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The Definition Of A Triple Bottom Line Business

Triple bottom line is a term which describes a business that focuses on three main things: people, profits, and the planet. The first use of it was credited to John Elkington, who founded a consulting firm called SustainAbility. Before the term became known, the bottom line in a business was focused mostly on the financial side […]

March 24th

Effects of Global Warming on Humans – Based on the 2015 IPCC AR5

Originally published on Planetsave.com Not only posing significant risks for Earth’s natural systems, the effects of global warming on humans and human systems have only recently begun receiving the expanded attention they critically require. From hazardous effects causing potential loss of life, injury, or other negative health impacts, to the potential exposure of social, economic, […]

July 9th

Did You Pass on the GMO’s During #SuperBowl XLIX?

Sabra, the Official Hummus of NFL, was the target of a nationwide anti-GMO campaign by Green America‘s GMO Inside. Did it work for you? Did you pass on the GMO’s, or did you munch PepsiCo Fritos slathered with GMO-laden Pepsico Sabra Hummus dip while watching the Superbowl? In case you didn’t watch, the New England […]

February 2nd

India Uses Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) to Clean the Ganges River

India’s government has lately set a 3-year target to rejuvenate the River Ganges, formulating an integrated plan for the use of new technologies to solve the water pollution crisis. Known as the “Namaami Gange” or “Clean Ganga” project, optimism is high for cleaning up the Holy River Ganga, as it is known and revered by […]

January 14th

Stevia Helps US Lose Weight & Quit Smoking, Too

As more Americans quit smoking, estranged tobacco farmers are coping with their grief by switching to growing domestic stevia, instead. Approved for commercial use in the U.S. five years ago, stevia extracts are fast becoming the more popular choice of sugar substitutes in America. Although most stevia is currently grown in China and South America, […]

December 8th

How Carbon Emission Reduction Can Pay For Itself

Health care savings can greatly defray costs of reducing carbon emissions, experts at MIT report. But just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of carbon reduction policies? Researchers looked at three U.S. policies achieving the same carbon reductions. They found that the savings on health care spending […]

October 8th

Green Buildings Offer High Health Gains For Low Income Residents

The “green building” trend is often associated with helping the environment by using eco-friendly materials and energy-saving techniques. These practices are designed to help improve the health of the people living in them, too. And scientists from Harvard School of Public Health are now reporting evidence that they can indeed help people feel better, including […]

September 9th

Use Live Plants to Improve Indoor Air Quality

In our quest for buildings that can provide an environment that’s fairly constant for the people that live in them, we’ve inadvertently created situations where the indoor air quality can be much poorer than outside, and the lack of fresh air and increase in the off-gassing of man-made materials can make people much less productive, […]

February 19th

Demographic Transitions in the 21st Century

One of the critical challenges for the next century is the need to stabilise, and ultimately to reduce the number of human beings on this planet. We are already by far the most abundant large animal on Earth, and our sheer numbers, combined with our extremely wasteful use of resources, is putting increasing strain on […]

February 18th

GlaxoSmithKline to Stop Paying Doctors to Sell Their Drugs

One of the world’s largest drug companies, GlaxoSmithKline, is breaking with one of the pharmaceutical industry’s standard sales techniques, and focusing instead on the interests of its patients. Drug companies have found that it’s effective for their sales to pay doctors and other healthcare professionals to chat up other physicians about their products, and then […]

December 19th