In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, Great Eastern Energy (GEE), is collaborating with Trees for the Future for a 30 Days of Green Campaign to raise awareness about sustainable practices and to assist with their efforts in planting new trees in impoverished communities
With California suffering one of its most dire water shortages on record, the Golden State’s political leaders are scrambling to find solutions. Analysts suggest California only has about one year’s reserve of water left. As a result California's 37 million residents, who are already among the most water-efficient citizens in the United States, are facing tighter water restrictions.
We're glad to see sustainability being discussed and shared in change management channels. Sustainability touches all enterprise functions with sometimes profound effects. If your organization is contemplating a sustainability journey, are you anticipating the changes to organization, culture and behavior that should be part of your journey planning?
It is generally accepted that innovation involves risk. In the more enlightened organizations it is also clear that failure should be accepted as a consequence of playing the innovation game. It’s a bit like sport. You can’t win all the time, but it doesn’t mean that you change the whole team if you lose one game.
Flora Moon's insight:
Companies need graceful failure or what the author calls "competent failure." Learning from experience can provide greatest opportunities for learning.
Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first ever national carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. Fossil fuel-fired power plants account for almost 40% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, making them the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the nation
In his recent book, Making Sustainability Stick, Kevin Wilhelm offers a wealth of insight, experience and tools to help individuals and organizations deliver more business value by adding environmental and social parameters to their business strategy. By taking a look from the inside at the work of pioneering companies such as Starbucks and REI, the book shares some of the key things that have contributed to progress and tries to help folks avoid some of the setbacks of those who have gone befor
Flora Moon's insight:
This chart helps to break down the "change journey" into stages and provides useful indicators to help people and companies understand where they are.
Mechanical robot grippers are designed to grasp specific shapes. This is perfect for assembly lines, where every object is the same. But what if a more flexible solution were required? Think of a conveyor belt covered with random junk that needed to be sorted for recycling: Imagine a robot hand
It would take farm land the size of Mexico just to grow the amount of food that humans produce, but do not eat, every year.
More food goes uneaten at the consumption phase of the supply chain—in places like homes, restaurants and cafeterias—than at any other stage. Almost all urban areas experience high levels of food waste—food that is fit for consumption when it reaches consumers but is discarded before or after spoiling. While food waste presents significant challenges, addressing waste also provides an opportunity for growing cities to reduce their carbon emissions, curb deforestation, and mitigate water withdrawals caused by agriculture.
In Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, European governments are beginning to push farmers, industry, and municipalities to cut back on fertilizers and other sources of nitrogen that are causing serious environmental harm.
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