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Supply Chains: How to Combat Audit Fatigue

Posted by Chris Haddock on Nov 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Transparency and accountability are a key part of achieving high environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. Regular supplier auditing is the most common way for many organizations to manage risk and gain visibility into their supply chains. But are current methods really fit for this purpose?

5 Easy Changes That Reduced My Plastic Consumption—with Big Impacts

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Nov 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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When the G7 Ministers of the Environment recently met in Halifax, Nova Scotia to specifically discuss the big problem of plastic garbage clogging our oceans around the world, it was mainly because scientists found that it finds its way into our own food chain. Plastics break down into small particles that look like food to fish. They ingest it and digest it, and they, in turn are eaten by us, or more importantly, our children. The ministers were told a plastic bag takes 500 years to break down, and the use of plastics is increasing, not decreasing, which means the problem will only get bigger if nothing is done.

7 Ways to Build a Sense of Sustainability in the Workplace

Posted by Rae Steinbach on Nov 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Sustainability is not just a buzzword. It is a driving force behind the future success of virtually any organization. A recent report indicates that consumers, especially millennials, have expressed a growing desire to support brands that prioritize sustainability. Clearly, you should identify ways your company can meet these standards.

Case Studies for Cycling Culture

Posted by Monica Dwight on Oct 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Transportation is a major environmental issue that impacts individuals on a daily basis. Pursuing green alternatives to driving can seem daunting, but normalizing green transportation, specifically biking, can be beneficial not only for individuals, but for the environment as a whole. While bike-friendly infrastructure and policies are pivotal for the success of cycling culture, they are not sufficient to drive the bicycling revolution in the United States.

How to Prepare for 2019 CDP Disclosures: Are You up to Date?

Posted by Philip Vuong on Oct 16, 2018 3:00:00 PM

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The CDP response season is over for another year. If your company participated in the world’s most widely-recognized measurement of carbon emissions this year, then it is time for a moment of celebration - but not a vacation. There is plenty you can be doing as the 2018 CDP cycle wraps up, and as the 2019 cycle begins, to build on your momentum for an even better response next year.

What are the Differences Between Cap and Trade, Carbon Taxes, and Doing Nothing?

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Oct 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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There is a lot of confusion between cap and trade and a carbon tax. More governments are implementing one or the other to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate the cost of severe weather events, as doing nothing about climate change is becoming unaffordable. This post explains their differences, and why cap and trade is the better option – hands down.

3 Simple but Effective Tools for Your CDP Toolkit

Posted by Philip Vuong on Oct 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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The CDP response period may be over for this year, but it is hardly the time to kick back and relax just yet. Every organization should be thinking about planning and implementing the carbon management activities, strategies, actions, and policies that define your approach to environmental sustainability for 2019—and the years to come.

The Effects of Global Wildfires

Posted by Barbara Nelson on Sep 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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In 2018, California experienced some of the largest wildfires in its history. The Mendocino Complex Fire, the biggest of several devastating fires that struck the state this summer, scorched more than 459,000 acres and continued burning for over a month. Similarly disastrous wildfires have sprung up across the globe this year, including in Canada, Greece, and Australia. The evidence is clear that climate change is altering the frequency and extent of wildfires worldwide. In a warmer world, wildfires are becoming larger, harder to control, and more destructive.

The Miami Hurricanes vs Plastic Pollution

Posted by Luis Navarro on Sep 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Each year, around 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans. This uniquely damaging form of pollution harms and kills many kinds of wildlife , both in and out of the water, from whales and dolphins to seabirds. But it is not just plastic bottles and packaging that cause harm—when plastics break down into microscopic pieces, they attract other chemical pollutants from industry and agriculture. These toxic microplastics then enter the food chain via plankton and small fish, eventually working their way up to humans. Consumption of fish contaminated by these microplastics has been linked to a variety of serious health problems, including cancer, auto-immune disease, cognitive problems, infertility, and endocrine disruption.