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As the world rebuild from the Covid-19 pandemic, we have a unique opportunity to create a fairer, more resilient, low carbon society, writes BT’s chief digital impact & sustainability officer, Andy Wales…
Award winning documentary about real solutions to the sustainable food crisis – the story of ordinary people struggling to implement positive change.
Bylaws banning single-use plastics in Richmond, Victoria, Saanich, Tofino and Ucluelet will soon have provincial approval, B.C.’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy announced Saturday.
Our report Impacts and Insights 2019 covers the development of supply chain responsibility among brand owners with IT products certified according to TCO Certified. Learn about the findings in this webinar.
Musing on menswear at the beginning of the 20th century, the polemical architect and theorist Adolf Loos decided that to be well dressed meant to be ‘correctly dressed’. ‘Correctly dressed! It is as if with these words I have revealed a secret that up till now has cloaked our perception of fashion … It is all about being dressed in an inconspicuous manner,’ he wrote.
The people of Bignayan Village, Mindoro, relied on tourism for their livelihood. With the COVID-19 lockdown, tourism stopped – No tourists – No Jobs – No Money – No food. Many families are struggling to provide at least one meal a day. There is no money for phone calls, internet, electricity…
The Real Circularity Coalition is a global network of NGOs, campaigners, academics, politicians and business leaders going all out to create a better future.
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Prophets Walk Among Us — Thoughts On Beirut, Eradicating Single Use Plastic, Listener Q’s + More – Rich Roll | Podcast on
Listen to this episode from The Rich Roll Podcast on Spotify. “You’d be amazed by what you can learn from the people in your immediate environment if you just slow down and pay attention.”Rich RollWelcome to another edition of Roll On—my bi-monthly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of…
Implementing renewable energy strategies in city environments is rapidly becoming energetically imperative. Making the transition involves not only switching the energy source, but making sure it is cost-effective, sustainable and beneficial for development.
Did You Know? Furman has eight LEED certified buildings including Hipp Hall, the first LEED certified building in South Carolina, and The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, a former Southern Living Green Design Showcase home. The Physical Activities Center (PAC) is home to a large solar thermal system that generates hot water for the building. The roof also holds a 95 kW solar photovoltaic array that provides electricity to the building, and the elliptical machines are equipped with ReRev technology, which generates electricity from the energy of students, faculty, and staff working out!
IFS gives you end-to-end visibility of your supply chain, so you can deliver on consumer demands for transparency, sustainability and authenticity.
Strategy for Sustainable and Green Chromatographic Separation Science: innovation, Technology and Application | Bentham Science
Green separation science involves extraction, pre-concentration and chromatographic analysis aiming at minimizing environmental impact by reducing energy a…
Vietnam is one the fastest growing cement producers in the world, thanks to robust domestic demand and its position as one the world’s top cement exporters. This success has brought challenges, however, and the industry is now pushing to reduce its environmental impact, as well as optimising…
Home Sustainable Seafood Week Sustainable Seafood Suppers Ever wanted to cook with Michelin star winning TV chefs and foodie influencers? Now is your chance! This week is one of celebration – of the seafood we all love, and how to enjoy it, while at the same time making sure there is plenty of fish in the sea today, tomorrow, and forever. We are bringing together an inspiring group of well-known British chefs and influencers to show you how simple cooking up sustainable seafood is.
We work hard here at Mountain Rose Herbs to be an example of a business that puts people, plants, and planet before profit. You’ve heard of “the bottom line,” which in business parlance means thinking about profitability. But in our changing world, business leaders are considering whether there is a better, more sustainable model than a purely profit driven one. The “triple bottom line” model brings social and environmental impact into play. It insists on corporate responsibility and sustainable development, it prioritizes people, plants, and planet.
The Eaglecrest Residents’ Association will present their ‘Eagle Talks’ virtually, focusing on food safety and sustainability on Vancouver Island. The virtual event via Zoom is slated to take place on Sept. 29 and will feature Janet Thony, president of the Coombs Farmers Institute. The association is inviting interested Parksville Qualicum Beach residents to register to attend the talk, which will address issues critical to the community during any time of emergency.
Exclusivity and excellent game viewing in Uganda travel and other East African regions with other safari activities like gorilla trekking, boat trips, community tours, Eco tours, Uganda green travel, wildlife safaris, community visits, nature walks and so much more.
The move came after the B.C. Court of Appeal struck down the City of Victoria’s plastic bag ban in 2019, saying the municipality needed the province’s go-ahead to enact it.
The great barrier reef is the largest living structure in the world. Find out how it is affected by climate change in this recent report by our environmental…
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and other experts have expressed optimism in the rapid development of Iruland. According to them, cities can solve many urban-related challenges, if they drive innovations and investments that address sustainable growth, urban development and prosperity.
PepsiCo and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have entered a US$20 million partnership to support women in agriculture and help build a more sustainable food system. The five-year partnership’s goal is to drive inclusivity across the food and beverage industry for a gender-inclusive supply chain with increased productivity.
Join us for the Sustainable Energy Incubator Workshop: Next Big Steps to Decarbonization on Sept. 24
Now that you’ve zeroed-out a big chunk of your carbon footprint by making Clean Power Alliance (CPA) your Community Choice energy provider, what’s next? Find out on Thursday, September 24, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at the Sustainable Energy Incubator workshop, brought to you via Zoom by CPA and the Local Government Commission (LGC)
Long Island villages, towns, cities and counties and other organizations are invited to showcase their commitment to clean and sustainable transportation options by hosting and/or participating in the various events being held across Long Island. Long Island Mobility Week is the perfect opportunity to test out new forms of clean and shared mobility, take stock of current transportation challenges and help our environment by making progress toward more sustainable transportation for all of Long Island.
Advances in Struvite Precipitation Technologies for Nutrients Removal and Recovery from Aqueous Waste and Wastewater
The abatement of nutrient compounds from aqueous waste and wastewater is currently a priority issue. Indeed, the uncontrolled discharge of high levels of nutrients into water bodies causes serious deteriorations of environmental quality.
Cooperation is part of our DNA, and broad cooperation is now more important than ever. We need to be able to adapt to rapidly evolving realities and the many advances in technology. At the IEC, we are privileged to be able to leverage the unique know-how, insight and knowledge of thousands of experts representing almost every country and industry in the world.
Big data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence are great tools with capabilities to accomplish complex tasks at levels beyond human skills. The trio are becoming more and more prominent these days as they could be utilized to collect, organize and analyze, large varied data sets in order to reveal patterns and trends that can help address several problems peculiar to sustainable development. Nevertheless, a number of challenges arise in the process of exploring these technologies for proffering solutions. This special issue presents novel research approaches adopted in Africa in relation to Big Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in different domains. It also presents the challenges and issues that could be explored in the future.
The Fancourt team is committed to sustainable hospitality and tourism. With every guest’s stay, visit, or round of golf, we’re able to contribute directly to communities and projects on the Garden Route, including: Youth initiatives, education and skills development, Early learning, Green initiatives aimed at protecting the environment, Local art and artisan projects, Family support, feeding schemes and social welfare programmes
A recent World Economic Forum report found that as much as 95 percent of global product value is lost each year due to unrecovered chemical assets. Meanwhile, the majority of consumers are clamoring for more eco-friendly products. These combined factors are driving a new circular economy focused on reused and recycled materials. But what challenges do chemical companies face in this emerging economy?
Climate change is here to stay. But the great news is: we get to decide how we act now. Since COVID-19 hit around the world, we have not only seen a great deal of uncertainty and suffering—we have also seen what is possible.
‘Jom MSPO’ to promote sustainability certification among oil palm smallholders in Malaysia, says MPOB chief | Money | Malay Mail
SANDAKAN, Sept 13 — The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry through the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) is vigorously undertaking its ‘Jom MSPO’ programme to promote sustainability certification among smallholders.
Neglected Artisanal Miners Are Proven Critical for the Attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
As world leaders are scheduled to meet virtually for the UN General Assembly in a week’s time, Pact and the University of Delaware are publishing Mapping Artisanal and Small-scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals (in short: ASM-SDG Policy Assessment) today. This is a first-of-its-kind report assessing all positive and negative interlinkages between artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their respective targets.
What we eat, or wear, or even the way we travel, everything has an impact on the world we live in. While it is not always easy to make informed decisions, a growing number of apps are at hand to help us lead more sustainable lives. We bring you the top few.
The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) conducted an online webinar on energy sustainability in Dubai. The webinar also discussed Dubai’s vision to drive economic growth through reliable, clean, efficient and secure energy supply and usage.
Finding sustainable and ethical underwear is a struggle, to be honest it’s taken me 3 years to finally take the plunge so I figured I’d just test out A BUNCH of brands to not only help myself, but also to help you if you’ve be in the same boat!
Much of the state of California has been on fire for days as wildfires ravage the area destroying homes, land, and lives.Wildfires aren’t uncommon in the…
The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that subsidizes European farmers is notable because of the harm it causes to producers in the developing world. Now, Eastern European farmers, who do not receive high subsidies as their Western European counterparts, are lobbying for reform to make arrangements “more equitable”. This article highlights the many failings of the CAP, and advocates for changing the system. However, this seems improbable at the present.
SAP and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation have collaborated with London Design Festival to give unique insights into the global circular economy. Industry leaders from some of the world’s largest brands will join with independent designers, experts and activists who have made the Circular Economy central to their work. This session will focus on introducing the Circular Economy and the critical role of design in shaping a circular future. Tickets are free, however please register here to secure your space. Moderator: Greg Williams, Editor, WIRED Andrew Morlet, CEO, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP Lena Pripp Kovak, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Tim Brown, Executive Chairman, IDEO Supported by SAP
Unlocking New Sources of Sustainable Investment: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to ESG Investing in the Bioeconomy : Biofuels Digest
How to unlock the billions in this new investment stream for the bioeconomy projects you care about was the name of the game on DigestConnect this past Thursday. Cindy Thyfault, CEO of Global Biofuture Solutions and Gerard Ostheimer, Senior Advisor at Below50, shared this illuminating presentation what can be done about the least tapped into type of financing, ESG sustainable finance, and how you can benefit whether your organization needs project finance, early-stage investment, or is dependent on partners and customers who will need those.
The work of the Student Senate is designed to represent and benefit the student body. One way senators do this is by investing in areas suited to their strengths and interests. Below, we describe ongoing Senate committees that seek to directly help students on a day-to-day level — from making a…
The mountains of Ladakh stretch as far as the eye can see. But hiding in plain sight, along its rugged, rocky edges, is a snow leopard…
Three letters with (what seems like) a million meanings. ESG is an acronym for Environment, Social, and Governance, – These three categories are commonly looked upon to indicate a company’s sustainability. Now, let us *stop here* for a moment, and define ‘sustainability’ – We have a tendency to correlate the word ‘sustainable’ with all things green, but when we talk about the sustainability of a company, we are referring to much more than that. In order for a company to sustain in competitive markets, it must be managed responsibility, it must be able to withstand volatile times, and it must be able to retain its employees. Sustainability goes hand in hand with longevity, trust, and reliability.
Podcast copyright: Singapore Management University. Assistant Professor of Humanities Aidan Wong from SMU’s School of Social Sciences has researched on the areas of development and sustainability, in particular on electronic waste, informal labour and economic development. In recent years, he has published a paper on ‘Waste’, Value and Informal Labour: The Regional E-Waste Recycling Production Network in Malaysia and Singapore” and is seeking to update it. In this podcast, Assistant Professor Wong discusses the value of electronic waste recycling and sustainability in Singapore.
This June a statue that had stood in Bristol, U.K., for 125 years was thrown into Bristol Harbour because the philanthropist it depicted had made his fortune by trading slaves. Among the many debates raised by this is one with relevance for conservation: What’s more important, what you do with money, or where it comes from?
When we examine the UN sustainable development goals there are multiple interconnected goals that address global challenges relating to poverty, inequality, climate change, peace and justice as well as the one we immediately think of – environmental degradation. Recently my colleague José Esteban Lauzan blogged about the economic concept of externalities.
Spruce Street Harbor Park │Delaware River Waterfront… Take a stroll, enjoy a bite, the views, and relax. The health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority and our safety enhancements will help maintain a relaxing, clean, and fun environment for everyone.
ID Collective has been appointed to launch De Bortoli’s new sustainable wine range, 17 Trees. iD Collective continues to expand its growing portfolio of sustainability-focused accounts, welcoming De Bortoli Wines to its stable of food & wine clients.Grounded…
Global Tech Summit 2020- Sustainable business through agile data and transformative technologies.
Sustainability | Free Full-Text | A Novel Model to Predict Plant-Based Food Choice-Empirical Study in Southern Vietnam
The beneficial advantages of plant-based diets towards human beings have been well addressed over the last few decades. More and more people are now enjoying plant-based diets for their physical health, psychological health, animal rights, environment protection, etc.
Sustainable Communities Initiative The Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) is about how we collectively develop place, space, culture, institutions and businesses in ways that sustain our communities socially, culturally, ecologically and economically. Our aim is to help stabilize rents, provide affordable “green” housing, create quality living wage jobs, and lay a foundation for the sustainable transformation of Jackson’s economy through cooperative enterprise and solidarity economics.
17 Goals for People, for Planet – The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which…
The government will study and redefine the context of socio-economic and environmental sustainability in its post COVID-19 economic recovery framework. Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said the study would encompass aspects of legislation, policies, education and…
‘I’ve been smoking weed for 18 years, but only eating lettuce for five’: Can one man’s cannabis habit change the future of sustainable aquaculture? – IntraFish
‘I’ve been smoking weed for 18 years, but only eating lettuce for five’: Can one man’s cannabis habit change the future of sustainable…
Three College Students Explore T-shirt Sustainability in Behind-the-Scenes “Crop to Campus” Documentary That Shows Step-by-Step Process in the Apparel Supply Chain
Three College Students Explore T-shirt Sustainability in Behind-the-Scenes “Crop to Campus” Documentary That Shows Step-by-Step Process in the Apparel Supply Chain…
The German National Tourism Board (GNTB) has launched a social media campaign “Feel Good” that brings sustainable tourism offers across the country in focus…
The Agricultural Transformation Programme (ATP) was announced in Programme for Government 2019-2020 to promote changes in the Scottish Agricultural sector to meet challenging Climate Change targets. The Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS) provides grant funding for farmers and crofters to purchase specific items of agricultural equipment. This is a pilot grant scheme. The scheme opens for applications on Monday 7th of September 2020 and closes to applications midnight Sunday 11th of October 2020.
A NEW sustainable food packaging hub is being established in Flintshire thanks to a £2m financial investment from the Welsh Government.
Personality traits and social media as drivers of word-of-mouth towards sustainable fashion | Emerald Insight
The main objective is to investigate the effects of antecedents of word-of-mouth (WOM) towards sustainable fashion, using the Personality Traits theory. More specifically, this study wants to examine the impact of the Big Five personality traits on social media activities, which could affect eco-friendly behaviour and environmental concerns for fashion production. This impact is influenced by the use of WOM on sustainability in the fashion industry.
With word of mouth through social media driving purchasing decisions, influencer marketing is unlikely to disappear, but brands need to adjust their strategies. Influencers who can pull in audiences across multiple content categories and do behind-the-scenes creative work for brands will thrive. The shift will see brands move beyond traditional dressing or product placements and explore new ways to refresh their look and stand out online.
Swedish innovation company RenCom aims to replace fossil-based plastic with products derived from the forest industry. One of these products is lignin. Together with Stora Enso, Rencom is working on the further valorisation of lignin where Lineo™ by Stora Enso is combined with biocomponents to…
Energy poverty (or lack of access to electricity) is worsening the humanitarian crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic, and is preventing the poor from securing social benefits and economic opportunities.
Freight trucks account for 23 percent of U.S. transportation. Transportation is the No. 1 source of greenhouse gas emissions in America. The country’s freight industry is in no position to ignore its impact on the environment and the greater good.
COVID-19 has put small businesses under an enormous amount of pressure, so a campaign designed to highlight struggling businesses to get YOUR attention is getting heaps of support. Visa’s #WhereYouShopMatters wants people to THINK about shopping locally.
Novartis – Our ambition is to be a catalyst for positive change and a leader in environmental sustainability
We aim to drive sustainability through our own operations, as well as those of our suppliers, and we have set ambitious targets to minimize our impacts on climate, waste and water. We have already made significant progress. While Novartis Group sales have increased in the past 10 years, our consumption of energy and water, as well as our greenhouse gas emissions, have declined.
Stockholm Data Parks (SDP) represents an advanced infrastructure offering to the data centre industry; a partnership between it, district heating/cooling provider Stockholm Exergi, electricity distributor Ellevio, dark fibre provider Stokab and the City of Stockholm. Collectively driven by a vision of creating a sustainable, waste-free city that’s entirely free of fossil fuels by 2040, SDP’s contribution lies in the unique opportunity presented by the rapidly expanding data centre sector.
Data | Free Full-Text | The Interaction between Internet, Sustainable Development, and Emergence of Society 5.0
The importance of this article is to analyze the technological developments in the field of the Internet and Internet technologies and to determine their significance for sustainable development, which will result in the emergence of Society 5.0.
Using sharks in COVID-19 vaccines is short-sighted, unpredictable, and unsustainable. There are better alternatives. The industry must listen. Shark squalene has been used as the main ingredient in some adjuvants to boost efficacy in vaccines.
Molten salt reactors (MSRs) may play a key role in future nuclear energy systems by offering major advantages in safety and efficiency. Advanced research, technology development and licensing in several countries can potentially make near-term deployment of this innovative technology possible.
Coronavirus cases have surged again in Korea, and so has the use of single-use plastics. As the country struggles to curb a second wave of COVID-19 infections, people are buying food and drinks via takeaways or deliveries that come in plastic packaging.
Agritourism is a concept over 100 years old that describes any activity based on the relation between agriculture and tourism occasioned by among other factors – when city dwellers visited the countryside to escape war developed stress and for countryside nostalgia. Therefore, agritourism involves…
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) and Syracuse University are collaborating to establish the New York State Center for Sustainable Materials Management (SMM), funded by a $5.75 million grant over five years from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). The center-the first of its kind in the United States-will be devoted to practices in waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting.
Industrial-scale farming and food processing are greater factors in rising obesity numbers in Connecticut and worldwide than individual behavior, scientists say. This complex food system feeds directly into greenhouse gas emissions and accelerated climate change.
Some find organizing therapeutic, I’m not one of those people. I do, however, find joy in finding what I need with minimal effort. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve all been spending more time indoors. For some of us, time indoors provides more time to evaluate our surroundings. Whether you’re cleaning house to improve the quality of your Zoom background, or you just have extra time to clear out junk –Rohnert Park Community Services Center is hosting a free E-waste recycling event.
The Giant’s Causeway has shaped the imagination and the storytelling of the North Antrim area for centuries so what better way to welcome our visitors and share this rich heritage of folklore and science of this iconic site than through our striking, yet sympathetically designed Visitor Centre. The centre, which was designed by Irish ﬁrm Heneghan Peng Architects, was opened in July 2012 and was designed to blend with the landscape whilst also reﬂecting the towering basalt columns of the volcanically formed Giant’s Causeway.
To explore issues complicated by the coronavirus, including sustainable development, climate change and environmental protection, the Tang Prize Foundation and National Tsing Hua University will co-host the 2020 Tang Prize Masters’ Forum for Sustainable Development, taking place at 4p.m. (GMT+8) Taiwan time, on September 21.
Study finds that insect shows promise as a sustainable protein source | NSF – National Science Foundation
NSF’s mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.
Environment Sustainability is a primary focus of industries. Environment Sustainability Software helps to Measure, Record & monitoring Environmental Sustainability performance indicators.
By embedding sustainability, Nestlé believes it has the power to create lasting change across its business – and well beyond. How does a global food company embed sustainability across every one of its brands, supply chains and international operations? For Nestlé, the answer lies in recognising that its business would not exist without the produce and labour of communities around the globe.
USDN now helps partners, sustainability professionals, and our followers stay up to date with USDN members’ innovations through the Urban Sustainability Bulletin, formally known as the Innovation Report. This newsletter highlights key updates from USDN as well as key accomplishments from our member communities to give you a sense of what is happening in the field of urban sustainability and particularly our three focus areas – GHG Reduction, Climate Resilience, and Social Equity.
EuropaBio Newsletter: EuropaBio Event: Towards A Healthy & Sustainable Recovery; Cell-Based Medicine; Bioeconomy role in European economy & More
Join us for this year’s European Biotech Week flagship event. This virtual event. co-hosted by Juozas Olekas, MEP & Maria Spyraki, MEP, will center on the future role of the life sciences and biotechnology sector in Europe, manifested in EuropaBio’s vision document ‘Unleashing the full potential of life sciences and biotechnology in Europe’, which will be presented at the event.
MRD is looking for papers that help understand urbanization and emerging rural–urban relations in mountains, or that propose ways of shaping these transformations to increase sustainability; and for syntheses and comparative studies across mountain regions.
The key to profitable, long-term and sustainable business is our climate-smart products that help our customers make sustainable choices. Read more!
Adventures in Sustainable Play Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 in News As part of the Festival of the Mind 2020, which runs from Thursday 17th Sep to Sunday 27th Sep 2020, MakerFutures offers a FREE fantastic opportunity for children and families in Sheffield to get involved in a mini adventure of making, adventure and play! A Minecraft sword or a rocket to fly to the moon?
The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals acknowledge the critical role South-South cooperation plays in global development. So do other important global agendas, notably the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Addis Ababa Action…
The Sustainable Alpine Tourism Initiative (SATI) is a conference series aimed at progressing knowledge sharing and collaboration on sustainability in alpine tourism. SATI2020 is unique as it convenes senior corporate executives, industry leaders, hotels, resorts, policy makers, and sustainability experts in academia and innovation to share ideas and insights that tackle key sustainability challenges in alpine tourism.
Sustainability at Christopher Newport is about more than recycling. It’s about creating systems to help people and the planet thrive together. According to the Office for Sustainability, it means designing operations that are based on creating a positive impact and solutions, cultivating a community based on well-being for all, and providing everyone at Christopher Newport with the knowledge and skills to create a more sustainable world. Dr. Linda Manning will lead the new center’s efforts.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil aims to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation within the supply chain and open dialogue between its stakeholders.