Water conservation involves the reduction in usage of water as well as the recycling of waste water for various purposes, including cleaning, manufacturing, and agricultural irrigation. A major issue for both consumers and industry alike, water conservation is increasingly important in a world with a rapidly growing population, particularly in urban areas.
At outdoor apparel manufacturer The North Face, a new sustainability mantra is taking hold: never stop exploring your supply chain.
1 | February 2, 2011 7:00pm |
Conservationist Wallace J. Nichols argues that environmental problems should be addressed using neuroscience and empathy, in addition to using facts, figures and statistics. People make decisions,...
24 | January 31, 2011 2:00am |
Partnership with the Nature Conservancy underscores the growing need for cooperation between for-profit and non-profit organizations in quest for more sustainable world.
3 | January 24, 2011 1:08pm |
Michigan State University researchers compare biodiversity in fields of biofuel feedstocks.
8 | January 11, 2011 4:00am |
Fewer Americans are integrating green behavior such as water conservation, composting, recycling electronics and buying more fuel efficient cars into their daily routines, according to a Harris...
28 | January 10, 2011 6:44am |
From water conservation efforts to renewable energy investments to agribusiness, my focus will be on case studies and cautionary tales in the year to come.
3 | December 29, 2010 2:52pm |
In an exclusive interview with SmartPlanet, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet laid out his legislative goals for the upcoming Congress and discussed what could motivate Democrats and Republicans to...
6 | December 22, 2010 3:16pm |
Towns and communities large and small are looking to energy efficiency retrofits and programs to help stretch municipal budgets.
December 21, 2010 12:43pm |
SmartPlanet talks to one of Method's founders about sustainability, lessons learned, and what he's doing with 1,000 pounds of plastic he collected from the Pacific.
6 | December 15, 2010 2:00am |
In a bid for sustainability, officials in Corpus Christi, Texas have brought in IBM to make the city's water, transportation and waste systems more efficient.
December 13, 2010 7:44am |
New York governor David Paterson vetoes a bill temporary banning hydraulic fracturing. The catch? It's still banned. So why are gas drillers applauding the move?
17 | December 13, 2010 4:00am |
At COP16 in Cancun, energy management software firm Hara announced a multi-million dollar deal with ADWEA, the utility of Abu Dhabi. On tap: $3 billion in savings.
December 8, 2010 7:09am |
According to the EPA, the average person uses 100 gallons of water a day, mostly in the bathroom. An executive from TOTO talks about saving water with flushes.
27 | December 8, 2010 2:00am |
The first woman to be listed on the Environmental Protection Agency's fugitives list was recently captured in the Dominican Republic. Sixteen others, including a CEO, are still on the run.
28 | December 6, 2010 2:00am |
MIT researchers use a solar photovoltaic panel to power pumps that move seawater through a permeable membrane that removes salt to produce clean drinking water.
9 | December 2, 2010 7:22pm |
The Philadelphia Eagles has announced a project to convert its home stadium to become entirely energy self-sufficient, using renewable sources.
November 18, 2010 2:11pm |
The U.S. Green Building Council said the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green rating system has surpassed one billion square feet.
November 18, 2010 7:49am |
GE and venture capital firms invest $55 million in smart grid technology, from grid storage to utility security to energy management software and EV infrastructure.
November 16, 2010 8:11am |
Johnson Controls struck an agreement with the Holy Mosque in Mecca to build a massive cooling system for the building's expansion.
1 | November 11, 2010 8:11am |
It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. Starbucks CSR chief Ben Packard discusses why sustainability reaches every part of his company, from bean to cup to counter.
1 | November 9, 2010 10:16am |