6 of the best corporate climate action announcements from the last week

April 27, 2020 by  
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From Google to North Face, companies used Earth Day to share big plans. Here are the ones that stood out.

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Corporate America, it’s your time to shine

March 31, 2020 by  
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The business leaders and companies who use this moment to be creative are the ones who will not only weather this storm; they’ll be the preferred brands of the future.

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The stunning impact of COVID-19 social distancing on air pollution

March 31, 2020 by  
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How efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 have reflected air quality in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Modular homes in Sweden are specially designed for solar panels

January 22, 2020 by  
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Swedish firm Street Monkey Architects has unveiled new solar-powered, prefabricated modular homes in Örebro, Sweden. The row-house project was based on a similar award-winning construction project near Stockholm that was built using passive house principles but designed to complement the urban setting. The single-family structures are designed with energy efficiency in mind to promote lifestyles with smaller carbon footprints. Each home is constructed using six factory-build prefab modules that arrive to the building site already complete with finished walls, bathrooms, kitchens and finishing materials. Onsite, the facade is assembled, and the seams between the modules are finished to remove any evidence of modular prefabrication. Related: Rural, modular home in Mexico allows for a wide variety of configurations The designers heightened the roof in order to better frame the street and allow the homes to stand up against some of the neighborhood’s taller buildings. The facades — which Street Monkey builds once the modular homes arrive to the site — are made from the same combination of wood, steel and plaster as the firm’s Stockholm project but with more exposed steel. The materials used in the facades depend on the orientation, meaning the ones facing east or west have white plaster and the ones facing the north or south are made of either dark silver steel or steel with wood lattice. As a result, the row of modular houses presents three different versions of the same 150-square-meter home and provides a sense of individuality for residents without losing the overall visual cohesiveness of the row. The highlight of the Örebro homes is the utilization of solar panels , the placement of which also depended on the particular house’s orientation. As the solar panels are designed to face south, the architects had to come up with a unique roof designed for both appearance and practicality. Houses that were east-west facing have sawtooth roofs with customized ridgelines and a 45-degree angle for the panels, while homes with north-south facades and east-west ridgelines have asymmetrical, mirrored roofs. + Street Monkey Architects Photography by Mattias Hamrén via Street Monkey Architects

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SAP’s simple, sensible contribution to sustainability

November 21, 2019 by  
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Often, the best technology innovations are the ones that are virtually invisible.

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A five-step approach to engaging investors on sustainability

May 20, 2019 by  
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Companies are receiving a record number of inquiries. Here are some ideas for answering the ones that matter most.

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Tom Szaky of Terracycle on reuse’s ‘cool factor’

May 20, 2019 by  
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Consumers love a shiny new object — how can a reuse model replace that relationship?

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8 Ways to Convert Your Eco-Slacker Significant Other

August 7, 2013 by  
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Do you ever find yourself pulling recyclables out of the trash can? You know, the ones that your eco-slacker husband/wife/partner/BFF/roommate lazily threw in the trash instead of the recycle bin? While we certainly don’t condone nagging your…

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ConAgra Sued for Misusing "100% Natural" Claim on Genetically Modified Oils

August 26, 2011 by  
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Image: wessonoil.com Most conscientious shoppers know that there is no regulation behind the word “natural” on food labels (with the exception, to some extent, of meat). So food companies slap the word on any product they want to, no matter how many chemicals it contains or how processed it is, knowing it somehow piques interest for consumers, even the ones who know it is a baseless claim. But that trend may soon change, if one recent lawsuit is successful in court. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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House Reps Squash Effort to End Oil Subsidies After Raking in $8.7 Million from Big Oil

May 5, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Abeeeer via Flickr / CC BY Democrats made a move to remove just some of the billion dollar subsidies from the largest oil companies — the ones currently announcing sky high profits — but it was rejected by nearly all Republicans and a few Democrats in… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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