• Asphalt made of recycled car tires tested on public road

      With plastic disasters recently dominating the news, used tires have almost become an overlooked issue. In the U.S., tires are scrapped at a rate of 1.1 tire/person/year leading to over 300 million tires discarded each year. Landfill space is becoming more and more scarce as tires are not biodegradable, and tire accumulation have significant […]

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  • Banks to include sustainability measures in maritime loan decisions

      Sustainability is increasingly a factor in business financing decisions, but taking on the shipping industry brings it to a whole new level level. This week eleven banks announced that climate impact will be integrated into the criteria that determines how much shipping companies can borrow. The criteria have been elaborated in conjunction with the Global […]

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  • Cities are greatly underestimating the carbon emissions they are responsible for

       “The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5 C World,” a new report compiled by C40, a global network of 94 large cities, Arup, the University of Leeds and the University of New South Wales, suggests that while cities are actively engaged to cut their carbon emissions, they’re still far from making the changes […]

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  • Earth Economics to host labs on green storm water infrastructure 

      Eight communities across the U.S. have been selected to participate with Earth Economics in labs that focus on investment and advancement of green storm water infrastructure. The goal of the labs is to scale-up investment in and adoption of green infrastructure to increase resilience to climate change. The labs build on The Blueprint for Increased Investment in Green Infrastructure, […]

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  • E-scooter company Spin to test solar powered stations in Washington DC

      As dockless e-scooters’ popularity continues to grow in cities around the world, some of their downsides, as the cluttering sidewalks and store windows, have already become evident. Some companies like Spin and Charge think the solution might be solar powered charging docks. Spin will test this solution in Washington Dc and Ann Arbor this […]

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  • UN launches toolkit to green up universities

    Across the world, the office of the United Nations Environment is working with universities to set up national and regional Green University Networks to enable institutions to incorporate low carbon-climate resilience development strategies and sustainability in education, training, and campus operations. The office has produced the Greening Universities Toolkit V2.0 to inspire universities to design, […]

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  • Electric highway charges trucks in Germany

      This week Germany announced the opening of the first stretch of electric highway. The 10 km (6 miles) tract is located near South of Frankfurt on the A5 Autobahn and it will allow hybrid trucks to recharge as they drive through. The project has been designed by Siemens AG while Scania, Volkswagen’s truck division, […]

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  • Portland tests electric bus fleet 100% powered by wind

      The first all-electric public bus in the US launched last month in Portland (OR) and it will soon be joined by four more. The city public transit authority Trimet announced that the new electric fleet will be powered by wind energy through Portland General Electric’s Clean Wind program. The buses will all run on one […]

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  • Transit Authority of NYC looks to lease space to generate renewable energy

      The MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) of New York City announced that it will lease more than 10 million square feet of rooftop space at seven of its largest facilities to companies that will install solar panels. The project could generate over 100 megawatts of renewable energy, which is enough to power 18,000 households in New […]

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  • Asia’s first green-roofed bus initiative

      We’ve all heard of green-roofed buildings, but soon Singapore will take it a step further with green-roofed buses. Instead of conventional soil, plants are secured on a lightweight mat used for sky rise greenery for a soilless roof system. The aim of the three-month “Garden on the Move” study is to confirm that green […]

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