Why Old is Green: Sustainability in Older Homes

Beyond the buzzwords, this class breaks down the how and why of sustainability in homes. Instructor Alissa Pier, AIA, shows us how old homes are in fact green! Alissa’s presentation talks about sustainability as it relates to materials, community, and quality of life. You’ll learn how old homes can adapt to change and reduce cost of living, and you’ll get a thorough introduction to traditional building materials, good design, and energy efficiency.

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Russians Proving That Small-Scale, Organic Gardening Can Feed the World | Reclaim, Grow, Sustain

When it’s suggested that our food system be comprised of millions of small, organic gardens, there’s almost always someone who says that it isn’t realistic. And they’ll quip something along the lines of, “There’s no way you could feed the world’s growing population with just gardens, let alone organically.” Really? Has anybody told Russia this?

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Kenya urged to invest in circular economy

Kenya should earmark adequate resources to support waste recycling in the cities and boost post-COVID-19 recovery through job creation for women and youths, executives said on Thursday. Karin Boomsma, director of the Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya, said that investments in the circular economy will boost Kenya’s green agenda while unleashing opportunities for vulnerable groups affected by COVID-19 disruptions. 

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Sustainability | DLA Piper Global Law Firm

Driving for change: the potential for technology to contribute to sustainability Globally, many companies, organizations and governments are driving change in sustainability – especially those in the technology sector. Our 2020 European Technology Index reveals: There is an increasing commitment to addressing environmental issues Companies are self-imposing targets and taking measurable steps to improve. 

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Sustainability in manufacturing – the hidden benefits of digital transformation

Today sustainability, good corporate citizenship and ethical practices are differentiating companies in all sectors, especially manufacturing.  As manufacturers respond, reset and renew their way through the global COVID-19 pandemic, they’re focused on ensuring their workforce is safe, secure and collaborating in new ways. They’re also focused on ensuring operations are as cost effective and efficient as possible, and there’s a growing appetite to adopt new, innovative business models.

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Mercedes-Benz Joins The Climate Pledge and Delivers More Than 1,800 Electric Vehicles to Amazon’s Delivery Fleet in Europe | Business Wire

Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced it is adding more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its delivery fleet in Europe this year. Amazon and Mercedes-Benz share a commitment to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, and Mercedes-Benz also announced today it has joined The Climate Pledge, which calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement goal of 2050.

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Research shows water quality could diminish in closed buildings during COVID-19 pandemic

While bars, gyms, dine-in restaurants and other buildings have been closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, water left sitting in pipes could change in quality.  It’s possible that water left sitting for long periods of time could contain excessive amounts of heavy metals and pathogens concentrated in pipes nationwide, say researchers who have begun a field study on the impact of a pandemic shutdown on buildings.

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