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Biomimicry Institute Blog: 10 Finalist Teams Use Nature's Lessons to Create Climate Change Solutions

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Páramo is an alpine tundra ecosystem exclusively located in the Northern Andes of South America and the home to the bryophytes that a team from Bogota, Colombia were inspired by in developing their concept, Bryosoil. Bryosoil is a flood prevention system that took the first place prize for student teams in the 2019 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. 

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Páramo is an alpine tundra ecosystem exclusively located in the Northern Andes of South America and the home to the bryophytes that a team from Bogota, Colombia were inspired by in developing their concept, Bryosoil. Bryosoil is a flood prevention system that took the first place prize for student teams in the 2019 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. 

HP's Sustainable Impact Report: 5 Key Takeaways For Partners

HP is seeing an increase in new revenue tied to sustainability as it boosts efforts around recycled plastic and ‘zero deforestation’ print paper.
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by Kyle Alspach

HP reports it has upcycled 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic into its products.

HP Inc. is making big strides toward achieving its environmental and social goals, and that has major implications for the company's business and for partners' businesses, according to the company's 2018 Sustainable Impact Report.

Partners should take note that HP revenue that's tied to sustainability--both indirect and direct revenue--is accelerating.

Ten Finalist Teams Use Lessons From Nature to Create Radical Solutions to Climate Change Problems

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Almost 100 teams from 17 countries entered this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, submitting nature-inspired inventions to reverse, mitigate, or adapt to climate change. The ten finalist teams receive an invitation to the 2019-20 Biomimicry Launchpad, a program that supports prototyping and eventually a path to commercialization and the potential to win the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize®.

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Almost 100 teams from 17 countries entered this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, submitting nature-inspired inventions to reverse, mitigate, or adapt to climate change. The ten finalist teams receive an invitation to the 2019-20 Biomimicry Launchpad, a program that supports prototyping and eventually a path to commercialization and the potential to win the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize®.

Bridgestone Introduces Enliten, a New Lightweight Tyre Technology That Requires Less Materials and Cuts CO2 Emissions

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  • Enliten reduces the rolling resistance of a tyre by up to 20% to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
  • The technology enables tyres to be reduced in weight by 10%, with no trade-off on wear life.
  • Enliten also improves the vehicle’s handling and stability to increase driving pleasure.

 

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  • Enliten reduces the rolling resistance of a tyre by up to 20% to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
  • The technology enables tyres to be reduced in weight by 10%, with no trade-off on wear life.
  • Enliten also improves the vehicle’s handling and stability to increase driving pleasure.

 

3form and LightArt Pursue Living Product Challenge and LEED V4.1

3form and LightArt have engaged leading third-party certification body, SCS Global Services, to provide life cycle assessments, EPDs, LPC assessments.
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SALT LAKE CITY, July 1st, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Award-winning material and product innovators 3form and LightArt are excited to announce their newest efforts in a long-standing commitment to manufacture quality products with a focus on human health, the environment, and social equity. Recognizing that the accelerating rates of the climate crisis, habitat and species loss, and human health concerns requires more than a status quo response, the companies are pursuing Living Product Challenge (LPC) and LEED V4.1 optimization certifications.

FCA Community: Creating a Strong Flow of ‘Stream Leaders’ in Michigan

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Decked out in waders with a mission of finding macroinvertebrates and minnows in the Clinton River, FCA Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Lead Dave Jump gets knee deep with Bowers Academy high school students to create the next generation of “stream leaders.”

Why the DNC Doesn’t Want a Climate Debate — It Actually Makes Perfect Sense.

by Brad Zarnett
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The Democratic party and the nominees are highly intelligent people, they know what’s happening to the climate, they know that climate change will have devastating consequences for their constituents, their country, and the planet as a whole. So why don’t they welcome the chance to showcase their candidates progressive ideas and further distinguish themselves as the party of the future?

PSEG Power Has Agreed to Sell Its Interest in Keystone and Conemaugh Coal Plants

Nears Completion of its Coal Exit Strategy With Entire Coal Fleet Sold or Scheduled for Sale or Shutdown
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NEWARK, N.J., June 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – PSEG Power has agreed to sell its 776-megawatt (MW) interest in the Keystone and Conemaugh generation facilities in western Pennsylvania and related assets, including the assumption of related liabilities. The transaction is expected to close during the second half of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

“You Punch Way Above Your Weight” – Global Climate Leader Christiana Figueres Addresses IOC Session

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In an inspiring message of hope, global climate change leader and member of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission Christiana Figueres addressed the IOC session today. She stressed the urgency of climate change and the key role the Olympic Movement plays to address it.

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In an inspiring message of hope, global climate change leader and member of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission Christiana Figueres addressed the IOC session today. She stressed the urgency of climate change and the key role the Olympic Movement plays to address it.

Singtel Group Publishes Its Fifth Group Sustainability Report 2019

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26 June 2019

The Singtel Group Sustainability Report 2019 is the company’s fifth Group report which covers the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainability strategies, initiatives and performance of its operations in Singapore and Australia for the financial year ended 31 March 2019 (FY2019).

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