A new collaboration model to transform urban areas

Our cities are undergoing fundamental change, requiring us to organize ourselves differently so that different interests can be heard and incorporated. Supported with examples from Amstel III, a transformation area in Amsterdam, this article introduces a new approach to overcome urban transformation challenges we are facing now: collaborative urban development. The principles (1) build a local collective,…

Changing Behavior, One Reused Item at a Time

Despite inspirational efforts being made across the top fashion brands, we are consuming more clothing, using it for nearly half as long and still filling up our Earth with unwanted and unused clothing and textiles. The existing solution we can utilize in our day-to-day lives and business practices is reuse. It’s been three years since…

Türkiye Temiz Enerji İstiyor

E3G tarafından yaptırılan anket sonuçlarına göre Endonezya, Pakistan, Filipinler, Güney Afrika, Türkiye ve Vietnam vatandaşları yenilenebilir enerjiyi fosil yakıtların önünde tutarak tercihlerini temiz enerjiden yana kullandılar. Yabancı yatırım tartışmalarının hız kazandığı Kuşak ve Yol Forumu öncesi, E3G tarafından YouGov’a yaptırılan anket, Nisan 2019’da Endonezya, Pakistan, Filipinler, Güney Afrika, Türkiye ve Vietnam’da gerçekleştirildi. Enerji sektöründe yabancı…

Chemical Recycling of Plastic: Waste No More?

When it comes to the circular economy transition, plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity. Could chemical recycling make the plastics value chain more circular whilst providing a profitable new industry branch? Plastic pollution of the oceans, the resulting damage to wildlife, and the human health risks from microplastic have ignited public…

New York lights way in cutting customer costs with clean energy

While the federal government remains gridlocked on policies to promote clean energy, states are leading the way. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), an ambitious energy and climate strategy that is aiming to achieve 100 percent clean, carbon-free power by 2040 — the most aggressive commitment in the nation. In doing…

Mastering the long haul of sustainability

Pursuing the meaningful but long-term work in the sustainability field can be a difficult journey. Grit — perseverance and passion — can help us push through adversity, but grit alone isn’t nearly enough to master sustainability’s long haul. Here’s some good news: Even if grit is not your greatest strength, you still can apply a variety of…

Climate-Beneficial Wine, Waste-Saving Gin Latest Ways to Imbibe Sustainably

A landmark soil study from Bonterra Vineyards that proves the climate benefits of organic and biodynamic farming, and a new UK gin made from surplus table grapes, mean these wines and spirit help you “drink responsibly.” Bonterra Organic Vineyards, the US’ leading organically farmed wine, has completed a landmark soil study highlighting the benefits of…

Is this the end of corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) doesn’t cut it any more. In fact, leader companies are putting distance between themselves and this approach. They don’t find it to be relevant to their growth or business models. The Canadian government was interested in understanding future trends in CSR and commissioned a study to explore this topic. The most dramatic conclusion…