Sustainability


Five Biggest Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S.

Five Biggest Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S.

We take a closer look at the current environmental issues in the U.S., how it may be exacerbating these problems and what the country may do to resolve them.

Climate Change Explained: The New York Times’ Answers to FAQs

Climate Change Explained: The New York Times’ Answers to FAQs

In case you’re one of many people often confused about global warming and climate change, the New York Times published the most commonly asked questions and some pretty straightforward answers.

People Think China Ruined US Recycling, but It’s a US-Rooted Problem

People Think China Ruined US Recycling, but It’s a US-Rooted Problem

Here’s how recycling has changed in all 50 states since changes in China’s waste import laws—and what we should do about it.

Considering Clean Energy? Here Are 3 Renewable Ways to Power Your Home

Considering Clean Energy? Here Are 3 Renewable Ways to Power Your Home

Not every green source of energy will suit your property, but you have several options. Here are three to get your brainstorming started.

Colorado College Becomes Carbon Neutral

Colorado College Becomes Carbon Neutral

CC is the first in the Rocky Mountain Region to achieve this milestone—and it didn’t come without student activism and hard work. Now, other universities are following in suit.

Funding Is Available for Energy Technology Research and Development

The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) released a request for proposals to fund environmental research and development starting in 2021. The pre-proposal deadline is March 5, 2020.

Which Plastics Are Recyclable and Which Aren’t?

Which Plastics Are Recyclable and Which Aren’t?

It may seem as though you can finish with any plastic item and throw it into the recycling bin when you're done. Not so fast—surprisingly, not all plastics can be reused.

HP Inc. Continues to Lead: Here are the Company’s Newest, Eco-Friendly Products

One of the world’s largest and most environmentally-conscious companies is not stopping its technological and eco-friendly innovation. It recently announced some new products you don’t want to miss.



The 2019 WMO State of the Global Climate Report: Key Takeaways from the Worrying Report

The 2019 WMO State of the Global Climate Report: Key Takeaways from the Worrying Report

At the COP25 this week, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) issued its annual report on the state of global climate change. The data-heavy results are notable, and alarming.

COP25: The ‘Point of No Return’ Climate Summit This Week

COP25: The ‘Point of No Return’ Climate Summit This Week

Madrid will host about 25,000 people this week for the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention on Climate Change. This summit really does mark the ‘point of no return’ for climate change discussions.

Energy in the Climate Future: Predictions from the International Energy Agency

Energy in the Climate Future: Predictions from the International Energy Agency

The annual World Energy Outlook was just released, and along with it, various forecasts for the future of energy sources and the climate crisis. Clean energy is growing, but not fast enough, it reports.

Food Waste Initiative: The What, When, and How of a New, American Food Waste Solution

Food Waste Initiative: The What, When, and How of a New, American Food Waste Solution

As of Oct. 30, the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative launched by three federal agencies is making major strides in the food industry to address the widespread issue of wasted food products. Here’s what it’s all about.

A Benefit of Sustainability that Gets Too Little Notice: Innovation

A Benefit of Sustainability that Gets Too Little Notice Innovation

When we talk about the many benefits of sustainability, we often overlook something: innovation.

Gerber and TerraCycle Launch Baby Food Recycling Program

Gerber and TerraCycle Launch Baby Food Recycling Program

Now, that hard-to-recycle baby food packaging from Gerber can be put to good use. Through TerraCycle’s mail-in system, consumers can give new life to baby food packaging.

Solving the Plastic Pollution Problem: Ocean Cleanup Interceptor Releases a Floating Solution

Solving the Plastic Pollution Problem: Ocean Cleanup Interceptor Releases a Floating Solution

Dutch non-profit called The Ocean Cleanup just launched the Interceptor—a kind of autonomous, water vacuum to collect trash and plastic before it reaches the ocean. This massive cleanup effort is part of its overall goal of lessening plastic waste worldwide.

EP Attends HP Sustainable Impact Summit: An Inside Look at How It’s Done

EP Attends HP Sustainable Impact Summit: An Inside Look at How It’s Done

HP Inc. is making huge strides in the manufacturing and recycling sectors for its products. Environmental Protection was lucky enough to witness how the company meets its impressive sustainability goals at the Summit last week with site tours and a speaker agenda.

HP Inc Unveils Carbon Neutral Printer at Sustainable Impact Summit

HP Inc Unveils Carbon Neutral Printer at Sustainable Impact Summit

Today, HP Inc. hosted a sustainable impact summit in Nashville, and it had some exciting environmental news to share. Not only is it focusing more on recycled materials, but it announced its first carbon neutral printing system.

North Carolina to be 100 Percent Renewable by 2050, but this Does not Include Wood Fuel

North Carolina to be 100 Percent Renewable by 2050, but This Does Not Include Wood Fuel

The state of North Carolina is making state-wide changes to improve its energy sourcing and environmental impact. The state first rejected the idea that burning wood pellets for fuel qualifies as low-carbon, renewable energy. But it has taken some conflicting actions since.

Greta Thunberg Wins Sweden’s ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ For Her Activism

Greta Thunberg Wins Sweden’s ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ For Her Activism

Global icon and climate activist Greta Thunberg is one of four winners for Sweden’s Right Livelihood Award. She has also been nominated for the actual Nobel Peace Prize, winners to be announced.

The Sustainable Forest Cooperative: HP Inc. and WWF Plan to Protect Forests

Today, HP Inc. announced its $11 million partnership with WWF to protect, restore, and manage forests in the paper printing industry. Not only is the company making huge environmental strides, but it’s encouraging other companies to do the same.