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Reducing Energy Poverty is Crucial to Sustainable Development

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.

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Shared Truckloads: The Missing Piece in Sustainable Supply Chains | Quality Digest

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.

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Shout Outs For Small Businesses! Help This Fab Sustainable Plant Business Get Back On Its Feet

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.

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Scale manufacturing with Single Use Technology

Single-use systems help to lower overall operating costs by reducing the time required to perform cleaning and cleaning validation.

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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.

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Stockholm Data Parks: making the modern sustainable city | Company Report | Construction Global

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.

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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.

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Pétition · Stop Using Sharks in COVID-19 Vaccine – Use EXISTING Sustainable Options ·

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.

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Spotlight on Innovation: Molten Salt Reactors for a Sustainable Clean Energy Transition | IAEA

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.

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War on single-use plastics faces another setback as virus fears resurge

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.

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Sustainable agritourism and rural development in Africa

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…

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Grant funds New York State Center for Sustainable Materials Management

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.

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Industrial farming outweighs willpower in obesity crisis, experts say

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.

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The Community Voice: It is time to purge e-waste

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.