Our planet is plagued by environmental problems that deplete natural resources and strain livelihoods, many of which are exacerbated by poor industrial practices. If left unchecked, environmental problems negatively impact businesses both directly, as in supply chain disruptions, and indirectly, as in health hazards that lead to loss of man-hours and efficiency. Following are some common environmental problems that businesses need to address to ensure sustainability and long-term financial viability. Read More
Fifteen years after world leaders gathered in New York to agree on an unprecedented global assault on poverty, disease and inequality, the final report is in on the eight millennium development goals (MDGs) they set. Read More
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the largest sponsor of environmental initiatives, has allocated US$23.35million to Nigeria to implement climate change, biodiversity and land degradation projects. Read More
Earlier in 2015, an NGO warned we could end up with "as much plastic in our oceans as fish". Here is what the experts said in an online debate on plastic pollution. Read More
Hundreds of thousands of facilities across the US with underground storage tanks (UST) will now face tougher requirements that the EPA says will improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs — one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination. Read More
A Pennsylvania car dealership has increased sales while meeting environmental requirements with a new stormwater management system, Industrial Water World reports. Read More
Webinar: Sustainability Plans
Sustainability plans allow local governments to improve environmental concerns, economic conditions and social equity in their communities. Our free, 45-minute webinar will answer:
- What is a sustainability plan
- Why should you develop a sustainability plan
- What are the typical elements included in a sustainability plan
- How do you get started.
Local agency sustainability plans are effective. Find out more in this informative session.