Climate change. Biodiversity loss. Pollution. Water scarcity. Plastic waste. Environmental justice. And much more. These environmental challenges define our present and threaten our future. But it isn't all bad news. More often than not, we already have the technologies, applications and systems needed to tackle the challenges we face. We don't need to wait for new climate technology or other advancements to see progress.
Many of us are already making personal choices to minimize waste and pollution, conserve water, and prevent biodiversity loss. We're already fighting for environmental justice and climate change mitigation in our communities and worldwide. We already know what's at stake as crucial tipping points grow ever closer. It's time to push past the problems and emphasize the innovators and changemakers working on environmental solutions.
Business has an essential role in this effort. We look to, and rely on, businesses to prioritize the environment. While it's important to call attention to the ways the industry fails to do so, it's also important to emphasize the ways it is.
But it can be difficult to find news on the individuals and businesses making progress within the sheer mass of information we receive every day. Discussion and collaboration breed innovation. The more we share ideas and work together, the easier it becomes to create measurable change. That's why TriplePundit focuses on hard-hitting, evidence-based solutions journalism for environmental sustainability — leveraging our nearly two decades of reporting in this space to bring you in-depth coverage of the big thinkers and innovators who are doing things differently and — against all odds — are making real, measurable progress on the challenges we face. From climate action, to the circular economy, to resource conservation, to behavior change, you'll find the environmental solutions stories you're looking for here.
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The use of negative terms that incite anger is proven to draw clicks and traffic for news stories, and there's no shortage of headlines like these when it comes to coverage of the COP28 global climate talks.
The global COP28 climate talks are a key moment for the oil sector to reassess its trajectory and reckon with the unavoidable truth that, ultimately, it is the burning of fossil fuels that is driving the climate crisis.
The first Global Stocktake report warns time is rapidly running out to limit global heating. The report called on countries to empower behavior changes like sustainable diets and decreased food waste to drive impact, and companies can do more to inspire their customers to get involved.
We spoke with teams at Oxfam, World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund, 350.org and Rainforest Alliance to understand the pivotal topics set to be addressed at the global climate talks this year.
With our window of opportunity to address climate change dwindling, many business leaders want a better understanding of where we stand, why we fall short, and what we can do to close the gap. In response, the lead of private-sector engagement at WWF offers two fundamental truths.
This California startup is looking to prove the feasibility of giving electric vehicle batteries a second life as stationary energy storage before they are recycled.
Sungai Watch, an environmental organization started by three siblings, is taking a human-based approach to tackling the plastic pollution problem in rivers across Indonesia.
Outdoor recreation retailer REI used its mission to "get folks outside" as a guiding factor to address worker well-being and environmental impact when designing its new distribution center in Lebanon, Tennessee.
To people in other markets, the news that major bottled beverage brands — among the largest producers of single-use plastic globally — are already operating successful refill systems may come as a surprise.
A new round of green chemistry innovation is going beyond common household products to decarbonize industrial processes, supply chains and fuels.
“We’re increasingly finding that it’s not true that these are just ecological voids where nothing is living there," said Wally Smith, a biologist at the University of Virginia who is studying biodiversity at abandoned coal mines.
The startup PlanetCare is among those innovating to address the microplastics that are released when doing laundry. PlanetCare's external filter can attach to any washing machine and capture plastic microfibers before they end up as pollution in our waterways.
Tina writes frequently for TriplePundit and other websites, with a focus on military, government and corporate sustainability, clean tech research and emerging energy technologies. She is a former Deputy Director of Public Affairs of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and author of books and articles on recycling and other conservation themes.
Mary has reported on sustainability and social impact for over a decade and now serves as managing editor of TriplePundit. She is also the general manager of TriplePundit's Brand Studio, which has worked with dozens of brands and organizations on sustainability storytelling.
Taylor’s work spans print, podcasts, photography and radio. She brings her passion for covering social and environmental issues through the lens of solutions journalism to her work as editorial assistant.