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The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is 10/17-10/27

October 16th, 2019|Advocacy, Awards, Climate Change, Community, Environment, event, Events, News, News|

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York City, is offering 10 days of film screenings, panel discussion, field trips, receptions, parties, and a conference. This year marks the 9th annual festival, dedicated to environmental issues and the advancement of science. Categories include best ocean film, best animation film, best series film, best [...]

The Nobel Prize In Chemistry Goes to Developers of the Lithium-Ion Battery

October 15th, 2019|Awards, Carbon Footprint, Efficiency, Energy, Energy News, Environment, EV, News, News, science, Sustainability, Wind|

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 has been awarded to the scientists behind lithium Ion Batteries. It is no secret that batteries have played an enormous role in our daily lives. Batteries are involved in just about every aspect of our routines from our cars to computers. It is difficult to think of [...]

New Proposal to Refreeze the Arctic Promises Environmental Benefits

October 15th, 2019|Carbon Footprint, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Environment, Featured Green Innovations, Innovations, News, News, Ocean, science, Sustainability, Technology, Water|

Photo: Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha A new proposal by a group of scientists and designers offers the ability to refreeze the arctic. The design was named runner up at the ASA International Design Competition.  Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha designed the submersible vessel that would produce hexagonal icebergs stretching 82 feet wide and 16 [...]

Greenbuild International Conference adds Dr. Bernice A. King and Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd as 2019 Keynote Speakers

October 14th, 2019|Advocacy, Best Practices, building, Building Energy, Efficiency, Events, feature, featured, GreenBuild2019, GreenBuildPosts, Sustainability, Technology, Uncategorized|

Minister and attorney Dr. Bernice A. King, daughter of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Climate expert Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd of "Weather Geeks" podcast. The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo announced that minister and attorney Dr. Bernice A. King, daughter of civil [...]

Global Sandwich Chain Pret a Manger Now Offers Customers Paper Straws

October 6th, 2019|Environment, feature, featured, Recycling, Sustainability, Uncategorized|

Pret a Manger, the international sandwich and coffee chain with locations in the United States, announced via email recently that all of its shops will now carry paper straws as part of their Global Plastics Pledge. The chain announced their Global Plastics Pledge on their Facebook page last year, indicating that by 2025 [...]

Reflection on Recycling at its Inflection Point

October 4th, 2019|Environment, feature, featured, Recycling, Sustainability, Uncategorized|

The recycling industry is going through a major transitional phase where what was the status quo is forced to change in dramatic ways. As once the largest intake of scrap plastics and paper for recycling, China has pushed back through the recent enforcement of their “National Sword” policy. This policy bans 24 types [...]

Largest Convention for Solar, Smart Energy, Storage, and Fuel Cells

From September 23-26, over 19,000 energy industries professional will converge in In Salt Lake City, UT to attend North America Smart Energy Week. As the largest convention of its kind in North America, Smart Energy Week brings more than 700 leading manufacturers, service providers, and vendors to its expansive [...]

The Agri-Food Event Kicks Off Today

The Vertical Farming Conference kicks off today in Venlo, The Netherlands as part of the Agri-Food Innovation Event. Today’s speaker is Andre Fabris, as part of the smart farming conference, a section of the Vertical Farming Conference. Fabris will likely speak about Project Animus, a slightly elusive machine learning [...]

There is No National Policy in the U.S. Requiring Recycling

Americans are notoriously bad at recycling. We don’t like thinking about trash. As soon as our trash is tossed in the bin, it is forgotten about forever, for someone else to deal with. The average person doesn’t know how recycling works in the U.S. The people who generally know [...]

Malaysia is Sending Recycling Back to Canada

Malaysia is another country in Asia to reject plastic waste from the west. As a result of China’s decision to stop accepting plastic waste from the United States and others, 7 Million tons per year have been interrupted. In the midst of confusion and market failure, waste was illegally [...]

Vertical Farming Conference June 26th, 2019

Vertical Farming Conference takes place on June 26th, 2019 as part of the two-day Agri-Food Innovation event in Venlo, The Netherlands. Some of the focus topics include Improved resource-use efficiency, food safety, AI, robotics, and sustainable buildings. Leo Marcelis, a thought leader for the vertical farming movement, has been [...]

Investments in Vertical Farms growing

The Vertical Farming trend is growing in America, promising a more sustainable approach than conventional farming practices. Paul Gauthier, a leading thought leader in the field, is out to show the potential for vertical farming and the hurdles the industry faces. Companies are investing in Vertical Farm start-ups in [...]

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is 10/17-10/27

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York City, is offering 10 days of film screenings, panel discussion, field trips, receptions, parties, and a conference. This year marks the 9th annual festival, dedicated to environmental issues and the advancement of science. Categories include best ocean film, best animation film, [...]

New Proposal to Refreeze the Arctic Promises Environmental Benefits

Photo: Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha A new proposal by a group of scientists and designers offers the ability to refreeze the arctic. The design was named runner up at the ASA International Design Competition.  Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha designed the submersible vessel that would produce hexagonal icebergs stretching 82 [...]

Global Sandwich Chain Pret a Manger Now Offers Customers Paper Straws

Pret a Manger, the international sandwich and coffee chain with locations in the United States, announced via email recently that all of its shops will now carry paper straws as part of their Global Plastics Pledge. The chain announced their Global Plastics Pledge on their Facebook page last year, [...]

Reflection on Recycling at its Inflection Point

The recycling industry is going through a major transitional phase where what was the status quo is forced to change in dramatic ways. As once the largest intake of scrap plastics and paper for recycling, China has pushed back through the recent enforcement of their “National Sword” policy. This [...]

The Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference is October 23rd-25th

Photo: Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference The Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference is happening October 23-25, 2019 in Chicago, Il. The event, located at the Marriott in Downtown, is the longest running conference and trade show in the paper and plastics recycling industry. Speaking at the event [...]

International Coffee Day Highlights Inequality in the Industry

Every year on October 1st, International Coffee Day takes place. The Holiday recognizes the millions of people who work in the industry throughout the world. The aim for international coffee day is to shine a spotlight on the millions of farmers who are the most vulnerable. Coffee is one [...]

Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference

October 23-25, 2019 Chicago, IL The longest-running conference and trade show in the paper and plastics recycling industry returns to Chicago this October to address the biggest challenges and opportunities facing recycling businesses today. This is your opportunity to join industry leaders, discuss real business issues, and shape the [...]

Sustainable Ocean Summit Announces Draft Program and Speakers

A draft program and speakers have been announced for the ninth global Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) taking place this November in Paris, themed “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy.” The World Ocean Council (WOC) will host the SOS from November 20-22, continuing to bring [...]

North America Smart Energy Week is Underway

North America Smart Energy Week is underway in Salt Lake City, UT. The event kicked off on Monday with an opening session featuring Abby Hopper, President and CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The opening session was focused on the role of clean energy in an integrated De-carbonization [...]

10,000 Farmers Just Announced Their Support For a Green New Deal

A coalition of around 10,000 farmers and ranchers announced they will be supporting a Green New Deal. According to Regeneration International, the coalition is a bipartisan national coalition of rural and urban farmers and ranchers. Agriculture practices could play a key role in the climate change fight. Currently the [...]

The Youth Climate Strike is on 9/20

The Youth Climate Strike is happening on Friday, September 20th. Events are planned throughout the United States throughout the week to demand transformative action to address climate change. Demands from the strike are a Green New Deal, respect of indigenous land and sovereignty, environmental justice, protection and restoration of [...]

One Year left for Vermont Composting Goal

One Year Left for Vermont Composting Goal Vermont Commercial Composting facility Vermont has always been a national leader of environmentally friendly policy and public tendencies, but the state is planning to take another big step one year from now; this time to reduce household waste. In Vermont’s [...]

Tongass National Forest is in Jeopardy Once Again

The Trump administration has proposed lifting logging restrictions on Tongass National Forest. The proposal would allow for roads to be built in an area that had been previously designated as part of Alaska’s roadless rule. The roadless rule is currently in effect for 9.2 million acres of the total [...]

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