May 4, 2021

Unconventional Students at Rice 2021: Elisabeth Pesavento travels the world with her horn

What started as a 10-year-old child’s persistence has become  a career for Elisabeth Pesavento ’21.  “I told my mom that I really wanted to play the horn,” Pesavento said. “And you know, like all mothers, she’s said, ‘Oh that’s nice. It’s a very beautiful instrument.’ But I just kept asking and kept asking until finally she was like, ‘Wow, I guess she really does want to play the horn.’”  After Pesavento finally got her French horn, she traveled the world with the instrument.  

Mapmaker discovers trove of Bronze Age jewelry in western Sweden

A Swedish mapmaker stumbled across a trove of well-preserved Bronze Age jewelry last month.  Tomas Karlsson was hiking in a forest outside Gothenberg when the gleam from a bronze necklace caught his eye.  Archaeologists sent to the site found 50 items in all — including bronze necklaces, rings and armbands — all more than 2,500 years old.
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How We Make Sustainable Coffee

At Nguyen Coffee Supply, we pride ourselves on our commitment to environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability. We’re thrilled to be able to champion third-wave coffee, and honored to represent Vietnamese coffee and culture on the world stage. That’s why we’ve outlined our no-nonsense, direct-trade Vietnamese coffee supply chain and the steps we take to ensure we remain culturally sustainable below. 

Delivery Hero appoints new Management Board member and reinforces commitment to sustainability – Delivery Hero

The Supervisory Board of Delivery Hero SE (“Delivery Hero”), the world’s leading local delivery platform, agreed yesterday evening to extend the contracts of Delivery Hero’s Management Board members. The two current members of the Management Board, Niklas Östberg, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, and Emmanuel Thomassin, Chief Financial Officer, have agreed to an extension of their contracts beyond the currently agreed term for four more years until 30 April 2026, further substantiating their belief in the company and the potential of the industry.

Leading the way: Axis on the road to a circular economy

The shift from a traditional linear business model towards a circular approach that focuses on re-use and recycling is gathering pace. In this press release, we share thoughts on how Axis and the surveillance industry can contribute. We explore findings from a research project that will help pave the way for a more sustainable surveillance sector. Discarded electronic and electrical goods – e-waste – is the world’s fastest-growing waste stream. In 2018, it amounted to 50 million tons – equivalent to all commercial aircraft ever built. And this number is projected to double by 2050.

Circular economy at the forefront of latest Seagreen contract award | Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce

Montrose Port Authority awarded the contract to Aberdeen-based PD&MS Group after it submitted a bid to repurpose an existing structure from another offshore wind project, rather than fabricate a brand-new structure. PD&MS employs more than 600 people at bases in Aberdeen and Baku, Azerbaijan.  Construction of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base for the Seagreen wind farm is well underway at Montrose Port, with the two-storey office building currently being built at the site also repurposed, having previously been used by an oil and gas supply chain company in Aberdeen.

Energy models as “laboratories” for exploring smart and sustainable energy systems

What role do businesses and households play in smart and climate-neutral energy systems? Why does this pose challenges for energy modelling? Diana Süsser (IASS) and Andrzej Ceglarz (Renewables Grid Initiative) shed light on this in their article.  The Paris climate goals, the European Green Deal and the Energy Union Strategy call for a climate-neutral economy and society by mid-century. For this to happen, our energy system must be profoundly transformed: from electricity and heat to transport and industry. That is why it is particularly important that different actors – such as companies and households – actively participate in the energy transition.