It’s been said that necessity breeds ingenuity. In this case, that accolade also belongs to the pesky mosquito — the inspiration for the Mozzie Box. The pesticide-infused box is the latest brainstorm for warding off mosquitoes in Papau New Guinea, where malaria at one time sickened one in five residents. SP Lager and the marketing firm GPY&R have come up with an ingenious way to introduce a mosquito repellant to outside gatherings, where mosquitoes often lurk. And the best part is the repellant is naturally produced.
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.
According to energy data released by the Chinese government last week, the country’s consumption of coal fell by 2.9 percent in 2014 – the first dip in 14 years, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports.
Last week, three U.S. Senators sent 100 letters to businesses and organizations requesting information to glean whether they were funding climate deniers.
For the first time ever, it is possible to buy a highly energy-efficient clothes dryer that meets performance standards set by Energy Star. If all clothes dryers sold in the U.S. were Energy Star certified, Americans could save $1.5 billion each year in utility costs and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to more than 2 million vehicles.
The Climate Trust has explored options for raising capital to invest in building new greenhouse gas offset projects, and has identified a variety of new models for using public financing to mitigate and manage the risks associated with true impact investments—investments for social and environmental good.
Cool Planet’s enhanced biochar can help farmers reduce water use and increase crop yield, an important benefit in California’s current drought conditions.
Jordan has numerous challenges, but it is rich in one resource: sunshine. Now the kingdom is accelerating the adoption of solar, starting with the country’s 6,000 mosques.
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As a native Michigander, I grew up around one of the largest fresh water systems in the world. The words drought, water famine and water scarcity were so foreign to me. It wasn’t until I started traveling for work that I realized how scarce water could be.
A new portable system can purify dirty water — including sea water — using solar-powered distillation: the simple process of boiling the water and then condensing the steam back into a liquid.
Famed yacht designer Christian Grande of Italy has proposed AbiFloat, which combines modular building and luxury in a floating village setting.
Earlier this year, DTE Energy announced a rate hike for LED lights, while lowering rates on sodium lighting, which can use up to three times more electricity.