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The Burden of Clean Water Worldwide Still Borne by Women
The Burden of Clean Water Worldwide Still Borne by Women

Collaboration / Clean, drinkable water is crucial for human existence, but according to the Women Thrive Alliance, roughly 663 million people worldwide still lack easy access to safe water. - 1 year ago

Deep Sea Mining: The Next Gold Rush?
Deep Sea Mining: The Next Gold Rush?

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / As determined stakeholders continue to innovate proposed 2019 expedition has its sights set on the coast of Papua New Guinea, where if all goes according to plan, three 200-ton machines will troll the bottom of the Bismarck Sea for deposits of copper and gold, for Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals. The remote-controlled robots will use enormous, spiked-covered bulk cutters to churn and grind the ocean floor, to reach as yet untouched reserves of deep-ocean minerals formed over millions of years. - 2 years ago

AECOM: The State – and Future – of Sustainable Infrastructure
AECOM: The State – and Future – of Sustainable Infrastructure

Organizational Change / Multinational engineering and infrastructure firm AECOM is set to build the tallest residential development in Western Europe. Reaching 67 stories, the Spire London tower will be built in West India Quay near Canary Wharf. When completed, it will rise to 771 feet and house 861 apartments and penthouses. AECOM’s work also includes projects in New York City such as the 2.8 million-square-foot 3 World Trade Center and the 1.6 million-square-foot One Vanderbilt, and Citi Field in Flushing, Queens; as well as the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. - 2 years ago

How Mondelēz International Foundation Is Cultivating Health, Skills in the Next Generation
How Mondelēz International Foundation Is Cultivating Health, Skills in the Next Generation

Collaboration / Improving childhood nutrition globally through gardening is a goal of the Mondelēz International Foundation (MIF). The MIF supports public-private partnerships, bringing school and community-based gardening programs to children around the world. - 2 years ago

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'The Biggest Prosperity Opportunity in History': Joel Solomon on the ‘Clean Money Revolution’
'The Biggest Prosperity Opportunity in History': Joel Solomon on the ‘Clean Money Revolution’

Finance & Investment / By 2050, $40 trillion will change hands in North America alone – the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history – and the effects will transform the world as we know it. This is Joel Solomon’s opening gambit as he launches his passionate and persuasive primer on The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism, published this month (New Society Press, co-authored by Tyee Bridge). - 2 years ago

State of Play: Why Organizations Still Rely on Games for Sustainability Education
State of Play: Why Organizations Still Rely on Games for Sustainability Education

Marketing and Comms / From Coca-Cola’s “Happiness Arcade,” which helped make recycling fun for kids in Dhaka; to Heineken’s Brewing a Better World Digital Experience, a series of mini-games in which users “are faced with the challenge of balancing their will to compete with taking care of the world,” purpose-driven organizations have long used gaming experiences to engage stakeholders on various sustainability issues. - 2 years ago

The International Sustainable Campus Network: Global Knowledge Exchange in Higher Education
The International Sustainable Campus Network: Global Knowledge Exchange in Higher Education

Leadership / The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is a non-profit association of more than 80 colleges and universities from over 30 countries, with a mission of providing a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching. - 2 years ago

The Vertical Farm: A Chat with Dickson D. Despommier, Ph.D.
The Vertical Farm: A Chat with Dickson D. Despommier, Ph.D.

The Next Economy / By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth’s population will live in urban centers and that number will have increased by about 3 billion people in the interim – a big challenge and opportunity to feed. One emergent model is indoor farming, aka, vertical farming. Columbia professor Dickson D. Despommier, Ph.D., (now emeritus) at Columbia University Medical School authored “The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century,” published in 2010, and is credited with mainstreaming the term vertical farming. - 2 years ago

Why Sweden Is Taking Its Neighbors’ Trash
Why Sweden Is Taking Its Neighbors’ Trash

Waste Not / Sweden has long been well ahead of the curve in terms of activating on sustainability initiatives, particularly when it comes to energy: In 1991, it became one of the first countries to impose a heavy tax on fossil fuels, and in 2012, it reached its 2020 goal to source 50 percent of its electricity from renewables (as of 2016, it had risen to 52 percent – the highest in the EU - with a goal of 100 percent by 2040). - 2 years ago

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AFF Report Finds Landowners Play Key Role in Forest Wildlife Preservation
AFF Report Finds Landowners Play Key Role in Forest Wildlife Preservation

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Being a conservationist today means more than being a steward of the land; it requires an understanding of the ecological balance between man and animal, industry and ecology, necessary to maintain the health of the whole. The American Forest Foundation (AFF) works with family forest owners in 13 Southeastern states where currently, there are 224 forest-dependent species listed as endangered or threatened, with 293 more that could be listed in the near future. These same forests support nearly 1.1 million people in rural communities with employment and supply raw material for consumer wood products globally. - 2 years ago

Could the iCHIP Bring an End to Animal Testing?
Could the iCHIP Bring an End to Animal Testing?

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / We could finally be entering an age where medical and research testing on laboratory animals for human safety is no longer necessary. A team of scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is developing an alternative called the Isolation Chip (iCHIP). Formally known as the in-vitro Chip-based Human Investigational Platform (still iCHIP), it can replicate the central nervous system (brain), peripheral nervous system, the blood-brain barrier and the heart – the basic four biological systems required for life. - 2 years ago

Four Game-Changing Tech Startups Win HPE's First Living Progress Challenge
Four Game-Changing Tech Startups Win HPE's First Living Progress Challenge

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) launched the Living Progress Challenge (LPC) last year to inspire entrepreneurs across the globe to create software applications and digital services that improve lives. - 3 years ago

Molekule: The World's First Air Purifier to Eliminate Pollutants on a Molecular Level
Molekule: The World's First Air Purifier to Eliminate Pollutants on a Molecular Level

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / San Francisco-based technology startup Molekule recently introduced the world’s first molecular air purifier, bringing a patented technology to the category that eliminates a full spectrum of indoor pollutants by breaking them down on a molecular level. According to the EPA, a backer of the new product, air indoors can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air and since on average, people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, that exposure is harmful to health and well-being. - 3 years ago

Accenture Leading Effort to Bring Renewable Energy to Off-Grid Communities in Africa
Accenture Leading Effort to Bring Renewable Energy to Off-Grid Communities in Africa

Collaboration / Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) is a consortium featuring Accenture, the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company, which have joined forces on a renewable energy initiative in Uganda and South Africa that leverages solar-powered microgrids to deliver clean, affordable electricity to local populations. - 3 years ago

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110 Nobel Laureates Call Out Greenpeace Over Anti-GMO Stance
110 Nobel Laureates Call Out Greenpeace Over Anti-GMO Stance

Marketing and Comms / As the controversy over genetically modified foods continues to rage amongst consumers and researchers, Greenpeace recently came under fire from 110 Nobel Laureates calling them out for their consistent anti-GMO stance, in particular, against “Golden Rice” — a rice product genetically engineered to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of rice. - 3 years ago

ReGen Villages: Behind the Design of Self-Sustaining Eco-Communities
ReGen Villages: Behind the Design of Self-Sustaining Eco-Communities

Cleantech / ReGen Villages is a tech-integrated and regenerative residential real estate development company. The Dutch holding company, in collaboration with Danish architecture firm EFFEKT, was founded by serial entrepreneur James Ehrlich, who describes his brand as “engineering and facilitating the development of off-grid, integrated and resilient neighbourhoods that power and feed self-reliant families around the world.” - 3 years ago

Block'hood Teaches Gamers Systems Thinking to Help Design Tomorrow's Sustainable Cities
Block'hood Teaches Gamers Systems Thinking to Help Design Tomorrow's Sustainable Cities

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Those with the most toys don’t always win, as a new video game is aiming to convey: Block’hood is a video game centered around construction and city planning that is out to raise awareness and understanding around the topic of sustainability. As your Block’hood grows, resource needs get more complex - and with 90+ blocks available for building, an infinitude of choices must be balanced with hood-ecology, taking into account living space, agriculture, commerce and manufacturing. - 3 years ago

Feedback Feeds 5000 for Free to Highlight, End Food Waste
Feedback Feeds 5000 for Free to Highlight, End Food Waste

Waste Not / On Wednesday, May 18th, a one-day food festival will offer free meals to 5,000 people at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The event is designed to educate the public on the problem of food waste, and to elevate the conversation around food and sustainability policy. Recent research estimates that the U.S. alone spends $218 billion a year growing, processing and transporting food that is never eaten, with up to 63 million tons of perfectly edible food ending up in American landfills each year, while roughly 49 million Americans live in food-insecure households. - 3 years ago

With 'Electronic Nose' Nanotechnology, We Can Analyze Safety, Chemical Composition of What We Consume
With 'Electronic Nose' Nanotechnology, We Can Analyze Safety, Chemical Composition of What We Consume

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / In light of this year’s Flint, Michigan water crisis and massive methane leak in Porter Ranch, California, along with increasing awareness of manmade toxicities in our environment, consumers are looking for better tools to control their health and be better armed for knowing and controlling what goes into their bodies. Enter MyDx — aka “My Diagnostic” — a portable analyzer that acts like an electronic nose to measure and detect chemical molecules in vapor. - 3 years ago

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SeaWorld Finally Moving the Needle on Animal Welfare
SeaWorld Finally Moving the Needle on Animal Welfare

Product, Service & Design Innovation / When Oren Lyons, traditional faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation, addressed the United Nations in 1977, he highlighted the relationship between people and animals: - 3 years ago

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