This project-based course will explore the connection between environmental conservation and poverty reduction. Learn how to develop entrepreneurial solutions for challenges where the environment and livelihoods are sometimes at odds — like deforestation, overfishing, waste management, and agriculture. Readings, case studies and expert insights from Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy; Vien Truong, CEO of Green for All; and Michael Kobori, Vice President of Sustainability for Levi Strauss & Co. will guide you as you generate solutions to an environmental challenge of your choosing.
An important new research project into how the UK could increase its use of hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels, as part of the country’s commitment to reaching Net Zero in 2050, is set to begin at the University of Bath. From 1 April, Professor Tim Mays, from Bath’s Department of Chemical Engineering, will head up a new project funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) aimed at tackling the research challenges blocking the wider use of these low carbon fuels in the UK. Professor Mays will become one of two UK Hydrogen Research Co-ordinators who aim over the next six months to establish national Centres of Excellence based at their home institutions. The other co-ordinator project exploring better systems integration of these fuels will be headed up at Newcastle University by Professor Sara Walker. Professor Mays said: “A thriving, low carbon hydrogen sector is essential for the government’s plans to build back better, with a cleaner, greener energy system. Large amounts of low carbon hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels such as ammonia will be needed, which must be stored and transported to points of use. Much research is required, and we will work collaboratively across multiple disciplines to help meet these challenges.”
3M’s stated mission is to use science to solve pressing global challenges – as shown in a recent rollout of its smog-reducing roofing materials.
The circular economy is designed to benefit businesses, society and the environment. For the hazardous waste industry, however, the circular economy offers a unique opportunity to help prevent the depletion of vital and non-renewable natural resources. What is the circular economy? The circular economy focuses on eliminating waste and the unnecessary use of resources. The goal is to use as few resources as possible by keeping materials in circulation and getting the greatest value from them. For manufacturers that generate solvent waste, incorporating circular economy practices into the disposal of spent solvents can have a significant impact.
Sustainability at PSU newsletter 2020 summer edition PSU research helps city better understand climate change’s impact on vital Bull Run Watershed Written by Cristina Rojas, Communications Manager, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences The Bull Run Watershed is Portland’s primary source of drinking water for more than 950,000 residents in the metro region…