“Vail Announces Plan for ‘Zero Net Footprint’ by 2030”

“Vail Resorts announced July 25 they will “aggressively pursue” a company-wide sustainability commitment to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030, and zero net operating impact to forests and habitats. “Everything we do at… Read More

“India’s New Solar Powered Train is the First in the World”

This type of advancement in public transportation – trains that are powered by solar – is a huge step towards sustainability. We need to be seeing this around the world! https://www.curbed.com/2017/7/19/15995536/solar-power-train-india-railways

“ViZn Energy Systems Enables 24/7 “Solar Nights” at Lowest Ever Published Cost”

“Now, utilities can add energy storage to a wind or solar farm at a lower price than coal-fired generation (6¢/kWh per Bloomberg New Energy Finance), paving a clear path toward 100 percent renewable penetration.” http://www.power-eng.com/marketwired/2017/07/11/vizn-energy-systems-enables-24-7-solar-nights-at-lowest-ever-published-cost.html

“RE100 Reaches 100 Companies Committed to 100% Renewable Energy”

RE100 realized its goal of obtaining 100 members committed to 100% renewable power, including 30 Fortune 500 companies, three years ahead of schedule. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/leadership/sustainable_brands/re100_initiative_reaches_100_member_milestone

“Railway station coffee recycling scheme receives national recognition at prestigious green business awards”

“The scheme sees Network Rail partner closely with bio-bean, which reprocesses the waste from coffee into Coffee Logs, a fuel for the home. The trial has already converted 790 tonnes of coffee – equivalent to the weight of… Read More

“Sustainable food for everyone? The challenge of our century”

A growing worldwide population causes problems on many levels, energy consumption, land space, and food. The question of how are we going to be able to feed everyone sustainably in the future is pressing as our population continues… Read More

“Why modern mortar crumbles, but Roman concrete lasts millennia”

Part of sustainability is making sure things last and new materials don’t have to constantly be replacing the old creating waste and using excessive energy to produce. Here’s a look at some research that’s being done. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/why-modern-mortar-crumbles-roman-concrete-lasts-millennia

“This shipping container could someday solve the food desert problem”

This shipping-container farm could someday help solve the food desert problem; Local Roots can grow fruits and veggies anywhere and all year round. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/07/07/this-shipping-container-farm-could-someday-solve-the-food-desert-problem/?utm_term=.3c98cf70cf39

“Volvo to make all its cars electric by 2019”

This is the kind of step that all car companies need to start making. Moving towards electric and hydrogen vehicles is vital to a sustainable future. http://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2017/07/05/volvo-goes-all-electric-by-2019-sherisse-pham-lkl.cnn/video/playlists/stories-worth-watching/

“California invested heavily in solar power. Now there’s so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it”

California sometimes produces even more solar energy than it can use. http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-electricity-solar/