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Best of Earth911 Podcast: Honeywell’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Dr. Gavin Towler, On Accelerating ESG Efforts

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Honeywell’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Dr. Gavin Towler, On Accelerating ESG Efforts

Honeywell International is one of the largest companies in the world, ranking 115th in the Fortune 500 and operating in 70 countries around the world. With lines of business in aerospace, building technology, workplace safety, and digital technology, Honeywell is applying its expertise to reduce its environmental impact. Since 2018, Honeywell has reduced CO2 emissions by 18%, progressing toward its […]

How You Can Help Create A Healthier Ocean By Composting

How You Can Help Create A Healthier Ocean By Composting

Did you know about the direct connection between home composting and the health of our ocean? For many, the tremendous benefits to the ocean may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about composting, but whether you live on the coast or in the middle of the country, embracing nature’s way of recycling really does […]

What Is the Carbon Footprint of Video Streaming?

What Is the Carbon Footprint of Video Streaming?

Streaming a video is now a widespread activity for many of us. But, what are the carbon emissions associated with this activity? The Carbon Trust reported that the impacts are actually relatively minimal, especially compared to other activities. In the Carbon Impact of Video Streaming, the authors explore the impact of one hour of video streaming. They found that powering […]

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Can Nano Nuclear Energy’s Microreactors Deliver Equitable Electricity?

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Can Nano Nuclear Energy’s Microreactors Deliver Equitable Electricity?

Despite its other environmental impacts, including toxic waste that requires centuries or millennia of storage in facilities designed to protect future generations from the genetic and acute effects of radiation, nuclear power is considered by some influential environmentalists an essential component of the post-fossil fuel economy. For example, James Hansen, the NASA scientist who raised the alarm about global warming […]

Ecoolair: Two High Schoolers Trying To Make A Difference

Ecoolair: Two High Schoolers Trying To Make A Difference

Ewaste remains a massive problem. We’re two high school students who launched Ecoolair, a solar-powered fan project, to tackle ewaste and deliver affordable, cooler lifestyles. In March of 2023, CBS News reported that more than 90% of discarded solar panels end up in landfills and as such, by 2030 we are expected to have an area equivalent to approximately 3,000 […]

Earth911 Podcast: Mapping A Smart Path To The Circular Economy At The Ellen MacArthur Foundation REMADE Conference

Earth911 Podcast: Mapping A Smart Path To The Circular Economy At The Ellen MacArthur Foundation REMADE Conference

Tune in to a special Earth Day 2024 episode about accelerating the path to a circular economy. Sustainability In Your Ear host Mitch Ratcliffe shares lessons he learned at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s circular economy-focused REMADE conference, which met at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington DC earlier this month. Scientists and business leaders gathered to […]

Best Earth911 Podcast: Peter Glenn on Financing Your EV Life

Best Earth911 Podcast: Peter Glenn on Financing Your EV Life

Electric vehicles are taking market share away from internal combustion competitors, with new plugin vehicle registrations in 2023 growing 45% yearly and accounting for 18% of all vehicle sales worldwide this year. U.S. EV sales hit 7.9% of all new car sales over the past three months. In Silicon Valley-speak, EVs are nearly across the chasm, the point at which […]

Earth911 Podcast: Making Billions of Square Feet of Commercial Space Sustainable with CBRE’s Rob Bernard

Earth911 Podcast: Making Billions of Square Feet of Commercial Space Sustainable with CBRE’s Rob Bernard

The built environment, particularly office buildings other urban facilities, are responsible for 39% of the global energy-related emissions, according to the World Green Building Council. About a third of that impact comes from the initial construction of a building and the other two-thirds is produced over the lifetime of a building by heating, cooling, and providing power to the occupants. […]

Earth Day Adventures: Six Family-Friendly Activities to Connect with Nature

Earth Day Adventures: Six Family-Friendly Activities to Connect with Nature

Earth Day, coming up on April 22nd, is a global event dedicated to connecting us to our planet and promoting environmental awareness. Family members can connect with each other and nature, teaching children about sustainability. Earth Day is the perfect opportunity for fun and educational Spring outdoor adventures. Here are six family-friendly activities to help you celebrate Earth Day and […]

Guest Opinion: The Role of Plant-Based Medicine in Sustainable Healthcare

Guest Opinion: The Role of Plant-Based Medicine in Sustainable Healthcare

Sustainable healthcare aims to reduce waste, pollution, and energy usage associated with traditional healthcare procedures. It also attempts to increase operational performance and cut costs while minimizing environmental impacts. What is the most beneficial factor that can help achieve high-quality care? Plant-based medicines might hold the answer.  The World Health Organization reports  that traditional medicines involve several different methods of […]