With their futures at stake, university and college students are driving learning leaders to strengthen the role of higher education in sustainability. Many of the 4 million people who took part in the September 2019 youth-led climate strikes are now college-age. A 2021 Deloitte survey also showed that climate change and protecting the environment was the top priority for Gen Z. Clearly, commitments to protect the planet have become table stakes for students. Indeed, 75% of students say that a college’s environmental commitment would influence their choice of school, according to a survey conducted by the Princeton Review. But it’s not just students who are leading the charge. Climate action has become critical for governments globally: At COP26, the 2021 UN climate change conference held in Glasgow, 137 countries agreed to reverse forest loss, and 190 countries agreed to phase out coal power. Addressing environmental sustainability puts higher learning institutions ahead of the curve regarding regulatory pressures.
Mexico’s capital city is thought to be second only to New York when it comes to producing waste. Now it’s taking steps to tackle the problem, starting with plastics.
A wine bottle made from 94% recycled paperboard has been launched by UK packaging company Frugalpac and it can take other spirits too.
Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), is participating in the East African Communications Organisation (EACO) Sustainable E-Waste Management Webinar, in October 13, under the theme “e-Waste to Wealth.”
Solar energy is terrible for the environment in a number of ways, including the fact that large land areas must be devoted to it. At Forbes, Michael Shellenberger highlights another problem with solar energy: it produces vast quantities of hazardous waste, which are not being adequately dealt with. The last few years have seen growing concern over what happens to solar panels at the end of their life. Consider the following statements: * The problem of solar panel disposal “will explode with full force in two or three decades and wreck the environment” because it “is a huge amoun