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Shop local: Zero-waste converted milk float delivers sustainable food to Hackney residents

A mobile, zero-waste shop has eliminated the need for approximately 5,500 typical supermarket plastic packs since it launched in Hackney in August….

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How smart sustainable labelling can reduce the carbon footprint of food packaging

In recent years we’ve seen people of all ages taking to the streets to demand action on climate change from governments and corporations around the world. Global warming is now as likely to be discussed by your kids in the playground or by your colleagues on a coffee break as it is by politicians…

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Sustainability in action at Oracle

At Oracle, we’re committed to developing practices and products that help protect the environment. That’s why we’re always looking at how we can address sustainability challenges with solutions you can easily adopt into your core business activities.

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Biochar’s added value in sustainable land use with targeted applications – in processes, growing media & (future proof) open-field cultivation

BASTA is a project concerning the production and use of biochar in different applications. The project is carried out by UHasselt and ILVO with financial support of the FWO (Research Foundation of Flanders). Contact persons: Promoter UHasselt: Prof Dr Ann Cuypers ann.cuypers@uhasselt.be 011 26 83 26 Co-promoter ILVO: Dr Ir Bart Vandecasteele bart.vandecasteele@ilvo.vlaanderen.be 09 272 26 99 Project manager: Dr Marijke Jozefczak marijke.jozefczak@uhasselt.be 011 26 83 77

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Parliament backs consumer’s right to repair in push towards circular economy

The EU should promote durable and repairable products, as well as boost a second-hand market and tackle greenwashing, under a proposal backed by the European Parliament on Tuesday (24 November).

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Is COVID-19 Shifting Attitudes Towards Sustainability? A Case Study from Amsterdam – Our World

With a global population co-experiencing social, economic, and health impacts from the COVID-19 crisis, research in Amsterdam provides a window of insight into how the pandemic might be shaping new perceptions of sustainability.

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RadiciGroup releases Sustainability Report 2019

In 2019, RadiciGroup continued to pursue the creation of value for its stakeholders: production chain, environment, employees, and local communities and territories.

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The rise of the circular economy – Planning for tomorrow’s energy transitions today

Climate concerns have already been placing pressure on traditional ‘take, make, dispose’ economic and business models. In contrast to these linear approaches, circularity decouples economic activity from the consumption of materials and energy by creating closed-loop cycles in which waste is…

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Warwick Sustainability Summit 2020 – Thu 3 Dec 2020 at 17:00

Eventbrite – Environmental Sustainability Team presents Warwick Sustainability Summit 2020 – Thursday, 3 December 2020 – Find event and ticket information.

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5 Ways Sustainability Is Driving Innovation and Transforming Industries

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a key area for businesses to address and with climate change getting too obvious to ignore, regulators are becoming stricter as well as customers, employees, and investors.

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EIT to host WCEF virtual event on circular economy research and innovation for a green recovery

The World Circular Economy Forum brings together business leaders, policymakers, and experts to present the world’s best circular economy solutions. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic the landmark circular economy event, due to take place in Toronto in September, has been postponed until 2021. In its place, WCEFonline is diving into why and how a circular economy can help reboot and build resilience in the economy.

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Colt DCS hires Scott Balloch as new director of energy and sustainability

Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has hired Scott Balloch as its new director of energy and sustainability, demonstrating its aim to become more energy efficient Colt DCS hires Scott Balloch as new director of energy and sustainability.  Bulloch previously served as a sustainability executive at BT.

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Revolutionary step forward in global sustainable food tech | Australian Food News

An international company driven by a leading Australian businesswoman is on the cusp of a global revolutionary change in the food technology and packaging sector.  Zehnder Technologies is set to launch of a sustainable range of Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) and packaging products to tackle the world’s environmental problems.

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Over 50% Virgin Plastics Substituted in Shrink Film – APK’s Newcycling® LDPE Recyclate Delivers on Shrinkage and Film Thickness – GLOBAL RECYCLING

Broadening the market potential of plastic recyclates and thereby furthering the uptake of recycled content across Europe is APK AG’s core objective.

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Distance not determining factor of sustainability, says Commission official

Short food chains, often thought of as a ‘healthier’ way to get food on the table, are not necessarily synonymous with sustainability, according to a Commission official, who called for a considered approach to the trade and sustainability debate. …

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Microsoft will launch a sustainable datacenter region in Sweden in 2021

Microsoft will launch a sustainable datacenter region in Sweden in 2021…

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Reuse, Repair, Refill and Remanufacture – Webinar in Wales

This webinar, the second in the series, focuses on how we build on the excellent work of recycling in Wales to progress further up the waste hierarchy and realising the environmental, economic and social benefits of this approach.

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Big beauty players named global sustainable ‘giants’

Out of the 157 companies named in the index, Colgate, Boots and Superdrug topped the health and beauty category…

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Luna Guitars Sustainable Bamboo Soprano Ukulele

Luna Guitars brings sustainability to the forefront with the popular Bamboo Soprano ukulele.Uke Bamboo Soprano achieve excellent projection…

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Sustainable Building 2020 – October 2020

The current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic and its social, economic and environmental impacts has brought to the fore the importance of design and placemaking in creating infrastructure, places and buildings that will allow us to be prepared for, and make us less vulnerable to, future pandemics or crises. As the built environment sector innovates to overcome these challenges, there will be a remarkable number of opportunities when creating new buildings or retrofitting those that we already have, creating new places and rebuilding the economy. This has been reflected in the new Programme for Government, with a £100m Green Jobs Fund, the investment of £275m for the regeneration of communities and town centres and £500m to be invested in Active Travel infrastructure over 5 years (£100m to be spent in 2020/21) and the Infrastructure Investment Plan which amounts to £24bn over 5 years and includes investment to decarbonise business, industry and buildings, the provision of new health facilities, schools and homes. With this level of investment currently available, it is the perfect time for leaders and innovators in these fields to share their experiences, knowledge and best-practice with each other and with organisations that are perhaps less experienced in some of these fields. This event is an ideal opportunity for architects, planners, placemaking professionals, local and national government officers, elected representatives at local and national level, infrastructure providers, engineers and all other relevant stakeholders to engage with other thought leaders and potential partners to forge solutions to the challenges and explore what opportunities may be presented by the current situation. Event Agenda: 10:00 Introduction from the Chair – Christina Gaiger, President, RIAS Understanding the implications of covid-19 and lockdown measures for the future of the built environment – Prof. Ashraf Salama, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde A planning and…

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INDUCE – MeerWissen – Defining socially-inclusive strategies for conserving fish functional diversity and promoting sustainable blue economy in Senegal

Country/Region Senegal/West Africa Project duration August 2020 to September 2022 Senegal is a coastal and Sahelian country with a wide range of rural areas, hosting unique and diverse species. The coastlines and deltas are characterized by highly productive marine ecosystems and are hotspots for large populations of fish. Fishes are critical to maintain ecosystem functions and services, including food provision and creation of jobs for the fishing industry. However, Senegal coastal ecosystems face numerous environmental issues linked to human activities. Solid scientific knowledge on how environmental stress affects biodiversity in the region is in urgent need to guide mitigation strategies aimed at conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable economic growth. Biodiversity has traditionally been quantified as the number of species in each ecosystem, thus failing to account for the ecological role that species play within ecosystems. Functional diversity, measured by how species interact with the environment and with other species, has emerged as a more effective link between biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services. Despite functional diversity is key to ecosystem services valuable to humans, this metric is rarely considered in the discourse connecting science to governance and policy. The overall goal of this project is to produce sound scientific knowledge for the conservation of fish functional diversity from socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth perspectives in Senegal. Collected data will constitute the basis for the development of capacities and management strategies in support of the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAP) and according to the Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE) and Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) principles. Produce sound scientific knowledge for the conservation of fish functional diversity from socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth perspectives in Senegal Assess the status of fish functional diversity and determine the links with ecosystem functions and services Build capacities for functional…

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Can Your System Sustain the Ranch Series Fall 2020 — Livestock Extension

NDSU Extension Offers Webinars for Managing Nutrition, Reproduction, and Pastures on the Ranch…

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€450M investment by 2022 to support Sustainability, Energy Transition and Digitalization…

€450M investment by 2022 to support Sustainability, Energy Transition and Digitalization…

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Outlaws Sustainable Oat Products Drops A Versatile Design System | Dieline – Design, Branding & Packaging Inspiration

Dieline is a global showcase of package design inspiration. Packaging design industry news, sustainable packaging, package design trends, packaging conferences, package design events, and package design awards.

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Millennials driving high net worth parents and grandparents in a shift to sustainable investing

A new research series from Barclays Private Bank on the intergenerational transfer of wealth shows that ESG investing has been brought into wealthy families’…

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Jacobs Teams with Biomimicry 3.8 to Deliver Sustainable Designs with Nature in Mind

Jacobs (NYSE:J) has signed a strategic alliance teaming agreement with Biomimicry 3.8 (B3.8), a global consulting and innovation firm…

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Advocates for sustainability and mitigation of climate change

The European seed sector is dedicated to developing robust and resilient varieties, that perform well also under increasingly extreme and fast changing weather conditions.

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Sustainability: award winner and runners-up | Education | The Guardian

On 20 May 2019, the University of Exeter declared an environment and climate emergency.

This was in response to reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and others about the impacts of global warming and pressure from staff and students to take action. The university felt a particular responsibility as it has many academics working on combatting climate change.

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Out of this world recyclying! SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket booster for a record SEVENTH time | Daily

Launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday, the Falcon 9 flight was the seventh time that particular first stage booster had been used.

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Urban Mining: The next frontier in the circular economy? – EURACTIV.com

As the EU moves forward with its circular economy agenda, a holistic approach is needed using all the tools https://eurac.tv/9RXTavailable, including the concept of Urban Mining, writes Laurent Chokoualé Datou, Vice President of Public Affairs at the International Copper Association…

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Exploring a more sustainable future for NHS and voluntary and community sector partnerships – NHS Confederation

Explore the impact of COVID-19 on VCS finances, what it means for the services they provide and the impact on the health and care sector.

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Woodstone Introduces Hand-crafted, Sustainable Wooden Watches and Accessories – Richmond News Now

This brand’s stylish yet high-quality wooden watches and accessories are made from natural materials. The company also plants trees to promote product sustainability. In a time when people are consumed by their smartphones, smartwatches, and social media accounts, keeping in touch with nature to meditate, relax, and recharge seems impossible. People spend a lot of their time online, and this may result in weakened relationships, inability to focus on tasks and mental health issues. Seeing this scenario, two outdoor and watch enthusiasts aimed to create a product that will remind people to spend their time well and keep in touch with nature to achieve self-mastery. This led to the creation of Woodstone. Woodstone is a brand offering stylish, hand-crafted wooden watches and accessories that are also sustainable. “We plant a tree for every watch we sell. So far, we planted over 40,000 fruit trees in needy countries that provide sustainable food and income through our tree planting partner,” said a representative at Woodstone. Woodstone watches and accessories are made with good design. They have clean, minimalist, uncluttered, and eco-friendly looks to show people that good designs can be on point while making a difference in the world. They’re high-quality and affordable too. The company believes that true happiness can only be achieved once people master their time. Thus, they promote mindfulness and self-mastery. Lastly, they use sustainable and renewable materials to have minimum effect on nature. For more information on Woodstone, visit https://thewoodstone.com. About Woodstone Woodstone designs and manufactures high-quality, all-natural wooden watches and accessories. The company adheres to simple and clean designs. Their products are made of the highest-quality material and components available in the market. To preserve the world’s natural resources, the company is planting a tree for every purchase their customers make. Media Contact Company Name: Woodstone…

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Recycled paper export report: September 2020

According to the latest HMRC figures, exports of OCC were down a bit in September 2020 as was n&p, but mixed paper exports increased…

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New Process Could Help Produce Safe, Sustainable Nuclear Fuels

The development of safe and sustainable nuclear energy fuels forms an essential part of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s energy security mission.

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City University of Macau to partner with Hult Prize UN-backed sustainable projects competition

The City University of Macau has indicated to Macau News Agency that it will co-organize the Hult Prize On Campus challenge this year, part of a worldw…

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The Book Bus – Every Book Bus project is firmly aligned with UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals. For a few weeks we have been showing you how, by achieving these goals, we are transforming live…

Every Book Bus project is firmly aligned with UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals. For a few weeks we have been showing you how, by achieving these…

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James Ranch | Sustainable Beef, Cheese, Pork, Raw Milk, Fresh Eggs, and Produce in Durango, CO

James Ranch sells local and regenerative beef, cheese, eggs, produce, raw milk, pork and trees in Durango, Colorado.

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Dr. Julia Koehn on LinkedIn: #sustainability #vcfunding #digital

At BITKOM e.V., the Digital Farming Conference is all about the future of agriculture and nutrition. I’m happy to be on stage on behalf of PIELERS and …

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Guest lecture on Sustainability, Social Marketing and PR experiences, held by Andrej Gjokikj, CEO at Sunilens

In the Marketing Communications and Media class taught by Asst. Professor Nadica Jovanovska Boshkovska, Ph.D, […]

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How Sustainable Packaging Can Seal Your Relationship with Millennials | Pregis

Millennials spend more on eco-friendly products than anyone else. Here’s how to use sustainable packaging to capture their loyalty.

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5 sustainable voyages for green sailing in 2021

Proof cruising can be a an environmentally-friendly form of travel…

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Sustainable Gardening Collection

The dirty little secret of gardening is that many of the common practices and products we use to improve our backyard oasis are actually bad for the environment.We use […]…

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#CSR: En route to sustainable mobility

Valeo contributes to developing the mobility of tomorrow and ensuring it is
widely affordable. Today, the Group is working to achieve the right balance
between the increase in mobility – an inalienable right for everybody – and
the crucial issue of protecting the environment.

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Hey Poppy Brings Scandinavian Design, style and Sustainability Together

Some products force you to choose between style and sustainability. But Hey Poppy brings Scandinavian design, style and sustainability together.

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Pétition · Join the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil ·

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Amazon, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and Focus Brands, we’re asking you to commit to sourcing sustainable palm oil by joining the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

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The Brief: Proof points for Africa’s solar market, home solar in the DRC, sustainable food and agtech, Revolution Acceleration SPAC, lessons in impact management

Greetings, Agents of Impact! …

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5 Tips to Practice Sustainable Manufacturing

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein Sustainability is the future of manufacturing.With methodology like lean manufacturing, industri……

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Circular economy: a sustainable and responsible anti-waste Issue

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial…

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Sustainability | Special Issue : Sustainable Organic Materials Used in the Construction Sector

Sustainability, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal.

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Decentralized Waste to Energy plants towards a circular economy

The rapid increase in the generation of municipal solid waste is exerting considerable pressure on the conventional centralised MSW management system, and is resulting in a move towards a more decentralised system with smaller capacity waste treatment facilities. Smaller EfW integrated at different levels of the urban environment minimise the transportation of waste and ensure the local benefit is maximised from community waste. In this webinar, we will learn how you can start to make this move and the benefits. The UK must no longer simply bury or export the waste problem. Instead, as other European economies do, it should treat residual waste as a valuable resource to produce lower carbon heat and energy, alongside a focus on achieving important recycling targets and investing in innovative recycling technology. In this webinar, in partnership with Turboden, we will discuss: Supporting the move to a low carbon and circular economy – The role of decentralised WTE plants The UK RDF market and the need to increase internal EfW capacity WTE solutions based on ORC technology Case studies and lessons learnt so far

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NovoNutrients fast tracked in the FEED-X global search for sustainable innovations to solve major protein supply-chain challenges

NovoNutrients, a Silicon Valley based innovator making protein through carbon capture and utilization, was selected as one of the 11 sustainable innovations that are active in the culmination of the FEED-X programme.

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EMEC unveil hydrogen refuelling solution

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has revealed a refueling solution that supports ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-powered test flight programme.

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Sustainability Unwrapped: How to create human-centric and sustainable Internet of Things solutions? by Hanken Podcasts • A podcast on

How to create human-centric and sustainable Internet of Things solutions? The internet of things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a…

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Our North Europe Sustainability Report | Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak sustainability report 2020 for North Europe. Read about our work with sustainability, the environment and social issues.

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2020 Sustainability Awards Commercial Architecture (Large) winner

Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre is a self-sufficient, doesn’t exceed the resources of its location and contains socially equitable, culturally rich and ecologically restorative spaces that connect people to light, air, food and community.

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GRCC’s new green roof reflects continued commitment to sustainability | Grand Rapids Community College

Nov. 24, 2020 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in its newest construction project through a 10,000-square-foot green roof on the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center expansion.

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Creators wanted to manufacture a resilient and sustainable future

As a National Sponsor for MFG Day, the manufacturing team at Microsoft is proud to join the #CreatorsWanted movement to fill the skills gap and inspire a diverse workforce with intelligent and data-driven manufacturing. Intelligent manufacturing is shaping our future in exciting ways that enable manufacturers to digitally transform to achieve growth and exceptional customerRead more

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The Ultimate Multifunctional, Eco-Friendly, and Sustainable Backpack with a Twist – The Aalpha Reporter

Airback is an innovative, versatile, and eco-friendly backpack that assures an exclusive mix of purpose, functionality, and style.

Porto based company By the Book has recently launched a unique multifunctional backpack on Kickstarter that can also double as a convenient accessory for different life situations. Titled “Airback,” the backpack is an eco-friendly product manufactured from recycled plastic bottles.

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etikway.com | Sustainable Fashion & Natural Cosmetics Online Store

Etikway.com is the online marketplace for the best slow & ethical fashion brands including organic & vegan cosmetics. Made ethically for you!

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Challenge | Environmentally sustainable compounds for hair conditioners | KTN-iX™

KTN-iX provides you with the opportunity to become directly linked to, or collaborate with, key industry stakeholders who are actively seeking the most innovative solutions to help them achieve their full potential.

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Hyosung Innovates Spandex to Create Sustainable Stretch –

As consumers increasingly seek out sustainability, Hyosung is working to create eco-friendly stretch solutions.

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Sustainability, Renewable Energy & Carbon Reporting

Facilities and property management clients benefit from integrated utility management and Smart Asset Management to maximise the value of their properties.

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Free CPD Training: Teach sustainable development goals, skills and values. —

Free CPD training with Lyfta; Teach Sustainable Development Goals, Skills & Values with Lyfta. Part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Programme.

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Joint Certification Course in Sustainability & Entrepreneurship for School Students | GCNI

Our children need to be aware of SDGs and should be prepared to identify challenges and problems that need solutions. Nurturing an ‘Entrepreneurial Outlook’ and a ‘Design Thinking’ mindset at an early age will empower our children to come up with creative solutions. The Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Program will be a step-by-step learning process in ‘Innovation’, ‘DesignThinking’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’ Theme: Nurturing Change-Makers of Tomorrow Download Brochure Last date of application submission: November 16, 2020 Program start date: November 17, 2020 Venue: Online Contact Person: shreya.verma@globalcompact.in or info@enlearning.in

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A safe and sustainable return to live events | G4S United Kingdom

G4S Events UK Managing Director Chris Burr discusses safely restarting concerts, sports and events after the Covid19 pandemic in the first of a series of video blogs….

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SDG Indicator 14.b.1 – Securing sustainable small-scale fisheries

This course presents tools, methods, and processes to monitor and report on Indicator 14.b.1 “Securing sustainable small-scale fisheries” within Goal 14 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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Introduction to Sustainable Water Management, Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment and Development and Political Ecology, Tuesday 24 November, 5:00pm | Lancaster University

Information relating to Introduction to Sustainable Water Management, Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment and Development and Political Ecology, Tuesday 24 November, 5:00pm…

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Sasquatch is the name – Shopping Local is the game

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RTPI | Sustainable Recovery in London

Many of the major leaps in the English planning system have happened as a result of crisis. COVID-19 has had a wide range of primary and secondary impacts and has reconfigured how London operates. Planners have a vital role in supporting the opportunity to support sustainable, resilient and inclusive recovery from COVID-19. This session will explore what sustainable recovery looks like for London and how can planners and the wider built environment profession support its delivery. How will London look in 2030 if we get sustainable recovery right? What are the risks if we do not achieve it? You will leave the session inspired and with lots of practical ideas of action that you can take! This webinar will help you: Understand what sustainable recovery is and the role of planners in achieving it Explore the opportunities and challenges in achieving a sustainable recovery within London Draw the links between sustainable recovery and wider issues including tackling the climate crisis and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals Identify practical actions for planners and the built environment profession in championing sustainable recovery Speakers: Dan Jestico – Director of Futures, Iceni Projects Jon Emmett – Senior Policy and Programmes Officer, Sustainable Development, Greater London Authority Isabella Krabbe – Policy Research Officer, Royal Town Planning Institute Robyn Skerratt (Webinar Chair) – RTPI Young Planner of the Year 2020

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Sustainability | Special Issue : Sustainable Island Tourism

Sustainability, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal.

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International professor’s guest lecture talks sustainability abroad – The Daily Free Press

Sustainability and international activism are more relevant than ever in the 21st century, yet the impact of voluntourism — international volunteering — is less discussed. Global Engineering Brigades at Boston University, a student organization that works to install water systems in the majority world, hosted a Zoom event Nov. 15 to address this topic. The guest lecture featured Kimberly Samaha, CEO of technology commercialization program Born Global and an adjunct professor at American University of Beirut. Born Global, based out of Maine, works to innovate in the sectors of food, energy and waste. Samaha said when finding sustainable solutions, companies should think more critically about what the term “sustainable” actually means and whether that mindset is useful to their business. “If our goal is just to sustain the mess that we’re in, then let’s just give up right now,’” Samaha said at the event. “The idea now is that we really have to completely change the way we go about doing this stuff.” In light of the pandemic, Samaha said adapting to a new lifestyle has proven people’s ability to innovate, which she said could be applied to sustainability actions as well. “A big lesson that [COVID-19] has taught us is that we as humans can radically change our behavior real quick,” Samaha said. “I’m an optimist, but I think that Mother Nature is forcing our hand to the fire on this.” Taking real actions to rejuvenate the environment is also the main mission of BU’s Global Engineering Brigades, said co-President Macie Monborne, a senior in the College of Engineering. Monborne said the service chapter, part of the larger Global Brigades organization, has focused on neighborhoods in Honduras, where it typically travels each year to implement clean water infrastructure. To take those trips, however, the group fundraises the expenses itself…

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BioMar teams with several seafood industry bodies to launch ‘Sustainable Nutrition’ marketing campaign | Intrafish

The task force includes the likes of the Global Salmon Initiative, Chilean Salmon Marketing Council, the Norwegian Seafood Federation and the Scottish Salmon Pr…

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Sustainably grown, pesticide-free produce for Canadians | Channels – McGill University

McGill grads launch indoor farming start-up to supply locally grown greens year-round…

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Sustainability Table Series

The Sustainability table series is a discourse organized by Avant-Garde Limited – an innovative frontier for advocacy on environmental protection and sustainable development in Nigeria.

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Lombard on LinkedIn: Climate and sustainable finance news: Nov 2020

New: Catch up on all the latest climate and sustainable finance news from the UK, Europe, and around the world https://lnkd.in/dXc5QgH

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Celebrating the FAO International Year of Plant Health: A forward looking perspective on tackling the grand challenges in plant health to transform agriculture sustainably. | CambPlants Hub

Celebrating the FAO International Year of Plant Health: A forward-looking perspective on tackling the grand challenges in plant health to transform agriculture sustainably.

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Circular economy – Strategy for the transition in Sweden – Government.se

A transition of the society is required to achieve environmental and climate objectives, secure our welfare services and the competitiveness of the…

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Live sustainable #LikeABosch | Bosch GB

Live Sustainable #LikeABosch. Around the work, we’re working on innovative and efficient solutions to help you save water and energy and reduce waste. Discover how Bosch can make your life more relaxed and sustainable.

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Sustainable Schools – An IDL STEM design challenge – Open.Ed

This interdisciplinary approach using STEM/ STE(A)M subjects involves the learners being ‘hooked’ by a plea from the head of their Council to design a new school sustainably. Ideas of fair trading and fair testing are explored in the resource. This resource comprises five sessions: auditing your school’s current sustainable features, learning about fair trading using: a maths building game, designing and then making a sustainable school t-shirt (fast fashion) building a windmill with easy materials applying the fair test principle in which scenario the windmill works better. This resource includes: • A teacher block overview for the five sessions (Auditing your School’s sustainability, Fair Trade building, Sustainable School Clothing, Building Wind turbines, Fair test on a wind turbine) • Learner log-book (learner planning sheet) • Teacher guide for each session with any associated material [worksheet (lesson 1), ppt slide (lesson 2), hyperlinks] • Learner ‘hook’ letters (This can be customised to your situation) Learning outcomes in the Curriculum for Excellence TCH 2-02b, TCH 2-04b, TCH 2-06a, TCH 2-07a, TCH 2-09a, MNU 2-10b, MNU 2-20b, MTH 2-16c, SCN 2-04a, SCN 2-20b, SOC 2-08a, SOC 2-20a, EXA 2-06a, LIT 2-02a, LIT 2-07a. Sustainable schools – an IDL STEM design challenge, has been created as a teaching resource for the City of Edinburgh Council’s ‘Curiosity Club’, an Intervention Strategy initiative, aimed at promoting regular attendance in primary schools. This resource was created as part of the GeoScience Outreach Course, which is a 4th year undergraduate course in the School of GeoSciences aiming to provide students with the opportunity to develop their own science communication and engagement project. Click here to view and download Sustainable Schools on TES This resource was created by Nicole Campbell, as part of the Geoscience Outreach course. Adapted by Kay Douglas and Charlie Farley. Unless otherwise stated, all content…

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Wildlife officials discover mysterious 12-foot-tall metal monolith in the middle of a Utah desert  | Daily

A shiny 12-foot monolith was discovered deep in the Utah desert by state workers flying overhead in a helicopter. It has no markings on it and is deeply planted in the ground.

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Sustainable Fashion Brand YES AND Commits to Being Carbon Net Zero by 11.11.22

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 23, 2020 — Founded by ECOlifestyle pioneer and ​ECOfashion Corp ​CEO, Marci Zaroff, ​YES AND was created to banish the stigma…

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Food system sustainability indexes — are we comparing apples and oranges

In the lead-up to One Planet’s 3rd Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme, Christopher Béné – Senior Researcher at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – shares his views on what he sees is a huge and still increasing challenge of accurately…

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Sustainable Communities: Eco-Innovative Gender Responsive Economic Growth

The Joint SDG Fund is an inter-agency, pooled mechanism for integrated policy support and strategic financing. We act as a bridge for those taking action to deliver substantive and efficient results on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Sustainable building materials: An Australian innovation story

The events of 2020 have seen their impact across all industries, and architecture and design is unfortunately no exception. There are clear challenges for the AECD industry going forward and with this comes a reminder of the importance of supporting Australian companies and products.

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Financing Sustainable Urban Development and Climate Action

Financing Sustainable Urban Development and Climate Action Cities are the world’s primary hubs of economic and cultural activity, a fact which is causing the rate of urbanisation to increase at a rapid pace.

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ExOne | Innovative and Sustainable: A Step into the Future with 3D Printing Technology

Eisengiesserei Mezger, a Swiss iron foundry, expanded its services with a highly automated 3D printing system from ExOne – making the jump into new markets.

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PDF download Building a Sustainable Home Practical Green Design Choic…

PDF download Building a Sustainable Home Practical Green Design Choices for Your Health Wealth and Soul for ipad…

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Crwe World | Bolder Industries and Continental Carbon Partner to Commercialize Breakthrough Sustainable Products for Rubber & Plastics Industry

Nov.17, 2020 13:00 UTC Bolder Industries and Continental Carbon Partner to Commercialize Breakthrough Sustainable Products for Rubber &…

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Navigating waste on the journey to circular economy | Infosys InfyTV

What was considered as a good to have, is increasingly becoming a must have. And this rings true for organizations across the globe, especially as the conversation around topics such as sustainability, circular economy, and ESG metrices are gaining steam. Governments, environmental agencies, industry associations, among many others, are all moving to tackle this new reality of depleting resources, coupled with climate crisis, that we are faced with today. Everybody is thinking about it. Everybody is talking about it. Many are even doing something about it. What is missing, however, is bringing them all at the same table, says Dr. Trevor Thornton, a senior lecturer at Australia’s Deakin University. In an insightful conversation with Kamal Raj, who leads Solid Waste Management as part of the Green Initiatives team at Infosys, discussed with Thornton a range of topics from waste management, to circular economy. “It was Carl Sagan that said that waste is stuff that we are too stupid to use,” says Thornton, who believes that people across sections of the ecosystem, such as governments, businesses, industry associations and conservationists should work together to figure out how to actually manage waste better. “It was Carl Sagan that said that waste is stuff that we’re too stupid to use.” Thornton, who teaches at the Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment, School of Life & Environment Sciences, believes that at an organizational front some companies are looking at the aspect of circularity, and are realizing that this is the way of the future. “Some companies are saying that, yes, there is that environmental and social aspect of doing things. But they’re also realistic to know that there’s the economic benefits associated with it,” he says, adding that they are starting to use the principles of circular economy, and some are even entering…

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Sustainable Accessories

sustainable materials used barefoot.tech…

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Sustainable Development | Saint-Gobain

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME Together with and for our customers, we design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions that have a positive impact on everyone’s life and provide well-being, quality of life and performance, while caring for the planet. As a business we aim to address the major challenges facing humanity, namely, climate change, resource protection and inclusion. As we do this we are guided by a strong set of values. We carry out our business in compliance with our Principles of Conduct and Action and the humanist values that permeate our corporate culture. Listening, dialog, care, solidarity, trust and respect for difference are central to our commitment.

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Baguette Semi-Bezel Studs | Sustainably created diamonds | VRAI

Bouncing light from ear to ear, the Baguette Semi-Bezel Studs flaunt the sleek facets of a sustainably created baguette diamond. Set in 14k solid gold.

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Showcase ‘P-lab’: urban raw materials in a small-scale circular economy

Two to three carrots Manufacturer Laufen supplied two special toilets that separate the urine from the flushing water and the faeces. Conthe coupled these together with a waterless urinal to a bioreactor and a vacuum evaporator to recover various valuable nutrients plus high-quality water using a process of nitrification and distillation. Besides phosphorus, the plant also recovers nitrogen and small amounts of potassium and boron. Harmful substances such as drug residues and hormones are in principle removed during the process. “The plant can handle 30 litres of urine a day”, she explains, “that’s enough to deliver around 10g of phosphorus. Next to the container we have a small greenhouse where we use the recovered nutrients to feed various crops. This enables us to also study what effects different proportions of fertilisers have on different food crops.” In this way the urine of city dwellers can be used right away and on location to grow fruit and vegetables that the same city dwellers eat and then re-excrete…. and with the least possible burden on the environment. The result: a safe, small-scale recycling system that helps make cities circular. According to Conthe’s calculations, one pee provides enough nutrients to grow two to three carrots. “Scaling up this demonstrated process will enable us to go some way to meeting urban food needs. For example using forms of urban farming.”

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REVIEW: Ants as tools in sustainable agriculture – Offenberg – 2015 – Journal of Applied Ecology – Wiley Online Library

Summary With an expanding human population placing increasing pressure on the environment, agriculture needs sustainable production that can match conventional methods. Integrated pest management (…

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Sustainable agriculture –

Agriculture is the cornerstone of stable society and it is of national importance to ensure the viability of Australian agriculture for the benefit of all Australians.

Contrary to Australian social norms, agriculture is not limited to things done by farmers.

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Looking for a sustainable packaging solution? Choose metal packaging! | Metal Packaging Europe

Looking for a sustainable packaging solution? Choose metal packaging! Consumers, businesses and governments across Europe are all increasingly aware of the need to reduce waste and adopt sustainable practices. Initiatives such as the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), which takes place every November, help reinforce this by encouraging Europeans to carry out awareness-raising actions aimed at improving waste management. The metal packaging industry is proud to play a key role in reducing waste: infinitely recyclable with no loss of quality, it is hard to find a more sustainable packaging option than metal! With this year’s European Week for Waste Reduction set to take place from 21-29 November 2020, there’s no better time than now to explore why metal should be the first choice when it comes to sustainable packaging. Metal Recycles Forever Metal is a recycling champion. Around 80% of metal ever produced is still in use and, with a recycling rate of 82.5% for steel cans and 74.5% for beverage cans, metal packaging boasts among the highest packaging recycling rates in the European Union. As a permanent material that can be fully recycled over and over again with no loss of quality, metal forms part of a never-ending material loop, helping to create a truly resource-efficient society. Easy to recycle Metal packaging is designed for recycling: not only is metal a fully recyclable permanent material, it is also easy to recycle! Composed of one packaging material only, it is quick and easy to sort and separate from other waste and to then recycle into new packaging and products. Scrap metal is easily recovered from metal recycling plants, remelted and reshaped into new products, over and over again. Minimal invisible waste Many production processes result in a significant amount of invisible waste; waste produced during the manufacturing process. The…

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CleanMed Europe – Europe’s leading conference on sustainable healthcare

For the first time in its history, Europe’s leading conference on sustainable healthcare will be held online from 23 November – 4 December 2020. We are delighted to be able to bring you an exciting programme of free-to-attend sessions in an innovative format, allowing for virtual networking and collaboration. Register today for free!

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Strengthening Wilmington’s Nutritional Security — Eastern Shore Agriculture Sustains

Strengthening Wilmington’s Nutritional Security.North East Urban Farm Survives A Pandemic As It Looks Forward to 2021 – PR12847065…

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Corporate actors, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Earth System Governance: A research agenda – Frederik Dahlmann, Wendy Stubbs, Dave Griggs, Kevin Morrell, 2019

The Anthropocene requires significant shifts and innovation in policy as well as human action and behavior. While much research attention has focused on society and policy makers, we know significa…