Croft Architecture have designed a traditional exterior to our client’s new self build home. It barely hints to the property’s more contemporary interiors, — in fact, it’s a house brimming with design and sustainable innovation, inside and out.
Fixing fashion: clothing consumption and sustainability – Report Summary – Environmental Audit Committee
Conclusions and recommendations We recognise that fast fashion has made it affordable for everyone to experience the pleasure of style, design and the latest trends. We were told however that the most sustainable garment is the one we already own and that repairing, rewearing, reusing, and renting are preferable to recycling or discarding clothes. The Government must change the system to end the throwaway society.
Producing eco-friendly, full High Definition, Expanded Gamut Print (EGP) on film samples to support the SOMA Online Product Launch Webinar.
Key statistics to keep track of include: Wellhead pressure Line pressure Well temperature Throttle valve opening Flow rate of the oil/steam produced In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage on ArcGIS Insights to combine operation and geospatial data, while tracking how the field evolves in…
Four major global pensions in Europe, Australia and Canada launched the Sustainable Development Investment Asset Owner Platform.
Pharrell Williams’ creative collective I Am Other is upcycling CDs and food packaging into a reusable cutlery kit in partnership with the circular design and technology company Pentatonic.
Aquarium of the Pacific | Events | The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
The Global E-waste Monitor 2020, a new report produced in collaboration with the UN Environment Program (UNEP), found that a record 53.6 million metric tons of electronic waste was generated last year.
As I close in on my first year at UPS, I’m reflecting on what drew me to join this organization. First, there’s the company’s reputation for integrity — when UPS commits to doing something, we deliver.
Whether driving millions of miles in our alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, planting 15 million trees or creating more sustainable ways to deliver packages, our commitments make a difference and set an example for others in our industry.
ERFA ‘strongly supports’ sustainable rail market regulation suggestions from the European Commission | Tank News International
ERFA said it strongly supports the proposal for a Regulation by the European Commission establishing measures for a sustainable rail market in view of the COVID-19 pandemic: “ERFA believes the proposal will give Member States the necessary flexibility to take concrete actions to assist the rail freight sector during the ongoing COVID crisis.” It said the proposal will allow Member States and infrastructure managers (IMs) to waive or reduce track access charges as well as reservation charges.
Clifford Chance advises Cubico Sustainable Investments on the acquisition of an onshore wind development business in France
Clifford Chance advises Cubico Sustainable Investments on the acquisition of an onshore wind development business in France Cubico Sustainable Investments…
Restaurants, dentists and other service-style companies that dominate the U.S. economy saw a surge in growth in June as businesses were allowed to reopen,…
FoodTech Accelerator for Startups with Disruptive Innovations in FoodTech, AgTech and Circular Economy
We match selected startups with our Corporate Partners business needs and together we accelerate concrete industrial pilot projects in a 15-week program…
Eventbrite – Geovation presents Sustainable Production and Consumption – Redefining Success – Tuesday, 7 July 2020 – Find event and ticket information.
Many organizations are already using a variety of digital tools to reduce their energy consumption or possible waste from production. However, businesses have typically measured success in dollars or other local currency.
Citizen science could help track progress towards all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An IIASA-led study, for the first time, comprehensively analyzed the current and potential contribution of citizen science data to monitor the SDGs at the indicator level.
EVARAE Cassandra Swimsuit made from silky and luxurious regenerated yarns, promoting healthy seas. Features a flattering square neckline, supportive lining, adjustable straps and invisible cups. Sustainable in process, quick drying and made with breathable honeycomb fabric construction.
Greenways and Sustainable Urban Mobility Systems: Environment & Agriculture Book Chapter | IGI Global
Automobile dependency in cities negatively impacts people and the environment directly (i.e., air and noise pollution), indirectly (i.e., cardiovascular and respiratory disease), and accumulatively define automobile dependence, as “a situation in which a city develops on the assumption that automobile use will predominate so that it is given priority in infrastructure and the form of urban development.” Sustainable urban mobility (SUM), by contrast, rebalances the priorities of transportation modes in cities. Transitioning towards SUM necessitates limiting the usage of the private automobile and its associated infrastructure, promoting public and non-motorized transport modes, reducing the need to travel, shortening distances, as well as using renewable energy sources (such as biofuels, solar, etc.) to power vehicles.
Flaring of Natural Gas in Guyana: Why Is It Happening, and How Can It Be Minimized? | Institute for Sustainable Energy
Flaring of Natural Gas in Guyana: Why Is It Happening, and How Can It Be Minimized? Robert Kleinberg Senior Fellow, ISE Principal, Presidio Energy Technology Guyana, a small nation in northeast South America, has featured prominently in energy news lately. ExxonMobil and others have found very large oil reservoirs off the coast, and are presently ramping up production there. One of the main finds is the Liza field, 190 km offshore in water depths ranging from 1500 to 1900 meters.
As COVID-19 batters the world and its economy, it’s time to rethink sustainable pathways for our planet. Rosy hopes that globalization and economic growth would bankroll waves of green investment and development are no longer realistic. It’s unlikely there will be enough money or attention to banish poverty and inequality, expand health care and overturn biodiversity loss and climate change, all by 2030.
There is a business case for prioritising sustainability that goes well beyond its societal benefits, new research shows. Businesses are increasingly reaping bottom-line benefits from focusing on environmental and ethical issues.The research, carried out by packaging company Smurfit Kappa and Longitude, a Financial Times company, surveyed 200 UK business leaders. It found that 83 per cent of businesses now believe that sustainability is a business opportunity to be exploited. Some 72 per cent expect sustainability to be an enduring trend – and 74 per cent are committed to staying ahead of their competitors on sustainability issues.
The biggest ever science expedition to the Arctic encountered extremely thin sea ice, which could threaten future efforts to study the region.A team on board the Polarstern icebreaker began drifting last September until their vessel became locked in an ice floe. In the area where they started their journey, off the Russian continental shelf, the ice was exceptionally thin compared to what models predicted for the last two decades. The ice was around 50 centimetres thick compared to the 150-160cm found in three years of observations in the 1990s.
Are there ways a company or even an individual can get more active with sustainability programs in their communities? What are the business opportunities or benefits of committing to sustainability actions? Can driving climate action initiatives be good business? Excerpted follow-up questions from the OAAA Lunch Break Series with Sarah Finnie Robinson, ISE Senior Fellow and Founder and Director of The 51 Percent Project at ISE.
EU Taxonomy should align with already defined sectoral sustainability criteria and recognise the seaports’ decarbonisation and greening strategies
European ports fully endorse the idea to help private investors to prioritise green and sustainable investments by providing them a clear manual with common definitions. But they however ask the Commission and relevant policy makers to respect the sustainability requirements and funding priorities put forward in sectoral legislation when using the EU taxonomy framework as a basis for public funding and financing instruments.
Promoting sustainable agriculture-based solutions for local farmers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Muhammad Farooq, a small-holder farmer from Ambar Tehsil of District Mohmand in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province lives jointly with his seven children and extended family. With 30 people of the family living under the same roof, Farooq took up beekeeping and small-scale vegetable production to help meet the increasing household expenses. Illicit crop cultivation was common practice in the mountainous terrain of district Mohmand, an area situated in the heart of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Workshop on Voluntary Sustainability Claims on Seafood Products (13-15 July 2020) : Market Advisory Council
On July 13-15, the MAC will be organising a Workshop on Voluntary Sustainability Claims on Seafood Products. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together members of the MAC, institutions and external experts in a constructive exchange about how voluntary sustainability claims on seafood products, including ecolabels and certification schemes, interact with the EU seafood market. The workshop outcomes are intended to aid the European Commission in assessing the situation and to help provide guidance to inform any further steps.
The the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) says there is an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ to kick off the green economy and address climate change.
The new development, consisting of common oil and wax, was found to improve lip smoothness…
Constructing Excellence Awards | Blog: Sustainability SECBE Awards 2020 finalist – Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill
Mulalley Sustainability SECBE Awards 2020 finalist – Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill – straw bale build (submitted by Holy Trinity Church) Tulse Hill Straw Build is a client-designed community building built by the community – over 500 volunteer builders to date constructing a large, permanent facility from straw and other up-cycled or low carbon materials in South London. The much-needed facility includes a large hall, kitchen, office, 3 group rooms, lift & link to Grade II Listed church.
In a post-COVID world, retail will no longer be the reason most people visit their high street regularly. The experience of shopping has shifted.
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The sustainable software, consisting of meals business by-products, had superb biocompatibility each in vitro and in vivo. Researchers have advanced a sustainable biomedical software, consisting of by-products from the meals business, to be used in regenerative drugs. Scientists within the UPV/EHU-College of the Basque Nation’s NanoBioCel and Biomat teams have advanced a singular biomedical software constituted of soy protein and chitin, by-products from the meals business which can be usually discarded in business processes.
Concrete is the most used material on Earth. As materials expert Chris Cheeseman, from Imperial College London, explains: if you could put everything in the world made from concrete in one pile and everything made from other materials in a pile next to it, ‘the concrete pile would dwarf the other pile’.
It’s an unappreciated wonder material. Made from stones, sand and water, its key ingredient, cement, performs some chemical trickery that turns grey, runny slurry into solid rock, in whatever shape we choose. From plant pots to Ancient Rome’s Colosseum, it created the modern world.
New Holland Agriculture Celebrates 125 Years of History. Making Farming More Productive, Efficient and Sustainable
In 2020, New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural brand of CNH Industrial N.V., turns 125 years old: more than a century of commitment towards five generations of farmers across the globe, making their lives easier and the agricultural business more efficient and sustainable.
Continent by continent and country by country our lives came to a grinding halt when the pandemic started spreading around the world. Movement of people, goods, and services were drastically reduced. By April, the number of air travelers dropped over 80% compared to the year prior, and at some point more than half of the world’s airplanes were grounded. Automobile traffic fell 70% in countries under lockdown orders. All of this in an effort to battle the virus and flatten the curve.
IBM Z Door Is a Model of Sustainable Design By John Buscemi Sometimes a door is just a door. And sometimes it’s a paradigm for a different way of thinking. Take, for example, the front door of the IBM z15, the latest version of the IBM Z mainframe. At first glance, it appears solid. But it actually hides a multi-layered system of aluminum and acoustic foam shapes, designed to do something crucial for a computer in a modern data center: increase airflow to cool the machine, while also reducing noise. Sometimes a door is just a door.
How will the Covid-19 pandemic affect the built environment?Will we have to rethink concepts such as urban densification – or will we simply return to “business as usual” once the crisis abates (…)…
Minister Harris announces SFI investment of €4.8 million COVID-19 Research Partnership at Trinity College Dublin
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, has announced a €4.8 million investment into the immunology of COVID-19 a…
HLPF2020: Unions call on governments to invest in Sustainable Development Goal 8 – International Trade Union Confederation
Trade unions are calling on states meeting on the 7 – 16 July at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) to accelerate the (…)…
Mallikarjuna Kumaraswamy, vice-president for OIam’s cashew business, has explained three ways the cooperative model is helping reimagine sustainable cashew supply chains…
Difficulties in recycling electrical waste from household clearouts during lockdown could ‘derail’ Ireland’s compliance with EU targets after a record year, the country’s largest recycling scheme has warned.
Infrastructure investment demand surges as investors eye defensive assets, sustainable income post Covid-19 | AltAssets Private Equity News
Infrastructure investment demand has skyrocketed in response to the Covid-19 crisis as investors look to defend their returns amid a volatile market, new research suggests.
FAO and Rabobank’s new partnership focuses on helping make food systems more sustainable, including through innovative investments
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has signed a new partnership agreement with Rabobank, a Dutch cooperative bank, with the intention of helping targeted rural communities benefit from more inclusive, sustainable food systems. It also envisages jointly exploring the use of innovative financial instruments to bridge financing gaps in emerging markets and to promote sustainability in food systems investments.
A survey of more than 500 businesses has revealed that while three-quarters are concerned about climate-related risks, just one in ten consider measuring and disclosing their climate-related risks a priority.
An initiative on Donoussa Island in the Cyclades has made the small island a model for environmentalism and sustainability.
Over £497,000 of National Lottery Heritage Fund investment will be channelled into improving resilience across the Scottish heritage sector…
Science and Technology Collide as the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition goes Virtual for 2021
BT has today announced that, in light of continued health and safety concerns around Covid19, the company will be transforming the BT Young Scientist &…
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IIT Guwahati introduces UN-Sustainable Development Goals 2030 as part of the B.Tech curriculum…
World Benchmarking Alliance argues that just three of the world’s largest and most influential utilities – Ørsted, EDP and Enel – are on track to meet Paris Agreement-aligned climate goals…
The bags are made from corn starch and were first introduced on a limited range of products in 2018, but this latest move will see all of their teas use these bags.
We work with a range of partners to drive more sustainable soy production and are engaging with our stakeholders to minimize environmental impact.
Some 75% of the emissions reductions necessary to meet net-zero are dependent on technologies which have not yet reached commercial maturity, new analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found.
Sustainable agriculture is a type of agriculture whose focus is on the production of long-term crops and livestock with minimal environmental impact.
Researchers from the Wyss Institute have developed a new smart fabric that can inflate and deflate based on temperature-dependent liquid-vapor phase changes.
As consumer demands evolve in the New Normal, beauty products offering increased level of cleanliness are seeing a sharp rise in demand…
Climate change is the defining issue of our time – we know, beyond reasonable doubt, what that science now tells us. Just as climate change is accelerating, so too must we – summoning up a greater sense of urgency, courage and shared endeavour than humankind has ever seen before. The Age of Climate Change is an age of superlatives: most extreme this, biggest that, most costly ever. The impacts worsen every year, played out in people’s backyards and communities, and more and more people around the world now realise this is going to be a massive challenge for the rest of their lives. In Hope in Hell, Porritt confronts that dilemma head on.
The second session aims to: Discuss the various aspects of sustainability and potential trade-offs for FLI development Discuss innovative approaches to ensure water access remains equitable to all water users as FLI development is acceleratedIntroduce innovations for sustainable use of water resources during FLI scale-up; The webinar participants will delve into these important issues in a 1.5 hour discussion with global experts in sustainable smallholder farming.
The personal care partnership will see Azelis distribute the full Micro Powders range in the country…
Read our latest post from Conference Board principal researcher in corporate leadership Thomas Singer.
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G), Assam has become the first such institute to introduce a course on UN-Sustainable Development Goals…
In this webinar we will hear from the Sustainable Development Unit on the launch and progress of the “For a greener” NHS campaign and Alexis Percival from Yorkshire Ambulance Trust will share how her organisation and wider health system are committed to addressing the climate impact of health care…
Learn how to apply urban design principles and practices to create sustainable quality spaces and places in urban environments…
IIT Guwahati Director, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, emphasised the urgent need to adopt these 17 goals as part of the curriculum.