Living green in the suburbs is gaining interest from all over the US. Today, 8 of every 10 Americans live in the suburbs. Suburbs are areas within a metropolitan area that are primarily residential. They are not as densely populated as the inner city and are generally a separate political entity of the city. In many suburban areas, a car is required to get around the area and enter the main city or downtown core. In America, the suburbs are responsible for 50% of carbon emissions due to car dependence.
Building a house from the ground up can be environmentally damaging. Buildings have a significant carbon footprint, with over 41% of global energy consumption attributed to buildings and structures. Buildings and materials also produce dangerous emissions that pollute our air, and the construction industry alone generates more than 170 tons of debris annually. There is also the issue of landfill waste, excessive use of water and noise pollution caused by the construction of buildings and houses.
Thousands of protesters hit the streets of New York City today to demand a global end to oil, coal, and gas. The march is part of a larger movement to pressure the United States and other world leaders to participate in the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit on Wednesday.
Woody Wagons, or woodies, were station wagons originally designed to move people from train stations to resorts that were beloved by surfers in the '60s. The woody wagon of the 21st century might have wood inside instead of outside, in the form of an electric car powered by batteries made with wood.
Every time we make a purchase we send messages to companies. Are you using your purchase decisions to make a positive difference for the environment? “Precycling” is a shopping strategy that can help you take steps before making a purchase to ensure that the things we buy can be recycled, composted, or repaired and reused when we’re done with them.
The active ingredient is designed to target the parasitic worms without damaging the soil while having a positive effect on greenhouse gas emissions.
The M&Ms and Skittles maker will reformulate its recipes and prioritize sourcing from farms that embrace sustainable practices as the CPG giant barrels toward net-zero emissions.
Apple has announced its official support for California's SB 253, a bill that mandates companies earning over $1 billion annually to disclose detailed information relating to greenhouse gas emissions.
SB 253 would require all large U.S.-based corporations doing business in California that make over $1 billion annually to publicly disclose their full carbon footprint in an easily understandable and available way. Senator Scott Wiener introduced the bill.
A new research and development facility in Germany will help develop the next generation of chemicals and build upon the biotech giant’s commitment to regenerative agriculture.
The dairy giant and other industry leaders are partnering with Vanguard Renewables to mitigate climate impacts by using anaerobic digesters on dairy farms.