environment

The Smart City of 2020: An Ecological Partnership

What will tomorrow's sustainable city look like? Most likely, the focus will be not on how we can bend the environment to meet…

Has ISO 14001 Helped Change the World?

It’s been more than 20 years since the UN’s Earth Summit, held in 1992, which created the impetus for the leading environmental standard.…

UK: Will David Cameron’s “Green Crap” Comments Damage Sustainable Progress?

A senior Tory spokesman claims he overheard the Prime Minister saying “We’ve got to get rid of all this green crap.”

What About the Little Guys? How SMEs Can Become More Sustainable

Multinational companies have grabbed headlines by taking great strides in sustainability, whilst making a tidy profit too. But what about the little guys?…

PSU and Walmart Collaborate on Green Roof

Designing green roofs is not just about installing solar panels on large rooftops. It’s also about using the space to filter stormwater, enable…

Advancing the Science of Pollution-Cleaning Plants

Student research in Russia funded by the Alcoa Foundation Advancing Sustainability Research program has found a new use for a plant called myriad-leaf:…

CEOs Report Frustrated Sustainability Ambition

More than two thirds of CEOs (67 percent) believe that business is not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, while the same…

Kiva and Fair Trade USA Launch Innovative Loan Program for Small Coffee Farmers

This is part of a series on “The Future of Fair Trade,” written in collaboration with Fair Trade USA. A 501 (c) (3)…

Sweden, Sustainability and the Future

Sweden is a sustainability and renewable energy pioneer, far out in front of most other countries, but countries are now looking to follow…

Food Waste Has a Big Impact on Climate, Water, Land and Biodiversity

The carbon footprint of food produced and not eaten is estimated at 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases: making food wastage the world's…

Big Bucks for NextGen Aviation and Alternative Jet Fuels

The Federal Aviation Administration joined with a group of universities to run a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for alternate jet…

The Domino Effect: Studying the Environmental Consequences of our Lifestyles

Everything, from our clothes to our houses, comes from the environment. You may not notice it, but your everyday actions significantly affect the…

Climate Change Action as a Conservative Issue

While some may cry “deja vu,” there’s another growing movement of Republicans urging cooperation on climate change action. And it makes complete sense.…

The False Promise of Fracking

In Snake Oil, Richard Heinberg says “rather than offering the nation a century of cheap energy and economic prosperity, fracking may well present…

Mars Raises the Bar in CSR

In its third CSR report, 2012 Principles in Action, Mars underscores its dedication to putting the Five Principles into action to make a…