Sustainability

Everyone should wear helmets. So why pick on cyclists?

Everybody apparently has an opinion about bicycle helmets, often drivers of cars yelling out the window “get a helmet” and lazy journalists who might …

Cycling

Vivobarefoot X Bloom – The Sneaker Made from Algae

A few months back we featured the adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley, which uses recycled ocean plastic as material for the sneaker uppers. adidas …

Environment

Which lifestyle changes really 'save the planet'?

I've never been a huge fan of environmentalists' focus on greener lifestyle change as a means to combat climate change. It takes a collective, …

Environment

There are 8.3 billion tons of plastic in the world

A study published in this week's issue of Science Advances estimates the total amount of plastic ever produced throughout the world to be 8,300 …

Recycling

There’s Enough Plastic Trash In The World To Bury Manhattan, Twice

Humanity makes a staggering amount of trash, so much so that one of the great social quests of the next century will be changing how we deal with it. And there’s a lot to deal with, as a new study reveals. We’ve made, it turns out, nine billion tons of plastic since 1950, and more than half of it …

Environment

In banning plastic bags we need to make sure we're not creating new problems

The recent decision by Australia’s big two supermarkets to phase out free single-use plastic bags within a year is just the latest development in a …

Recycling

Here’s how much giving up beef helps — or doesn’t help — the planet

I think it’s safe to say we all want to save the planet, and a good chunk of what’s written about food systems is about how to do it.<p>Estimates vary, but something in the neighborhood of 30 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions are pegged to food. If you’re a farmer, and you’re trying to do your …

Agriculture

SOLE, ReCORK and Scream Agency to Host “Steps Toward Sustainability” Event at Summer OR

DENVER (July 11, 2017) — SOLE, ReCORK and Scream Agency will be hosting a Steps Toward Sustainability Happy Hour event at Summer Outdoor Retailer at …

Environment

The Daily Fix: The Noida society case shows how unfair India can be to its poor and marginalised

Everything you need to know for the day (and a little more).<p><b>The Big Story: Blessed are the strong</b><p>On Sunday, the Union minister of culture Mahesh …

Agriculture

Mondelēz International Delivers Strong Progress Against Its 2020 Impact Goals – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jul. 20 /CSRwire/ - Today, Mondelēz International published its 2016 Impact for Growth Progress Report. The report highlights how …

CSR

'Chasing Coral' goes underwater to explore coral reef destruction

<b>This 'thriller' documentary explains why coral cannot survive as ocean temperatures rise, and why this is so devastating for humans.</b><p><i>Chasing Coral</i> is …

Oceans

Stella McCartney Partners With Bolt Threads On Sustainable Material Development

The biotech lab specializes in luxury sustainable materials, such as yeast-based silk.<p>Stella McCartney has a new collaborative initiative with Bolt …

Fashion

7 summer plastic traps to avoid

<i>Avoiding plastic is a year-round endeavor, but it seems particularly challenging during summer, thanks to the profusion of cheap, summer-themed</i> …

Environment

'Marie Claire' Launches First-Ever Sustainability Issue

Fashion magazines have historically served as something like cheerleaders for the industry, celebrating designers and shooting glamorous editorials …

Environment

15 of the most remarkable trees in America

<b>From the world's largest to ones that have been here long before the Mayflower, these noble trees are nothing less than U.S. national treasures.</b><p>While …

Nature

​Samsung to recycle 157 tons of Note 7 materials | ZDNet

Samsung Electronics will recycle 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt, and copper from the recalled Galaxy Note 7, as well as reuse key components such …

Samsung

The VW Golf GTE: A sporty, plug-in hybrid hatchback

"This is a driver's car," says Jonny Smith.<p>And that's important, because he's talking about a plug-in hybrid hatchback that can do just over 30 miles …

Electric Vehicles

All-in-one classy shoes come with different swappable heels (Video)

Many women seem to have an inexplicable obsession with shoes, whether they're high heels, pumps, flats, strappy sandals, boots or wedges. Is it …

Shoes

India’s new solar-powered train is the first in the world

Solar panels embedded in the train feed into a battery that can power it for up to 72 hours<p>India is getting on board with solar.<p>The first of the country’s solar-powered trains has begun service, running a 12.5-mile route from Delhi’s Safdarjung station to Farukh Nagar in the country’s north. The …

Trains

These Plastic Bottles Full Of Bleach Light Up Homes Without Electricity

About 1.2 billion people worldwide don't have access to electricity.<p>In an effort to bring light to communities lacking electricity, one pioneering project is utilizing an unexpected tool: old plastic bottles.<p>Liter of Light, a project of the Philippines-based nonprofit MyShelter Foundation, provides …

Recycling

Humans have created 9.1 billion tons of plastic. Here's how you can help stop the madness.

A new study shows just how much plastic junk we've made, and the numbers are grim.<p>No matter how many times I tell my local Thai restaurant that I don’t want plastic forks with my take-out, I open the bag to find handfuls of unnecessary eating utensils in there, every time. Roland Geyer, an …

Hacking

8 Ways to Sequester Carbon to Avoid Climate Catastrophe

By Mary Hoff<p>Klaus Lackner has a picture of the future in his mind, and it looks something like this: 100 million semi-trailer-size boxes, each filled …

Environment

My life with backyard chickens

<b>It's been one month since my new little flock arrived, and we've had some unexpected excitement.</b><p>I am now a proud chicken owner. Every morning I let …

Environment

Revealed: the enormous carbon footprint of eating avocado

Tucking into an avocado has a carbon footprint five times bigger than eating a banana, according to new research.<p>Avocados have become increasingly …

Environment

Here's How Much Plastic Humanity Has Produced - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | July 19, 2017 3:37 pm<p>A landfill in Strambino, Italy. <i>(Credit: MikeDotta/Shutterstock)</i><p>I want to say just one word to you. Just …

Environment

Humans have produced 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic since 1950 – and half has been made in the past 13 years

By 2015, 6.3 billion tonnes of the plastic produce had already become waste<p>Since the 1950s, humans have created 8.3 billion metric tonnes of …

Environment

Think you know about socially responsible investing?

<b>With social, ethical and environmental issues prominent in the national dialogue, the investment strategy known as sustainable investing continues to grow.</b><p>It goes by many other names: ethical investing, socially responsible investing, impact investing or high-road investing. Particularly popular …

Investing

5 beautiful women on how you can make your beauty routine eco-friendly

Real life advice you can actually use<p>Think of the chemical-laden shampoo you generously lathered onto your hair this morning. Account for the amount …

Beauty

Harvard's HouseZero Project Will Turn Old Homes Into The Eco-Friendly Digs Of The Future

As charming as an ornate Victorian or funky mid-century home can be, their aging windows and old-fashioned insulation can wreak havoc on your energy …

Environment

Indian builders pledge 'green' homes in race to meet climate goals | Reuters

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's top builders have pledged to make at least a fifth of their new housing developments sustainable by 2022, as the country looks to tap sectors other than renewable energy to meet its ambitious climate goals.<p>The campaign is led by the Sustainable Housing …

Thomson Reuters Foundation