The convention and trade show industry is among largest producers of waste, second only to the construction industry, generating 600,000 tons of garbage every year. It adds up quickly, all those unread brochures and useless plastic schwag destined for landfill.
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.
Qatar’s policies offer lessons on how countries can develop a strategy to cope with the ever-complicated energy-water nexus.
A climate skeptic named Alec Rawls gained access to the latest (Fifth) IPCC draft report and posted an unauthorized copy of it on the web. After cherry-picking the text, he used some out-of-context and unreviewed passages to suggest that some newly disclosed findings would undermine the science connecting human activity and rising temperatures.
Among the more serious issues in the sustainability conversation are those concerning resource scarcity and the insatiable global appetite for energy. Water, especially, has cropped into view as the most serious resource constraint of the 21st century – the “new oil” bound to define opportunity and conflict for generations.
Eden Full was 10 years old when she first started tinkering with solar cars. Even at that age she knew that solar panels would be important. She also realized that to be most effective, they would need to track the sun the way that plants do.
Yesterday, in conjunction with CSRwire, we hosted a twitter chat with Unilever, UNICEF and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to discuss the issue of sanitation and the ongoing lack of access to improved infrastructure.
The Environmental Working Group released a report on Iowa’s poor water quality. Businesses must step in and address the challenges of water pollution.
DuPont has broken ground on a $200 million biofuel refinery in Nevada, Iowa. The facility will be among the world’s first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic biorefineries. DuPont, the world’s third largest chemical company says the new facility will generate 30 million gallons annually of cellulosic ethanol, an entirely renewable energy source.
A small group of food industry volunteers take an unforgettable journey to Malawi to provide training to help local manufacturers understand how to consistently create nutritious, great-tasting porridge (aka, Corn Soy Blend) for the millions of people who depend on it.
As a lead-up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, January 13-17, Masdar is sponsoring a blogging contest called “Engage: The Water-Energy Nexus.” The winner will be invited to Abu Dhabi as VIP media to cover the week’s high-profile events.
Last week, the food justice movement received a publicity boost when Newark mayor Cory Booker announced that he would try living off of a budget equivalent to his state’s food stamp program. Booker said that his goals for the challenge included raising awareness about food security problems, and elevating “innovative local and national food justice initiatives and food policy.”
A growing trend has college students demanding that their university endowment funds rid themselves of fossil fuel stocks. But are they right? Will college and university endowments lose money if they accept the students’ demands?