Corporate renewable energy in the age of COVID-19

March 27, 2020 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Corporations have been driving the uptake of renewables across the United States for years. Hundreds of companies have made voluntary commitments to transition to 100 percent clean energy, and companies of all sizes have spearheaded renewable procurement deals, adding clean energy capacity to the grid. 

Here is the original:
Corporate renewable energy in the age of COVID-19

Everloops sustainable toothbrush comes with replaceable bamboo bristles

March 26, 2020 by  
Filed under Eco, Green, Recycle

Mexico City-based NOS has come out with a design to address one of the many causes of plastic pollution that consumers tend to overlook: toothbrushes. The company’s Everloop toothbrush combines a reusable, recycled plastic handle with replaceable bristles made from compostable bamboo . The sheer number of plastic toothbrushes that end up in landfills every year is a much larger problem than most people realize. Most dentists, as well as the American Dental Association (ADA), recommend replacing toothbrushes every three or four months or whenever the bristles begin to fray. Seeing as there are over 300 million people living in the United States, that means there are about 1 billion plastic toothbrushes tossed into the garbage every year in this country alone. Related: Tooth — the eco-friendly toothbrush made from recycled and biodegradable materials The plastic handles on typical toothbrushes are regularly found during beach cleanups, and the tiny nylon bristles have the potential to contribute to microplastics in the ocean. Some modern designs aim to take the plastic out of disposable toothbrushes and replace it with bamboo handles. This is a step in the right direction, but it still leaves the issue of regular pollution every three months when it’s time to replace the toothbrush, especially considering many bamboo toothbrushes still have nylon bristles. NOS aims to stop this endless toothbrush pollution with its unique redesign of the bristle component. The head and base of the Everloop toothbrush is made of recycled plastic from other discarded toothbrushes, with a clipping mechanism that easily opens and closes to replace the bristles (made entirely out of natural bamboo) when it’s time to change them. The disposed bamboo bristles are 100% compostable. Each toothbrush comes with a set of eight bamboo bristles to be replaced every three months, enough for at least two years. Even the packaging, made from thermoformed paper pulp, can be safely composted . + NOS Images via NOS

View post: 
Everloops sustainable toothbrush comes with replaceable bamboo bristles

We Earthlings: Do You Use Too Much Toilet Paper?

March 24, 2020 by  
Filed under Eco

Comments Off on We Earthlings: Do You Use Too Much Toilet Paper?

As the new coronavirus sweeps the United States, many Americans … The post We Earthlings: Do You Use Too Much Toilet Paper? appeared first on Earth911.com.

More:
We Earthlings: Do You Use Too Much Toilet Paper?

Helen Crowley on the role of business in biodiversity and conservation

March 4, 2020 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on Helen Crowley on the role of business in biodiversity and conservation

Biodiversity is fundamental to human well-being and a healthy planet, but biodiversity loss and species extinction is currently happening at an alarming rate. According to a draft plan from the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, world leaders must enact protections for at least 30 percent of the world’s land and oceans in the next decade to protect current biodiversity levels and avert the extinction of many species. But we shouldn’t stop there, of course.

See the original post here:
Helen Crowley on the role of business in biodiversity and conservation

Temple Grandin on understanding all kinds of minds

March 4, 2020 by  
Filed under Business, Eco, Green

Comments Off on Temple Grandin on understanding all kinds of minds

As a leading author, scientist and speaker in the fields of autism and animal behavior, Dr. Temple Grandin has long understood the merits of different types of thinking and the strength of cognitive diversity in the workforce. When we recognize and embrace types of thinking different from our own, we can make breakthroughs that otherwise would be unattainable. Temple Grandin discusses how you can apply new ways of thinking to your own work to achieve your sustainability goals. From GreenBiz 20.

Read the original post:
Temple Grandin on understanding all kinds of minds

Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber on crossing the sustainability-investor chasm

February 29, 2020 by  
Filed under Business, Eco, Green

Comments Off on Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber on crossing the sustainability-investor chasm

2019 saw an unprecedented growth in interest in and consideration for ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues from companies, investors and now government, with the first congressional hearing on ESG issues in the United States held in July. This trend signals a growing recognition that climate change is not only detrimental to our environment, but also to our economic system, and that many issues that were once considered non-financial are now seen as financially material.

See the original post:
Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber on crossing the sustainability-investor chasm

Innovative food tracker uses app to help you live zero-waste

February 24, 2020 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Innovative food tracker uses app to help you live zero-waste

Industrial designers  Altino Alex  and  Savin Dimov  have just unveiled an innovative product geared towards helping families around the world reduce their food waste. The  Bubble Food Tracker  is an app-controlled food tracker that monitors products in your kitchen, keeping you aware of what you have in stock and your regular consumption habits, all to bring you closer to a  zero-waste lifestyle . Food waste  is one of the world’s most pressing issues. In fact, according to the  Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations , approximately one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year (around 1.3 billion tons) gets lost or wasted. And unsurprisingly, its fruits and vegetables that have the highest wastage rates of any food. Related: Supermarket happy hour reduces food waste Thankfully, ambitious and eco-conscious designers are beginning to put their thinking caps on when it comes to helping us all reduce our food waste. Industrial designers Altino Alex and Savin Dimov have just unveiled the Bubble Food Tracker, an innovative concept that makes it easier and more efficient to truly have a zero-waste kitchen. The Bubble is a smart, user-friendly and app-controlled tracker. When food items are placed in its capsule-like container, the information is sent directly to a smartphone. This way, people know, at the touch of the screen, no matter where they are, just what food products they already have in stock. The system is designed to take the guessing game out of shopping , enabling shoppers in the moment to avoid buying what they already have at home. Additionally, the Bubble regularly registers your eating habits, keeping track of which food products are consumed the most in the household and what is often left behind. This helpful tool allows families to work together to become more efficient about food shopping and to teach children about the true cost of wasteful food habits. + Altino Alex + Savin Dimov Via Yanko Design Images via Altino Alex

Read the original:
Innovative food tracker uses app to help you live zero-waste

Inside Bill Weihl’s quest to give employees and job seekers a ‘ClimateVoice’

February 24, 2020 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on Inside Bill Weihl’s quest to give employees and job seekers a ‘ClimateVoice’

A new initiative aims to press companies to have a strong and active voice on climate policy in the United States. Your company and its campus recruiters just may be a target.

See the rest here:
Inside Bill Weihl’s quest to give employees and job seekers a ‘ClimateVoice’

Careers in Solar Energy

January 21, 2020 by  
Filed under Eco, Eco Tech

Comments Off on Careers in Solar Energy

The solar energy industry is booming across the United States … The post Careers in Solar Energy appeared first on Earth911.com.

Originally posted here:
Careers in Solar Energy

We Earthlings: Glass Recycling Helps the Environment

January 21, 2020 by  
Filed under Eco

Comments Off on We Earthlings: Glass Recycling Helps the Environment

What connects us all? Nature and our shared relationships through … The post We Earthlings: Glass Recycling Helps the Environment appeared first on Earth911.com.

Original post:
We Earthlings: Glass Recycling Helps the Environment

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 1918 access attempts in the last 7 days.