Sustainability

A greener world. A collection of 52 posts
Supporting Sustainability in Afghanistan
Wharton

Supporting Sustainability in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a developing country burdened by limited resources, climate change and political instability. Promoting sustainability initiatives in the region can help maintain low per capita carbon emission levels, while simultaneously growing its economy.
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The Future of Canadian Energy: How Can Canada Shake its Economic Dependence on Oil?
Wharton

The Future of Canadian Energy: How Can Canada Shake its Economic Dependence on Oil?

With the third-largest proven oil reserves in the world, oil has long played an important role in the Canadian economy. While this resource has been extremely valuable in the past, there are signs
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The Role of Venture Capital in Fueling the Movement to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions
Sustainability

The Role of Venture Capital in Fueling the Movement to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

The world is in a race to oppose the continuously growing threat of climate change. Put simply, climate change is one of the most pressing of our time. Even the UN Secretary-General has
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Taking the Trash Out of Orbit
Brown

Taking the Trash Out of Orbit

Walt Whitman once wrote that “every cubic inch of space is a miracle”. Yet it seems that every cubic inch of space is becoming increasingly inhospitable, clogged with garbage from Earth. As the
GRC Project Spotlight: Developing a Water Usage Credit System
Berkeley

GRC Project Spotlight: Developing a Water Usage Credit System

Credit: Center for Resource Solutions. This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project and the skills they leveraged!
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Unmasking the Impact of Covid-19 on Single-Use Plastic Consumption
Harvard

Unmasking the Impact of Covid-19 on Single-Use Plastic Consumption

Plastic usage has been on the rise with annual production now towering over 368 million metric tonnes, and single-use plastic (SUPs) production makes up approximately half of this huge figure (1). Despite a
Artificial Islands threaten the Biodiversity in the South China Sea
Bio-Diversity

Artificial Islands threaten the Biodiversity in the South China Sea

Introduction For a few decades, China and other South Asian countries have been building artificial islands in the South China Sea. By building artificial islands, these countries are able to build military bases,
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Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Climate Change

Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

In much of the world, climate change often struggles to steal the limelight, but in few places is that less true than in Kiribati. The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is one of
The Push for Net-Zero Emissions -- Corporate Reality or Fantasy? How Apple is Leading the Charge
Berkeley

The Push for Net-Zero Emissions -- Corporate Reality or Fantasy? How Apple is Leading the Charge

Credit: Berkeley LabThe climate crisis is one of the greatest long-term challenges facing the global community in the status quo. Ramifications of climate change are worryingly ubiquitous; fires rage out of control in
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GRC Project Spotlights: Microgrids, California Schools, and the Value of Resiliency
Berkeley

GRC Project Spotlights: Microgrids, California Schools, and the Value of Resiliency

Credit: Center for Resource Solutions.This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project, the skills they leveraged from
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COVID-19: Rethinking Single-use Personal Protection Equipment
Berkeley

COVID-19: Rethinking Single-use Personal Protection Equipment

The COVID-19 pandemic has sharply increased the global consumption of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE). Thankfully, many organizations are currently developing sustainable alternatives.
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The future of a clean and sustainable shipping industry
Cambridge

The future of a clean and sustainable shipping industry

The shipping industry is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. This article explores the options we have to make the global shipping industry more sustainable.
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More than Meats the Eye: The Growing Industry of Alternative Proteins
Cambridge

More than Meats the Eye: The Growing Industry of Alternative Proteins

Sales of plant-based meat alternatives in the US have almost doubled every month in 2020. This article examines the reasons for such growth and the potential challenges ahead.
Preventing the next pandemic
Cambridge

Preventing the next pandemic

With a glance at the epidemiological data reflecting recent trends in the incidence and distribution of disease, the COVID-19 pandemic was distressingly easy to predict.
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Reimagining Infrastructure for Sustainability
Sustainability

Reimagining Infrastructure for Sustainability

Photo by Marian Kroell / Unsplash The Paris Agreement of 2016 was a landmark achievement in international cooperation. It laid out a comprehensive set of objective measures for countries to reduce their footprint and
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Financial Inclusion: Designing Solutions to Provide Vital Economic Services
Development

Financial Inclusion: Designing Solutions to Provide Vital Economic Services

Localized financial literacy and digital transaction capabilities can create scalable financial access to unbanked communities in emerging markets.
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The challenges of Singapore Agrifood industry
Sustainability

The challenges of Singapore Agrifood industry

Credit: Image by VertiVegiesSingapore’s food security challenge Before Singapore became the densely packed city-state it is today, the island was a farmland with over 2,000 farms. This island that used to
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The Controversial Effects of Globalization on Sustainability
Sustainability

The Controversial Effects of Globalization on Sustainability

Introduction Many contemporary observers believe that we have entered into a new era of globalization. This can be seen through the rise of a technologically connected world where information can be exchanged faster
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Navigating Greenwashing in the Beauty Industry
Sustainability

Navigating Greenwashing in the Beauty Industry

With a growing movement in support of environmental awareness and sustainability, the incentive for brands to focus their marketing and branding attempts on these domains has never been higher. However, despite the fact
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