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Is Microsoft’s sustainability approach enough?

It’s hard to imagine a professional or educational scenario where Word, Powerpoint, or Excel would not be applicable. Beyond these indispensable software programs, it is difficult to envision the gaming industry without the Xbox. Whether in the office, at school, or in the home, Microsoft has an omnipresent hold on all our daily lives.  As […]

August 27th

Are bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies a sustainable payment solution?

Are there more environmentally friendly solutions that we could use instead of cash? Could cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, and payment cards be a sustainable solution, considering crypto has a considerable environmental impact? By Rossella Gangi Impakter Is Cash Environmentally Sustainable? Note-making and ATMs’ electricity consumption contributes significantly to global warming. European countries had agreed to increase […]

Nature-based adaptation solutions offer big benefits – so why are they underfunded?

Nature-based solutions are key to advancing climate adaptation. These are approaches that work with nature, not against it — from restoring wetlands, which can protect against storms, to conserving forests that stabilize soil and slow water runoff. By Manish Bapna and Patricia Fuller World Resources Institute Mangrove forests, for example, save an estimated $80 billion per year […]

March 23rd

6 Rules for Humans Rejoining the Natural World: 4 Life Cycles

A society based on natural ecology might seem like a far-off utopia—yet communities everywhere are already creating it. By Jeremy Lent Yes! magazine Read the full series, What Does An Ecological Civilization Look Like? 1 Diversity – 2 Balance –3 Fractal Organization – 4 Life Cycles –  5 Subsidiarity – 6 Symbiosis Regenerative and sustainable flourishing into […]

March 6th

6 Rules for Humans Rejoining the Natural World: 3 Fractal Organization

A society based on natural ecology might seem like a far-off utopia—yet communities everywhere are already creating it. By Jeremy Lent Yes! magazine Read the full series, What Does An Ecological Civilization Look Like? 1 Diversity – 2 Balance –3 Fractal Organization – 4 Life Cycles –  5 Subsidiarity – 6 Symbiosis The small reflects the large, […]

March 6th

What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues. By Leanne Keddie, Carleton University The Conversation The Earth just recorded a seven-year hot streak and we’re approaching the COVID-19 pandemic’s first anniversary. The crisis has had enormous implications on our mental health, the economy and […]

February 4th

Top 10 Stories of 2020: #3 Is food grown hydroponically as healthy as soil-grown crops?

We’re running down the 10 most-viewed stories of the past year at Red GREEN and Blue. Here’s #3, which originally ran on September 20…  Hydroponically grown lettuce has claimed a spot next to the organic variety in the grocery store, causing consumers to wonder which is healthier. When comparing hydroponic produce to regular soil-grown crops, it […]

January 1st