Our built environment has a large impact on biodiversity, and current systems threaten to deplete ecosystem services, reduce biodiversity in cities, and create inequitable environmental disservices for urban residents. A sustainable built environment ensures people and nature can share spaces.
Environmental injustice is a global problem. Studies suggest that around a quarter of the global population lives in dire conditions in overcrowded, polluted areas. The World Health Organization estimates that 3.5 million people die from water-related diseases a year and more than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day. Many people live […]
Why do we care about sustainable agriculture? Sustainable agriculture is growing crops and livestock in consideration of future needs. This is especially important in a time in which agriculture is taking up around 40% of the land around the world, contributing to 10% of total global greenhouse gases, and a leading cause of deforestation. Learning […]
We are consistently eating food. Every day! And if you’re like me, when you aren’t eating it, you’re thinking about it. From health to culture food plays an important role in how we live our lives. Food also plays an important role in our relationship with the planet. We need food to survive, and we […]
Created by Dr. Leah Gerber + The Conservation Innovation Lab at ASU So, what does biodiversity mean? Imagine the enormous variety of lifeforms on Earth, every single thing ranging from tiny microbes to giant mammals and ecosystems. At its core, that is what describes the term biodiversity. Now, consider an ecosystem, a community of living […]
Healthy and Sustainable Certified: WELL and Living Building Challenge Explained Key Takeaways: The WELL Building Standard and Living Building Challenge (LBC) extend beyond building efficiency and sustainability, taking into account health and well-being. WELL and LBC have expanded certification levels to allow for more points of entry. Many predict the philosophies guiding these two certifications […]
Key Takeaways: Millions of people, businesses, and animals rely on the Colorado River for water, but this valuable resource is at risk as demand exceeds the supply Arizona exports water to other states and countries in the form of grown agricultural products, despite 20 years of drought Personal water-conserving lifestyle choices and action from cities […]
Join us in celebrating our planet this Earth Day with an event hosted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Arizona Wilderness Brewery.
Bycatch is a huge issue plaguing our oceans today.
In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3rd as World Wildlife Day (WWD). Since then, each year has focused on a relevant theme in order to raise awareness for the wildlife we share our planet with.
Today we talk about the problems that arise from irresponsibly fishing and overfishing our oceans and the losses we incur from doing that.
Currently, a lot of images about climate change only show climate impacts, like wildfires, droughts, and the effects of global warming, but very few show climate change solutions.
In terms of climate change Methane is not really our friend, but maybe it can be fish food? A recent study published in Nature Sustainability suggests that transforming this potent greenhouse gas into protein rich feed for farmed fish is a potential solution to reduce methane emissions and conserve wild fish populations.
The series that asks questions about climate scenarios we’re all wondering about. What if the polar ice caps melted? What if we all went vegan? What if we used all fossil fuels? What would our world look like and how would it impact us and our environment?
Some may argue nature should be viewed as priceless, but this argument is not always sufficient when it comes to social and economic welfare.
Sustainable Explainable is a new explainer series that unpacks the commonly used terms in the sustainability world. In this video we break down what sustainability means.