Technological advances over the years have made it easier to do business over great distances. Cars and airplanes, for instance, help us do business face to face in hours — nationwide and between continents. With those technological advances, however, have come increased carbon emissions and environmental damage.
TerraCycle offers a range of national, easy-to-use recycling platforms allowing everyone to #RecycleEverything, as well as Loop, a sustainable shopping experience moving the world away from single-use packaging. See below to get started.
Trees are nature’s way of cleaning the air, but they come with the downside of needing time in order to grow. A Mexican startup called Biomitech has a way around this, however. The company has developed an artificial tree that it claims is capable of sucking up the equivalent amount of air pollution as 368 living trees. That’s not only a saving on growing time, but also on the space needed to accommodate them.
Whether you live on or off campus, here’s a checklist to help you wrap up the end of the year sustainably.
What’s keeping you from living a more environmentally-friendly life? Maintaining a sustainable life can either sound intimidating or simply expensive, but there are small things you can do to get started.
Tests of Europe's rivers and canals have revealed more than 100 pesticides -- including 24 that are not licensed for use in the EU.
Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research. New research shows that resources that would be spent on developing and installing carbon capture technologies would be better invested in creating more solar panels and wind turbines and focusing on developing energy storage options to support these instead.
When a person walks out of the grocery store holding an eco-friendly canvas bag instead of a plastic bag, what gender do you think they are?
Scientists have developed and analyzed a novel catalyst for the oxidation of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural, which is crucial for generating new raw materials that replace the classic non-renewable ones used for making many plastics.
The plane carries no single-use plastics – but aren't we ignoring a much bigger environmental issue?
Do these six pain-free things, and you’ll help reduce the impact plastic is having on oceans and other waterways around the world.
A new study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don't require land or fresh water -- resources that are scarce in much of the world. The resulting material is biodegradable, produces zero toxic waste and recycles into organic waste.
You’re probably familiar with the recycling symbol: the triangular chasing arrows that appear everywhere from your to-go cup to the plastic containers used to pack up leftovers at a restaurant. But although the sign might make it seem like almost everything we use has the potential to be recycled, the truth is, a lot of the items we place in our recycling bin may not end up where we expect them to.
This is what #CleanEnergy progress looks like! Output from large solar plants has grown by more than 100X from 2006 to 2017.
CleanEnergy progress keeps spreading! Watch how wind power grows from 2006 to 2017 and read our report via the link in our profile showing how continuing this powerful trend can help us avert climate chaos.