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Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Buckminster Fuller once said, “In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called.” Colleen Unema combined her educator mindset with a…

California testing solar-paneled canals

California testing solar-paneled canals

The Turlock Irrigation District approved a pilot project testing the construction of solar panels over canals in the San Joaquin Valley. Key takeaways: The decision was based on research demonstrating that covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals with solar panels could reduce evaporation by as much as 82%, saving up to 63 billion…

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping | McKinsey The shipping industry needs to scale up zero-emission fuels and vessels within the next decade to achieve decarbonization by 2050.   Key takeaways: Zero-emission fuels currently increase the total cost of ownership (TCO) of vessels by 40-60%, depending on the route. “Green corridors” could provide a supportive…

Environmentalists and Dam Operators, Start Making Peace

Environmentalists and Dam Operators, Start Making Peace

Environmentalists and Dam Operators, at War for Years, Start Making Peace How are unlikely partners getting more clean energy from hydro-power while reducing the environmental harm from dams? The industry that operates America’s hydroelectric dams and several environmental groups announced an unusual agreement to work together to get more clean energy from hydro-power while reducing the environmental…

G.M. Will Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

G.M. Will Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

G.M. Will Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035 The days of the internal combustion engine are numbered. General Motors announced that it would phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks, selling only vehicles that have zero tailpipe emissions by 2035. The announcement is likely to put pressure on automakers around the world to make similar commitments….

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