“First Commercial Carbon-Capture Plant Goes Online”

Not only are we required to cut carbon emissions in the coming years in order to become sustainable, we are also going to need to capture carbon from the air that we have already released. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-commercial-carbon-capture-plant-goes-online-180963526/

” Ambitious Effort To Clean Plastic From The Ocean To Start Next Year”

We need to clean up the mess that we’ve made while we also work to achieve sustainability. http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/05/30/ocean-cleaning-plastic

“Everything You Need To Know About Palm Oil—How To Avoid The Bad Stuff And Buy The Good Stuff”

Palm oil is used in over half of the things we consume in day-to-day life, but the vast majority of that is produced unsustainably – we must demand that it become a sustainable industry through our purchusing and… Read More

“Why eating more vegetables is good for the environment”

“Overall the livestock sector accounts for between 8% and 18% of global emissions—about as much pollution as comes out the tailpipes of the world’s cars.” http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2016/04/economist-explains-12?fsrc=scn%2Ffb%2Fte%2Fbl%2Fed%2Fwhyeatingmorevegetablesisgoodfortheenvironment

“New waste-to-energy plants could reduce methane emissions”

“When trash breaks down in a landfill, it releases methane, a potent global warming gas. When it’s burned, the gas is converted to energy. When compared to landfills, the climate benefits are significant.” https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/05/waste-to-energy-plants-could-slash-methane/

“Sacramento Buying California’s First All-Electric Garbage Truck”

Like electric car, electric trucks and even electric garbage trucks are quieter, more efficient and more sustainable than traditional vehicles. http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/06/13/sacramento-buying-californias-first-all-electric-garbage-truck/

“Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?”

The article focuses on the environmental impact of clothing choices. As we work to make sustainable clothing choices, remember the economic and social impacts of our decisions. Ensuring that workers receive reasonable wages and safe working conditions in… Read More

“If You Think Fighting Climate Change Will Be Expensive, Calculate the Cost of Letting It Happen”

It will be vastly more expensive in the long run, and even short term, to ignore the reality of climate change. It is better for everyone, as a whole economically and as individuals, for us to invest in… Read More

“Why You Should Stop Feeding Your Baby From Trendy Little Food Pouches”

“This convenience comes with another price: Most of these plastic pouches can’t be recycled and are destined for landfills ― or worse, the oceans. The demand is growing even though reasonably priced alternatives are available that can be… Read More

“Business School Economist Studies How Human Activity Affects the Environment”

Dollars and common sense dictate actions that would limit climate change and promote sustainability. http://news.columbia.edu/content/Business-School-Economist-Studies-How-Human-Activity-Affects-the-Environment