Janine Benyus has long known how much smarter nature is than we are. She remains ever-ready to provide a thoughtful answer each time the sustainability movement turns another corner and breathlessly asks, “what next?”
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This week at VERGE 18, GreenBiz and Siemens are unveiling a new research project on how large companies and government agencies are adapting to a rapidly transforming energy landscape that is decentralized, digitized and distributed.
Public awareness of the perils of plastic waste never has been higher, thanks to National Geographic’s June magazine dedicated to the problem.
One-third of the world’s food ends up in landfills, while almost a billion people around the globe are hungry.
In the nitty-gritty, day-to-day work of building a clean-energy economy, it's easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Namely that, as much as this movement is about moving markets and cleaner electrons, it’s ultimately about people: improving lives and ensuring a livable planet — not just for some, but for all.
Going on vacation? Traveling is a notoriously high emission activity. From jet fuel in flights to the excessive water use in hotels, tourism has a massive footprint on the world. Luckily, the sustainable tourism movement is growing.
Every day there are roughly 386,000 new mouths to feed, and in that same 24 hours, scientists estimate between one and 100 (PDF) species will go extinct. That’s it. Lost forever.
Over the past few years, the idea of science-based targets — simply put, goals that commit companies to address their fair share of climate pollution and align with the goals of the Paris Agreement — gradually has taken off.
From the perspective of business, engaging employees is critical to developing and advancing a company’s sustainability goals.
A major generational transition in the workforce is underway, with 10,000 Baby Boomers reaching retirement age every day.