Researchers have examined stable isotopes from bone collagen and dental enamel to reconstruct the diets of ancient Mongolians. Findings challenge the popular notion of a completely nomadic prehistoric population, linking …
There are many measures you can implement to conserve water and lead a sustainable lifestyle. Obvious options include rainwater harvesting, greywater recycling, and little conscientious lifestyle changes like shortening showers and going easy on the sprinklers and repairing faulty leaks ASAP.
You may, however, be missing out on fixing small leakages from malfunctioning appliances like the water heater, dishwasher, or a hidden pipe leak. These leaks, besides wasting a lot of water, can run your utility bills high and herald major problems ranging from stained walls and black mold to potential flooding.
At the start of the year we wrote about how Prada had taken on a major sustainability-linked loan, ensuring that the brand had to either reduce its environmental impact or else face pecuniary consequences. We speculated that more brands were likely to follow Prada’s lead in tying the way they raise capital to sustainability objectives, something that would have a fundamental impact on the design and operation of their property portfolios.
Minister of State with special responsibility for the Circular Economy and Communications, Ossian Smyth TD, has announced funding of €490,000 for 10 projects across Ireland under the first Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS). Creating a ‘circular economy’ is part of the move towards a more sustainable future, with a focus on reducing and eliminating waste and keeping resources in use for as long as possible. The CEIGS will help communities to make this transition across Ireland and allow the country to move towards a more sustainable future. Funding under this round of the CEIGS was initially set at €250,000. However, due to the overall quality of the successful applicants, and in line with the Department’s commitment to supporting the circular economy, Minster of State Smyth secured an additional €240,000 in funding. This has resulted in the CEIGS being able to support projects across the whole spectrum of the circular economy, from green construction to digital platforms for re-use.