NERC and NEWMOA Enter Agreement to Jointly Address Solid Waste Challenges

Read the full story at Waste360. The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) have entered into a five-year agreement to jointly address the solid waste challenges in the northeast, including food scraps reduction, recovery and management; recyclables collection and impacts on manufacturing and end-users; product stewardship; climate and impacts on the …

Webinar: Collaborating with American Indian and Hawaiian Native Partners in Air Pollution Monitoring Research

Tuesday 07/11/2017 3-4:30 pm EDT Register at https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/us-epa-tribal-science-webinar-series The EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Seminar Series presents the Tribal Science Webinar Series, co-hosted by the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) and the Office of Science Policy (OSP). The webinar series provides a forum for discussion of the complex environmental issues facing many tribal and indigenous …

Study finds climate change damages U.S. economy, increases inequality

Read the full story from the University of Chicago. Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, with the poorest third of U.S. counties projected to sustain economic damages costing as much as 20 percent of their income if warming proceeds unabated, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

How you can make the most of Planet Ark’s new research into outdoor learning

Read the full story in Planet Ark. A new report from Planet Ark examines how prepared the next generation is to tackle the biggest future challenges facing humanity. Find out what 200 surveyed teachers said were the top skills kids needed for the future. The Learning from Trees: Life Lessons for Future Generations report, commissioned …

Ahead of the Curve: Designing in Sustainability from the Start

Read the full post at Sustainable Brands. For companies and brands today, more sustainable production methods are topping lists of things to do. The uncertainty of material and vendor prices, the need to comply with a growing number of regulations and mounting evidence of environmental impacts increasingly drive change. More and more manufacturers are investing …