The latest SDE 4 building stands as a prototype of the human-centric approach to sustainable development in the university, paving the way for more green buildings in the school’s new ‘well and green’ zone.
Mishandled baby sea turtles, a university's plastic straw ban, and tips on how to save a world-famous beach—these were some of the most popular stories from Eco-Business this year. Why did they make such an impact with our readers?
In a year in which the likes of Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro and Scott Morrison cut the environment adrift, others tried to protect it. Here are seven people from government, business and civic society who stood up for our planet this year.
Rebecca Holt and Meg Holden –
Instead of being a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, the built environment industry can do more to reduce buildings' energy use and help generate clean energy.
and John Thwaites, Katie Ross, Leanne Denby, and Marjan van den Belt –
Implementing the SDGs will require people who have skills such as systems thinking and integrated problem solving—and universities are perfectly positioned to help. Here's a practical guide for universities to get started on the Goals.
More institutions are putting their money where their mouth is, and pulling funds from fossil fuels. But it's the smaller players rather than the goliaths of industry that are really stealing the show.
After achieving the goal of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water in the last 10 years, there have been calls for another water decade to continue to tackle the issue of water security.
Medilyn Manibo –
Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University is building the region’s first model electricity grid that can tap and distribute power from multiple energy sources, including fossil fuels and renewable energy.
Elga Reyes –
A student coalition in Santa Clara University in California is urging the school board to discontinue its investments in fossil fuel companies through a catchy music video called "Divest It Like It's Hot".