Vertical forests (the idea of growing plants on the exteriors of buildings to provide air filtration and additional oxygen in urban settings) are becoming more and more popular as the years go on. Many structures take the term literally, focusing on balconies and exterior ledges that hold trees and bushes, providing platforms that support plant growth.
One of the most important parts of fighting climate change and preserving the environment is green spaces. However, for these green spaces to be beneficial, they need to be part of our daily lives.
Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in 2017, is the home of the National Football League's Falcons and Major League Soccer's Atlanta United. The stadium has been billed as the most sustainable sports venue in the world.
The figures of the Gomi-hiroi Samurai (which roughly translates to litter-picking samurai) have become common sights in Tokyo, Japan. These street samurai, in their denim kimonos and fedoras, have a unique way of taking on one of the city's common enemies.
Composting is one of the original methods of sustainable living, even before sustainability became as popular and essential as it has in the last decade. Yet it is still one that most people do not take advantage of.
In 2018, there were lots of anti-plastic campaigns on packaging materials. We also saw the start of three iconic initiatives; countries banning single-use plastics, the launch of the first plastic-free supermarket in London and Amsterdam, and the start of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
Due to the nature of their business, a typical ski resort generates large volumes of waste. Sugarbush Resort in Vermont has developed several initiatives to deal with that problem.
People are more aware of the waste their decisions produce today than they've ever been before. It's one reason so many companies showcase how they reduce their waste as part of the manufacturing process or reuse it to make sure their customers can purchase with a clean conscience.
It stands to reason that ground zero for food waste is going to start with grocery stores. After all, that's where most of us get our food.