In this broker spotlight, William Doerlick of Realty ONE Group Today discusses sustainable business models.
Following backlash concerning plastic waste buildup in beaches and oceans, Scotland is now the first country in the United Kingdom to officially ban the manufacture, supply and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton swabs, commonly known by the brand name of Q-tips. Environmentalists and conservationists are hailing the change as wonderful news for wildlife and ecosystems. Before the new ban came into effect, several cosmetic giants already made the switch to manufacturing more biodegradable alternatives, like paper-stemmed versions. For instance, pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson made the switch two years ago.
Join Luka Mucic, chief financial officer at SAP, to discover how transforming into an intelligent enterprise helps SAP be more resilient, profitable, and sustainable. Hear about the value that comes with steering a company holistically, through strategic investments, internal innovation, and a…
A Canadian university and Stanford University had the highest overall scores on the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index.
To help area residents identify next steps, Hammes helped organize a panel on climate change in February 2018. Held in conjunction with the local Coulee Region Sierra Club Group and the La Crosse Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the panel brought together five area farmers and entrepreneurs to discuss…
A new device harvests two types of energy during the daytime, making it cool on one end and hot on the other, to generate electricity around the clock. With further improvements, the device could be used in off-grid Internet-of-things sensors.
The details were published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (“Simultaneous harvesting of radiative cooling and solar heating for transverse thermoelectric generation”).
Thermal emission is radiated from the top of the device, keeping it cool, while sunlight is absorbed at the bottom, keeping that part warm. The temperature gradient and types of materials used lead to the generation of a spin current that is converted to thermoelectric voltage. (Image: Ken-ichi Uchida)