Best Practices

Artificial Intelligence Cuts Google’s Data Center Energy Use

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Data centers operate the equipment that processes the data consumed by Internet users. It takes large amounts of energy to keep their servers cool, so much so that some of the newer data centers are now being built in colder climates. According to some estimates, data centers are now responsible for two percent of global GHG emissions.

Sustainable Innovation Drives New Businesses in Sweden

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the last few years, a number of countries have taken steps to increase their reliance on non-fossil fuel energy sources. Sweden has chosen to lead from the front to create a green economy. It aims to become of the one world’s first nations to end its dependence on fossil fuels.

Walmart makes Notable Advances in Sustainable Chemistry

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable chemistry is a process that stimulates innovation in order to develop, source and manage chemicals and related production processes in a way that improves human health and the environment. Understanding, collaboration, and trust-building between stakeholders across value chains are important to move toward sustainable chemical management.

Responsible Food Sourcing and Green Innovation: Kroger’s 2020 Plan

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Consumers are more emotionally driven about sustainable consumption of food than any other product. They increasingly want to know whether the food they are buying in the supermarket is locally grown, organic, GMO or pesticide-free. According to a survey by Cone Communications, 89 percent of American consumers consider where the product is made, and two-thirds would pay more for a local product.

California Groundwater Management Gets Spotlight from Stanford Researchers

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Groundwater is the source of up to 60% of water supply in California. The state suffers from poor groundwater management, which has led to severe drops in groundwater levels, dry wells, gradual sinking of land in some locations, ecosystem die-outs and reduced stream flows. Inefficient data collection by local and state agencies about groundwater use is one of the factors contributing to this situation.

CEOs are Sustainability Change-makers: NBS-SA Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – CEOs have the ultimate responsibility to lead, inform and manage the implementation of their company’s strategic goals and business plans. To make a transition to a more sustainable world, CEOs must play a crucial role by integrating ESG factors into corporate decision-making, and commit to structure their governance processes and business practices in line with a vision to improve global sustainability.

Robots to Deliver Environmental Benefits in Agriculture

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Agricultural robots are a part of precision agriculture, which hold the promise to improve sustainable farming practices. From sensors to drones to satellite imagery to better software management for people and equipment, advancements in precision agriculture are enabling growers to use less pesticide, less water, produce less waste, and improve the environmental sustainability of agriculture.


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