Topic: Environmental Pillar

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Fashion Industry Waste & Climate Change

Unraveling the Thread: How the Fashion Industry’s Waste Contributes to Climate Change Let’s be real. We’ve all bought clothes we either never wear, wear once, or wear all the time and then throw away. But have you ever wondered where it goes after you’re done with it? In a world driven by trends and fast-paced

November 7, 2023

Episode 115: Halloween Spooktacular

In our latest Armchair, Nate and Yates talk with Tessa Schaal about Halloween and ESG sustainability.

October 31, 2023

A Sustainable Halloween: Making Eco-Conscious Choices for a Greener Spooky Season

From creative paper bag outfits to eerily lifelike zombies and houses adorned with creepy decals, Halloween showcases a wide array of creativity. Though, beyond the spooky embellishments, latest horror films, and eerie costumes, have you ever contemplated the environmental impact Halloween can have? Carving eerie faces into pumpkins is a common October tradition, but it

October 30, 2023

Biodiversity loss – fragile ecosystems, fragile economies

A while ago we wrote about the importance of biodiversity, noting that over half of the world’s GDP is highly or moderately dependent on nature. Recent data show that the operations of 85 percent of the 1,200 largest companies in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Latin America depend significantly on nature. For those who think that

October 23, 2023

Navigating EPA Rules and Alternative Energies for Car Emissions

In an era defined by environmental consciousness, the impact of vehicle emissions on our planet cannot be understated. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plays a pivotal role in regulating car emissions, striving to balance the need for personal transportation with the urgency of reducing our carbon footprint. So, buckle up as we delve into the

September 28, 2023

EPA Rules – Plastics Emissions

Striking the Balance: EPA’s Plastic Recycling Emissions Regulations and the Quest for Sustainability The EPA’s Role in Limiting Emissions Amidst the recent political chaos in the U.S., regulators have played hot potato with restrictions around greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental rules. While jumping from the Clean Power Plan to the Affordable Clean Energy

September 18, 2023

The Nuclear Option

Almost all energy on Planet Earth is ultimately nuclear. The sun is a giant fusion reactor, and fossil fuels release solar energy stored in the carbon of massive old growth forests from millions of years ago. Wind energy is driven by temperature changes spurred by energy from our sun, and solar energy is, of course,

August 11, 2023

Episode 108: The Nuclear Option

Exploring the pros and cons of nuclear energy with Nate and Yates.

August 10, 2023

1, 2, 3…4! What are Scope 4 Emissions?

We know that people who smoke cigarettes can greatly improve their health—now and into the future—by cutting back or quitting altogether. And, when people make a pledge to stop smoking it’s easy to track their progress by counting how many cigarettes they smoke per day, over time. Of course, while cutting back is great, it

August 9, 2023
Sustainability and the Agriculture Industry

Sustainability and the Agriculture Industry – A Lot to Chew On

If you’re a human who eats but you don’t raise your own crops and livestock, you are affected by the agriculture industry’s self-inflicted sustainability problem. We explain. Agriculture is arguably the most important business activity in the world. Roughly 12,000 years ago humans switched from being hunter/gatherers to living in agrarian societies with reliable food supplies. That

July 29, 2023

Episode 107: The Perpetual Problem of Plastics

Acknowledging both the positive and negative impacts of plastic on humanity, Nate and Yates delve into the many aspects of the affects of plastics on ESG and our world.

July 13, 2023

The Perpetual Problem of Plastic Particle Permanence

Among the environmental aspects of ESG consideration, corporations’ plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions tend to get the most attention from investors. However, plastic waste disposal and recycling is arguably a more significant, and more immediate, concern.  “Plastics“ specifically refers to a wide range of materials, generally derived from crude oil, which share certain

July 10, 2023

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