Mapping Solutions to Fighting Environmental Injustice: building awareness for marginalized communities
Key Takeaways: Environmental injustice touches on many facets of human livelihoods, from air and water quality affecting health, to impacts of sea level rise, all the way to lacking food access. Long-term solutions are necessary to address systemic issues with histories of negatively affecting marginalized communities. Individuals can take part in combating the environmental injustices […]
Students delve into environmental justice issues affecting the Navajo Nation: Beyond the Grid documentary
One-third of the Navajo Nation, the largest Native reservation in the United States, does not have access to electricity. Without electricity, people in the Navajo Nation don’t have access to lighting, air conditioning, essential appliances like microwaves and refrigerators, or running water. This limits the people’s quality of life and the area’s economic growth. While […]
Key Takeaways: Construction and demolition waste make up approximately 40% of the US waste stream Buildings account for 40% of the global use of raw materials –– many of which are non-renewable Reuse of building materials can drive a circular economy and reduce carbon emissions There are more resources than ever to recycle building materials and […]
4 Companies Innovating In The Energy And HVAC Sector That Can Help Lower Your Carbon Footprint And Your Electricity Bill
Learn about companies innovating in the energy and HVAC fields to find out how you can save money and the planet.
Bycatch is a huge issue plaguing our oceans today.
As sustainability becomes more and more relevant and essential for employees, companies that want to stay competitive in the search for employees must have strategies and goals that tackle these challenges.
Some may argue nature should be viewed as priceless, but this argument is not always sufficient when it comes to social and economic welfare.
Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) is a very important date for sustainability. Every year, the Global Footprint Network calculates the date when our demand for ecological resources exceeds what the planet can naturally regenerate for us, in turn measuring humanity’s cumulative ecological footprint. The realistic goal is to have our EOD fall as late in the […]
Safe, durable, affordable housing is a challenge in many parts of the world. An innovative solution to that problem is to use a larger than normal 3D printer to print a concrete house in a fraction of the time it normally takes to build a home and at a very low cost. This 3D printing […]
Zipline is a company with a great mission: to “provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies.” They are achieving this using unmanned aircraft, known as drones. These drones are stocked with the requested supplies and then launched to fly to the clinic where they are needed. The care package is […]