Environmental and sustainability writer, journalist. Founder of TDS Environmental Media and the PlanetWatch Group. Member, Society of Environmental Journalists and Pacific Media Workers Guild
The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is an excellent example not only of a resource-efficient building but also how LEED can foster biophilic design in the built environment.
hen Amsterdam-based research and technology initiative What Design Can Do laid down its challenge in May 2017, they minced no words: “Climate change is real and it's happening." But that doesn't mean we can't find a way to mitigate its impact. Here's what smart, visionary changemakers are doing to help in the fight against climate change.
LifeStraw "Follow the Liters" program is one example of the "humanitarian entrepreneurship" business model driving the mission of Global Health company Vestergaard. More than 1 million schoolchildren in Kenya now have access to safe drinking water. And it's not just a "one-off".
I had a bowl of strawberries for breakfast this morning, which sounds unremarkable, even in the middle of February. Thanks to growers in Florida, Mexico, and South America, I can sit at my breakfast table in the middle of a California winter, munching away on strawberries.
But for every strawberry delighting my palate, another is lost, wasted somewhere on the long road from farm to table. Of the 1.3 billion tons of food that is wasted every year, fruits, vegetables, and tubers have the highes...
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
-Winston Churchill, The River War
The world’s farmers not only must feed a growing population, but also cope with a rapidly changing climate.
Given the urgency of the climate crisis, agriculture is a big problem. Is it? Or is there another way to frame our outlook?
The corporate waste stream can be complicated. Recalled products, expired pharmaceuticals and electronics containing personal data are just some of the waste items that can give companies pause: They can’t be reused or resold, but landfilling them wastes resources. That’s where secure destruction comes in — and it can even create clean energy.
TriplePundit chats with Lynelle Cameron, VP of sustainability for Autodesk and CEO of the Autodesk Foundation, about biomimicry, Donald Trump and designing for a better world.
Of all the actions and orders in Trump’s 80+ days in office, none may have more far-reaching or long-lasting impact than the proposed “Energy Independence” executive order. TriplePundit obtained an early draft of the order. Tom Schueneman reports.
The risks inherent in a globalized linear economy are manifest. Resource and economic shocks reverberate across the globe. This increased vulnerability comes at a price.
If ever there were a canary in a coal mine, the wild bee in the almond patch is it: The decline in pollinator populations could have broad-sweeping effects for global agriculture. Ice cream purveyor Häagen-Dazs wants to do its part to save the bees — and one of its key ingredients, the California almond.
GRI announced the launch of the world’s first Global Reporting Standards for sustainability reporting. These new standards give businesses large and small a common language for reporting non-financial information.
Some materials used for solar modules already in the field show high failure rates. DuPont urges more stringent accelerated sequential PV solar