Underwater photography. Sea weed plantation. Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Is Seaweed the Future of Packaging?

We currently live in a world barraged by plastic. Since 2010, scientists estimate 8 million metric tons of plastic have entered our oceans because of human waste. That’s approximately the same weight as 90 aircraft carriers. If we do nothing to counteract this current trend, the rate of plastic in our waterways is on track […]

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Some of the Most Innovative New Solar Projects

The solar industry achieved its most profitable year in 2020. We saw increased rooftop solar, solar panels being added to fields and farms, utility companies initiating solar projects and more. As additional panels reach the market, companies continue to develop unique renewable energy extraction methods and have created a number of innovative new solar projects. […]

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How Data’s Multi-Faceted Uses Can Help the Planet

Data collection happens on a cosmic scale. As many as 1.145 trillion megabits of data are collected every day. And while the computing power and energy use involved present their own environmental concerns, the transparency and insights generated from data have the potential to make a difference in global sustainability.  Data use is multi-faceted. This […]

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What Factors Contribute to a Sustainable Building?

Residential and commercial properties around the globe are adopting sustainable features. When you drive through suburban neighborhoods, you may notice solar panels mounted on rooftops. These green devices and other energy- and water-efficient technologies benefit building owners and the planet. Installing sustainable features on a building increases its value, lowers utility costs and shrinks its […]

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The Future of Solar Shingles

Solar energy has become the face of renewable energy, alongside other resources like wind and geothermal power. Its efficiency and eco-friendliness make solar a standout for the energy industry. Most commonly, you’ll see solar panels popping up in places where renewable energy is used. Lowered costs mean people have access to implement them on all […]

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An In-Depth Guide to Help With Buying Energy-Efficient Windows

Windows play an integral role in enhancing the visual appeal of your house, as well as providing many functional services essential to a balanced and sustainable lifestyle. The windows you have can play a significant role in the energy efficiency of your home. The question is, how do you know what type of window is […]

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5 Green Design Trends in the Commercial Office Space

It is no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the traditional office space on its head. However, in all honesty, the health crisis only intensified a trend already in motion, as many companies had been exploring how remote work could help them control office costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Moving forward, commercial offices must […]

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Innovative Roofing Trends to Make Your Modern Home Green

“Green” and “sustainability” have become popular buzzwords in the home design world. It’s with good reason, too. Green homes are energy-efficient, offer lower operating costs, increase property value, and, most importantly, reduce a home’s environmental footprint. Ultimately, deciding to go green with your home design leads to happier and healthier living.  But you don’t have […]

Green Innovations Transforming Concrete and Cement

Anywhere you go, you’ll likely see concrete as part of buildings, homes and other structures. That’s because it’s the most commonly used building material. With that said, it comes at a cost. The Problems With Concrete Although concrete has been the most popular building tool for decades, it takes a toll on the environment in a few […]

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5 Cities With a Vision for a Sustainable Future

While many individuals are doing their part to create a more environmentally-sound future, certain cities are mindful of their environmental footprint, too. These places are going out of their way to make sure tomorrow’s generations have access to all the natural resources, energy and clean air they deserve. While many cities around the world are […]