China joins the World Green Building Council community

April 3, 2018 by  
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The move is hailed as “hugely significant” given China’s position as largest building construction market in the world.

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What could have prevented the Cape Town water crisis

February 28, 2018 by  
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It’s better than your usual cost-benefit analysis, and other water-stressed parts of the world should pay attention before they also near Day Zero.

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300 artificial islands in Dubai, ‘The World,’ may get another chance

February 16, 2018 by  
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The World , an archipelago of 300 islands in Dubai , has sat largely vacant for around 10 years. But construction is underway once again. The Guardian’s Oliver Wainwright reported , “After a decade in limbo, The World is back – with more ambitious plans than ever before.” The World was dreamed up in 2003, with Nakheel as the master developer, and 320 million cubic meters of sand and 25 million metric tons of rock were put into place, according to The Guardian. Workers laid the last rock in the breakwater in January 2008. The development sprawls across over 5,000 hectares and stands, in the words of Wainwright, as a “mind-boggling monument to the spectacular hubris of a moment in time when anything seemed possible.” Related: Dubai’s World of Islands is Sinking Into the Sea But construction is beginning again. Josef Kleindienst, of real estate company Kleindienst , talked to The Guardian about his plans for The Heart of Europe , saying he wants to make it snow there throughout the entire year. The Kleindienst website describes The Heart of Europe as “a first of its kind, breathtaking hospitality development, spanning six of the islands on The World in Dubai, with each island taking inspiration from some of Europe’s most captivating locations.” Swiss chalets, Austrian castles, and Russian palaces are among the plans. Kleindienst told The Guardian the development will be finished in time for Expo 2020 in Dubai. Other island owners seem to have been inspired by Kleindienst, according to The Guardian. Emirati developer Seven Tides aims to finish a 100-villa resort on one of the 10 islands they own in the South America portion by the end of this year. And actress Lindsay Lohan said she’s designing an island in The World. It remains to be seen whether or not the projects will ultimately come to life. Via The Guardian Images via Wikimedia Commons ( 1 , 2 ) and The Heart of Europe

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Customer obsessed: Customer demand for sustainability and engagement to maximize impact

February 15, 2018 by  
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The future of corporate sustainability leadership involves finding ways to engage the public to think and act sustainably. This is a task that companies can’t do alone and is best achieved by creating partnerships with NGOs and others to connect with the public and spread the word about companies that are trying to make a difference. As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s has the responsibility and opportunity use our Scale for Good.

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Walmart and Amazon on scaling sustainability

February 11, 2018 by  
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The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: How three of the world’s biggest energy buyers embraced and grew sustainable systems.

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February 11, 2018 by  
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The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: How three of the world’s biggest energy buyers embraced and grew sustainable systems.

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How — and — why the world’s biggest buyers deploy clean energy

February 10, 2018 by  
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What do the nation’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer, an e-commerce giant and the U.S. military have in common?They are some of the world’s biggest buyers of energy, and they are all scaling their efforts to procure renewables. Here, the heads of sustainability at Walmart and Amazon and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force (now head of RMI’s Business Renewables Center) tackle sustainability solutions at a global scale with a focus on economic prosperity. 

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British Supermarket Chain Vows to Eliminate Plastic Packaging

February 8, 2018 by  
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If you’ve ever attempted to venture into the world of … The post British Supermarket Chain Vows to Eliminate Plastic Packaging appeared first on Earth911.com.

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CalPERS, AXA move money towards the Paris Climate Agreement

February 6, 2018 by  
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Investors and pension funds around the world are committing tens of billions to the low-carbon transition, along with plans to disclose climate risks.

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3 Myths About Curbside Recycling

February 5, 2018 by  
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Much has changed in the world of recycling in the … The post 3 Myths About Curbside Recycling appeared first on Earth911.com.

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