I stood before the refrigerated case of my locally owned and operated grocery store, staring at the plastic-wrapped meats and poultry. As a vegetarian for most of my life, this is not a place I visit very often. But it was a holiday weekend, and I had offered to prepare a traditional family meal for […]
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A new report sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies makes a strong case that collaboration between cities and corporations is necessary to address climate change.
Businesses are talking a lot about the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). What’s needed to shift businesses to action, as the Millennials want?
Many businesses and communities have been recent recipients of awards that recognize exceptional green business practices.
Congestion in our U.S. National Parks requires ecotourism operators to rise to heightened levels of responsibility.
NASA stated that 2014 was the “Earth’s warmest in 134 years of records”, and 2015 is set to be even hotter as the Earth’s average surface temperature continues to rise. Water conservation efforts are popping up all around California, as the state grapples with the effects of climate change. As the state’s snowpack has diminished […]
Transitioning to a low-carbon economy is the way toward a more sustainable growth pattern, and businesses are well-suited to take up the task and take action on climate change, starting with their own operations. But business alone can’t bring about change as fast as a collaboration with policymakers and governments, which could help kickstart investments […]
Do you know what the climate impacts of your everyday actions are? Aside from calculating the carbon footprint of each activity, and adding them together and keeping tabs on them all, which is not only time-consuming, but doesn’t take into consideration how your behaviors compare with others, there isn’t a really comprehensive method of tracking […]
While it’s still important to reduce the amount of all greenhouse gas emissions from all of our activities, we still need to tackle the challenge of reducing the atmospheric carbon we’ve already produced. To do that, we need viable technology for effective carbon capture and storage that can be used for atmospheric carbon removal, and […]
Calling all sustainable entrepreneurs, eco-entrepreneurs, green business startups, and innovative inventors! Here’s your chance to be in the running for $680,000 in funding to develop and bring to market your product or service that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Instead of relying solely on policy and governmental regulations to address greenhouse gas emissions, entrepreneurs and innovators […]
The recent CBS 60 Minutes documentary, The Cleantech Crash, was an apocryphal tale of wasted government funding and failed companies, and left one feeling sorry for a much maligned Vinod Khosla, deemed to be a prime architect behind the ‘failed cleantech revolution’. Khosla has rallied with a strong and stirring rebuttal in open letter to CBS. Cleantech, (if narrowly […]
This is a guest post by Heidi Quigley and it was first published on “Sustainable Ink”. Heidi looks at 5 key sustainability updates for 2013 in her post. E-waste is increasingly becoming an issue in this country, and many households are unsure of how to dispose of old computers, phones and other products. If you are looking for […]
One drawback of climate research and warnings on rising temperatures is that it is hard to understand all that complex data. Scientists often rely on data graphics and technical descriptions to share their understanding of climate science. How can the risks and reality of climate change be communicated in a way that is accurate as well as easy to grasp?
Future360.tv attended the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco to find out what’s next for clean technology.
Plant proteins are an exceptional source of protein. Too often, we feel like it can be challenging or difficult to go meatless due to the protein replacement issue. Now, there is an option which aims to perfectly replace animal protein with plant protein. It’s a way of enhancing nutritional value and lowering the cost at […]
In part three of Operation Cleantech, Future360 asks everyday Americans how it feels like to lose. While trying not to get punched in the face in the process. America has always been a world leader. We put man on the moon. We invented flight, light and the iPad. But when it comes to cleantech, we’re trailing behind the rest of the world.
Did you know that the US’ carbon emissions dropped over the past few years… roughly from 2008 on? Probably not: it didn’t get a whole lot of attention because the causes weren’t particularly appealing to many: natural gas fracking, EPA regs, and, yep, the recession. The last case is particularly interesting: sure, we don’t want the economy to remain stagnant in order to keep greenhouse gas emissions down… but less hours worked means lower emissions.