Earth could break through a major climate threshold in the next 15 years, scientists warn

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their preindustrial levels within the next 15 years, according to a new scientific study, crossing the first threshold under the Paris climate agreement and placing the world at a potentially dangerous level of climate change.

American households use a variety of lightbulbs as CFL and LED adoption increases

Read the full story from the Energy Information Administration. As lighting technologies evolve and adapt to federal standards, lighting in U.S. homes is in a state of transition. Data from the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) show that, as of 2015, most homes in the United States used more than one type of lightbulb, …

Webinar: Teaching Systems Thinking to Fill the Climate Literacy Gap

Thu, Jun 1, 2017 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CDT Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2157232300557877507 What will it take to produce a workforce that understands the relationships between environmental, social, and business factors so we can better address the risks of climate change in the coming years? A number of interrelating systems comprise each factor so incorporating …

Nike and H&M try reused threads on for size

Read the full story in GreenBiz. The Circular Fibres Initiative, launched Thursday at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, brings together leading businesses, NGOs, philanthropic organizations and public bodies to create a "vision for a new global textiles system" that will replace the linear, "take-make-dispose" model dominating the industry, starting with clothing companies.