Rolling blackouts and energy shortages plagued South Africa for most of 2015. The nation’s power-hungry mining industry, Africa’s largest, causes much of the strain – while struggling to cope. But South African miners, having already penetrated off-grid areas, are discovering benefits of renewable energy.
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.
This turns out to be quite a week for green aviation. First, an incredible milestone in the historic journey of the Solar Impulse as the fuel-free aircraft successfully completed a five-day crossing of the Pacific from Japan to Hawaii, the longest solo manned flight in history. Then, United Airlines, announced that it would invest $30 million in a program that would produce jet fuel from trash.
Geoff Livingston visited the Trans-Jordan landfill in Utah as part of a documentary team. The Photographer and blogger was tasked with producing digital content for the carbon-offset program Audi supports in partnership with 3Degrees. This program offsets the assembly, distribution and the first 50,000 miles of driving for the Audi A3 e-tron, a plug-in hybrid electric car coming this fall.
The Anthropocene is a new chapter in Earth’s history shaped by human actions. Radionuclides and plastic are considered the clearest measurable signal as to why the official dawn of this new era should probably be dated at 1945.
Three of the top 10 carbon emitting nations — the U.S., China and Brazil — announced new carbon reduction commitments in a joint news briefing on June 30. The countries pledged to obtain 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, not including hydropower, by 2030.
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We need a scientifically literate public like a heart needs a beat. And the green schools movement is the vehicle that will push scientific literacy forward.
At Lavazza, the world’s seventh largest coffee roaster, social and environmental sustainability are integral components of economic sustainability. Its first corporate social responsibility report reviews 120 years of sustainability at the company and looks forward.
Imagine spending four months driving 12,400 miles from Bangkok, Thailand, to Toulouse, France. Now imagine doing so in an electric rickshaw called a tuktuk to raise awareness for renewable fuels. Meet the Pilgreens.
Right now, a trade deal is being negotiated between the United States and 11 other countries called the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP, that would be the biggest trade deal in history. The agreement was brought to the next level this week, when President Barack Obama signed legislation giving him the authority to “fast-track” the deal. Unfortunately, many don’t even know what the TPP is. Do you? If not, this 90-second video from the Sierra Club can help.
The co-founder of StokeShare explains how platforms that enable people to thrive, share and build communities are showing us we can live prosperously with less.
Last year, TriplePundit took a deep dive into the world of seafood with a special series that made a big splash with readers. So, what’s new in sustainable seafood since we wrapped our series? To find out, we headed to Industry Lab at Sustainable Seafood Week New York City.
The world keeps citing the rising number of environmental protests as a sign of China’s impending doom. It is true that the occurrence of such protests has increased by 29 percent year-on-year since 1996. But somehow, strangely, it seems as though the central government is actively encouraging outbreaks of popular protest. If it concerns the environment, that is.
As the world’s population increases, so does demand – which is great for business but bad for the environment. There is not a never-ending supply of raw materials from which to draw, so the manufacturing industry will need to adapt to meet growing demand for synthetic consumer products. Fortunately, there is a solution in the most unlikely of places – waste.
While producing America’s best-selling Chardonnay, Jackson Family Wines is gunning for sustainability glory with an aggressive plan to manage water use and adopt renewables. Is it enough?