Benefits of Sustainable Agriculture | Sustainable ag. turns farms into thriving biodiverse lands that produce food crops in addition to using plants that increase farms' biodiversity. The increase in plant life on the farm sequesters atmospheric carbon and maintains healthy ecosystems. The health of ecosystems, including maintaining soil nutrition, on the farm, is a […]
Regenerative ag. creates carbon sinks; turning farms into healthy ecosystems that sequester carbon with vibrant plant life, while also producing crops for food. Regenerative ag. involves land use dedicated to polyculture, healthy ecosystems, soil nutrition, plant growth, and biodiversity. Land use practices that favor organic plant growth in addition to food crops, such as sustainable […]
Lower your carbon footprint, save energy, and help the environment. Here are 12+ actions for sustainable individuals Use Energy Star Appliances and other Smart Appliances Appliances receive an Energy Star mark that are more energy efficient than conventional appliances. The Energy Star label is used on a wide range of appliances and products; indicating […]
by Jane Marsh | Significant amounts of food waste originate from cities. Urbanites can use food waste reduction methods and technologies to maximize the supply and reduce ecological degradation. City dwellers actually have abundant resources available to them to save food for future household consumption, gather food for charity, and compost food scraps (as described […]
5 Ways for SMART Cities to Implement Sustainable Waste Management | by Jane Marsh | Cities are implementing zero-waste strategies. As cities worldwide test new waste management ideas, they learn what does and does not work. Sharing these advances can help move global initiatives further forward.
Climate change is adversely affecting all parts of the earth. There have been dramatic increases in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) globally since the industrial revolution of the 19th century. The planet warms faster as more GHGs are added to the earth's atmosphere. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, expressing the global scientific consensus, warns that global net human-caused emissions of CO2 need to fall by about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching 'net zero' around 2050...
10 IoT Technologies for Sustainable Smart Cities | by Jane Marsh | As the conversation around greenhouse gas emissions and climate change intensifies, cities are implementing green initiatives to make life easier and healthier for the planet and citizens. [Please click thumbnail image to read more...]
First of many US offshore wind farms | The United States' 1st operational offshore wind farm is the Block Island Wind Farm, developed by the company Deepwater Wind (acquired by Ørsted in 2018). The 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm is 4 miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island; and began operating in 2016. [CLICK FOR […]
Kamuthi Solar Project, Bhadla Solar Park; and the largest solar PV farms in India, China, and other countriesFeaturing over 2.5 million individual solar PV modules, and on 2,500 acres, in the town of Kamuthi in the Ramanathapuram district; the Kamuthi Solar Power Project supplies energy to ~300,000 homes. The Kamuthi Solar Power Project is a 648 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Tamil Nadu, India. However, as you will see in this […]
How Technology Can Help Cities Avoid Another Flint Water Crisis | Article by Jane Marsh | The green movement is influencing natural resource protection. As the global temperature rises, adverse effects limit individuals’ access to freshwater sources. In answer, ecologists are developing technologies that improve urban water supplies. Many engineers and scientists evaluate the Flint […]