Campus sustainability initiative passed by University Senate –
New guidelines for university policies and procedures surrounding sustainability at San Diego State were approved by vote of the University Senate on May 7. The University Senate passed the Sustainability Policy with a vote of 47-8 with 2 abstentions, and the Sustainability Resolution passed with…
A Heritage Home, Retrofitted To The Highest Sustainability Standards
A renovated weatherboard home, with 90 per cent reduced heating and cooling costs.
SeaBOS members pledge to strengthen seafood sustainability
A number of the world’s largest seafood companies, including Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods), have pledged to align and synergize their sustainability standards, in a bid to cut down on illegal prac…
Flight shame (and all of its controversy) dock in America | Greenbiz
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, arrived in New York last week on a solar-powered and emissions-free yacht after a 15-day voyage across the Atlantic. Along with her urgent message on climate change, Thunberg brings something that not many Americans are thinking about right now: flight shame. Thunberg is a non-flyer. She quit flying because of the greenhouse gases that are emitted during flights. Airplanes burn fossil-fuel based jet fuel and air travel is responsible for some 2 percent to 5 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, depending on whose numbers you use.
Sustainability & Coffee –
Connecticut College campus members are missing out on free coffee! Cafes on-campus are offering discounts to customers practicing sustainable coffee-drinking, such as using a reusable mug instead of a take-away cup.
World Service – World Business Report, Unilever to halve single use plastics
Consumer goods giant tells BBC of its plans by 2025.