Nature crosses political borders and waits for no one. So it was wonderful to see world leaders gathered together in Paris at the COP21 event to seriously address climate change—finally!
Time is running out; the Earth’s climate is already changing all over the planet. It is an urgent matter for..
As I sit here waiting for my 29-MB file to download, I ponder the origin of this fascination with data that we have developed. As 21st century adults, we are toned and primed to present data, have data-driven conversations and cite data as evidence. How did data gain the power it has over modern..
Sweden is ranked as the Most Sustainable Country in the World for 2015 according to the Country Sustainability Ranking study. The Scandinavian nation emerged ahead of 59 other countries evaluated on a broad range of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) components, retaining the lead..
Business sustainability, the way companies control their environmental, social and financial risk, obligations and opportunities, is essential for long-term profitability and viability. It is a framework that is increasingly embraced by companies across industries worldwide. In construction,..
For two centuries, the linear model of production was the dominant, uncontested model in manufacturing. Manufacturers turned raw materials into finished products and then sold these to consumers. Consumers, in turn, bought these finished products and then discarded them afterwards. The model..
As the private and public sectors continue to develop their sustainability plans to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and the wellbeing of their communities, the private sector faces the challenge of ensuring the long-term viability of their operations and the wellbeing of their..
Balancing economic growth with sustainable development is a challenge for both large and small municipalities. Sustainability planning is an opportunity for communities to develop a vision and implement long-term goals that address challenges and opportunities to become a more sustainable..
Environmental problems such as global warming and the depletion of resources occur due to the rapid acceleration of global consumption. Energy consumption, in particular, continues to rise in direct proportion with rapid changes in standards of living. Given that many sources of energy are..
Although scientists agree the planet is getting hotter, we will still need to keep warm in the immediate future since we will be experiencing extreme weather fluctuations causing events like power outages. Energy conservation makes sense because it means you can ride the unpredictability a..