4 Technologies Driving Energy Efficiency Jobs

Read the full post at Energy.gov. When you think of energy jobs, you may first picture someone fixing a wind turbine or installing a solar panel. These jobs are certainly on the rise. But as businesses and home owners increasingly seek cost savings on their utility bills, a large portion of energy jobs today – …

Exposure to BPA potentially induces permanent reprogramming of painted turtles’ brains

Read the full story in Science Daily. BPA is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as food storage containers and water bottles. In previous studies, researchers determined that BPA can disrupt sexual function and behavior in painted turtles. Now, the team has identified the genetic pathways that are altered …

New Initiatives Chase ‘Circular Economy’ in Fashion, Textiles

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. The new Circular Fibres Initiative brings together clothing retailers H&M and Nike, philanthropic funder the C&A Foundation, and a consortium of organizations including the Danish Fashion Institute, Fashion for Good, Cradle to Cradle and MISTRA Future Fashion in order to “build a circular economy for textiles,” starting with clothing. The …

Is greenwashing silencing the sustainability revolution?

Read the full story in GreenBiz. Businesses that trumpet their environmental credentials are often accused of greenwash. Rightly, organizations such as WWF have to show that when we collaborate with a company that isn't getting everything right, it's because we believe we can change how it works to become better. But there may be another …

Retailers Lead the Charge toward Bio-Based Packaging

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. Retailers, with their increased use of sustainable packaging, are playing a leading role in encouraging consumers to adopt bio-based packaging materials; manufacturers and retailers that adopt biodegradable packaging materials will benefit through cost cuts and tax reductions, according to a Technavio market research analysis.