Today’s Solutions: May 28, 2024

Three ways businesses can meet

Three ways businesses can meet their emissions reduction pledges

One in five of the world’s largest companies have pledged to reduce their net emissions to zero by the year 2050. In other words, they plan to reduce their emissions to close to zero, and offset the effects of the remainder. But practically, what does such a commitment look like? Read More...

Pizza Hut is reshaping packagi

Pizza Hut is reshaping packaging with its round, compostable pizza box

Not only will the food we eat be different in the future, but also the packaging. Today’s glimpse into the world of alternative food packaging comes from a surprising suspect: Pizza Hut. The pizza chain is trying to reshape (literally) everything we know about how to transport a pizza, through Read More...

Secret sustainability: Why man

Secret sustainability: Why many businesses hide their green credentials

You would imagine any company that figures out how to do something more sustainably than other businesses would make it known to the public. That, however, is far from the truth. Cassandra Coburn unveils the unseen world of secret sustainability, whereby innovations are silently enacted and kept Read More...

An all-renewable grid is closer than we think

All renewable electric grids are critical to halting climate change and we already have the tools to implement them

The most important step to halting climate change is quitting our addiction to fossil fuels, and fortunately, we already have the technology and skills to do so by implementing electric grids powered by 100% renewable energy sources Known resources for renewable energy such as solar, wind, Read More...

Built to last

Built to last

Cement is a basic building block of economic growth. Its manufacture also produces twice as many CO2 emissions as aviation. How Bertrand Collomb and industry giant Lafarge are laying the foundations for sustainable cement. Peter Van Dijk | October 2008 issue Homes, offices, schools, hospitals, Read More...

Greenwood

Greenwood

EcoLeo is a Brazilian lumber company helping to save the rainforest Patricía Peña | April 2006 Read More...

Editor's letter: Pro

Editor's letter: Pro

Human connection is what makes life fun | May 2006 issue I was at a lunch sponsored by Organic Valley, a co-operative of 600 U.S. organic farms. During the excellent meal, the conversation focused on our daily relationships with food. Why do we like certain kinds of foods? When did we first Read More...

The world grows Wiser

The world grows Wiser

A new global databank aims to connect good work everywhere. Marco Visscher| May 2007 issue Imagine you're on holiday in a city in Thailand and you discover the area's natural environment is suffering from the effects of tourism. Back home, you decide to support that local Thai environmental Read More...

A white oasis on the rooftop o

A white oasis on the rooftop of the world

The breathtaking Austrian valley of Villgraten has successfully resisted modern ski resorts, offering a natural alternative for winter fun. Stefan Schomann | March 2007 issue The first law of nature - including human nature - is change. Few things remain the same over time because staying Read More...

Fly the sustainable skies

Fly the sustainable skies

Air travel produces a large--and growing--share of greenhouse gases. Is there any way to see the world without harming it? Jay Walljasper | November 2006 issue Global warming is now at the top of world concerns as scientists, politicians and everyday citizens ponder how to take immediate action Read More...