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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

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

Cleaning NATO’s EcoWaste in Afghanistan

Large quantities of hazardous waste material have accumulated in Afghanistan during more than eleven years of NATO presence and operations in the country. Gearing up retrograde activities now that combat operation “Enduring Freedom” has drawn to a close, NATO must now comply with international standards to dispose of this hazardous ecowaste appropriately. The huge scale […]

January 7th

Water Sustainability: How Do We Price Water?

Solving our water woes in the face of extreme drought, an aging infrastructure, increasingly pressured water supplies, and a growing population, will require more than just asking people to cut back on their water consumption or to install water-efficient appliances. It might also require big changes in who pays for it, in the way we […]

October 9th

New York To Benefit From Delhi Clean Water Project

As the world’s population grows, so does demand for resources – especially clean water, which is becoming increasingly scarce. But efforts are under way to find solutions to this growing problem. One potentially revolutionary water recycling solution has been developed at the State University of New York at Delhi. The massive project will divert a […]

November 26th

For Appearance Sake: The BP Oil Spill Now

BP would be happy if we put the Oil Spill out of our minds. Therefore they spend millions to assure that the public forgets the long term damage to wildlife. The message from BP is that most everything is back to normal, sponsoring ads to entice tourists back to Gulf, and funding university research on […]

February 24th

Recognizing CSR as a Core Business Practice

I have long argued that corporate social responsibility (CSR) needs to be a fully integrated strategy throughout a company in order to have a significant effect on how the company does business. I have also written often about social enterprise/entrepreneurship where one builds a for-profit company that focuses on solving social problems as well as […]

December 7th

How Much Water is in Your Beer?

Based on a comment I received in regards to last week’s article “Responsibilities of the Alcohol Industry”, I thought I’d follow up with an article addressing how much water is actually used to make beer. Although that article really looked at the social responsibility of alcohol companies, I did mention more than once that beer […]

April 21st

Responsibilities of the Alcohol Industry

There has been increasing discussion recently as to the role of corporate social responsibility throughout the alcohol industry. Of course CSR policies can and should be applied to companies throughout the private sector although my guess is that most people’s first thoughts don’t shoot to the beer, wine and spirits industry. Whether policies in that […]

April 13th

Green Stats: Can’t We Tell Them Without the Agenda?

I just downloaded The State of the Paper Industry: Monitoring the Indicators of Environmental Performance, put out by the Steering Committee of the Environmental Paper Network. On the surface, the numbers sound impressive and scary. The big bad paper industry needs to be reigned in for the good of the planet. Old growth forests are […]

February 2nd

Can We Fix Capitalism?

“The more business has begun to embrace corporate responsibility, the more it has been blamed for society’s failure. The legitimacy of business has fallen to levels not seen in recent history. This diminished trust in business leads political leaders to set policies that undermine competitiveness and sap economic growth. Business is caught in a vicious […]

January 28th

Tainted Water Still a Concern in Pennsylvania Gas Drilling in 2011

I have written before about the Marcellus Shale Debate and water issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing.  But a recent report from David B. Caruso of the Associated Press drawing attention to the weak regulation in Pennsylvania surrounding wastewater disposal produced by natural gas drilling really opened my eyes to some of the dangers facing Pennsylvania’s waterways.  Caruso […]

January 7th

Nike Creates Environmental Apparel Design Tool Free For Use

Nike has come a long way from the PR and labor problems of the early 1990’s. So far in fact that they have spent much of time between that period and now, working on a design tool that shows the environmental impact of raw materials they have chosen for a specific product. However, the most […]

December 1st