Sustainable Urban Development
This MOOC is all about this integration of different fields of knowledge within the metropolitan context. The most relevant challenges that metropolitan regions are facing and how you can respond to these challenges.
Seedlip turns discarded lemons into coasters to promote sustainability
23rd August, 2019 by Edith Hancock Non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ brand Seedlip is teaming up with London bar Lyaness and agri-tech company Green Lab to show drinkers how they can reuse food waste at home. The saying goes ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’
Clarks taps AI-enabled returns App to help give paper wastage and supply chain emissions the boot | BusinessGreen News
Shoemaker is aiming to remove all physical paperwork by the end of this year. Global footwear retailer Clarks has announced a tie-up with circular economy start-up OtailO that aims to slash the waste produced in the online product returns process. An update from the 200-year-old shoe maker on Friday claims the partnership with the Israeli company would result in Clarks customers being able to return their purchases in a more sustainable way. OtailO’s system enables online shoppers to return purchases through a web application that eliminates the need for pre-printed labels, it explained. Meanwhile, an in-built inspection mechanism uses machine learning to assess the condition of the product being returned, while it is still in the customers hands, enabling Clarks to take more efficient business decisions and returns routing, it said.
Should the Federal Dietary Guidelines Consider Sustainability?
Four years ago, the meat industry killed efforts to include the environmental impact of the food we eat. New reports say the issue won’t resurface in 2020.
PA Environment Digest Blog: Two-Thirds Of Pennsylvanians Support Increased Funding For PA State Parks, Forests
Two-thirds (66 percent) of Pennsylvanians agree state lawmakers should place a high priority on funding for state parks and forests, according to a recent state poll of likely voters. The agreement was broad-based and bipartisan, including majorities of voters regardless of their party affiliation, age, gender, geography, or ethnicity. “Pennsylvanians – no matter who they are, where they live, or what political views they hold – support investing in our state parks and forests and protecting our precious natural resources,” said Brad Mallory, Board Chair of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, which commissioned the scientific statewide poll. In addition, the poll shows that 67 percent of Pennsylvania likely voters support using as much as $125 million of the state’s share of the federal American Rescue Plan’s funding on the maintenance and repair of state parks and forests.
Digital rights are vital for sustainable development
Access Now joined 15 other organizations to review the outcomes of UNGA74, including the critical importance of civil society engagement.