How Cross Industry Collaboration Accelerates Supply Chain Sustainability

February 23, 2017 by  
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Increasingly, supply chain partners are identifying areas of shared value and acting together to engage in innovative partnerships. International Paper and McDonald’s are leveraging their commitment to advance sustainable forestry and responsible sourcing through both supply chain actions and third party sustainability collaborations. Hear how these two companies have identified and leveraged their areas of intersection to mutual benefit, and the resulting outcomes on both ends of the supply chain.

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Reinventing Corporate Sustainability

February 23, 2017 by  
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The past year has seen a number of ambitious targets set, from Paris to Kigali – the next step is translating these objectives into reality. BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer explores what it will take from the public and private sectors to follow through on these goals, tackle new questions, and build fairer societies.

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Special Announcement: The Sustainability Solutions Celebration

February 23, 2017 by  
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ASU, with the help of some special guests, previews the Sustainability Solutions Celebration, presented as part of the Sustainability Solutions Festival hosted by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

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Rethinking the Water Cycle for a Water Quality Constrained World

February 23, 2017 by  
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Global water scarcity is a function of the compounding impacts of decreasing availability and declining quality. The impacts of these factors on business are complex and far reaching. Succeeding in a water quality constrained world requires the ingenuity of business to drive water strategies that go beyond conservation to reuse, recycling and stewardship.  Ecolab vice president of sustainability Emilio Tenuta will outline imperatives for achieving business resilience  amidst water scarcity.

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Reclaimed Plastic Furniture Can Help You Recline in Style

April 25, 2014 by  
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Isn’t it ironic that most things that are made of plastic are used only once and then thrown into the trash, but plastic itself is a material that lasts forever; something that the Earth simply cannot digest? We may not be able to eliminate single-use plastics such as grocery bags and beverage bottles , but we can recycle them into items that’ll be used long-term… like these Adirondack-style chairs , which are made of 90 recycled plastic bottles and grocery bags. The folks at C.R. Plastic Products chose to make these gorgeous items from plastics that would have otherwise ended up in landfill sites, and the resulting furniture is as stylish and comfortable as it is long-lasting. Available in 16 colors, these weather-resistant items are built to last a lifetime (or longer). + CR Plastic Products The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , grocery bags , patio furniture , plastic bags , plastics , recycled , Recycled Plastic , summer furniture

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DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

December 16, 2012 by  
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If you love wrapping and opening wrapped gifts but hate the resulting pile of wasted paper, then you might want to check out this awesome DIY post. We have compiled a list of clever ways to recycle the most mundane household items into fun gift wrap and tags that your friends and family will love. Our list demonstrates how just about anything can be given new life, including chip bags, children’s art, reusable shopping bags and t-shirts. Hit the jump to learn more and get inspired to make your own recycled gift wrap . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY , eco holidays , gift guide , gift tags , gift wrap , green holidays , holidays , household items used as gift wrap , Recycled Materials , sustainable gifts

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Beyond Soda Taxes, Teaching Cooking Crucial Part of Building Healthy American Diet

July 25, 2011 by  
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photo: cookbookman17 / Creative Commons The New York Times ‘ chief food opinionator Mark Bittman has weighed in on a topic that frequents TreeHugger’s page: Taxing sugary beverages , ending the de facto subsidies for unhealthy foods we’ve currently got in place, and the resulting health benefits of doing so. Bittman’s overview of those benefits is compelling for su… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Drought Brings Texans Falling Water Well Levels & Sinking Foundations

July 25, 2011 by  
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Foundation crack. Image credit:flickr, Micheal Derr ( ewige ) How dry is it it Texas? It is so dry that water-well levels are noticeably dropping. In fact, groundwater levels are sinking enough that, according to the Fort-Worth Star Telegram , “The dip in groundwater levels is forcing many rural homeowners who depend on residential wells to spend $500 to $1,000 to have their pumps lowered or, worse, $7,500 or more to have deeper wells drilled.” And that’s … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Cloud Computing Could Slash Data Center Energy Use by Over One-Third

December 9, 2010 by  
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As the energy used by data centers around the world rapidly grows, so do the emissions they’re responsible for — currently 2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.  A new report issued by Pike Research indicates that cloud computing could make a huge dent in the energy used by data centers and the resulting emissions. The study by Pike has some very positive figures.  Energy use by data centers could be reduced by 38 percent by 2020 if companies continue to switch over to cloud computing at the expected rate.  With that drop in energy use, emissions could be cut by 28 percent from 2010 levels.  Energy costs could drop from $23.3 billion in 2010 to $16 billion in 2020. There’s still a lot to figure out when it comes to the exact benefits of cloud computing though.  Greenpeace issued a report this year saying that emissions from cloud computing could triple by 2020, so the switch will need to be combined with other energy-saving efforts

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Belgian Undertakers Want to Dissolve & Flush Dead Into Sewers

July 14, 2010 by  
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Photo: Corbis A group of undertakers in Belgium are proposing a more ecological (but perhaps creepier) alternative to cremation: they hope to dissolve corpses in a caustic solution and flush the resulting liquid and ashes down the drain, which will be recycled at water treatment plants. They contend that the process – known as chemical hydrolysis or resomation – would use less energy than a crematorium and emit no carbon emissions. ..

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