Our cities are on the frontline of the climate change crisis. Rising sea levels threaten millions of citizens with flooding, while colder winters and hotter summers take their toll on the most vulnerable in our cities. The noxious emissions from vehicles passing through our city centres pollute the air that our children breathe.
Republic Services exercises the utmost responsibility in their operations, including their expansive fleet. Republic is working hard to understand and measure their impact on air, land and water to minimize or eliminate any negative consequences, where possible.
Republic leverages alternative fuels and fleet innovation to help preserve the Blue Planet and has a resounding commitment to reduce carbon emissions whenever possible.
Ongoing public concerns about climate change, energy security and economic conditions keep energy use and greenhouse gas emissions top of mind for our key stakeholders. Energy is the third largest draw on our operating costs behind wood fiber and chemicals. As such, we hold a long-standing commitment to control energy usage. Environmental impact is affected not only by the amount of energy, but also by the type of energy consumed.
From Healthier Homes to Energy Efficient Office Buildings
Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change...That is how the new September 2016 issue of GreenMoney begins, but it quickly moves to offering solutions from Healthier Homes to more Energy-Efficient Office Buildings. Here are the new articles and an insightful video from architect William McDonough.
by Carole Laible, Chief Executive Officer, Domini Social Investments
Human nature often resists change. We struggle with moving from familiar surroundings to new, unknown territories. Yet, when it comes to the greatest single challenge we face today, our resistance to change will surely cause massive, uncontrollable, and unforeseeable changes.
Hamburg model project for sustainable urban logistics awarded by the German Society for Sustainability DQS
The Sustainable City Logistics project was developed by UPS in cooperation with the city of Hamburg, Germany as a way to reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions in the city center. The project involves placing four containers at locations around the city then using hand trucks and electric cargo bikes to deliver packages from the containers. The 13 UPSers working to deliver packages from the containers leads to 800 kilometers a day of delivery routes and zero emissions.