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January 2020

Small Things that Make a Big Dent in a University’s Footprint

Small Things that Make a Big Dent in a University’s Footprint

The nature of university environments can leave a large carbon footprint if the appropriate action isn’t taken. As climate change becomes more top of mind, these institutions are rethinking operations and investing in sustainability projects across campuses.

Atlanta’s Mission to Have the World’s “Greenest” Airport

Atlanta’s Mission to Have the World’s “Greenest” Airport

According to Airports Council International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the world's busiest airport by passenger volume. (The facility consistently serves over 100 million passengers each year.

Norway Recycles 97 Percent of Its Plastic Bottles… And It’s Not That Hard!

Norway Recycles 97 Percent of Its Plastic Bottles… And It’s Not That Hard!

Despite the attempts over the years to improve recycling programs in the United States, entirely too much of our plastic waste ends up in landfills, or worse floating in the ocean. However, if we look across the ocean to Norway, we see they've successfully recycled 97 percent of their plastic bottles, and 92 percent of them have been turned into other bottles according to Positive.

Start a school recycling program

Start a school recycling program

Recycling is an excellent way of helping to build a more sustainable future. Instead of winding up in a landfill, some products can find a new use through recycling.

Recycling: How To Earn More Than Just Karma Points

Recycling: How To Earn More Than Just Karma Points

Recycling and other environmental buzzwords are being thrown around a lot these days, and many companies are becoming increasingly frustrated. It's an entirely understandable reaction.

Expert Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Home in 2020

Expert Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Home in 2020

Originally published by Redfin on January 13, 2020 A new year means a fresh start, a time for change. While this mindset typically applies to self-improvement, it’s equally as important for your home.

University of Minnesota Duluth: A Model of Sustainability in Higher Education

University of Minnesota Duluth: A Model of Sustainability in Higher Education

In December 2019, the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) achieved Gold in STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System). STARS sets standards for institutions of higher education to measure their sustainability efforts.

Will Seaweed Straws Help Us Reduce Plastic Use?

Will Seaweed Straws Help Us Reduce Plastic Use?

With single-use plastic bans becoming more common both in the United States and around the world, plastic straws have been put firmly in the crosshairs. Companies have been looking for substitutes; people need straws due to disability, or prefer to use them over bringing their own.

5 Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Food Waste

5 Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Food Waste

Decreasing food waste can be of huge benefit to hospitals and their surrounding communities. When hospitals tackle their food waste problem, the potential benefits include lower costs, increased patient satisfaction, and less food insecurity in their community.

3 Ways to Get Your Stakeholders Excited About Investing in Recycling

3 Ways to Get Your Stakeholders Excited About Investing in Recycling

Recycling is not only good for the environment, but it's also good for the bottom line. Stakeholders care about the bottom line.