Finalists announced for the world’s first food system focused biomimicry innovation accelerator
September 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Earlier this year, hundreds of people from around the world took on a challenge to fix our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Now, eight finalist teams have been invited to prototype their solutions in an accelerator program that will award $100,000 to the top contender in an effort to increase speed to market for biomimetic solutions to global problems.
As further testament to Honda’s commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of its operations, its wind turbines erected at Honda Transmission Mfg. of America last year are the subject of Honda’s latest entry in its Environmental Short Film Series, called Change Is In The Air.
200 of GSK’s largest material suppliers cover some 50% (£1bn) of its spend on raw materials
September 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - More than 500 of GSK’s suppliers to its manufacturing and R&D divisions globally have been actively asked to share and take forward practical ideas to improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impacts through GSK’s Supplier Exchange. GSK, which often utilises a collaboration approach across all parts of its business, has set up the GSK Supplier Exchange to help reduce its carbon footprint across its value chain by 25% by 2020.
"There is no more strategic issue for a company, or any organization, than its ultimate purpose. For those who think business exists to make a profit, I suggest they think again. Business makes a profit to exist. Surely it must exist, for some higher, nobler purpose than that."
I know what you are about to think. You’re going to read this blog post (or at least I hope you are, and thank you for doing so!), and about a quarter of the way through, you’re going to ask yourself a question. It will go something like this: “I thought this blog was about the environment…..what the heck is he doing writing about the Georgia Bar Exam?”
Mother Nature has so much to teach us, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the high impact of things like weather patterns and natural disasters. But the concept of Biomimicry is based on the idea that Mother Nature is a master designer, and if we take inspiration from those designs, we can create manmade things that will improve our lives, naturally.
Foundations for the first offshore wind farm in U.S. waters were installed two weeks ago near Block island, 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. Since Block Island is unconnected to the mainland power grid, the 1,000 residents and 15,000 summer visitors pay some of the highest energy costs in the country.
The climatologist Mojib Latif acknowledges AIDA’s pioneering role in climate protection
ROSTOCK, Germany, July 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On July 24, AIDA Cruises presented its current Sustainability Report "AIDA Cares 2015" to the public in Hamburg. It is based on the internationally recognized standard of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The reporting period covers all relevant facts and figures for the fiscal year 2014 as well as selected highlights of the first half of the year 2015.
For years, clean energy developers could look to only a small handful of corporations as project partners or customers for their power. Mostly, there was Google, and a few other high-tech companies that worked directly with wind and solar developers to help green their energy use.