With the development of groups like the Sierra Club and the celebration of Earth Day, most people understand our environment is changing. As the general public is wising up to the need to protect our natural world, corporations are feeling the push to evolve and adopt more sustainable business practices. However, it is more than just meeting their bottom line and making a profit. So, why is it important for companies to become more eco-friendly?
Resource conservation is the responsibility of individuals, small businesses, and large corporations alike. You can make a difference at the individual level in a number of ways, from reducing food waste and conserving water to making donations to organizations that are dedicated to conservation efforts.
Energy costs of trucking bulky items to Portland, sorting them in a mechanized facility, and shipping them to China where they might be turned into consumer items and resold to us, perhaps proudly bearing a “green” label, greatly exceed those of the local reuse and recycling of sixty years ago.
Have you ever wondered why you haven’t taken the solar power plunge? There are numerous reasons people put off switching to solar power, from misperceptions about the price and how energy is stored, to whether solar systems generate energy on cloudy days.
Although the number of environmental organizations, that continuously publish warnings is increasing, many companies are still reluctant on changing to a more green solution. However, the tech industry is one of the most forward-moving industries when it comes to sustainability and environmentally-friendly solutions.
If you look around the room where you are sitting, you will likely be able to identify at least ten sources of plastic in less than a minute. If you think about where the plastic will be in a week, month, or a few years, you will likely come to the conclusion that it will end up on a landfill, set to decompose for about 500 years.
The Paris Agreement meets the requirements of a treaty under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and is part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This paper examines the status and legal structure of the agreement in international law, sets out the objectives of the Paris Agreement and provides background material leading to the Paris Agreement.
Bali, with a population of 4.2 million people, has long been a jewel in the crown of Indonesian tourism. But suffering from the impact of burgeoning tourist numbers, a throw-away culture and poor waste management, that crown is slipping.
Expressive, passionate, and just a little nervous, Melati, 16, and Isabel, 14, spoke for six minutes about a massive worldwide problem which has been apparent on Balinese beaches and in its surrounding oceans for decades, plastic pollution. Students of Green School Bali, the sisters have grown up on the island, experiencing first-hand how its environment has been progressively trashed.
The Creative Arts are providing information to people about climate change and water issues. I provide a sample of sites showing how artists, filmmakers, activists and the United Nations COP 21 and COP 22 are addressing these issues.