Three environmentalists have come up from an ingenious way to respond to President Donald Trump’s effort to dismiss the need for climate change mitigation: Plant a forest. A very big, global forest. And their call is being heard.
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.
The world’s most sustainable cities are redefining the building sector’s environmental impact. These cities are comprised of innovative buildings that incorporate the newest green technologies and building trends.
For the first time ever, Patagonia purchased television airtime. The company will run ads in Montana, Utah and Nevada, states where activists say national monuments are under threat.
According to the NGO Mighty Earth, Samsung is using proceeds from the sales of products such as Note 8 smartphones to develop palm oil plantations with some of the most notorious agribusiness interests in Indonesia.
Working from home is growing in popularity, both among workers and among employers. According to a recent survey, about 43 percent of Americans spend at least some time working remotely, either from home or from another location away from the office like a café or collaborative workspace. For employees, the benefits are immediate and obvious; you’ll face fewer distractions in a more comfortable environment. But some employers are skeptical of the benefits they’d see in such a scenario. The truth is, remote work enhancements are key to the future of sustainable businesses.
According to a recent report, solar power capacity not only continues to surge worldwide, but will rival the amount of nuclear power generated across the globe by the end of this year.
Beginning next year, wind power will supply the electricity needs for all of the major airports in the Netherlands. The power will amount to 200 GWh, or enough to electrify 60,000 Dutch households.
Home Depot recently announced that it would install solar panels atop at least 50 of its stores in an effort to increase the amount of renewables the company can generate nationwide.
Trump’s executive order on infrastructure doesn’t address the main problems, it just puts U.S. taxpayers on the hook for flooding and climate change risks.
The idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax, introduced by GOP elders earlier this year, is slowly but surely gaining more support across the political spectrum.
The world’s population is expected to increase to just under 10 billion by 2050. Food production must be smart, efficient and sustainable say scientists, and new research suggest it’s agroecology, not genetic engineering, that has the best tools at hand for providing enough food for hungry populations.
SapphirePine, a product line of contemporary furniture that showcases this pine tree’s nature beauty, is harvesting trees lost to California’s stubborn drought.
How did Pittsburgh, known more for its sports teams and steel than innovative and energy efficient buildings, become an area that shines as a playbook for green building standards such as LEED and BREEAM?
Some industrious have found a way to replace plastic wrap, that everyday item we use to preserve our leftovers, lunches and favorite foods. And to do so, they’re using the lessons of the past to solve modern-day challenges.
Roughly 20 pieces of clothing per person are manufactured each year. Growth of the multi-trillion-dollar apparel industry has been fed by “fast fashion,” which makes clothing cheaply and quickly with a low price-tag. These visuals illustrate why the apparel industry must embrace a new approach to sustainably meet demand in tomorrow’s markets.