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Sustainability

Restaurants are Prioritizing Sustainability in 2017

March 25, 2017 by Anna Johansson

When you study recent trends in the food and restaurant industry, it’s obvious that sustainability is more than a passing fad. We’re seeing more and more partners in the industry turning towards efficiency in how they source, create, and deliver food - and consumers are demanding it.[read more]

How Shrubs Are Used in Urban Landscape Design Plantings

March 20, 2017 by Sarah Smith

Researchers aim to show that picturesque shrub gardens are an achievable goal.[read more]

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Understanding Recyclable and Renewable Materials for Sustainable Living

March 15, 2017 by Philip Piletic

Sustainability is a necessity in the 21st century. Both recyclable and renewable resources will aid in making the planet safer, greener, and better for future generations. Recycling is the practice of transforming waste products into new supplies and products. Renewable resources are resources that have the capability to be naturally and organically replaced in a set time period. With the impending threat of climate change, understanding the difference and spreading awareness about both recyclable and renewable materials for sustainability is essential.[read more]

Turning Trash Talk into Action: A Story of Ibadan, Nigeria

March 3, 2017 by Ivan Bruce

A new blog analyzes Ibadan’s solid waste problem and the ways in which local government can leverage the private sector to create a better waste removal and management system.[read more]

Analysis: Clean Power Plan repeal could cost $600B, result in 120,000 premature deaths

March 1, 2017 by Utility Dive

Repealing the Clean Power Plan would have significant impacts on the United States' economy and the health of its citizens.[read more]

“Sustainability” as a Doily

March 1, 2017 by Josephine Ellis

There are words, such as those that we use to apply to marginalized groups, which keep on falling out of use and being replaced, as we shun the stigmatized word rather than changing the stigma which it evokes. Then there are words which, because they carry positive connotations, are applied within a gradually expanding range. This...[read more]

Using Urban Diaries in Times of City Change

February 22, 2017 by Chuck Wolfe

Almost 50 years ago, thanks to Kevin Lynch, Jane Jacobs and many others, the Parisian flâneur tradition of “looking around” cities became a central aspect of academic inquiry about, and activist response to, urban change.In the changing city of today, during these divisive political times, I am often asked how this...[read more]

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It’s Never Too Late: 3 Ways to Improve Post-Construction Sustainability

February 1, 2017 by Gary Seider

Sustainability isn’t a new concept, but it is a new priority.In the past, builders rarely thought about a structure’s long-term use during the construction phase. If the end result looked great and functioned efficiently, its sustainability decades down the road wasn’t of any concern.Now, the opposite is true. When materials are sourced...[read more]

Report: Only 22% of companies work with suppliers to reduce emissions

January 25, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

CDP, the former Carbon Disclosure Project, announced that 89 companies, with a combined purchasing power of $2.7 trillion, have cut 434 metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their suppliers, more than the total emissions in France in 2014.[read more]

Tackling Sustainable Development One Step at a Time

January 12, 2017 by Kathryn Thomsen

If you were helping to internalize ideas about sustainable development into the minds and activities of those you live or work with – family, friends, customers, clients, co-workers, students and bosses – how would you tackle such a challenge? I’ve been noticing some creative ways to embed the Sustainable Development Goals...[read more]

House Republicans target energy production rules in opening days

January 6, 2017 by Utility Dive

House Republicans plan to target Obama administration rules on methane emissions from oil and gas facilities and stream pollution from coal mining in some of their first acts of this Congress.[read more]

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6 Ways Green Plastics Will Benefit the Environment

January 6, 2017 by Ross Kelly

An insight on the benefits that bio plastics will bring to the environment.[read more]