EMF, WRAP Collab Puts New Plastics Economy Into Motion in UK

Coinciding with the launch of Theresa May’s 25 Year Environment Plan, WRAP has announced a new collaborative initiative with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) that aims to help turn the tide on the UK’s growing plastic waste problem. While still in the development stages, the initiative will build on the principles of The New Plastics Economy. It will see businesses, industry, governments, local authorities, NGOs, media and society as a whole come together to redefine what is possible and create a plastic system that works — a circular economy where plastic is

‘Speed Breeding’ Could Hold Key to the Future of Food Security

Between climate change and a rapidly expanding population, the future of food security is uncertain. Scientists at the John Innes Center, University of Queensland and University of Sydney have been working around the clock to develop a new “speed breeding” technique that could prove promising in helping feed the nine billion people excepted to inhabit this planet by 2050 in the face of unpredictable climatic conditions. According to researchers, the new system is capable of growing crops much faster than traditional breeding methods, with the possibility of producing six crops per year instead of one. This allows researchers to study plants

10 minutes with Tim Smith, Walden Asset Management

Activist shareholders, it turns out, are only human.

The State of Green Business, 2018

The good news is that the bad news could be worse.

Hawaiian Mythology (Hawaii’s Sacred Connection With Nature)

Hawaiian Mythology (Hawaii’s Sacred Connection With Nature) originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Author Joseph Campbell once said, “Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation.” There are few places in the modern world in which this connection between mankind, myth, and nature is more obvious than Hawaii (formerly known as “The Big Island“). Here, Hawaiian mythology is not just some relic of a distant past, but a very present spiritual belief among many of the island’s indigenous natives. More than 150 years before

Tax Sleuths Add Green ‘Lungs’ To The City – Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)

Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)Tax Sleuths Add Green 'Lungs' To The CityLiving Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)Due to the rising pollution levels in the city, it is becoming difficult to breathe. But the Income Tax Department here is adding green 'lungs' to the city by installing vertical gardens on its premises by making use of waste plastic bottles. The staff …

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Ashwagandha – Care2.com

Care2.com9 Amazing Health Benefits of AshwagandhaCare2.comYou can find Ashwagandha in its original form as a low-lying shrub with flat, wide green leaves and small, green bell-shaped flowers that produce orange-yellow fruit similar in appearance to cherry tomatoes. But Ashwagandha is no stranger to the tomato …

Don’t Be Fooled by These 5 Misleading Dairy Ads

By Rachel Krantz For most of my life, I genuinely believed the false advertising used to sell dairy . When I learned the truth—that nearly all cows used for dairy are kept inside, locked up, forcibly inseminated, and hooked up to painful milking machines—I was heartbroken. How had I never put two and two together: that for humans to consume cow’s milk, mother cows must have their calves taken? I had been duped by dairy brands , whose misleading ads have never been regulated, despite truth-in-advertising laws. This discrepancy prompted a 2003 lawsuit involving the ” Happy Cows” campaign , but the case was thrown out over a technicality. “The state’s false advertising law

Campaign to Create World’s Largest Sanctuary in Antarctic Ocean Gains Momentum

Greenpeace’s ship Arctic Sunrise is on its way to Antarctica, where the crew on board will be the first humans ever to visit the seafloor in the Weddell Sea. The three-month expedition will aim to further the case for a massive ocean sanctuary. In an effort to combat the threats of overfishing , plastic pollution and

For this woman, van dwelling is her solution to high rents (Video)

High rents in the city prompting this young woman to look for an alternative — in a van conversion.

Does Yosemite need a Starbucks?

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition asking that a new Starbucks be stopped from opening in the national park.

The Promise and Challenge of Scaling Lithium Metal Batteries

While lithium-ion batteries are undergoing an historic scale-up, researchers are also hard at work looking for what battery technology might come next. A big battery breakthrough could lead to electric cars that could drive longer on a single charge and are safer to operate. Better batteries for the grid could store more energy, enabling the deployment of more wind and solar. “There’s a worldwide race for these kinds of concepts,” said Paul Albertus, program director for ARPA-E, the Department of Energy program that focuses on early

Mexico Is One of the Most Attractive Regions on the Planet for Solar

Mexico has emerged as a top market for solar in Latin America. In the wake of the country's energy market reform, solar projects are more competitive than ever. Developers are scrambling to get in on the action. In advance of Solar Summit Mexico next month, we're giving you a sneak peek at GTM Research's latest Latin America PV Playbook, the industry's most in-depth analysis of the budding

Entrepreneur Danny Kennedy sees a power transformation on many fronts

GreenBiz events. This episode: The managing director of CalCEF envisions a more equitable, inclusive future rising along with renewables.

Meal Plan Monday – Wild Rice Soup and Breakfast Enchiladas

It’s meal plan Monday! I plan my meals out every Saturday (my grocery shopping day) but I use a Monday-Sunday calendar. It just gives the week an organized feeling and if I don’t plan things then I end up going to the store with no plan and I buy what I “think” we may need. 100% of the time this results in me spending too much. I have to meal plan to stay on my budget. Works like a charm! Here is what we are eating this week… Monday: Wild rice soup with mushrooms – made in my Instant Pot Tuesday: Breakfast Enchiladas Wednesday: Venison

Creative Upcycling Projects for Beginner Sewers

*Guest post by Sarah Stoner* (No, that’s not a typo) Roughly 3 years ago I was gifted a gorgeous 1956 Singer sewing machine. I had no idea how to use it, but it didn’t take me long to find the manual online and thread it for the first time. Since then I have been a stitchin’ maniac! I didn’t realize how fulfilling it would be to not only repair and alter my family’s clothing, but to upcycle the clothes that we’d outgrown or were just too worn out to mend. My

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches $1BN Venture Fund to Accelerate Next-Gen Mobility

The world’s largest auto alliance has launched a new corporate capital fund, Alliance Ventures, that will invest $1 billion to support innovative projects shaping the next generation of mobility over the next five years. In its first year, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi intends to invest up to $200 million into startups and open innovation partnerships with technology entrepreneurs focused on new mobility, including vehicle electrification, autonomous systems, connectivity and artificial intelligence. With further annual investments, Alliance Ventures is set to become the largest corporate venture

Q&A: How Schneider Electric’s NEO Network Is Shaping the Future of Renewables in Europe

Europe’s appetite for renewables is growing rapidly, and countries including Germany, Scotland and Denmark have already established themselves as leaders in renewable energy generation. However, the voluntary market for commercial and industrial participation has, as a whole, been slower to develop compared to the more aggressive US, Indian and Mexican markets. In some countries, ‘green’ tariffs are provided and European Guarantees of Origin (GOs) or Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) are available for purchase across the region. On the rise are offsite Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), in which commercial entities contract

Yes, the world can cut food waste in half

If governments follow companies such as Campbell Soup, Kellogg, Nestlé, and others with active food loss and waste reduction programs.

7 ways to build a sustainable work culture

Hint: Start small, show momentum and make sure to pack an effective punch.

Should We Be Taxing Single-Use Cups? – Care2.com

Care2.comShould We Be Taxing Single-Use Cups?Care2.comAs I've said before, single-use cups are an environmental disaster. The sooner we get off of our addiction to them, the better. But we are throwing out massive amounts of cups each year—over 50 billion in the US alone! It's an overwhelming problem …

Green Living: Artist’s salvaged exhibition forces Vancouverites to face “mindless” waste – Straight.com

Straight.comGreen Living: Artist's salvaged exhibition forces Vancouverites to face “mindless” wasteStraight.comConstructed from recovered trash, Asim Waqif's immersive Salvaged installation runs at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite until April 15. Lucy Lau. If you've walked, driven, or cycled past the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite, an outdoor exhibition …

Victory: Constitution Pipeline Request Denied by FERC

Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a decision , which spells bad news for the proposed Constitution Pipeline, a 124-mile natural gas pipeline slated to run through New York State and Pennsylvania. Constitution Pipeline went to FERC and asked them to invalidate the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) denial for a necessary Clean Water Act permit for the project. Thursday, FERC rejected that request. FERC had already approved the pipeline, but NYSDEC concluded that Constitution did not provide enough information to insure that the pipeline would comply with the Clean Water