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These Students Came up With an Ingenious Way to Keep Buildings Cool

Reprinted from Christian Cotroneo's article in Mother Nature Network
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Taking a page from the termite construction manual, Team Phalanx from the Industrial Design program at California State University, Long Beach has developed an insulation that could revolutionize how homes and offices are cooled.

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Taking a page from the termite construction manual, Team Phalanx from the Industrial Design program at California State University, Long Beach has developed an insulation that could revolutionize how homes and offices are cooled.

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. 

Accurately Reporting Climate Impacts – With ABN AMRO, CDP, Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels and UBQ Materials

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Investors are increasingly using shareholder resolutions to request greater disclosure on climate-related risks. The TCFDs have created a framework for more effective climate-related reporting, however many companies are still struggling to accurately report current and future impacts.

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.

 

5 Million Anglers Called on to Collect Data and Trash From US Waters This Fourth of July

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STAMFORD, Conn., June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Keep America Beautiful®, the nonprofit steward of litter prevention for more than six decades, is partnering with Fishbrain, the world’s most popular mobile app and social network for people who love fishing, to ask the app’s more than 5 million users in the United States to undertake the largest-ever crowdsourced audit of litter in the U.S.

SunTrust Highlights Accomplishments in 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

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ATLANTA, June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today, SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) released its 2018 Corporate Responsibility report, highlighting the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts while underscoring its focus on inclusive, ethical business practices.

Edmond de Rothschild Makes Progress in Building a Sustainable Future

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June 28, 2019 - The Edmond de Rothschild Group publishes its fifth Sustainability Report, which illustrates the concrete ways in which it is living its vision to be “Bold Builders of the Future”.

Rethinking Business and Circular Economy with John A. Lanier

Getting in the Loop Podcast Episode #017
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In this podcast interview with Katie Whalen, John discusses Ray’s legacy, what has happened in the 20 years since Ray first documented his journey, and John’s vision for the future.

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In this podcast interview with Katie Whalen, John discusses Ray’s legacy, what has happened in the 20 years since Ray first documented his journey, and John’s vision for the future.

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