Sustainability departments are shrinking — what that means for the job hunt

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As sustainability spreads out over many departments, finding a companies priorities, your secret skills and the right sustainable company will help land your dream role.

U of I paper spotlights challenges, solutions to ag’s role in carbon markets

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More Illinois farmers might participate in carbon market opportunities if major reforms were made to improve contracts, stabilize demand for soil carbon sequestration and increase financial incentives, according to a new study published by University of Illinois researchers.

Environmentally responsible firefighting is a reality

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When it comes to fighting fires, one must not only think about safety but also about being environmentally responsible as we need to work to leave the world in a better place than we found it. In the waste and recycling occupancy, we need to start taking some of the weight off firefighters’ shoulders by doing what we can to minimize fires in our facilities.

Consumers expect tech to drive sustainability innovation

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The technology industry is benefiting from a halo effect when it comes to sustainability.

Over the past few years, nearly every major technology company has announced sustainability goals, ranging from electrifying delivery fleets to eliminating plastics in product packaging to achieving carbon neutrality by target dates. Amazon.com Inc., for example, in 2019 co-founded The Climate Pledge, a commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2040. A few months later, Microsoft Corp. announced it was aiming to be carbon negative by 2030. Six months after that, Apple Inc. committed to going 100% carbon neutral by the same year — and then Google announced plans to run on carbon-free energy by 2030. 

But tech is not unique in these ambitious climate targets. Industry leaders across sectors have made similar commitments. Morning Consult research shows that what makes tech’s position unique is that consumers are more likely to view it as part of the solution than the problem when it comes to sustainability, albeit with somewhat higher expectations to drive innovation in this space and to deliver on promises.

EPA can lead the charge for battery recycling to secure our electric future

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Call2Recycle CEO Leo Raudys lays out four recommendations around education, infrastructure, handling and labeling for the agency as it distributes historic levels of infrastructure funding.

Danone ‘digitally transforms’ baby food factory in Poland, boosts efficiencies and halves GHG emissions

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The World Economic Forum has designated Danone’s infant nutrition factory in Opole, Poland, as an Advanced Fourth Industrial Revolution Lighthouse for adopting cutting-edge technologies at scale.

Honda to spend billions on Fayette County battery plant

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Honda announced Tuesday that it has picked Fayette County for a $3.5 billion plant that will make batteries for electric vehicles. The automaker also plans to spend $700 million to retool three of its Ohio plants to make electric vehicles and provide components for them.

The plant, part of a joint venture with South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution, will employ 2,200 workers. The three plants where the $700 million will be invested − the Marysville Auto Plant, the East Liberty Auto Plant and the Anna Engine Plant − will add 327 workers.

5 big takeaways on the grassroots clean energy revolution

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U.S. communities are taking control of energy decisions and building clean energy projects. Follow Canary’s week of special coverage, Power by the People.

Key takeaways from judging the ‘Sustainable Manufacturing’ awards

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Manufacturing is the largest emitting industrial sector in the UK, generating 16% of total greenhouse gas emissions in 2019. If the UK is to meet its target of becoming net zero by 2050, manufacturers have a considerable part to play.

As more and more manufacturing businesses put sustainability at the top of their agenda, the benefits are becoming increasingly clear. Commercially, moving toward greater sustainability can reduce costs and increase profits. But it can also have a positive impact on talent attraction, development and retention – people want to work for a business with a social and environmental conscience. This is a topic Joe Walton, Director at Michael Page Manufacturing, discussed in a recent panel discussion on employee engagement with sustainability issues.

Last month, our Senior Operating Director Ruth Hancock participated in the judging panel for the ‘Sustainable Manufacturing’ category at The Manufacturer’s MX Awards. We sat down with her to learn more about the exciting innovations she saw there.

The climate law — and its billions — changed everything

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The climate world is suddenly rolling in dough.

Following decades of failed attempts to enact sweeping climate change legislation, Democrats eked out a bill this summer that funnels nearly $370 billion toward climate and renewable energy programs. The huge new cash flow and the fine print of the law behind it are overhauling how climate policy works.