Op-Ed: Recycling Must Be Included in Infrastructure Bill

January 10, 2018 by  
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As Congress and the Trump administration contemplate a $1 trillion … The post Op-Ed: Recycling Must Be Included in Infrastructure Bill appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Defining the circular economy

August 24, 2015 by  
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Closed loop, cradle to cradle, next-gen recycling? No matter what you call it, companies are already jockeying for position in the trillion-dollar material reuse market.

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Paola Santana on drones and leapfrogging transportation buildouts

August 24, 2015 by  
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Roughly 1 billion people live in places without access to all-season roads. The lack of basic infrastructure to move goods to market severely has limited their ability to create sustainable incomes and thus get out of the cycle of poverty. But Matternet’s co-founder and COO Paola Santana said we now have at our disposal a technology that can allow people in remote Third World locations to leapfrog into the economy — without going through the costly and many-year process of building asphalt roads, or any roads. Enter drones.

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It’s time for the health care industry to get serious about climate

August 24, 2015 by  
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Businesses serious about improving health should be serious about climate, too.

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Social good meets business strategy: Putting your signature on CSR

August 24, 2015 by  
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Corporate citizenship isn’t about cutting checks to charities. It’s about real action and connecting social good to the bottom line.

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Community solar and the large corporate user quandary

August 24, 2015 by  
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Many businesses, especially those without sun-exposed rooftops, could benefit by joining a community solar plan but their size hinders them. Now Rocky Mountain Power and others offer options.

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New Report Shows More Efficient Urban Transportation Could Save the World $70 Trillion

July 17, 2013 by  
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Photo from Shutterstock Transportation accounts for half of the world’s oil consumption and about a fifth of the world’s total energy use – and 40% of those resources are used for urban transportation. A new report by the International Energy Agency suggests that these numbers are set to double by 2050 because more and more of the world’s population is moving to cities. To address the issue, the agency has proposed some radical changes in policy and infrastructure planning to address the inevitable reality of more crowded trains and buses and more congestion on the streets. If implemented, these changes in policy and planning could collectively save countries $70 trillion by 2050. Read the rest of New Report Shows More Efficient Urban Transportation Could Save the World $70 Trillion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , avoid shift improve transportation planning , climate impacts , energy efficient modes of transportation , global travel to double by 2050 , increased mobility , infrastructure planning , International Energy Agency , maria van der hoeven , multi-modal cities , reducing burden on transportation system , roadway congestion , telecommuting , urban transportation        

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7 Energy-Efficient Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

July 17, 2013 by  
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As the summer heat intensifies, the temptation to blast the air conditioner can be unbearable – but it’s bound to take a toll on your energy bill and the environment. Fortunately, there’s lots of ways to conserve energy and lower your utility bill without breaking a sweat. Sealing and insulating your home is estimated to reduce cooling costs by 20% according to the EPA, while a light-colored roof can make a difference of up to 25 degrees of your home’s temperature. Check out this helpful infographic from Toms Mechanical for more energy-efficient ways to beat the heat! 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! Read the rest of 7 Energy-Efficient Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , ac , air conditioner , air conditioning , beat the heat , energy efficient cooling , Green Building , green design , heatwave , summer heat , sustainable design , toms mechanical        

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CDP’s Carbon Action Initiative Brings $10 Trillion to Bear on Climate

February 24, 2012 by  
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The Carbon Action initiative of the Carbon Disclosure Project, launched last year on behalf of 34 institutional investors, now has 92 signatories with more than $10 trillion in assets under management.

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Humans Caused $6.6 Trillion in Environmental Damage in 2008

October 5, 2010 by  
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A new report uses data from Trucost to find that the cost of environmental damage equaled 11 percent of Gross Domestic Product, and was 20 percent larger than pension fund losses from the financial crisis.

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