A pioneer of Indian hospitality and South Asia’s largest hospitality company, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), continues to reinforce its commitment towards adopting and strengthening it sustainable business practices. From phasing out single-use plastic, reduction in carbon footprint, water conservation and utilization of renewable sources of energy to extensive community engagement, IHCL will continue to drive responsible tourism at every step.
Agricultural biologicals are a distinctive group of natural products such as topical or seed treatment products that are derived from naturally occurring micro-organisms, plant extracts, beneficial insects, and other organic matters. It is the fastest-growing segment in the agricultural input market. Biological farming is an environmentally sustainable and economical agricultural production system that encourages the adoption of safe products for the treatment of the crop. This is accomplished by minimizing the environmentally harmful consequences and by using non-renewable natural resources.
The RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy presents a roundtable discussion with Hana AlHashimi, Head of the Office of the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change. The panel discussion will open with her remarks on the recent U.S. climate summit, the UAE’s climate priorities and initiatives, and expectations for the COP26 summit.
Customers, consumers, and investors are now demanding businesses to consider the environmental and social impact of their products, services, and operations.1 Governments are following suit, with a 20-fold increase in global environmental regulations over the past two decades.2 Simultaneously, new technologies and business models are gradually enabling businesses to address the ecosystem shift towards sustainability.
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Kroger is telling its customers in stores inside the city of Cincinnati that it will no longer carry single-use plastic bags as of June 1, a month before the city’s ban takes effect. “In cooperation with the City of Cincinnati’s Plastic Bag Ban, and as part of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initaitives, we’re no longer offering single-use plastic bags as of June 1, 2021,” a sign at the entrance of the Queen City Kroger in Spring Grove Village says.
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In March 2020, two human pandemics were born: one, the deadly spread of a coronavirus causing a disease dubbed COVID-19; and another, the plague of thoughts surrounding it. Now, in 2021, David Attenborough is here to save us from the thought-demic with his documentary special “The Year Earth Changed.”
A greener, more efficient rudder system, designed at the University of Strathclyde, will be demonstrated as part of a €6 million EU-funded research project. The GATERS project led by the University of Strathclyde under the Horizon 2020 Fund, will see the ‘gate rudder’ – a novel propulsion and steering system – retro-fitted to a commercial vessel as part of a trial. Unlike a traditional rudder which sits behind a ship’s propellers to steer the vessel, the U-shaped gate rudder – essentially two separate rudders – sits astride the propeller which, as a result, acts like a nozzle around the propeller and generates additional thrust.
For the first time in Huckletree history we’re hosting a virtual sustainability festival to address the climate change agenda, bringing together brands, leaders, entrepreneurs and investors from all corners of the globe. By 2050, experts predict that there will be 9 billion people living on the planet putting enormous stress on everything from transport infrastructure to sanitation provision, public services to energy supply, clean air to green spaces.
Researchers at the University of Oxford have made a discovery about how plants interact with soil bacteria that they claim could eventually help reduce the use of nitrogen fertilisers in farming. The research, published today in academic journal PNAS, has demonstrated for the first time that pea plants weigh up different bacterial partners in the soil based on their ability to provide nitrogen, and then provide sugar to the best available strains.
Layla Khawatmi, senior Environmental Health Management student, Canadian University Dubai, was invited by Dr. Rashed Karkain, Founder, Sustainable Development Research and Training Institute, and Professor, Canadian University Dubai, to be a guest on his talk show “Young Environmental and Sustainability Leaders.”
SustFest is the perfect opportunity to get talking about climate action. With your book group, your mums group, in the lunch hour at work, with friends… whatever group you’re already part of! We know it’s difficult to broach the subject but SustFest gives you the excuse, and our Climate Conversations pack gives you all the materials you need; you don’t need to be the expert.
ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award winner Peggy Smedley doesn’t disappoint with the release of her new, green advocacy book Sustainable in a Circular World: Design and Restore Natural Ecosystems Through Innovation. With clear, precise but simply laden prose and statistics, she lays out concise arguments for the necessary regime changes in terms of governance, economic practices, industry and corporate standards, and every day, individualistic activities to create the titular, circular world model. Going green, says Smedley, is no longer a matter of opinion or debate.
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