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What We Can Learn from Kamikatsu and Their Zero-Waste Efforts

By Grace Wang Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Edited by Ariana Nieves Zero-waste is aiming to reuse, recycle, and refuse items to send as little to no waste to landfills, incinerators, or other waste spaces. The practice is designed to minimize consumption and encourage consumers to alternatively utilize what they have and reduce the […]
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The Benefits of Urban Agriculture

By Jackson Pentz, Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Edited by Ariana Nieves One of the defining moments in human history occurred when our ancient ancestors stopped following herds of migratory animals and instead elected to live in stationary settlements on the open savannah. This dramatic shift in the way we lived would never have […]
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New Jobs on the Rise: Green and Sustainability Careers

By: Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Edited by: Emily Culling In the US, concern surrounding anthropogenic climate change is growing, alongside increased interest to learn about environmental sustainability (1). While many champion individual action, such as recycling or purchasing electric vehicles, collective action and structural changes, such as total decarbonization, are […]
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Resilience in Green Business

By Jackson Pentz, Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Edited by Ariana Nieves The environmental movement has been the source of buzzwords heard from boardrooms to college campuses ever since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s first report in 1990. In fact, “climate change” became the first key term introduced into the public vocabulary and […]
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Earth and Climate Documentaries

Earth and Climate Documentaries You Should Watch This Summer (Or Anytime!) By Grace Wang Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) When it is hot outside and the only thing you want (or can do) is sit indoors and stay out of the heat, putting on a documentary is one of many ways to pass the […]
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ENERGY STAR Score Updates Are Coming

By Danielle Wilmot LEED Green Associate, WELL AP, EIT Manager of Implementation Blue Ocean Sustainability For those of us involved in the ENERGY STAR commercial buildings program, it may feel like just yesterday that scores for most building types went through an update. (For Hospitals, that’s true – scores for General Medical and Surgical Hospitals […]
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Sustainability in Sports

By Jackson Pentz, Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Edited by Ariana Nieves With hundreds of professional teams, thousands of events, and over a million miles of air travel each year, the world of sports has an enormous demand for natural resources. In a field so focused on the fan experience and competition, it may […]
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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in 10 Minutes or Less

By Jackson Pentz, Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Whether you enjoy reading in a Brooklyn studio, or catching waves in San Diego, skiing in the Rockies, or gaming with your friends, everyone relies on the environment to support their favorite activities. Yet, with the rapid pace of modern life, many Americans are left to […]
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Five Strategies to Decarbonize Existing Buildings

The energy and carbon emissions of existing buildings have been a major concern for a long time. Although building equipment, appliances, and other technologies have greatly improved energy efficiency, the buildings in which they are installed have been remarkably resistant to major change. This is a major concern, as most countries around the world now […]
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AtmosAir Ionization Technology

By Jackson Pentz, Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Edited by Ariana Nieves Since March 2020, businesses, property managers, and households alike have been looking for ways to ensure the healthy habitation of indoor spaces.  While the Covid-19 pandemic exposed numerous weaknesses in global supply chains, business practices, and behavioral patterns, it also inspired a […]
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