The federal government just may recommend that Americans eat less meat when new guidelines are released in the fall. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has outlined recommendations that include reducing red meat and processed meat consumption and eating more fruits and vegetables.
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.
When carbon is stored in coastal wetland ecosystems, it becomes known as blue carbon. Blue carbon ecosystems remove four times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, per acre, than forests. The Blue Carbon Network hopes to illustrate the importance of carbon finance for wetlands in the rapidly diminishing coastal zone.
In its latest progress report, the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council reveals that, with support from the Global Sanitation Fund, national governments and their local partners in 13 countries have provided some 4.2 million people with improved toilets.
MillerCoors brewing company announced today that both its corporate headquarters and its Milwaukee brewery are now landfill free. This is the seventh of the company’s eight major breweries to achieve this status and the first complete campus (brewery plus offices) to get there.
Results in realizing the U.N. Millennium Development environmental sustainability goal have been uneven and data gathering and reporting lacking in many countries, Toronto-based IISD highlights. In its last year, key MDG-7 constistuent goals and targets have by and large not been reached.
The 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings evaluates the environmental and social performance of the largest publicly listed U.S. and global corporations based on eight criteria. Corporations in the telecommunications, technology, and healthcare sectors scored the highest.
There are no missing screws about the Ikea’s commitments to renewable energy, from wind power investments to solar panels atop its stores — the latter of which are available for purchase at some stores, too. Now the company says it is ratcheting up its pledge to the tune of €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in new projects.
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.
Boyan Slat, a 20-year-old Dutch national, believes he has invented a system that can help confront the growing crisis of plastic trash in the oceans. Slat’s idea suggests that, instead of deploying resources into the oceans to remove the trash, we simply use the ocean’s currents to clean them instead.
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For a minute, consider the environmental impacts of worldwide tobacco usage instead of the health risks that are associated with it. As a former smoker, the thought never crossed my mind to explore the cumulative effects of my choice to light up.
Linking 160 commercial and industrial buildings in New Delhi, India, the automated demand response system is expected to reduce peak power demand by an average 15 percent.
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It can seem daunting to continue your education after breaking into the job market, starting a family and settling into a “forever” home. But students like Mike Herod, a recent graduate of the Executive Master’s in Sustainability & Leadership (EMSL) program at ASU, prove it’s never too late to go back. TriplePundit talked with the returning veteran to find out more about his decision to pursue a sustainability education and how it impacted his career.
Sporting facilities are finding innovative approaches to harness deeper savings beyond traditional energy efficiency initiatives. The University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Minnesota Twins have implemented methods to capture waste-heat that can be used as a valuable resource to power other components of their heating and cooling systems.
Speaking at the BASF CreatorSpace Summit in NYC last week, futurist Alex Steffen described a compelling vision of the role that cities will necessarily play on the path to a sustainable future.