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Shared from the 10/22/2019 The Denver Post eEdition MOST PLASTIC ENDS UP DISCARDED AS WASTE Joe Deaux and Yvonne Yue Li
Bloomberg News The University of Colorado’s Folsom Field and The Pepsi Center have switched to aluminum cups. David X Tejada, Provided by Ball Corp. Ball production te...
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Recently I wrote about how consumers were moving to use their buying power to buy sustainably produced products and support companies serious about their own practices.  Lego today announced it was doing a free return of their plastic toys to reduce the products landing in landfills. Good for t...
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  Shared from the 10/8/2019 The Denver Post eEdition THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS The move, which appears crafted to resonate with younger, more environmentally aware consumers, will require a “fundamental rethink” in the company’s packaging policies, said CEO Alan Jope. Unilever aims to achieve t...
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Shared from the 7/17/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Laura Reiley The Washington Post Remember when ketchup turned upside down? Or when half gallons of milk grew plastic screw caps on their sides? We are resistant to change in food packaging, attached to our squeezy honey bear, Toblerone...
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All the recycled water-bottle sneakers, organic cotton tote bags, and mushroom-leather belts on retailers’ shelves last season weren’t enough to turn back the dial on the fashion industry’s environmental footprint. The industry’s progress on improving its environmental and social impact isn’t moving...
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BY ADELE PETERS4 MINUTE READ Fast Company  In the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the massive Ocean Cleanup device is currently beginning its first attempt to fish plastic trash out of the sea. It’s a difficult challenge, but the systemic challenge is significantly larger: Every minute, the equiv...
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  Shared from the 2018-07-10 The Denver Post eEdition CALLS TO CUT WASTE GROW LOUDER Starbucks ditching plastic straws By Candice Choi he Associated Press NEW YORK» Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monda...
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Renewable Energy Powers Jobs for Almost 10 Million People by Mahmoud Habboush May 23, 2017, 2:01 PM MDT May 24, 2017, 4:45 AM MDT Solar industry has 3.09 million people vs 1.2 million in wind China employment at 3.6 million vs 777,000 in U.S.: Irena The renewable energy industry employed ...
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What is sustainable, responsible and impact investing? Sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. SRI ...
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All across the United States, the day after Thanksgiving is renowned for the hordes of shoppers that start lining up outside stores in the early hours of the morning. This day of shopping represents millions of transactions but it also accounts for much more. Think about how many people hop into the...
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By Kristina Sink, Green House Data Environmentally conscious individuals are one thing, but having corporations be sustainability minded is even more significant. Whether they are impacting the environment for the better or, in most cases, for the worse, corporations have a huge effect.  Busi...
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You likely have heard the stories of the bankruptcies of Solyndra, Fisker Automotive and Evergreen Solar, heard about the green tech funds on Sand Hill Road that just didn't deliver and the less than rosy stock prices of clean energy companies that actually made it to an IPO ... So is green investin...
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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key material: sand. Yes, sand.   "This is the holy grail – a low cost, non-toxic, environmentally friend...
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The cleaning product of the future has been around for most of human civilization and is probably already in your pantry. White distilled vinegar is simple, cheap, nontoxic and above all, convenient. It also may be the elusive, streak-free answer to dirt-caked windows. "Vinegar is such an old-scho...
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California has become an interesting test-case for both approaches to one plastic problem.Back in 2006, California passed a law that mandated a system for recycling plastic shopping bags. Today, supermarkets and other large stores have receptacles where plastic bags can be returned for recycling. H...
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When one decides to buy a condominium unit, a townhouse or a house, one is most likely to confront several claims about the environmental features of the project. Most developers and contractors will try to entice you to buy their products because they help you live a better life and they help save ...
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Very exciting news for Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday, June 18 to approve a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. The Council voted 11 to 1 in favor of the ordinance, and a final vote is scheduled for next week. Last year, the Council voted 13 to 1 to move f...
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AUSTIN, Texas - Offering a more upbeat view of the economy, President Obama resurrected his jobs proposals Thursday, advancing modest initiatives as he pushed for action on more ambitious efforts that face resistance from congressional Republicans. "We're poised for progress," he said. The presiden...
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Buying a green product—an energy-saving lightbulb or bird-friendly coffee—can give shoppers a feeling of satisfaction for doing a small part to help the environment. But green-certified product label don’t give everyone the warm fuzzies. New research published in the Proceedings of the National Acad...
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Nike, NASA, U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department have launched a challenge to create new, sustainable materials. It's an effort to bring collective genius, unprecedented networks and new resources to overcome some of humanity's toughes...
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