Sustainability | Renewable Energy

5 Ways Cities Can Handle Waste More Sustainably

5 Ways for Cities to Implement Sustainable Waste Management | Article by Jane Marsh | Global and national policies for more sustainable waste management are years away, so cities must take on the responsibility of enacting change. Cities are setting their own guidelines for change and focusing on working toward a zero-waste system. San Francisco, a zero-waste leader in the United States, has worked hard to keep 80% of its trash out of landfills. [Please click on the thumbnail image to read more...]

10 Ways Smart Cities Improve Worker Safety

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...]

10 Sustainable Technologies Improving Air Quality in Cities

GREEN Tech for Healthy Air | Article by Jane Marsh | Cities are the heart of every global region. They are headquarters for the world’s biggest companies, and provide universities that produce the most innovative minds. It’s no wonder why so many people across the world want to live in a city. However, an increase in residents also creates additional air pollution that harms everyone’s health. These are some of the technologies improving air quality in cities to make them better places to live and work. [Please click on the thumbnail image to read more…]

5 categories of change in climate

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." [click thumbnail image to read more…]

Austin, Texas: a sustainable city

Eco-friendly Capital |  Austin is widely recognized as a top eco-friendly city, especially in the United States. In Austin, through non-profit organizations, sustainability groups, and local government; there are continuous efforts in environmental justice. Austin's local sustainability organizations also work to improve the city's carbon footprint and to make strides toward a renewable energy based local economy. [click thumbnail to read more...]

Shortfall in International GHG Reduction Pledges

Is the World Going to Meet its Climate Targets? There is a substantial shortfall between GHG emission reduction pledges that almost 200 countries have made, and global climate reality. Worldwide, almost 200 countries have set climate targets - independently, and internationally all member-nations of the UNFCCC* have recommended targets. The international pledges are known as […]

Economy vs. the Environment

Economic growth does not have to come at the expense of the environment. Sustainable technologies (such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable mass transit, electric vehicles) are also extremely beneficial to the economy. For example, the renewable energy industry employs over 500,000 people in the United States. The coal industry is responsible for under 90,000 […]

Plan for Smart Meter Deployment in all 50 States

smart meters Modern SMART Meters |  Many buildings in America today still rely on inefficient energy infrastructure, such as older models of energy meters, instead of modern, cost-effective, energy efficiency technology such as smart meters.[1] Smart meters are energy meters with digital, high-speed, real-time, two-way communication, and data storage functions. Since 2013, the number of smart meters […]

Decoupling and Divestment to Reach Sustainability

Decoupling Decoupling in eco-environmental terms can be defined as a striving for economic growth without creating corresponding environmental impacts. Nations, industries, and corporations, will still reach full potential and economic growth; and perhaps achieve even greater success, by following sustainable practices. Economic growth for companies can be achieved while simultaneously lowering a company's carbon footprint, […]