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Not a cause for celebration, though…  “ADA Website “Tester’s” Lawsuit Dismissed – Again”

From the article: “Whether or not testers have standing to sue hotels for not complying with ADA standards on their websites, hoteliers still have to deal with the headache and expense required to respond to these lawsuits. The best course of action is to update your websites to comply with the ADA and make sure OTAs that present your properties on their sites do the same.”

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New CEU Explores Materiality, Sustainability of Resilient Flooring

Guest Jane Rohde talks about her new CEU on resilient flooring with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute available here on our site. Get a crash course on some of the material covered in this distance learning opportunity and learn some of the in’s and out’s about the materiality, sustainability and performance of resilient floorcoverings.

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World Bank, GoI ink pact for USD 500-mn project to develop green, safe highway corridors | Business

The highway corridors will be developed in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.The Government of India and the World Bank today on Tuesday signed a USD 500-million project to build safe and green national highway corridors in the states of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways MoRTH said in a statement.

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Grocery hacks: 4 sustainable swaps for your weekly grocery shopping

Limiting climate change is a global effort that requires many actions, large and small. Making sustainable food choices when shopping, cooking and eating is more important than ever, and more and more Canadians are looking for sustainable food choices.

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Sustainable Finance

Sustainability presents a considerable opportunity for the Swiss financial centre. The government primarily acts as a facilitator in this context, cultivating an intensive dialogue with the financial industry and supporting the creation of an optimal regulatory framework.  The competitiveness of Switzerland’s financial centre must be supported, but at the same time, steps need to be taken towards greater sustainability. Financial markets that want to remain successful must be stable and trustworthy.

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Nature’s Logic Becomes First Pet Food Company to Join American Sustainable Business Council

Nature’s Logic™, the pioneer creators of 100% natural pet food with NO synthetic vitamins, has become the first pet food company to join the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), the leading business organization advancing the power of business for a just and sustainable world.  Nature’s Logic is the first pet food company to join American 
Sustainable Business Council and its networking organization Social Venture Circle.  Sustainability is not only a tenet of Nature’s Logic mission, but a key factor in the company’s growth.

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Schneider Electric finalizes the acquisition of 25% of the capital of Planon Beheer BV

Following the announcement on November 16, 2020, Schneider Electric announced that it has successfully completed the strategic minority investment in Planon Beheer BV, a leader in building and work environment management software. Schneider Electric now owns 25% of Planon and the investment will be accounted for using the equity method, specifies the group.

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IAEA supports 13 Sahel countries to improve their understanding of the groundwater resources in five shared aquifer systems and promotes the integrated management of shared groundwater resources in…

Reliable access to clean water for drinking, agriculture and sanitation is one of the biggest challenges faced by the 135 million people who live in Africa’s semi-arid Sahel region. Thirteen countries tap into the groundwater of five aquifers systems that cross national borders in the region: the Iullemeden Aquifer System, the Liptako-Gourma-Upper Volta System, the Senegalo-Mauritanian Basin, the Chad Basin and the Taoudeni Basin.

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Sustainable asthma-style inhaler filled with powerful LLAMA antibodies could treat COVID-19

Coronavirus antibodies made by llamas could be administered to Covid-19 patients in the form of sustainable nasal sprays or asthma-style inhalers to help combat the disease.   Studies have shown that llama nanobodies, made by the animals’ immune systems, are far more effective than their human equivalents at preventing illness and infection from Covid-19.

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Sustainability Still a Priority for Aviation Industry

While aviation has been credited with furthering connection across the globe by permitting the fast transportation of people and goods, it also has an environmental impact that could lead to trouble if overlooked. Globally, the aviation industry was responsible for only 2 percent of all human-induced CO2 emissions, releasing 915 million tons of CO2 during 2019. “Passenger air travel is producing the highest and fastest growth of individual emissions,”

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Jewellery designers can win £5,000 in new Monica Vinader sustainable jewellery competition

Jewellery brand Monica Vinader is asking designers and makers to enter its ‘New from Old’ competition, raising awareness of the importance of sustainable practices within the industry.  The sustainable jewellery competition asks entrants to create jewellery from recycled materials.  The winning collection will be featured on the brand’s website, and the designer will win a £5,000 prize.

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E-shopping addiction lays waste to green packaging drive in China, Economy News & Top Stories

If you worry about all the waste generated by the annual rush of holiday shopping and gift giving, it is nothing compared with the mountains of discarded packaging that comes from a single event in China.  On Nov 11 each year, the world’s biggest consumer market goes into overdrive as e-commerce giants like Alibaba Group Holding and JD.com lure shoppers with huge bargains during the Singles’ Day sale.
On Nov 11 each year, the world’s biggest consumer market goes into overdrive as e-commerce giants like Alibaba Group Holding and JD.com lure shoppers with huge bargains during the Singles’ Day sale.

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Thousands of ocean fishing boats could be using forced labor – we used AI and satellite data to find them

Fishing on the high seas is a bit of a mystery, economically speaking. These areas of open ocean beyond the territorial jurisdiction of any nation are generally considered high-effort, low-payoff fishing grounds, yet fishers continue to work in them anyway.  I am an environmental data scientist who leverages data and analytical techniques to answer critical questions about natural resource management.

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Chubb Names Alexandra Waldman Climate Sustainability Manager

Chubb today announced that Alexandra Waldman has been appointed Climate Sustainability Manager. Formerly the company’s Senior Environmental Program Manager, Ms. Waldman in her newly created global role will help to identify and implement opportunities for climate-related products and services, encourage employee engagement in climate sustainability issues and establish an objective, metric-driven framework against which to measure progress of the company’s sustainability initiatives. 

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Sustainable D328eco Aims To Lead Turboprop Renaissance | Air Transport News

The economic shockwaves from the Covid-19 pandemic have prompted airlines to consider the prospect of operating turboprop aircraft through new eyes. Deutsche Aircraft maintains that an urgent need for carriers to recalibrate yield calculations as traffic levels slowly recover provides a strong springboard for its plans to step up the development of an updated version of the Dornier 328 regional turboprop.

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3 Steps to Becoming a More Sustainable Business

Depending on your business focus, sustainability may not be at the core of your mission, but it should be a key part of your business strategy.  For me, it’s a natural fit. You see, my business is clean energy. I’m also passionate about leadership and educating people about the importance of climate change and the environment. But the environment is just one aspect of sustainability. 
For me, it’s a natural fit. You see, my business is clean energy. I’m also passionate about leadership and educating people about the importance of climate change and the environment. But the environment is just one aspect of sustainability. 

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Finding Wedding Inspirations & Revealing Trends: Diversity & sustainability

Around 95% of couples initially planning to wed this year have postponed their big day to next year, but rather than allowing disappointment to take over, they are utilizing the extra time to plan their event in detail. From rethinking sites for photographs to planning wedding favors, wedding playlists, and reception meals and entertainment, carefully planned aspects promise to make next year’s weddings bigger, more beautiful, and certainly more Instagrammable than in past years.

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Join the LDE Centre for Sustainability Lab on Circular Textiles in February 2021 | Centre for Sustainability

Together with Fashion for Good we managed to a collect a selection of challenging graduation assignments. We are looking for graduating master level students, who are working on or looking for a thesis assignment related to Circular Textiles AND want to join an interdisciplinary and extra-curricular program together with other students from the LDE universities between February – July 2021.

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Spanish startup Sepiia interweaves sustainability and ecommerce

Not all founders are cut from the same cloth. Federico Sainz de Robles was working in a textile laboratory when he wondered why clothing brands hadn’t evolved with the times. He decided that if nobody else was making attractive, practical, and sustainable clothing, then he would. So he founded Sepiia, a Spanish clothing startup that operates at the intersection of fashion, technology, and ecology. Instead of creating cheap resource-heavy fast-fashion items, Sepiia focuses on high-quality, durable items.

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‘Choose Love’ Shop-ifies Humanitarian Aid

The Choose Love online store sells much-needed products that consumers can purchase for refugees and displaced people. These include items for day-to-day survival, for emergency situations, and for building their futures. The site breaks the Choose Love shopping journey down into three stages: “Browse our store,” “Choose real products,” and “Leave with nothing.”

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Developing to Last: The Importance of Sustainable Development for Maritime Transport

Is the environment important? More than ever! In all types of commercial activity, there is a growing recognition of the important role of sustainable development as an economic driver. For the first time in 10 years of publishing its Global Risk Report, the World Economic Forum lists environmental risks in its Top 5.

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Atomic-scale apertures represent a novel regime in physics and materials science

Two new studies demonstrate how to fabricate materials with single atom-sized pores that can be used for liquid and gas filtration. This regime of “zero dimensional” pores has a broad range of future applications, from water and gas purification to energy harvesting.  The first study, published in ACS Nano (“Stochastic Ionic Transport in Single Atomic Zero-Dimensional Pores”) and led by graduate student Jothi Priyanka Thiruraman, postdoc Paul Masih Das, and professor Marija Drndić, shows the ionic transport properties of these pores, with promise for applications in water purification and desalination as well as for creating artificial pores that mimic ion channels in biology.

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Focusing on Water Usage Effectiveness for Cooling Systems to Boost Sustainability

As the world continues to transition into learning, working and operating remotely, the data center industry is growing to match company and customer demands for high-performing IT equipment. However, with this increased demand for IT comes pressure for data center managers to meet sustainability goals to reduce their carbon footprints, save energy and reduce operating costs. However, there is another critical factor that improves sustainability in a data center: minimizing water usage.

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Sustainable Composites LLC – home of enspire leather

Since antiquity leather has been valued for its durability, comfort, and luxury.  These desirable attributes continue to make it a preferred material for many of today’s products.  Also, since antiquity, leather producers have had to deal with leather waste. Up to 75% of traditional leather is unused and is often disposed of by being sent to landfill or incineration.  Sustainable Composites LLC has developed a patented, totally unique, technically advanced material made from leather waste which changes the environmental landscape for leather products.
Also, since antiquity, leather producers have had to deal with leather waste. Up to 75% of traditional leather is unused and is often disposed of by being sent to landfill or incineration.

Sustainable Composites LLC has developed a patented, totally unique, technically advanced material made from leather waste which changes the environmental landscape for leather products.

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Roadmap to Renewables Unites Climate and Sustainability Goals

While the pressures of climate change bring a sense of urgency to renewable energy development, a new study serves as a roadmap toward uniting the goals of a low-carbon future with that of ecological sustainability and conservation.  The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Sustainability from the University of California, Davis, and John Hopkins University, aims to help decision-makers avoid the unintended environmental consequences of renewable energy development.
The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Sustainability from the University of California, Davis, and John Hopkins University, aims to help decision-makers avoid the unintended environmental consequences of renewable energy development.

“Renewables aren’t always sustainable, but they can be if we think proactively,” said co-leading author Sarah Jordaan,

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Pharrell’s Sustainable, Inclusive Skincare Line Reduces, Reuses, and Recycles

Created by musician, producer, and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams, Humanrace is a skincare company that focuses on environmental and social impact. Products are made from vegan and cruelty-free ingredients and packaged in reusable containers made from 50% post-consumer recycled landfill plastic. To reduce waste, these containers can be replenished with recyclable refill cartons.

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Sustainable packaging in the beauty industry: Q&A with Beauty Kitchen

Making beauty product packaging environmentally friendly is a challenge for the beauty industry for reasons that include using mixing plastic materials and having poor recyclability as a result of packaging design and branding.  Beauty Kitchen is a UK-based cosmetics company with a focus on sustainable packaging. It’s ’Return, Refill, Repeat’ programme, launched in partnership with Unilever, enables customers to drop off empty containers at any Holland & Barrett store in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, or Belgium to be sent back to Beauty Kitchen. Consumers will then receive 100 ‘Reward for Life’ points at the retailer.
Beauty Kitchen is a UK-based cosmetics company with a focus on sustainable packaging. It’s ’Return, Refill, Repeat’ programme, launched in partnership with Unilever, enables customers to drop off empty containers at any Holland & Barrett store in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, or Belgium to be sent back to Beauty Kitchen. Consumers will then receive 100 ‘Reward for Life’ points at the retailer.

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KBR Announces Energy, Sustainability Efforts; Stuart Bradie Quoted –

KBR has published its 2019 Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report and announced a new sustainability agenda, the company reported on Friday. KBR will implement a plan to incorporate corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, policies, procedures and management approaches that will support positive environmental and social impact.

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Llamas are having a moment in the US, but they’ve been icons in South America for millennia

With their long eyelashes, banana-shaped ears, upturned mouths and stocky bodies covered with curly wool, llamas look like creatures that walked out of a Dr. Seuss story. And now they’re celebrities in the U.S.  Because of their gentle and docile demeanor, llamas are often favorites at petting zoos. They appear at festivals and weddings and have even been deployed as therapy animals.

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PA Environment Digest Blog: Sustainable Pittsburgh: Support Local, Sustainable Businesses This Holiday Season

Sustainable Pittsburgh is reminding Western Pennsylvania shoppers of opportunities to Shop Sustainably and to frequent Sustainable Restaurants this holiday season.  This year, the local business districts are getting creative! You can shop small and participate in these fun programs, while supporting your local shops here and throughout the Pittsburgh region — Want to shop online? Check out Handmade Arcade and I Made It! Market’s virtual marketplaces.

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Learn – Your Ultimate Guide To Throwing A Sustainable Holiday Party

With all the fun and festive decorations, delicious cocktails, and endless holiday-themed appetizers and desserts it is one of the best times of year to bring friends and family together and just enjoy the season of giving. Unfortunately, the holidays can also come with some not so eco-friendly…

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enters partnership with sustainable energy expert

Wastefront AS is today announcing an exclusive long-term project delivery partnership with Devaltec LLC, a project developer and solutions provider in new and sustainable energies.  Devaltec, which was first introduced to Wastefront by Vitol in 2019, will now act as the primary strategic partner to Wastefront and will co-lead the development of all upcoming projects for the next 5 years. Devaltec is contracted to successfully deliver production from multiple plants of minimum 1000 MTD, commencing with Wastefront’s first waste tyre recycling plant in Sunderland, due for completion in 2023.

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F1 engine makers are testing sustainable fuel

Motorsport governing body FIA has developed 100 percent sustainable fuel for Formula 1 cars. The organization and F1 aim to hit net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and sustainable fuels will play a key role in that.  With its fuel, which is made from bio waste, FIA aims to demonstrate that renewable sources of fuel are viable for grands prix. It’s encouraging F1 suppliers to develop their own such fuels, while engine manufacturers have received their first barrels of the FIA fuel for testing.

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SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AND PRODUCT QUALITY: IS THERE VALUE IN ECO-LABEL CERTIFICATION? THE CASE OF WINE

In theory, eco-labels have great potential to reduce the environmental and social impact of products via consumer choice. In practice, the diffusion of eco-labels remains limited, with consumers expressing concerns about their value. One problem is a perceived tradeoff between the eco-label sustainable attributes and the quality of the product.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Announced as Sustainable Building Design of the Year & GCC Project of the Year 11.18 • News • Pascall+Watson

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has been announced as the ‘Sustainable Building Design of the Year’ and ‘GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Project of the Year’ at the MEP Middle East Awards.  As Executive Architects, Pascall+Watson worked in partnership with French architect Jean Nouvel to create the striking museum, which opened in November last year.

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BMW Group Commissions Study on the Sustainable Mining of Lithium for Electric Vehicle Batteries – FutureCar.com – via @FutureCar_Media

German automaker BMW announced on Wednesday that it commissioned a new study that includes a scientific analysis of water consumption in the Lithium extraction process for EV batteries. The study is being co-financed by German chemical company BASF SE with cooperation from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The study is part of BMW’s efforts to achieve sustainable supply chains around the world.

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Electron-producing microbes power sustainable wastewater treatment

Washington State University researchers have developed a sustainable wastewater treatment system that relies on electron-producing microbial communities to clean the water.  The work could someday lead to reduced reliance on the energy-intensive processes that are used to move and treat wastewater, which accounts for as much as two percent of the total electrical energy consumption in the United States.

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Coronavirus could turn cities into doughnuts: empty centres but vibrant suburbs

The most COVID-19 lockdowns were accompanied by sobering news from the UK’s high streets. The Arcadia Group, which owns some of the UK’s most iconic high street clothing retail outlets – Topshop, Topman and Dorothy Perkins, among others – has gone into administration…

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C.P. Vietnam in top 10 sustainable business list for manufacturing

The award, approved by the prime minister, honours businesses that have improved productivity, quality, performance, and significantly contributed to society and sustainable economic development in all areas. C.P. Vietnam president Montri Suwanposri, vice president Vu Anh Tuan, and assistant vice president Worawit Arunraksa attended the ceremony, receiving flowers and a certificate from the chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc, under the witness of Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and representatives of ministries and agencies.

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Does Your Website Trigger Liability in California?

Now may be the time to audit your website to ensure that it is accessible to blind or visually impaired visitors. A recent case in California, coupled with ADA requirements, makes it easier for unwitting businesses with an online presence to be dragged into a California state court even if they have no California offices or employees. Companies could face significant monetary damages, not to mention serious damages to their reputation and loss of customers.

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Circular Economy: Transforming Trash Into Treasure

As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” While it’s easy to apply this to antiques, souvenirs and keepsakes, it can also translate to sustainable practices.  In a circular economy, materials that’d typically be thrown away can be reimagined and reinvented into something useful. This is how plastic pots enjoy a second life as hanging baskets, plastic wrap is transformed into deck boards and EPS foam is revived as insulation. 

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CSRWire – Ferrara Signs Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment for a Circular Economy for Plastic

Chicago-based sweet snacking company Ferrara today announced its commitment to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The company has become a signatory…

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VMware Commits to Building a More Sustainable, Resilient World

VMware, Inc. has announced its 2030 Agenda, a decade-long commitment to address critical challenges facing the global community. The Company created 30 measurable goals to achieve by 2030 (30×30) that are focused on three outcomes relevant to its technology and business operations: Trust, Equity and Sustainability.

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Sustainable cities after COVID-19: are Barcelona-style green zones the answer?

The lockdowns and restrictions introduced to control the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in huge changes to urban life. Previously bustling city centres remain empty, shunned in favour of suburban or rural areas where social distancing is easier and connections to the outdoors are abundant.

Read more: Coronavirus could turn cities into doughnuts: empty centres but vibrant suburbs

The roll out of vaccines provides hope for a partial restoration of normality in cities. However, the impact of COVID-19 could last much longer…

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Quality and Sustainability: Why Colombia could become the next exporting giant | Euronews

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Colombia is set to become one of the world’s largest food exporters. If it succeeds, Europe will be seeing more Colombian produce on its supermarket shelves than ever before. Colombia, with its Caribbean coastline, soaring Andean peaks and lush Amazonian jungle, is best known around the world for its specialty coffee. The sweet and floral Arabica bean, which has been cultivated in Colombia’s mist-shrouded Zona Cafetera…

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Youth Summit Call for Proposals | Sustainable Energy for All

789 million people lack electricity access and 2.8 billion people lack access to clean cooking. Climate change remains a key issue as most of the world’s energy is generated from unsustainable sources like fossil fuels, while the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the need for access to energy for healthcare provision and cooling solutions for vaccine distribution. 

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030.

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Jaguar Land Rover invests in blockchain for sustainable materials sourcing

Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) venture capital and mobility services arm has invested in a blockchain technology scale-up that will help it to make supply chains for battery materials more sustainable.

Electric vehicles are seen as a key part of the transport sector’s low-carbon emissions, but the metals and minerals used in their batteries aren’t inherently sustainable

Called Circulor, the blockchain platform uses a combination of GPS, biometrics and QR codes to create a tamper-proof trail of audit for raw materials. The platform tracks compliance with environmental and social regulation and company pledges in these fields, while also calculating the carbon footprint of the materials.

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Fermilab and Partners Achieve Sustained, High-Fidelity Quantum Teleportation

A viable quantum internet — a network in which information stored in qubits is shared over long distances through entanglement — would transform the fields of data storage, precision sensing and computing, ushering in a new era of communication.

This month, scientists at Fermilab, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory, and their partners took a significant step in the direction of realizing a quantum internet.

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Sustainability

The biggest sustainability problems can’t be solved without big contributions from the building and construction industry. Solving these problems calls for sweeping transformation in today’s building practices. As DuPont Performance Building Solutions and Corian® Design, we’re up to the challenge, and have charted a course to help make sustainability a reality in the building industry over the next decade. Inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and in support of the DuPont 2030 Sustainability Goals, we are committed to deliver solutions that help solve climate change, drive the circular economy, deliver safer solutions and help communities thrive.

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‎Circle of Influence: Laying The Foundation: Creative Leaders Thinking Sustainability For The Long Term on

‎Digging deeper into the minds of seasoned industry leaders who have successfully championed and fostered sustainability within the fashion industry, this episode will go straight to the source to uncover how the groundwork for sustainable practices can be formed to produce long-term results.

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Firmly committed to sustainable engineering – Polytechnique Montréal announces the creation of the Institute on Sustainable Engineering and Net Zero Economy

Polytechnique Montréal announces the creation of the Institute on Sustainable Engineering and Net Zero Economy

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Sustainable Food Tastes Better – How we got there

The year is 2050, and the world’s population is almost 10 billion. You’re sitting down to dinner with your family – well, your son’s avatar, because he’s away at college – and your partner brings you dinner. On your plate are the tomatoes and zucchini that you grew on your roof, a couple of organically farmed potatoes, and what looks and tastes exactly like an Atlantic salmon filet – only it’s a much more sustainable alternative, packed full of protein and totally delicious. 

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Egyptian potters using Nile mud seek to protect their craft | Science-Environment

“The Nile today does not bring us mud like before,” said Hosni’s brother, 31-year-old Alaa Ahmed. “Even when we get the mud, it is not clean, full of wastewater and garbage.” They also say authorities have offered to modernise their craft, suggesting they use less polluting gas ovens, and produce…

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Seatrade stresses on sustainability, digitalization and innovation in the industry | Al Sham

Seatrade stresses on sustainability, digitalization and innovation in the industry

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Corporate Commitment : Sustainability : Hitachi

Hitachi contributes to the achievement of the SDGs by proactively answering society’s challenges through responsible corporate conduct and our Social Innovation Business….

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Robotics company Berkshire Grey launches partner alliance program – Modern Materials Handling

Berkshire Grey Partner Alliance (BGPA) program connects customers and supply chain partners with robotic solutions…

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Sustainable developments in Filinvest City as ideal investments

Filinvest City raises the bar for city planning, producing a live-work-play balance in an environment that thrives in sustainable practices amid rapid urbanization.

With its innovative, sustainable, and resilient master plan, Filinvest City serves as an ideal destination for future investors that will help pump up the country’s economy even amidst the crisis.

Sustainable community well adept in the new normal
Filinvest City prides itself on an environment that fosters human connection while preserving sustainability towards a safe and healthy future.

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Game-Changing the Roofing Industry with Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Green Roof Coatings – with Tatsuya ‘Tats’ Nakagawa of Castagra

Quantum Quote: “Escape competition through authenticity.” – Tats Nakagawa Are you tired of your roof always needing replacement and thinking of ways to prolong its life? If you have an old or damaged flat roof, chances are you’re exploring all your options to address the problem.  While a roof replacement…

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Odisha ranks 13th in National Food Safety index for 2019-2020: Official | Education

Revenue generation increased to around Rs 7.70 crore in the 2019-20 fiscal from Rs 2.18 crore in 2018-19 fiscal thereby recording a growth of around 82 per cent, the food safety commissioner said.She said there had been a steady increase in the number of registered and licensed FBOs in the state…

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Manushi Chhillar wishes to have ‘fully sustainable garden at home’ | Entertainment

Former Miss World and actor Manushi Chhillar on Wednesday said she wishes to have a “fully sustainable garden,” at her home. Chhilar’s current pet project is to turn her terrace into a sustainable garden.

“I want to have a fully sustainable garden at my home because I think the future of complex, modern society will be all about self-sustenance and environmental-friendly living. I have started planting different kinds of trees at my home and I can’t wait to see it all come together,” the 23-year-old actor said. “My dream garden is actually at a very nascent stage currently and it will take months of work for me to slowly bring it together,” she added.

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Feed additives ‘key tool’ in achieving farming sustainability goals, say stakeholders – EURACTIV.com

Feed additives hold enormous potential for reducing the environmental impact of the farming sector, but are not getting the attention they deserve according to farming sector and feed industry stakeholders, who are calling for more focus on the role of feed additives in contributing to sustainability goals.

“Feed additives is most probably one of the important factors [for sustainability] and a new factor that most people outside the agriculture sector do not necessarily recognise,” Pekka Pesonen, secretary-general of EU farmers association COPA-COGECA, highlighted during a recent EURACTIV event.

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The 2021 MICHELIN Guide Thailand Unveils New Stars, With Sustainable Gastronomy And Culinary Ecosystem In Focus

Following the recent announcement of Bib Gourmand honorees, Michelin today announced the winners of MICHELIN Star, as well as 3 newly introduced accolades: MICHELIN Green Star, MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award, and MICHELIN Guide Service Award, in the official launch event of the fourth edition of The MICHELIN Guide in Thailand, entitled The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2021. Featured in this latest edition are 299 dining establishments – with a total of 6 two-star, 22 one-star, 106 Bib Gourmand, and 165 MICHELIN Plate eateries.

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Schnitzer Steel Announced Notable Progress on Sustainability Goals

The recycling of scrap metal by the company has resulted in diverting millions of tons of materials every year, which might have otherwise ended in landfills.United States Metal Recycling News News…

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New Publication – Sustainability governance of Canada’s agriculture-based bioeconomy | Bioenergy

This report, produced in the framework of IEA Bioenergy Task 43 (biomass supply), provides a current Canadian perspective on how the sustainability of the agricultural bioeconomy is governed.

In Canada, the agricultural bioeconomy (in which  agricultural biomass is used as feedstock to produce energy, fuels, chemicals, and bio-based materials) is still emerging with liquid biofuels and biogas production being at commercial scale while many other types of bioproducts are still in the R&D and pilot stages of innovation. To date, the dominant feedstocks supplying the bioeconomy are grain corn, canola oil, wheat, soy oil, used cooking oil, animal fat, dairy manure, and food processing waste.

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Direct to Consumer, augmented reality and sustainability: The key eCommerce trends for 2021

Following a year like no other that saw eCommerce hurled five years ahead of its time, 2021 is set to see emerging eCommerce trends that will centre around preparing for the unpredictable, says global eCommerce platform provider Kooomo,

“If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that nothing is out of the realm of possibility as far as the future goes,” says Ciaran Bollard, CEO of Kooomo. “Bricks and mortar retailers were forced to place digital transformation at the top of their agendas and online retailers have had to respond to the immediate, and unprecedented changes to consumer behaviour at the hands of COVID-19.”

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Norwegian wood: New digital platform inspires sustainable construction

NoMuWood is a digital platform that aims to inspire and inform Nordic Municipalities on the possibilities of wood construction.

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5 Denver Stores for Sustainable Holiday Shopping

Five vintage and consignment shops in Denver that offer excellent options for sustainable holiday shopping, both for yourself and others.

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Sustainable Studying

At UWTSD we are committed to sustainability and strive to adopt a green approach at every opportunity. If you, like us, believe in moving towards a greener future, you might enjoy these ideas for more sustainable study. Get involved! Taking notes in lectures If you’re concerned by the amount of paper you’re getting through in lectures, try a free app like Evernote. Evernote is a note-taking app which allows you to hand-write, draw or type, add audio recordings, links and attachments for thorough and efficient lecture notes. It will give you a great deal of flexibility, letting you adopt whatever method best suits your learning style. Another bonus is that your notes will stay as they are. They won’t become untidy or crumpled and they’ll all be kept in one place permanently, which will undoubtedly come in handy over exam periods. It is a brilliant solution for paper waste, and definitely worth a try. If you enjoy sharing your notes with friends on your course, a platform like Evernote or OneDrive will make collaboration easy. Cut down on post-it notes Whether you use them to create to-do lists, bookmarks, or like to plaster your flat with them during revision, we’re all guilty of using hundreds of post-it notes over the course of our studies. Instead, why not adopt a paperless approach? Download an app like Google Keep onto your device to categorise your thoughts and filter using colour. It’s easy to use, and will synchronise across your devices so that your ideas are always within reach. If you’re a visual learner, this might be the perfect revision tool for you. If there’s something you’re particularly struggling with, why not set your notes as the lock screen on your phone? You’ll soon absorb that information! Use the Online Library UWTSD’s Online…

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A circular economy differs from a linear economy, but how?

A circular economy differs from a linear economy quite fundamentally: the step plan, the perspective on sustainability, and the quality of reuse practices.

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Nobia first Swedish kitchen company adopting science-based sustainability targets in accordance with Science Based Targets – Nobia AB

As part of the company’s new sustainability strategy, new climate targets have been set based on…

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An update on our work on sustainable food systems

Update on our work on sustainable food systems by Francesco Rampa, Head of ECDPM’s Sustainable food systems team Dear Francesco, I hope that this message finds you and your family well and that you’re keeping safe. Although vaccines against COVID-19 are being developed at an impressive speed, the social and economic effects of the pandemic will linger much longer. If anything, 2020 and the exceptional situation we found ourselves in reminded us that, no matter how distant, communities around the world are connected. In 2021, we need to build back our food systems better, not only to avoid more health crises but also because of looming challenges such as climate change, malnutrition, poverty, inequality and biodiversity loss. Our team continues to work for a positive change towards sustainable food systems in Europe and Africa. Here is what has kept us busy over the last months. We wrote a guide on the concept and practice of a sustainable food systems approach to help practitioners and decision-makers to handle the complexity and move towards more coherent, effective and context-appropriate interventions for the necessary transformations. The guide came in handy also when discussing the design and adoption of a sustainable food system approach for Irish official development assistance. While Ireland’s development policy recognises the need for systemic responses to the challenges posed by unsustainable food systems, this has not been integrated into any of the country’s development strategy or operations yet. In an upcoming paper, we will put forward a three-year plan to integrate the sustainable food system approach into Irish strategy and operations – keep an eye out in the coming months! In the search for the sustainability of food systems, trade can either help or hinder the process. Together with the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), we…

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Printed & Sustainable Kids Clothing for Girls – Leggings & Bras

Buy printed & sustainable kids clothing. Print to remind her that she is CONFIDENT, BRAVE and KIND. UV protecting, sweat absorbing and softer than cotton fabric.

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quantum computing challenge helps advance sustainable flight – Innovation

Airbus has concluded its global Quantum Computing Challenge (AQCC) announcing the winning team of the competition. The Italian team at Machine Learning Reply – a leading systems integration and digital services company part of Reply Group – won the challenge with their solution to optimise aircraft loading.

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Vegan Knitwear: What Are the Sustainable Alternatives to Wool? –

With cosy, comforting knits being such a wardrobe staple during colder months, read our tips on what to wear instead of wool in autumn and winter.

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Supply Chain News: Some Retailers Pushing Slow Parcel Shipping but for Costs, not Yet Sustainability

Among the huge surge of parcel shipments in this Christmas season, with volumes expected to rise as much as 40% and UPS and FedEx refusing to take some shipments from retailers that have blown past their earlier forecasts, some retailer are pushing customers to consider slower deliveries.

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Africa’s opportunity for a bright and sustainable future

Africa has the richest solar resources of any region, yet today is home to only 5 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, less than 1% of the global total. With the right policies and financing, solar PV could become the continent’s top electricity source by capacity. While solar PV is set to expand most rapidly, all renewable technologies are needed to support energy access and development, especially an expansion of hydroelectric capacity. Over 40% of global gas discoveries in recent years were in Africa and, if used locally, this gas has the potential to complement electricity generation from renewables and support industrialisation. All such resources could help bring about a much less carbon-intensive development trajectory compared to other developing regions. Tapping Africa’s potential for energy efficiency, renewables and domestic use of natural gas is crucial to put all African countries on track for universal access to reliable electricity by 2030. To achieve this goal, over the next 12 years, the average number of people gaining access to electricity each year would need to triple from around 20 million today to over 60 million people. More decentralised and modular technologies, mainly based on renewables, are now available and they are reducing the length of time it takes to provide access to electricity and cutting the costs of doing so. According to the IEA’s latest geospatial analysis (developed in collaboration with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology), while grid expansion and densification will remain essential, mini-grids and stand-alone systems could provide power to more than half of the population who need to gain access by 2030, or almost 450 million people. A reliable electricity supply for all would require an almost fourfold increase in power sector investment, averaging around $120bn a year to 2040, half of which is needed for networks. Mobilising…

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FLINT GROUP PACKAGING INKS JOINS GROUNDBREAKING HOLYGRAIL INITIATIVE TO ACCELERATE CIRCULAR PLASTICS ECONOMY | FlintGroup

Flint Group Packaging Inks, a global leader in the supply of print consumables and services to the packaging industry, has signed up to the HolyGrail 2.0 project that seeks to solve the complexities surrounding the recycling of post-consumer plastic packaging. Project HolyGrail was established in 2017 to speed up the transition to a global circular economy for plastics by improving recycling rates through more effective, high quality sorting of materials. In 2020, the second phase of the project, HolyGrail 2.0, was launched to open it up as a cross-value chain initiative with greater scale and scope. Partners involved in the project are exploring the viability of tagging packaging with unique, machine-readable codes to improve automated detection and sorting within current recycling systems. One technique being considered is to apply an optical code utilising digital watermarking technology. The watermark would be applied directly within the packaging artwork and printed onto the expanse of the printed package, usually in a repeatedly tiled manner. Paul Winstanley, Senior Director – Technology & Innovation at Flint Group Packaging Inks, commented: “HolyGrail 2.0 aligns perfectly with our vision to support the packaging industry achieve a circular economy by developing responsibly-built products and sustainable solutions. It made absolute sense to commit ourselves to working with the European Brand Association (‘AIM’), which is spearheading the project, and other HolyGrail partners, to further develop this technology that will significantly increase the recycling of plastic packaging. “Flint Group Packaging Inks can bring some unique capabilities and expertise to the project to drive the development of digital watermarking and coding. This includes our Global Innovation Centre where we can design supporting ink and coating technology and test full scale simulations of any proposed solutions.” One of the biggest hurdles to achieving high volumes of quality recycled plastics lies in the complexity…

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CCC Report – Driving sustainability in the supply chain

By Ryan Purcell (pictured) Director, Global Impact at LLamasoft…

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Conversations Over Coffee – Sustainability

Register now to join us on Thursday 17 December for our final conversation over coffee, this time focusing on sustainability.A big topic of conversation for bu…

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Signature Flight Support | Signature Renew Sustainability Commitment

Signature Renew is a conscious effort towards environmental responsibility for business and private aviation through Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), solar, electric vehicles and more.

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Canary Wharf Group targets net-zero by 2030

London-based property giant Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has outlined plans for reaching net-zero by 2030, including new commitments on electric vehicles and heat.

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Take a peek inside Ikea’s first sustainable tiny home

Ikea partnered with Vox Creative and American RV and tiny home builder Escape to design a space-saving house with eco-friendly features.

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L’Oréal’s Sustainability Actions Granted Triple A Status –

L’Oréal has been awarded a Triple A rating for its corporate sustainability for the fifth consecutive year, making it the only company in CDP’s annual ranking to achieve such a record.  CDP, a global nonprofit organization that urges companies to share their environmental data and assesses their performance and efforts to be transparent, grades groups on how they undertake climate change, protect forests and safeguard water security. 

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Understand Your Place of Business | Sustainable Business Practices

Understand your place of business through geospatial thinking. Location analytics empowers sustainable business practices that help outpace the competition.

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HKRITA and H&M Foundation further sustainable technology drive | Apparel Industry News | just-style

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel (HKRITA) has entered into a five-year collaboration plan with the H&M Foundation to drive the sustainable development of the fashion and textile industry through research into technology enhancements.

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IIT Madras to run electric bus pilot project for sustainable in-campus mobility

– The electric bus will use a flash-charging system that quickly charges the battery while passengers get on and off the bus.

– IIT Madras will host the infrastructure required to operate the flash-charging system for the e-bus.

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City of Ames Grows Sustainable Fleet with Partners Renewable Energy Group and Optimus Technologies | Business Wire

The City of Ames is adding seven new dump trucks to their fleet, equipped to run on B100 biodiesel from Renewable Energy Group.

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Earth is home to more man-made items than life | Daily

Researchers of the study from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel used computer models to predict the current and historical mass of all things on Earth dating back to 1900.

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Interfacial catalysts for sustainable chemistry: advances on atom and energy efficient glycerol conversion to acrylic acid – Green Chemistry (RSC Publishing)

Conversion of glycerol to acrylic acid represents an emerging application in transforming waste biomass to valuable products in chemical industry.However, achieving almost perfect atomic efficiency and intrinsic zero-waste generation still remain a grand challenge to meet stricter regulations on …

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Healthy people, healthy planet: the search for a sustainable global diet

By 2050, an estimated 10 billion people will live on Earth. To provide them with a healthy diet, eating habits need to change.

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When sustainable timber construction helps grow local jobs and local forests – PEFC – Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

Join Paul Jarquin, President and founder of REI Habitat, and two other experts for our Construction webinar on 16 December.

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|| Enhancing Financial Sustainability and Commercial Viability of BRTs in Sub-Saharan Africa-Factor Analysis and Assessment Tool – Webinar | UITP ||

Rapid urbanisation and urban population growth in SSA have led to the development and expansion of cities which have generated increasing pressure on their transport systems. Some major cities in SSA have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems to address some of their mobility challenges at the lowest possible cost. Total length of BRT corridors under development in six SSA cities is 343km (including 141 km under operation in four cities) representing a total capital investment estimated at US$ 1.8 billion. Two of these cities (i.e. Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria) have operational Quality Bus Service and BRT-Lite system. BRT implementation in SAA cities has shown mixed results. Financial sustainability and commercial viability challenges have often materialized. They translate BRTs’ high upfront infrastructure investment costs and operational subsidies requirements to maintain services quality. In this context, private sector solutions have been explored to address known public financial gap. To date, mobilization of private sector capital has been slow and difficult, however. This is due to cross cutting challenges encompassing political economy, regulatory, institutional, technical, social and financial characteristics of these projects. It is critical for SSA governments to have in-depth understanding and comprehensive assessment of those challenges if they are to develop contextualized and effective solutions to them.

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Sustainable gift guide – clutter free gift ideas that are kinder to the environment | Woollahra Municipal Council

‘Tis the season to be writing your Christmas list, checking it twice and figuring out who’s been naughty or nice. Before you hit the shops this year, take a minute to think about the impact your gifting has on the planet. Australian households generate 30% more waste over the Christmas period. We can all do our bit to help minimise waste and protect our environment by gifting sustainably. Give an experience Instead of giving ‘stuff’, give an experience to remember, like: A voucher for your loved one’s favourite restaurant, a show or workshop. A Groupon, Cudo or RedBalloon voucher will cater to all types of interests – sports, massage or an outdoor adventure. Treat your loved ones to a meal at one of our fabulous local eateries Make something There’s nothing quite like receiving a gift you know has been made just for you: Pot some fresh herbs for cooking. Bake a few treats. If you are super creative – paint, draw or whip-up a Christmas stocking on the Janome. Donate If there is someone in your life who already has everything, do you know if they have a charity or interest you could support? Here are a few ideas: Kids and animal lovers might like to adopt an animal at Taronga Zoo or through the WWF. Support bushfire victims in NSW and QLD or drought affected farmers who are doing it tough this Christmas. Donate to community development organisations like World Vision, or Oxfam and contribute to sustainability programs (tree planting, food production, education etc.) in developing countries. Many environmental charities have donation programs over Christmas, including marine conservation, reforestation to help our koalas or regenerative farming – just to name a few. There are also many charity groups assisting native animals who have been injured during bushfires. Who…

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Full article: Smart City Beyond Efficiency: Technology–Policy–Community at Play for Sustainable Urban Futures

Smart urbanization has become a popular discourse in urban policy circles across the world. This is due to the rising popularity of the smart city notion, the main premise of which is achieving hei…

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Albéa lands partnership with P and G to launch recyclable toothpaste tubes

Albéa Group is proud to partner with FMCG leader P&G to launch several ranges of recyclable toothpaste tube, using its proprietary Greenleaf Generation 2 tube technology.  P&G has recently announced that the new packaging would be released across its renowned Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med toothpaste brands. The three brands now feature recyclable HDPE toothpaste tubes made using Albéa’s Greenleaf Generation 2 tube technology.

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Steps to Sustainability information session

Steps to Sustainability information session When: Friday 11 December 2020 Where: Zoom online forum Time: 11:00 – 12:00 Are you an ambitious, forward thinking, small to medium sized heritage organisation with an income generating idea? Turn it into reality with Steps to Sustainability, the Social Enterprise Academy’s new National Lottery Heritage Fund project which AIM is partnering on. As well as training in key entrepreneurial and commercial skills, the programme will support you and your organisation in developing an income generation project, for which you will be eligible to unlock funding of up to £10,000. Join the Steps to Sustainability team to find out more at this information session. Hear about how this scheme could help you and get your questions answered by the Social Enterprise Academy team. Click here to book your place on Zoom>> Click here to find out more about Steps to Sustainability>>

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Údarás na Gaeltachta to create plan for renewable energy

Údarás na Gaeltachta is to research a development plan for the environs of Ros an Mhíl harbour based around marine renewable energy.

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The challenges of sustainability and integration in urban mobility

Luisa Wahlig, HERE Technologies and Julian Renninger, SBB discuss intermodal urban mobility and the urgency of sustainability and integration.

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Walsall College accelerates automotive industry sustainability with launch of electric/hybrid training courses

Walsall College launches electric/hybrid vehicle training courses…