July, 2017

How big data and behavioral science boost energy efficiency

The vast majority of people are willing to do the right thing if given the chance, especially when it comes to preserving the planet for future generations. The challenge is empowering people with the tools and knowledge to make better purchasing decisions for energy-efficient products. Figuring out how to engage the consumer market, which spends $1 billion on energy-consuming products per year in the U.S. alone, is where Enervee comes in. 

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How big data and behavioral science boost energy efficiency

The vast majority of people are willing to do the right thing if given the chance, especially when it comes to preserving the planet for future generations. The challenge is empowering people with the tools and knowledge to make better purchasing decisions for energy-efficient products. Figuring out how to engage the consumer market, which spends $1 billion on energy-consuming products per year in the U.S. alone, is where Enervee comes in. 

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Apple’s sustainable forestry strategy branches out

It now protects enough forest to offset the paper pulp used for all its packaging. Oh, and there’s a cool cartoon.

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To make ESG investing work, Swiss Re focuses on diversity

How Swiss Re, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, is shifting its entire $130 billion portfolio towards ethical indices.

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The Garden State cuts food waste for climate goals

New Jersey state laws mandating food waste reductions create business opportunities for recyclers, composters and others.

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India moves into low-carbon mobility fast lane

The country has a unique opportunity leapfrog the model that pervades many Western nations, characterized by costly congestion, sprawling cities and unhealthy pollution.

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How an urban school’s gardening project healed a community

Teacher Stephen Ritz transformed a school’s lunch program by getting kids involved in community gardening — as well as nurturing their hearts and minds.

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More mayors are appointing chief resilience officers

As cities take climate matters into their own hands, all 24 U.S. members of the 100 Resilient Cities Network have added the CRO title.

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More mayors are appointing chief resilience officers

As cities take climate matters into their own hands, all 24 U.S. members of the 100 Resilient Cities Network have added the CRO title.

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Episode 86: Mining’s $16 billion problem; resilient cities rise

In this week’s episode, why mayors are appointing chief resilience officers, cap-and-trade makes a comeback and biomimicry turns 20.

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