Inside Caterpillar’s culture of transformation

Read the full story in GreenBiz. The following is an edited excerpt of "Headwinds of Opportunity: A Compass for Sustainable Innovation" by Tim Lindsey (Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2017).  As an innovative business strategy, sustainability tends to present challenges for many organizations with respect to its compatibility and complexity characteristics. Given that many organizations are …

Ancient building material, terra cotta, could help address modern global challenge: the climate crisis

Read the full story from the University of Buffalo. Architects have turned to terra cotta for millennia. The clay-based ceramic is durable, lasting hundreds of years; it breathes, providing a natural system to transfer heat and water; and its sculptural qualities turn buildings into intricate and colorful works of art. University at Buffalo researchers are …

In A New Deal-Era Cannery, Old Meets New

Read the full story from NPR. These days, cans are everywhere, but the act of canning has vanished inside the walls of huge factories. People don't do it as much at home anymore, and Allie Hill couldn't find many local farmers doing it in central Virginia. Then she discovered Prince Edward County's public cannery, a place …