A local government that develops a comprehensive and effective sustainability plan shows that it is committed to preserving the environment while developing sustainability strategies for the local community. Sustainability plans are developed to address environmental, community and financial..
No point in paying for energy you're not using. Here are some energy management tips and easy ways to spend less money on heating at work.
There are several reasons why choosing to purchase local and sustainable food may be a better choice for you and your family. As more farmers face agricultural challenges (e.g., limited water availability, etc.) it is becoming more difficult to find organic and healthy food that is grown,..
Fashion trends tend to change quickly, which can lead to unsustainable manufacturing practices. With various industries moving toward innovation and sustainability, the world of shoes and apparel has begun exploring sustainable fashion. “Eco fashion” is defined as a growing cultural trend that..
At first glance, the phrase “sustainable fashion” may seem to be an oxymoron. Fashion, after all, is a resource-intensive industry. It takes about 7,000-29,000 liters of water to produce one kilogram of cotton, the world’s primary clothing material.
Topics: Environmental Data Management, Environmental Consulting, Environmental Sustainability, Natural Resources Management, Carbon Management, Environmental Issues, Environmental Planning, Sustainability, Innovation
Europe has made great strides in achieving sustainability. In Sweden, garbage is incinerated in order to provide heat to thousands of local homes. About 15% of the UK’s electricity was derived from renewable sources in 2013. In Switzerland, 94% of old glass and 81% of PET containers are recycled..
Topics: Energy Management, Environmental Consulting, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Impacts, Natural Resources Management, Building Green, Carbon Management, Environmental Planning, Environmental Compliance, Sustainability, Innovation
With California’s drought reaching unprecedented levels – scientists believe that the snowpack is at its lowest point in the last 500 years – the public and private sectors are striving for new water conservation measures guided by a proper water management system. In early 2014, the President..
On September 23 Pope Francis addressed climate change in his White House speech, stating that he explicitly supports President Obama’s plan to cut carbon emissions, and chastising climate change deniers for failing to protect our “common home,” (Roberts 2015). The pope stated “Climate change is..
For many years, Google Earth has allowed anyone with a fast internet connection to explore the world from their desk without having to step on a plane. A scroll of the mouse lets you zoom and glide over stitched together satellite photos of the world. With improvements to the technology that..