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A greener world. A collection of 79 posts
Exploring Sustainable Energy Solutions for Companies
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Exploring Sustainable Energy Solutions for Companies

Introduction It seems that every week, a new Fortune 500 company commits to lowering its carbon footprint. Companies such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, and Nestlè have all committed to being carbon neutral, meaning a
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Boston’s Disparities In Access to Clean Energy
Renewable Energy in Vietnam and Opportunities for Implementation
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Renewable Energy in Vietnam and Opportunities for Implementation

Vietnam, a booming economy with approximately 100 million residents, is currently embracing renewable energy, especially solar and wind, as part of its industrialization process due to its abundant natural resources. The United Nations
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Climate Change And Its Disproportionate Effect On Education Access
The Unsustainability of Buffet Food Waste
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The Unsustainability of Buffet Food Waste

Source:Four Seasons: The Market Kitchen DiningBuffets are a key part of the dining experience – whether it be in hotels, buffet-style restaurants, soup kitchens, or even in a college dining hall. The word
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Can Microfinance Improve Sustainability?
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Can Microfinance Improve Sustainability?

Background on Microfinance Originally pioneered by Muhammad Yunus in 1976 in Bangladesh, microfinance is a banking service targeted at low-income and vulnerable groups who face significant barriers to accessing financial services such as
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Sustainable Architecture: Net-Zero Design and Energy Efficiency
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Sustainable Architecture: Net-Zero Design and Energy Efficiency

Image credit: Vincent Callebaut ArchitecturesSustainability is quite simple. We depend on our natural  environment to provide us with everything we need to survive. Sustainability is an effort to preserve the future by addressing
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Plastic in our Body
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Plastic in our Body

Microplastics. Photograph: David Kelly/Photograph David Kelly https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/24/microplastics-found-in-human-blood-for-first-timeWe live in a world surrounded by plastics, from water bottles to shopping bags, to clothes we wear
Is the Belt and Road Initiative Going Green?
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Is the Belt and Road Initiative Going Green?

The Belt and Road Initiative is a landmark Chinese infrastructure project that aims to establish global trade routes from Eastern Asia to the Southern tip of Africa. A primary goal of the initiative
Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem – Are Young Professionals' Potential Being Wasted?
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Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem – Are Young Professionals' Potential Being Wasted?

Youth is Africa’s greatest asset, and its greatest challenge. Africa’s youth population is rapidly growing and expected to double to over 830 million by 2050 (3). In spite of this growth,
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Examining Food Aid in Latin America
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Examining Food Aid in Latin America

AbstractAffecting more than one billion people in 2009, the worldwide ‘hunger pandemic’ has left many nations struggling to ensure the health and well-being of their citizens in a globalized society. Despite increases in
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Fast Fashion: A Fast-Growing Problem
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Fast Fashion: A Fast-Growing Problem

Schlossberg, Tatiana. “How Fast Fashion Is Destroying the Planet.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 Sept. 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/books/review/how-fast-fashion-is-destroying-the-planet.html.The fashion industry
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The Sustainability of Bitcoin and its Impact on the Environment
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The Sustainability of Bitcoin and its Impact on the Environment

Source: NBC News: Mining rigs at work in Romania farming for Ethereum and ZilliqiaWhen it comes to cryptocurrencies, anyone with the right hardware and software can become miners. Consequently, the ease of availability
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The Water-Proof City: What we can Learn About Climate Resilience from the Dutch
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The Water-Proof City: What we can Learn About Climate Resilience from the Dutch

In the beginning of 1953, a catastrophe—something still referred to as "The Disaster" by the Dutch—hit the Netherlands. The storm, causing 1836 casualties and breaching over 150 dykes, swept the country
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The Impact of Solar Energy on the American South
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The Impact of Solar Energy on the American South

Image Credit: Tsvetan IvanovSolar power has grown immensely in the last decade, becoming a dominant energy source in the transition to renewable energy. Already, solar power employs more US workers than oil, gas,
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China is a Major Player in the Electric Vehicles Market
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China is a Major Player in the Electric Vehicles Market

The term “electric vehicle” (EV) refers to both solely battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which use a battery and an electric motor instead of the tradition gasoline tank and internal combustion engine, and plug-in
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The Hidden Implications and Social Cost of Climate Colonialism
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The Hidden Implications and Social Cost of Climate Colonialism

Briggs, Helen. “Carbon: How Calls for Climate Justice Are Shaking the World.” BBC News, BBC, 2 May 2021, www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56941979.Climate change is rooted in the intersection of capitalism and
Tackling the E-Waste Problem by Encouraging Ethical Tech Consumerism
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Tackling the E-Waste Problem by Encouraging Ethical Tech Consumerism

By Eleanor Yeo, Columbia GRC Image source: E-waste Day aims to increase recycling rates of electronicsThe Status Quo It has been no secret that humankind is facing an increasingly dire environmental crisis, with
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Are Electric Vehicles Really Sustainable?
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Are Electric Vehicles Really Sustainable?

Electric Vehicle ImageAligned with growing global interest to slow down climate change, countries have been increasingly adopting methods to lower global temperature. The recent COP26 agreement set the global agenda on tackling climate
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