climate change


Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces ‘Day Zero’

Cape Town may seem a world away but it is not. Climate change is to blame for the drought in Cape Town and similar situations will abound near and far if we are not mindful of the limits of our planet in warmer world. Cape Town is a city of 4 million people. Homes with […]

Enlightened self-interest as a tool in sustainability leadership

Over the last couple weeks I have added several articles on different ways businesses are working on climate change. The running theme is you can’t go it alone. Consider the partnership of Proctor and Gamble teaming up with NGO TerraCycle to reduce waste “by creating the Ocean Plastic Bottle for P&G’s line of Fairy dish […]

TerraCycle, P&G partner in a love-hate relationship with trash

TerraCycle, P&G partner in a love-hate relationship with trash Anya Khalamayzer Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 12:00am Tom Szaky, the Hungarian-born CEO and founder of TerraCycle, dreams of chewing gum, cigarette butts and ocean plastic. His Trenton, New Jersey-based company aims to accelerate the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, a breakthrough in materials science, energy storage and other […]

How Mars and Walmart illustrate the future of sustainability

How Mars and Walmart illustrate the future of sustainability Peter Seligmann Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 2:00am Sustainability carries a lot of buzz these days, whether you’re talking about choices in food, business plans or personal lifestyles. But when Mars Inc. uncovered a troubling flaw in its supply chain, sustainability became an imperative for the […]

What midsize firms can learn from Organic Valley’s community solar deal

What midsize firms can learn from Organic Valley’s community solar deal Heather Clancy Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 2:14am In the scheme of things, the power purchase agreement disclosed last month by dairy cooperative Organic Valley isn’t very big — slightly less than 13 megawatts of solar in phase one of the project. That’s exactly […]

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change By Damian Carrington The Svalbard ‘doomsday’ seed vault was built to protect millions of food crops from climate change, wars and natural […]

Soylent Green as a Warning

Soylent Green is a 1973 film starring Charlton Heston and takes place in 2022, which is a dystopian nightmare. Greenhouse gasses have skyrocketed causing the environment to be unbearable – hot, humid, polluted – miserable all the time. Poverty and overpopulation has people starving piled up sleeping in doorways and the streets. The lack of […]

Unchecked Consumption is the Elephant in the Boardroom

Unchecked Consumption Is the Elephant in the Boardroom March 24, 2017 by Eliot Metzger , Lindsey Longendyke , Samantha Putt del Pino Many businesses measure growth by selling more stuff to more people, and consumer markets are expected to expand in the decades ahead. The world is on pace to exceed 9.5 billion people by […]

Conservation is the Key to Longevity

Conservation is the Key to Longevity By Nicole Meyers It’s hard to imagine that before New York City became a concrete jungle, it was just a jungle. Manhattan’s natural state of ecology boasted biological and ecological diversity that supported wildlife and sustained humans for thousands of years. There were valleys, forests, fields, freshwater wetlands, salt […]

Urban Design Adapts to Climate Change

Urban Design Adapts to Climate Change by Nicole Meyers The ever-popular “rising sea levels, disappearing ice caps, and drowning polar bear” discourse has been the poster board narrative for environmental impacts of global warming. The Arctic’s geographic isolation and distance led to the misconception that sea-rise is only pertinent in places like the North and […]