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Green transportation

Green transportation

Article by EJuniors If you are concerned about protecting the planet, for your trips to work, you can opt for ecological means. Of course there is walking, but to go faster, there are other modes of transportation. In the interest of preserving the planet, more and more car manufacturers are putting eco-friendly vehicles on the market. We present some of them in this article. The most ecological means of transportation There are ecological means of transport which, although not very accessible, tend to be democratized. Car manufacturers, in particular, are working to generalize these means. The bicycle Although it is one of the oldest means of transportation since the horse, the bicycle remains a must for ecological transportation. Indeed, apart from the strength of your muscles, it does not need…
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Sustainable Art, is it possible?

Sustainable Art, is it possible?

Article by Innohub Great artists have always been inspired by nature; today it is they who are using their work to promote public awareness about the necessity of preserving what we have. In the realm of art, sustainability may refer to a variety of things. Environmental themes can be presented in exhibitions, acrylic paint can be replaced with watercolours or casein paints, the ecosystem can be used as portion of the artwork, or - the most common option among creatives and audiences - used materials can be turned into pieces of art, and plenty of other possible options. The United Nations has set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With these, the UN aims to take urgent measures to combat climate change. Governments as well as companies and citizens are asked…
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The impact of tourism

The impact of tourism

Article by Materahub The tourism industry, as part of the service sector, has become an important source of income for many regions and even for entire countries. The Manila Declaration on World Tourism of 1980 recognized its importance as "an activity essential to the life of nations because of its direct effects on the social, cultural, educational, and economic sectors of national societies, and on their international relations." Therefore, sustainable tourism is the concept of visiting somewhere as a tourist and trying to make a positive impact on the environment, society, and economy. Without travel there is no tourism, so the concept of sustainable tourism is tightly linked to a concept of sustainable mobility. Which is the impact of tourism? The 72% of tourism's CO2 emissions come from transportation, 24…
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How to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions?

How to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions?

Rising temperatures result in climate and weather changes. We are increasingly seeing floods, droughts, heavy rainfall, and strong heatwaves caused by climate change in many places on earth. All of these changes will be more visible in the coming decades and will be a big challenge for our society and environment. The climate impact is inevitable, but there are ways to mitigate it. Greenhouse gas mitigation are actions that are intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. What can we do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to environmental protection? Here are some examples: Buy energy-Efficient Products - Many household appliances are available in energy-efficient models. For example, compact energy-saving light bulbs are designed to provide natural-looking light, with significantly less energy consumption than standard light bulbs. Replace the bulbs…
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The 3 pillars of the sustainable economy

The 3 pillars of the sustainable economy

Article by MEUS A sustainable economy is guided and constrained by ecological, social, and economic principles. In other words, to achieve sustainable development, there must be economic progress, social justice, and preservation of the environment. Therefore, sustainability is made up of three pillars: economy, society, and the environment. These principles are also informally referred to as profit, people, and planet. [caption id="attachment_479" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: https://sk.pinterest.com/pin/655555289494071028/[/caption] Economic It measures the sustainability from the viewpoint of the consumer-led culture treating finite resources of nature as an income that will result in the aversion of natural crisis. Sustainability should generate economic wealth in a local, regional, and global framework that stimulates financially possible and profitable development, maintaining the base of natural resources and their conservation. Social Sustainability answer to a need to…
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CSR & the Covid 19 Pandemic

CSR & the Covid 19 Pandemic

Written by Piera Sciama, project manager, E-Juniors With the Covid19 pandemic, corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments are being put to the test. They are under scrutiny by the public as well as by analysts and decision-makers. A long term solid CSR policies and a coherent sustainability strategy can insure company resilience in this time of unprecedented economic and social challenges. PART 2 CSR & Social Resilience during Covid 19 Coordinating effort Companies that had institute a CSR policy and CSR mechanisms have reacted faster to the crisis and put into place concrete solutions. According to Francesco Bellino, sustainability director at the Boston Consultancy Group (BCG): "at the operational level, it is clear that companies that paid close attention to social issues, in particular with a strong dialogue with stakeholders, were…
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Regenerative Agriclture

Regenerative Agriclture

Article by InnoHUB Regenerative Agriculture (regenerative from the Latin regenerare, to give new life to something that has degenerated), is a system of farming and agriculture principles and practices that aim to capture carbon in soil and aboveground biomass, in order to increase biodiversity, improve watersheds, enriches soils and enhance ecosystem services. Regenerative Agriculture practices follow four different principles that are adapted uniquely to each specific bioregion and climate, responding in relation to the presented condition. The Regenerative Agriculture principles are the following: Progressively improve whole agroecosystems (soil, water and biodiversity). Create context-specific designs and make holistic decisions in relation to each farm. Ensure and develop just and reciprocal relationships amongst all stakeholders. Continually grow and evolve individuals, farms, and communities. The Regenerative Agriculture practices are the following: No-till farming…
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What are Creative Hubs?

What are Creative Hubs?

Article by Materahub | Picture: Oportocool.blog A Creative Hub is defined by the creative economy “as a physical or virtual place that brings enterprising people together who work in the creative and cultural industries.“ For the last century, they have truly become a fastgrowing ecosystem across the globe, form disused space of a post-industrial society, hubs have grown in all shapes and sizes, housed in structures that were previously factories, ammunition manufacturers, shipping containers and office buildings, and while the physical world of hubs has expanded, so has the digital world, with many virtual hubs on the rise. Many hubs provide a wide range of services including: business start-up and development support in the shape of workshops and mentoring; prototyping and fabrication space; networking and events; research and development. They…
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GREENHOUSE GASES

GREENHOUSE GASES

What are the greenhouse gases? Greenhouse gases are components of the earth's atmosphere. They have physicochemical properties that allow them to retain solar energy in the Earth's atmosphere. Greenhouse gases absorb infrared radiation from the planet and are therefore considered to have a direct impact on the greenhouse effect. Source: https://pixabay.com/pl/photos/zanieczyszczenia-%C5%9Brodowiska-drone-4796858/ Greenhouse gases occur in the atmosphere both as a result of natural processes and in connection with human activity. Greenhouse gases affect the greenhouse effect in different ways and have an impact: Absorption rate; how much the substance absorbs solar radiation The lifetime of this substance in the atmosphere. These factors also determine the global warming potential (GWP), in other words, they determine the potential for creating the greenhouse effect. The determination of this indicator depends on the amount…
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The 7 R’s of the circular economy

The 7 R’s of the circular economy

Photo by "My Life Through A Lens"  Circular economy aims to optimise the use of materials at their highest value and optimal use for an increased efficiency of products and a reduced environmental impact. The use of R’s as operational imperatives of the circular economy answers to a need of conceptualisation and modelisation of the circular economy principles. We will present here the commonly defined as 7 R’s of the circular economy: Reuse:  Many products can be used for more than one application over the time. Even if the first customer won’t need a product anymore, because his circumstance change or because he simply does not want it anymore, this same product has good probability of being in a good enough state to enable a new use by someone else.…
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