Solar energy is in bloom at The Renaissance Collaborative in Chicago
On Wednesday, June 13, an enthusiastic crowd gathered in sunny south Chicago for a celebration of our first smartflower solar system installation, a highly anticipated event that took place during NeoCon 2018.
The smartflower uses advanced technology to automatically move its ‘petals’ to align itself with the sun at optimal angles.
This July, a group of summer interns at Arrow Electronics participated in a day of volunteer work at Gray’s and Torrey’s peaks in Colorado, taking service initiatives to an elevation of 12,000 feet. Throughout the day, they performed trail maintenance, guided by leaders from the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI).
Gildan’s employees and their families participate in activities to help the environment.
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Employees and their families in Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Mexico and their children joined in a number of community initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection. Families participated in reforestation activities and children were invited to compete in an environmental drawing contest and recycling challenge.
SEATTLE -- Companies that collect your bottles and boxes say recycling programs as we know it are at risk. It’s because of the so-called ‘China Sword,’ the country’s ban on several types of recyclables. The ‘sword’ has paper and plastic piling up across the country, including Washington state.
How can one country’s restrictions have such an impact on the national market? Its size.
Humanity is currently using nature 1.7 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint resource accounting metric. Since the world went into ecological overshoot in the 1970s, D-day of August 1 this year will be the earliest.
The next time you sip on a drink from a straw, you may want to think twice because humans are producing an inordinate amount of plastic waste on straws alone. Plastic straws are one of the leading contributors to ocean trash, they take up to 200 years to decompose and they can’t be recycled. Every year, the US alone uses enough straws to fill up nine baseball stadiums.
Berliner Stadtreinigung (BSR), Berlin’s municipal sanitation operations, is committed to turning Berlin into a Smart City—quiet, clean, and green in order to create a pleasant lifestyle for its residents. On a daily basis, BSR is tasked with finding environmentally friendly ways to dispose the waste of 3.7 million people while keeping roads and bridges clean.
Are EVs costly? Do the batteries need to be replaced frequently? Busting those misconceptions and more.
With gas prices rising, is there an electric vehicle (EV) in your future? A survey released in May by the American Automobile Association found that 20 percent of Americans said an EV would be the next car they buy. That’s up 5 percent from 2017.