2021

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The world's cities aren't adapting to climate change quickly enough

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From Lagos to London, cities need to be reshaped

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Is wood the new concrete?

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Companies looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions are turning to mass timber as a climate and building solution

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Why the U.S. needs to get on track with high-speed rail

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The possibilities for high-speed rail innovation are many, and once the lasting infrastructure is built, the benefits to communities are long-lasting

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Why repair is the first step to tackling smartphone e-waste

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As smartphone sales have skyrocketed, so has the device’s contribution to waste streams and carbon emissions

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Emerging Sustainability & ESG Topics Garner More Audience Attention

People are focusing on how companies are responding to the headline issues of the day, says a report from 3BL Media on evolving interests in ESG subjects, which also found a mismatch between the stories brands publish and topics audiences want.

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This year, I changed my mind about nuclear, hydro power and vegan food

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We should all have space for dynamic opinions, and be willing to talk about where and why new information reshapes our world views.

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5 things you should know about green hydrogen

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Plug Power has a message for companies building out clean fleet strategies: Don’t ignore green hydrogen, a fuel that doesn’t emit any carbon dioxide when it's used to power fuel cells

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The city as a living organism is circular by nature

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Urban metabolism is an approach that requires regarding cities as living organisms. There are practical reasons to adopt such a model, including the ability to derive a thorough understanding of an urban system’s dynamics and their redefinition in a circular and sustainable way

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Why Microsoft uses the term ‘net zero’ carefully

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The software giant, which famously pledged to pay back its carbon debt in January 2020, is reminding other corporations that avoiding carbon and removing carbon are two very different things

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AeroFarms is trying to cultivate the future of vertical farming

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The vertical farming company is poised for a momentous 18 months and the consequences will inform the future of sustainable agriculture

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Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity

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Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity. Heather Clancy. Mon, 07/12/2021 - 02:00. The plastic waste problem gets plenty of attention, and for good reason: If we continue mismanaging this material as usual, there could be 7.7

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7 Trends in ESG: What PR Pros Need to Know in 2023

What does the evolution of ESG programs mean for communicators? As it turns out - a lot. New challenges are coming into focus, driven by the increasing attention to corporate sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs, and the evolving state of ESG reporting regulations. This new ebook from 3BL Media explores seven trends in detail and unpacks what they mean for communicators. Access your copy for free today.

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How the water sector's digital transformation will help achieve SDG 6

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The water sector is now in the early but accelerating stages of learning the value of adopting digital technologies to solve water scarcity and quality issues

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Lessons from inside the heat dome about the future of the electric grid

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Lessons from inside the heat dome about the future of the electric grid. Sarah Golden. Fri, 07/02/2021 - 02:00. The impacts of climate change feel abstract until they’re not. . I’ve spent the last five days living through an unprecedented heat dome in Oregon. The temperatures are suffocating.

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The grease and cheese study that proved pizza box recyclability

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Sponsored: A study conducted by WestRock recently debunked the long-held myth that corrugated pizza boxes are unrecyclable. Now, they’re urging consumer education and municipal guideline updates to help that fiber stay in the recycling stream

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E-bikes, the uncelebrated hero of last-mile delivery?

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While e-bike proponents generally talk up the benefits for individuals and commuters, the format also holds substantial promise when it comes to last-mile delivery

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5 companies that are using nature to redefine good design

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5 companies that are using nature to redefine good design. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 05/24/2021 - 01:40. When most people think about good design, they might think of an Eames lounge chair, an iPhone or Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.

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Want to fix the climate? Fix the economy

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As COP26 concludes, there’s a unique window to shape our future climate

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It’s time to redefine sustainability

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It’s time to redefine sustainability. Esteban Guerrero. Tue, 07/27/2021 - 02:15. It’s time we should be able to explain sustainability to a 5-year-old — in five words or less. There really aren’t many simple definitions of sustainability.

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Turning the tide on seaweed aquaculture

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For businesses, particularly CPG companies hoping to generate multiple sustainability benefits from their investments, look no further than seaweed

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When it comes to social and environmental justice, words don’t cut it

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When it comes to social and environmental justice, words don’t cut it. CJ Clouse. Wed, 04/28/2021 - 00:05. Not so long ago, business was business.

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It’s time to collaborate on climate and economic justice solutions

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It’s time to collaborate on climate and economic justice solutions. Davida Herzl. Mon, 04/19/2021 - 01:15. Air pollution has grave consequences — the World Health Organization estimates it kills 7 million people a year.

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Are you prepared to defend your recyclability claims?

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Sustainability teams need forestry and natural resource experts

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Fully seizing nature-based solutions requires companies to hire those who study natural systems, natural products and their interactions with societies

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Celebrating 10 female leaders in sustainability

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Celebrating 10 female leaders in sustainability. Heather Clancy. Fri, 05/21/2021 - 01:30. Lift while you climb.".

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Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change?

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Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change? Aubrey McCormick. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 02:00. Sports leagues are seeing the impacts and the surge of climate-responsible athletes using their platforms to promote positive environmental and social impact — it’s something for the history books.

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The 33 sustainability certifications you need to know

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The 33 sustainability certifications you need to know. Trish Kenlon. Tue, 05/18/2021 - 01:00. The No. 1 question I get asked by job seekers, hands down, is "What certification should I get if I want to work in sustainability?"

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How the infrastructure bill will enable more sustainable farming

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The new infrastructure bill doesn't directly address sustainable farming but funding for increased internet access, EV charging ports and water infrastructure will help farmers make moves in this direction

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What does digital art have to do with sustainability?

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What does digital art have to do with sustainability? Ben Soltoff. Wed, 05/05/2021 - 01:30. Minutes before midnight March 22, two art collectors got into a heated bidding war at a charity auction for a climate organization.

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25 badass women shaping climate action in 2021

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25 badass women shaping climate action in 2021. Heather Clancy. Mon, 03/08/2021 - 02:00. Given the devastating economic toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and girls, the imperative to mark International Women’s Day carries more weight than usual this year. .

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HelloFresh would like to clear the air on meal kits

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HelloFresh would like to clear the air on meal kits. Jeff Yorzyk. Mon, 03/22/2021 - 02:00.

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How ‘digital twins’ can model future effects of climate change

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Some projections call for the overall market to reach about $63.5 billion in 2027, compared with a relatively modest $3.1 billion for 2020

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In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech

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In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech. Jonathan Foley. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:30. This article originally appeared on the author's personal blog, and was written in that capacity. Italics are the author's.

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Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

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Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet. Clouse. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 02:11. Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here.

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Pet sustainability, or the truth about cats and dogs

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One of the biggest environmental impacts is associated with the food for meat-eating pets, a product category that contributed at least 64 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually as of 2017

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The path to personal sustainability in ESG

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The good news: Sustainability professionals are in greater demand than ever before. That's also the bad news

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5 cool measurement tools attempting to quantify regenerative agriculture

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5 cool measurement tools attempting to quantify regenerative agriculture. Jesse Klein. Thu, 02/11/2021 - 00:05. Many practices are associated with regenerative agriculture — anything from no-till practices to pesticide-free farming.