Sustainability Articles

  • Greener Horizons: How sustainability can lead the smart cities revolution

    Background Smart cities combine new and emerging technologies with a vision of more efficient and, proponents claim, more sustainable urban environments. Sustainability is often seen as a by-product of smart city technology—instead of being the driving force behind smart cities. Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, brought together a panel of ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • North Glasgow Integrated Water Management Strategy - Case Study

    Scotland, UK Scottish Canals, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Water Dec 2012 – Aug 2013 The Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) commissioned AECOM to undertake a feasibility study investigating whether or not the Forth and Clyde canal should take surface water from North Glasgow as a means to supporting regeneration and development ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Corporate sustainability: A guide to measuring and improving energy efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. One solution is to encourage energy suppliers to become energy service companies, who work with customers to identify potential savings and share the benefits this delivers. For the global food processing industry, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Environmentally sustainable WASH? Current discourse, planetary boundaries and future directions

    The significant challenge of achieving safe, reliable and continuous service delivery has been a focus of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in recent years, with less attention given to other important sustainability considerations such as environmental sustainability. The agenda set by the Sustainable Development Goals prompts a wider lens, bringing water resource management and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainability isn’t for later. 10 ways any business can build a more credible sustainability story

    Sustainability isn’t a priority right now. We need a full sustainability strategy before we can start. I need to calculate what the ROI would be first. All of these are common objections to taking the first steps on any organization’s sustainability journey. In fact, credible sustainable action can be accomplished by organizations of any size and it doesn’t have to be costly or ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • An Interview with Martin Rand, CEO and Co-Founder, VitalFields

    Back in 2013 at the inaugural World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in London, an entrepreneur from Estonia, Martin Rand, came to showcase his business, VitalFields, to potential investors. Three years later, the acquisition of VitalFields by The Climate Corporation marks one of the most successful agri-tech exits of the year. We caught up with ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Learnings from Safety Professionals: Worker Attention to Improve Safety and Operational Outcomes

    In January, 2016, our EHSQ Community had a Mastermind sessions with Amanda Wang Valentine, Dr Gary Edwards and Tamara Parris to discuss how attention impacts our workers safety in the workplace. During our sessions we had two community members volunteer, Jessie Aiton and Thomas Colla of Fomas Group. They shared their views, challenges and insights learned through their work ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Maximizing Sanitation Fleet Performance with Onboard Computers

    Unlike the past when waste companies used paper tickets for routing and service issues, onboard computing solutions are able to be more flexible and comprehensive in serving customers. Fleet management is key in the waste and recycling industry. From route optimization and scheduling to vehicle maintenance and driver habits, the industry now relies on many different types of technology to track ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Syracuse, New York: AD Adds To Dog Treat Bakery’s Sustainability

    Full Circle Feed in Syracuse makes healthy, environmentally-sustainable dog treats with unused meats, vegetables, fruits, and breads from restaurant buffets that were prepared but not served. It recently won the grand prize of $10,000 in Green America’s Fall 2016 People & Planet contest in the category of sustainable products and services for pets and animals. “Full Circle Feed ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Speaking the language of risk: climate change and the future of business

    In an increasingly carbon-constrained economy, it is clear that an organization’s environmental, social and financial performance is dependent on climate action. The development of a thorough and goal-oriented sustainability program, one that integrates climate change impacts into risk management and takes into account the key role of private and public stakeholders, is critical to ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Sustainability in the Scottish Highlands with Big Hanna

    In 2010 Glenmore Lodge installed a Big Hanna. Six years later we revisit to take a look at how Big Hanna is doing and what the staff think about composting. Has everything worked out, and is composting really as easy as we claimed it would be? Glenmore Lodge is situated in Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, 40 miles (app 65 km) southeast of Inverness. It is Scotland’s ...


    By Susteco AB

  • What You Allow, You Ultimately Teach: A Lesson for Leaders

    I was in a Bank of America branch some time ago standing in line for the teller. There were about four of us in the queue when in walks this young man in his early 20s with purple hair, a gallery of tattoos on his arms, a pierced nose wearing a ball cap that read F*#@ YOU. As it happens, this is the USA and we enjoy freedom of speech, so if an individual wants to be boorish there is a certain ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Recap: 4 Interesting Takeaways from the NAEM 2016 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

    As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. The 2016 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum officially wrapped up on Friday, Oct. 28 in Denver, Colorado, and it was a fantastic event. The 24th annual event drew hundreds of EHS and sustainability professionals ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • What the Build America Bureau Means for Geosynthetics

    The Geosynthetic Materials Association anticipates higher demand for geosynthetics on the heels of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST act, and the recent addition of the Build America Bureau. The new group was created to support the $305 billion FAST Act, which provides long-term funding for U.S. infrastructure planning and ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Climate change and water resources management of Oran region

    Our work aims to contribute to the literature on the prospective study of the water balance in the Oran region, a major southern Mediterranean metropolis, by considering the socioeconomic dimension of this region and the dynamic of its climate change through 2011–2030. These two dimensions are important for the analysis of future changes in water stress in the region because they affect both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pulp & Paper Water Treatment - A look at optimizing water resource management

    Application Case Study (Pulp/Paper Operations) The pulp and paper industry has traditionally been a consumer of large amounts of fresh water and power. Recently, increased focus has been given to the optimized efficiency of paper mills and to the environmental sustainability footprint of the industry. Therefore, water resource management has become a more critical factor ...

  • Greener Horizons: What is the social responsibility of business? How leading businesses in Canada are acting on an evolving social mandate.

    There has been a profound shift in the social role of business. Savvy consumers are researching the companies they purchase from, leading to demands for greater transparency. Some businesses have in turn adopted an approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) that focuses on mitigating brand risks by avoiding socially questionable business practices—but are they missing a ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • What answers has the Government found to the environmental hurdles facing a third runway?

    With the Government now having officially announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow, despite having slashed the Airports Commission’s claim of a £147 billion benefit to the UK by almost 60% (referring instead ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

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