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Sustain the Future

In summer 2018, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2019 graduate Steven Duclair returned to his birth country of Haiti for the first time since moving away in November 2007 at 12 years old. The trip lit a spark inside Duclair. “It was like me going back to Haiti and being in my community was … finding my

2019-09-16T10:35:59-05:00Tags: |

How IoT And AI Can Enable Environmental Sustainability

Millions of electronic devices are discarded without proper disposal. Billions of dollars are wasted every year for proper disposal or recycling of used parts of discarded devices. To mitigate the issue of improper disposal of redundant electronic devices, companies like Apple use recycled materials or materials which have a low harmful impact on the environment.

2019-09-15T19:41:49-05:00Tags: |

4 things brands can do for environmental sustainability

Approaches vary among fashion and footwear brands looking to reduce their environmental footprint. Some launch sustainable lines within their broader ranges, while others put out collections of more sustainable items, or develop sustainable materials for use in a limited range of products. But these efforts, while valuable, may not be the best starting place for

2019-08-21T07:00:44-05:00Tags: |

Living homes for all

Why we need affordable housing After this year of bleak climate reports and unprecedented wildfires, the need for a regenerative built environment has never been clearer. The need for affordable housing is similarly clear and dire. At least ten cities and the entire state of Hawaii have for years been in a formally declared State of Emergency

2019-08-16T07:07:01-05:00Tags: |

The living wage could lead to social and environmental sustainability

Paying a living wage could be a step toward global economic and environmental sustainability, finds a first-of-its-kind study by the University of Surrey. A living wage is the amount a worker needs to earn in order to be able to afford a decent, but not luxurious, standard of living. For workers in the clothing industry

2019-08-10T08:58:00-05:00Tags: |

UK needs sustainability act to avert economic collapse, says IPPR

Britain needs an overarching new sustainability law to bolster natural life-support systems and prevent economic and social collapse, according to proposals from one of the country’s most influential leftwing thinktanks. The paper says policymakers have made a “catastrophic mistake” by underestimating the risks posed by environmental breakdown and the potential benefits of switching to a

2019-08-07T07:44:23-05:00Tags: |

4 things brands should do for the environment

Approaches vary among fashion and footwear brands looking to reduce their environmental footprint. Some launch sustainable lines within their broader ranges, while others put out collections of more sustainable items, or develop sustainable materials for use in a limited range of products. But these efforts, while valuable, may not be the best starting place for

2019-08-02T07:11:31-05:00Tags: |

Food for thought on sustainable agriculture

Producing enough food is a national priority in populous countries like India. So much so that the government provides subsidies to offset the cost of chemical fertilizers. Farmers rely on the fertilizers to maximize crop production and keep food prices affordable. But UWM microbiologist Gyaneshwar Prasad, who is from India, worries. Early in his career,

2019-08-02T07:26:08-05:00Tags: |

Breaching Carbon Threshold Could Lead to Mass Extinction

In the brain, when neurons fire off electrical signals to their neighbors, this happens through an “all-or-none” response. The signal only happens once conditions in the cell breach a certain threshold. Daniel Rothman, professor of geophysics and co-director of the Lorenz Center in MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, has found that when

2019-07-29T07:28:31-05:00Tags: |

Go green and stay sustainable – the green marketing trend

Sustainably-sourced. Eco-friendly. Biodegradable. In 2019, it’s hard to avoid these terms as consumers are urging businesses to take responsibility for their actions. Unilever reports that a third of consumers are now buying from brands based on their social and environmental impact, and more than one in five will actively choose brands that are transparent about

2019-07-25T05:50:06-05:00Tags: |

E-commerce’s sustainability problem isn’t just the packaging

With the click of a button, our groceries, clothes, personal care products, household items — just about anything — could arrive on our doorsteps in a neatly packaged cardboard box. It’s convenience, delivered. But at what cost? What happens behind-the-scenes to get a package delivered to your door is taking a toll on our planet

2019-07-23T06:51:01-05:00Tags: |