Using finance to shatter the fossil fuel economy

November 3, 2017 by  
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Nick Silver, economist and onetime finance professional, says that avoid damage to society and the environment, we need to re-engineer the system.

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It isn’t strange that cities are leading on climate action

November 3, 2017 by  
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A new partnership from C40 Cities and Climate-KIC will prioritize building retrofits, mobility and closed-loop systems.

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11 Ways to Use Solar Energy Besides the Home

June 21, 2017 by  
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Solar panels can be installed on your home and save you thousands a year in energy. However, your house is not the only place they can be applied. You can save money and help preserve the environment by using solar panels in a number of…

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Scientists create eco-friendly, biodegradable microbeads

June 9, 2017 by  
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Microbeads ‘ detriment to the environment is well-documented , yet many companies continue to put the tiny plastic spheres in their products. Scientists at the University of Bath came up with a solution. They created microbeads from cellulose instead, and their alternative is both biodegradable and renewable. One shower can pollute the ocean with 100,000 plastic particles, according to an estimate cited by the University of Bath. These plastic microbeads less than five millimeters in size are way too small to be filtered out by sewage filtration systems, and from sunscreens, toothpastes, or cosmetics end up in the ocean. Fish, birds, and other marine creatures then consume them. Researchers think from there, the microbeads may be entering our food supply . Related: Greenpeace identifies brands that are still polluting oceans with microbeads So a research team at the university developed a way to continuously make biodegradable microbeads. They dissolve cellulose and reform it into beads, by making droplets that are set. They say their process is scalable, and they can draw cellulose from waste products such as those from the paper-making industry. These waste products offer a renewable source of cellulose. Their biodegradable microbeads will stay stable in a body wash, but at sewage treatment facilities can be broken down by organisms. Or the beads will break down in a short period of time if they do make it into the wider environment. Scientist Janet Scott said they’ll biodegrade into harmless sugars. She said in a statement, “Microbeads used in the cosmetics industry are often made of polyethylene or polypropylene, which are cheap and easy to make. However these polymers are derived from oil and they take hundreds of years to break down in the environment…We hope in the future these [microbeads] could be used as a direct replacement for plastic microbeads.” The journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering published a study on the research online the end of May. A team led by Scott just received more than £1 million, around $1.2 million, in funding to develop porous beads, microsponges, and capsules from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council . Via the University of Bath Images via University of Bath

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A Cleaner Ride: 4 Tips for Financing Eco-Friendly Vehicles

June 6, 2017 by  
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Car ownership is, in many parts of the country, a necessary evil. You need one if you want to access local services, run errands or visit friends and family, but traditional vehicles are a threat to the environment. They power our massive appetite…

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6 Ways Online Education Prevents Planetary Pollution

March 10, 2017 by  
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Most people consciously manage their impact on the environment to the best of their ability. But did you know that choosing to earn your degree online can help keep the earth clean at the same time? Unlike the convenience of cars, the convenience…

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How Citigroup has gamified employee engagement

January 30, 2017 by  
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“Sustainability has been so focused on impacts to the environment… and lost in the conversation are the people in the building — the occupants,” said Steve Avadek, Director of Sustainability for Citi Realty Services.Avadek sat down with GreenBiz at VERGE 16 to talk about Citigroup’s ambitious green building record and its employee engagement initiatives.

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How to Recycle Makeup

January 2, 2017 by  
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Makeup is making the planet ugly. So what do you do if you want to be eco-friendly and also beautiful? I wanted to find out how to buy makeup that wasn’t bad for the environment and what I was supposed to do with it after I was done, so I…

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How (And Why) H&M Is Trying On Clothing Recycling

September 8, 2016 by  
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The fast fashion industry has been under increased scrutiny in recent years, and rightly so. Some environmentalists claim that the clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world — trailing only oil in its impact on the environment….

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Can the Olympics boost sustainability?

August 19, 2016 by  
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Every four years, billions of dollars are poured into construction projects for the Olympic Games. Promises about sustainable development and protecting the environment follow. But host cities struggle to reach the goal.

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