cradle pioneer William McDonough + Partners designed the factory, the first such LEED Platinum certified facility within this sector.
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.
The powerful Church of England is putting its pounds and pence where its mouth is: The body that administers the worldwide Anglican Communion last week announced it is divesting from thermal coal and tar sands.
Californians are responding to their state’s environmental record, as the results of DDB’s Life Style Study show. The study compared California adults to Americans from other states and found that Californians are much more likely to engage in behaviors indicating they care about the environment.
On Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown set a new greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent by 2030, using 1990 as a baseline. It isn’t just the most ambitious state-imposed emissions goal in the U.S. but within North America.
The Urban Homesteader is a project that teaches essential homesteading skills in bite-sized, accessible, entertaining chunks of content. Rather than presume people have Pinterest-ready backyards, or any at all, the video series teaches the hosts how to build their own solar panels, catch rain on an apartment building and, yes, raise chickens, among other things.
In the emergency sector, where every second counts, the safety of lives and properties might solely hinge on the arrival time of first responders. But what about the lights that guide them?
The case for Earth, Inc.’s insolvency is clear: Earth regenerates its reserves of natural capital – cash inflow – slower than humanity draws against it, the cash outflow. A company with negative cash flow cannot cover its bills. Is our home planet a candidate for a corporate turnaround?
The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly changed the way people approach daily tasks. While this shift is already beginning to make our lives easier, what’s more exciting is its potential to significantly change the way we consume energy. Here are three predictions on how IoT will continue to change the energy space by 2025, from the CEO and founder of Smappee, a global energy management solution.
As things stand today, a much wider ban on polystyrene foam containers seems imminent – and welcome. As we phase out a once ubiquitous product, it’s time we started considering sustainable substitutes.
In centuries past, two-dimensional, hand-drawn maps were indispensable to global exploration and travel. Today our technologically-produced maps are our visual keys to understanding the world’s greatest societal challenges: The world’s growing water risk, the geography of modern-day slavery and the visual impact of poverty all are a bit easier to visualize.
The Heartland Institute sends “real scientists” to “advise” Pope Francis on climate change, but they don’t really meet with him, so what’s up with that?
Fair trade isn’t just for coffee and cocoa! Check out these products coming to you from rainforest communities in Guatemala. Sustainably produced and harvested by rural communities, these products are making their way into your gum, furniture and maybe even your flour.
On Monday, Deepwater Wind broke ground on what’s expected to be the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. At a planned 30 megawatts, the Block Island Wind Farm project marks what the Sierra Club calls “a watershed moment for American clean energy development.”
In the bicycle world there’s a ‘great blue ocean’ of market opportunity. That’s the 80 percent of people who could be riding bicycles but don’t. Enter the ELF: a three-wheeled, covered bicycle that you can pedal or drive with a solar-powered motor.
It’s a common beef with electric vehicles: The electricity used to charge them can come from some grimy sources. But Elon Musk is way ahead of us: He’s ushering Tesla into the energy-storage game, and rumor has it the first batteries will be unveiled this week.