In an interview in the guardian, a British newspaper, one of the co-founders of Method, an innovative manufacturer of sustainable cleaning products, says that it is marketers who are going to stop climate change and the loss of biodiversity.
Eric Ryan, who co-founded Method a dozen years ago and recently sold the company to the Ecover, a like-mind Dutch company, is quoted as saying you cannot count on governments to solve environmental problems.
Every spring, we help our Tracking and Reporting Tool (TRT) clients wrap up their annual emissions assessments. It’s a busy couple weeks of gathering final utility bills and double-checking previously entered data. It is also an exciting time for our team who works on the TRT and for our clients’ sustainability teams who have been tracking results throughout the year.
As warm weather rolls around, you may be daydreaming about lobster bakes, grilled salmon, and long days on the beach. But do you know if the seafood on your plate is sustainable?
When I returned from the library last Sunday night, a debate was raging, per usual, in the living room of my tiny house on the edge of campus. Adam, our hard-headed econ major, had his iPhone out and was furiously fact-checking as he gesticulated at Jared, a sociology major. The topic wasn’t the merit of a Skyfall or the don’t-go-to-law-school argument that occurs weekly as we get closer to graduation—it was global warming. “I just think this is the defining problem of our generation, and we’re messing it up,” sighed Jared. Adam rolled his eyes. “Well, obviously. I’ll agree with you on that point.”
Today—World Water Day—marks about one year since we formally started our water filter projects. In March 2012, I traveled to Africa to begin implementing our Kenya Clean Water Project with our in-country partners.
"Ours is a world in which a flood in Thailand can cut off global supplies of computer disk drives for the better part of a year; where a record-low Mississippi River can choke the flow of commerce; where an unprecedented hurricane (or “superstorm”) can upend one of the world’s financial centers for weeks. In that context, how should a company view climate change, renewable energy, and resource efficiency?"
Microsoft has implemented a companywide system to charge each of their departments for the carbon emissions associated with their data centers, software development labs, offices, and employee travel.
Twitter is often viewed as the social media site for celebrity news and fleeting updates, but behind this image lies a strong community of CSR leaders. Through a networked series of Twitter accounts, executives, reporters, and engaged customers connect and share their knowledge of sustainability best practices.
Eight hundred miles from the North Pole, on a remote Arctic island, there is a vault. Its steel gray entrance juts out of the snow, a sharp preview of tunnels that run deep into the mountain. Armed guards with black guns patrol the premises. What’s inside? Seeds.
In Siaya and Bondo, Kenya, gathering water is an all-day affair. Families walk to collect it from the muddy Yala River. They also have to find wood, a scarce resource. Then, they must boil the water, producing greenhouse gases and, in many cases, indoor air pollution.