Facilities Management Journal: UKGBC launches catalogue of net zero case studies

Facilities Management Journal: UKGBC launches catalogue of net zero case studies. UKGBC is the UK Green Building Council.. “The catalogue aims to provide organisations with practical examples of the methods needed to encourage and deliver a net zero carbon built environment, across a wide variety of building types. The projects featured demonstrate innovative approaches to addressing specific elements of the framework, such as minimising in-use energy performance or whole life carbon, alongside a range of advanced technologies.”

Phys .org: Food-share apps seeking to help environment

Phys .org: Food-share apps seeking to help environment. “Jack Convery pops into a London branch of Italian eatery Coco di Mama to grab a cut-price lunch ordered on his smartphone’s food-sharing app Karma. The 27-year-old Amazon employee—with an eye for a bargain and for helping the environment—uses a mobile phone app that sells surplus food from hundreds of UK restaurants at discounted prices.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Sites to Find Ethical Alternatives to Tech, Fashion, and Unfair Brands

MakeUseOf: 5 Sites to Find Ethical Alternatives to Tech, Fashion, and Unfair Brands. “When we talk about making an ethical choice, there are different aspects to look at. For example, how a company behaves with its employees or a firm’s carbon footprint, or even how they treat animals. Importantly, you don’t need to be strict about ethical choices either. The first step is finding out what’s out there.”

Canadian Architect: World Green Building Council Launches Digital Library of Sustainable Buildings

Canadian Architect: World Green Building Council Launches Digital Library of Sustainable Buildings. “The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has released a new digital case study library showcasing examples of cutting-edge sustainable buildings. Each case study demonstrates enhanced performance in relation to health benefits or net zero operational carbon achievements. According to the WorldGBC, the studies are verified by established certification schemes, rating tools or other third-party verification.”

Ensia: How can we adapt to climate change? This online hub has answers

New-to-me, from Ensia: How can we adapt to climate change? This online hub has answers. “Even as we strive to stop the globe from getting hotter still in order to avoid another ‘lost decade,’ we’ll also have to adjust to changes already happening. The good news: There’s no need to start from scratch, thanks to the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE), a collection of more than 2,000 vetted resources on climate adaptation compiled since 2010 by EcoAdapt, a nonprofit based in Washington state.”

MIT Management Sloan School: See the future of global warming in less than one second

MIT Management Sloan School: See the future of global warming in less than one second. “Global warming is a defining problem of our age. But how to solve it? MIT has an answer, thanks to the En-ROADS climate solutions simulator, a new online interface that simulates 100 years of energy, land, and climate data to identify solutions in less than a second.”

Fashionista: Is It Even Possible To Be A Sustainable Influencer?

Fashionista: Is It Even Possible To Be A Sustainable Influencer?. “A small yet growing contingent of sustainable fashion influencers are questioning if ‘merching’ runs counter to their social and environmental ethos. Some, like [Ellie] Hughes, are shunning brands for their own closets or thrift-store finds. Others, like writer-stylist Aja Barber (@ajabarber), derive their revenue primarily through membership-based platforms like Patreon, where fans can donate to access exclusive content. One influencer, Hannah Neumann (formerly @lifestylejustice), even quit Instagram to establish a fair-trade factory in the Philippines. More may be wrestling with the cognitive dissonance of touting clothing or shoes people don’t necessarily need, even if they don’t talk about it.”