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This Year’s COP May Be the Most Important Climate Negotiations to Date

December 3rd, 2019|Climate Change, Energy, Energy News, Environment, feature, featured|

The COP, Conference of the Parties, are essential in the climate fight. The annual summit takes place with world governments to work toward environmental goals. The 25th UNFCCC led summit takes place from December 2-13 2019 in Chile. This summit has, in the past, created the Paris Climate Accords which has largely put [...]

IceStone Shakes Up the Durable Surfacing Industry

November 29th, 2019|Climate Change, Energy, Energy News, Environment, feature, featured|

Brooklyn-based manufacturer IceStone LLC has long been a major player in manufacturing sustainable and highly durable surfacing, and this past month they managed to push the envelope even further. They refined their eponymous product, which is typically fashioned into countertops, backsplashes, and bathroom vanities, making it more durable than ever before. Additionally, innovations in [...]

Inside Bill’s Brain Offers Peek Into the Billionaires Life and Nuclear Energy Dealings

November 27th, 2019|Climate Change, Energy, Energy News, Environment, feature, featured|

Photo: AP A new Netflix documentary digs into the mind of Bill Gates and offers a glimpse into the way the billionaire and philanthropist thinks about important issues the world faces. Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, looks at Gates’ path to where he is and the positive social work he [...]

A Solar Tech Startup Backed by Bill Gates Paves the way for Greener Manufacturing

November 25th, 2019|Climate Change, Energy, Energy News, Environment, feature, featured|

Photo: Heliogen A solar-tech startup backed by Bill Gates is pushing solar technology boundaries with its concentrated mirrors producing high temperatures. The ability to reach 1,000 degrees Celsius with solar, allows solar power to be used in the steel, cement, and petrochemical manufacturing processes. Until now, this type of solar-tech was [...]

BEST PRACTICES: Levi Strauss & Co. Revamps Chemical Screening in Apparel Supply Chain

November 25th, 2019|Climate Change, Energy, Energy News, Environment, feature, featured|

                  United States apparel company Levi Strauss & Co. has partnered with international testing services Hohenstein, overhauling Levi’s chemical screening methods to help their materials supply chain meet the apparel industry best practices for chemical use. “‘The result is a program that goes beyond a [...]

A New UCLA Study Reveals Future Annual Arctic Sea Ice Loss Between 2044-2067

November 20th, 2019|Climate Change, Climate denial, Conservation, Environment, Media of the Week, News, News, Ocean, science, World, World News|

Photo: UCLA A new UCLA study reveals that arctic sea ice may become ice free for part of every year between the years 2044 and 2067. Human caused climate change has been steadily warming the arctic for decades. The study was conducted by UCLA Climate Scientists. Throughout the history of humans [...]

Greenbuild 2019 comes to Atlanta!

By:  Jeff Grossberg, Editor/GWA From November 19-22, the world’s largest convention for green building professionals will be held in Atlanta, GA. Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will attract over 10,000 visitors from over 93 countries, featuring approximately 550 exhibitors offering every ingredient that goes into the built environment, all [...]

StarTalk Episode Recounts Bill Nye’s Path to Science

StarTalk is a podcast hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson that dives into the topics of science, pop culture, and comedy. Each episode features people who work in various scientific fields and a comedic element from Co-Host Chuck Nice along with other interesting people with a questioning stance on the [...]

Sustainability Credential Soup 2019 Kicks Off in Chicago November 5th!

The Illinois Green Alliance hosts its Sustainability Credential Soup symposium November 5 at the MakeOffices headquarters in Chicago, IL, where expert panelists and other industry professionals will educate and network from 6 to 8p.m. The panelists aim to enlighten their audience about the process required [...]

DID YOU KNOW? Bye, bye fossil fuels!

"Green economy expands in the US, overtaking fossil fuel industry... Over nine million people currently work in the green economy in the US... and generates over US$1.3 trillion in revenue per year" This shows how renewable energy & sustainability go hand in hand with a progressive economy. More news [...]

GREENBUILD ATLANTA 2019

November  19-22, 2019 Atlanta, GA Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide to learn and source cutting edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in our buildings, cities, and communities. MORE INFO

Dancing With The Birds Offers a Fun Look Into Strange Mating Calls

Dancing with the birds is a new Nature documentary, released on October 23rd.. This Netflix original showcases the bizarre mating rituals that birds around the world have evolved to use. Birds are known to have some of the most intricate mating rituals in nature. Narrated by Stephen Fry, an [...]

Book Talk: Reading Animals’ minds…

Our Book Talk today features Carl Safina, an environmental writer, who published in 2015 a beautiful book... Title: Beyond Words- What Animals Think and Feel What we love: Beyond beautiful discovery. The author explores a new and unique angle, suggesting we ask different questions to unveil the secrets of [...]

America Recycles Day is November 15th

America Recycles Day is November 15th, 2019. The day, organized by the Keep America Beautiful organization, aims to encourage recycling and raises awareness about the benefits of recycling. Keep America Beautiful was established in 1953, aiming to end littering, improve recycling, and beautify communities throughout the country. Nearly 80,000 [...]

DID YOU KNOW? Recycling myths…

"According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling aluminum cans saves 95 percent of the energy needed to make new ones from raw materials." Washington Post. Leave your comments below or sign up to our brand new Newsletter starting December 2019! More articles about recycling here. Source: Five myths about recycling [...]

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 [...]

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