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BEST PRACTICES: UK Band Coldplay Pauses Tour to Develop Their Plan for Eco-Friendly Concerts

January 6th, 2020|Advocacy, Best Practices, Blog, Carbon Footprint, feature, featured, Sustainability|

                British alternative rock band Coldplay, who released their eighth album “Everyday Life” in November, said that they will not start their upcoming world tour until they determine how to make their concerts and touring process environmentally beneficial. Frontman Chris Martin told BBC News that the [...]

The Federal Government May Change the Way Scientific Research is Accessed

January 1st, 2020|Advocacy, Media, Media of the Week, News, News, science, United States|

A rumor has been floating around that the United States government may change the way scientific research is viewed by the public and institutions. The current administration is working on an executive order that would make publicly funded science available for free immediately. The issue has bipartisan support from open-access advocates as well as [...]

BEST PRACTICES: Toy Company Mattel Sets 2020 and 2030 Goals for Eco-Friendly Plastics

December 31st, 2019|Best Practices, Blog, Conservation, Efficiency, Environment, feature, featured, Financial, National, Policy, Recycling, Sustainability, Technology, Uncategorized, United States, World|

                Global children’s toy and entertainment company Mattel, Inc. recently announced its goal to use 100% recycled, bio-based, or recyclable plastic in its products and packaging by 2030, with its first such revamped product, the familiar babies’ Fisher-Price plastic Rock-a-Stack toy, debuting in 2020. The El [...]

The ISWA Says Artificial Intelligence Will Play a Large Role in Waste Management

December 31st, 2019|Advocacy, Best Practices, Climate Change, Efficiency, Energy, Environment, Featured Green Innovations, Innovations, Recycling, Sustainability, Technology, Waste|

A report from ISWA released in October 2019 is Aimed at Getting the Waste Management industry prepared for the oncoming 4th Industrial Revolution. The 4th industrial revolution is expected to drastically change the way humans live and the way our systems operate in a way that is non-linear and, in return, more difficult [...]

Solar, Storage, and Smart Energy Expo Begins January 16th in California

December 30th, 2019|Advocacy, Best Practices, building, Building Energy, Carbon Footprint, Climate Chage, Climate Change, Efficiency, Energy, Energy News, Environment, EV, event, Events, feature, featured, Policy, Renewable Energy News, Renewable Energy Solutions, Smart Energy, Solar, Sustainability, Technology, United States|

The Solar, Storage, and Smart Energy Expo, the first major Solar Power Events series expo of 2020, will bring industry professionals together from January 16th-17th in San Francisco, California. With workshops, exhibit hall educations sessions, and more, the expo will host approximately 600 companies, including industry innovators such as Sunrun, Tesla, and Panasonic. [...]

BEST PRACTICES: Australian Architecture Firms Clarke Hopkins Clarke and Wowowa Pledge Net Zero Emissions by 2030

December 24th, 2019|Best Practices, Blog, Carbon Footprint, Climate Change, Conservation, Environment, feature, featured, Financial, Global Warming, Sustainability, Technology|

                  Architecture groups Wowowa and Clarke Hopkins Clarke, based in Melbourne, Australia, recently joined a society of international businesses committing to a net zero emissions standard by 2030, a goal created by B Lab, a United States-based non-profit that issues private B Corp Certifications, an [...]

Qube is Creating Bricks From Plastic Waste

Photo: Qube A new startup, Qube, is setting out to change the way we build our cities on a foundational level. Abhishek Banerjee developed a way to make bricks out of plastic waste. The India based company began when Banerjee toured a traditional brick kiln and was [...]

IceStone Shakes Up the Durable Surfacing Industry

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 [...]

Squid Camouflage is Inspiring Medical Science and Future Synthetic Materials

Photo: NOAA Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have been studying Squid Camouflage. A new study has demonstrated the ability to understand the mechanism by which squid, and other camouflage sea species, control reflective pigments to change their appearance and visibility. Reflectin, the protein which controls reflective pigments, [...]

Best Practices: Skanska USA and Partners Unveil Open-Source Tool to Measure and Reduce Building Materials Carbon Footprint at Greenbuild 2019

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool, a pioneering, open-source program for measuring and evaluating carbon emissions found in a plethora of building materials for the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) industry, will be publicly-released at the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta, GA from [...]

Hope & Sesame® Launches World’s First Plant-Based Line of Organic Sesamemilks

Hope & Sesame®, the world’s only manufacturer of creamy, plant-based organic sesamemilks, debuted its new line of protein-packed, nondairy products. The new innovations include five delicious organic sesamemilk flavors, including Chocolate, Vanilla, Original, Unsweetened Original and Chocolate Hazelnut. Hope & Sesame organic sesamemilks are a good source of protein per [...]

The Uninhabitable Earth is a Must Read for the Environmentally-Minded

The Uninhabitable Earth- Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells, offers a look into the future of the planet after various stages of climate change go into effect. Wells, an American journalist, examines the overall effect climate could have on humans and our livelihood in the future, as well as [...]

Kanye West Announces New Eco Shoe Made with Algae

At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Kanye West unveiled a new Yeezy shoe prototype made with algae. According to Design Boom, the shoe is made with a combination of petroleum-based ethylene-vinyl acetate and foam produced using algae. This clog is the first release in the company move towards sustainability. [...]

Best Practices: UN and Partners Strive to ‘Green’ the Cocoa Industry

            ‘Greening the Cocoa Industry,’ a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative to transform the global cocoa industry with more green and sustainable practices, affects 10 percent of the world’s cocoa production and is supported by more than 54 retailers and market brands, with small [...]

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 [...]

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