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  1. More money than ever is flowing to CleanTech A decade and a half ago, “cleantech” was decidedly on the rise among venture capital (VC) investors. It became one of the hottest investment sectors among VCs practically overnight. From 2005 to 2007, cleantech venture capital deal volumes doubled, and dollars invested quadrupled[1]. Such funding has been essential to the growth of well-known cleantech firms, including Boston Power, Nest, Silver Spring Networks, and Solar City (now absorbed into Tesla) in the energy storage, smart grid, and solar industries.[2] And then, also very qu
  2. Source What is Green Tech? As our emissions increase rapidly and our planet is a risk of collapse, the need for sustainable solutions to fight climate change becomes crucial. It’s no secret that technology has adversely impacted the environment in many ways, but at the same time, it can offer solutions to make the world a little — or a lot — greener [1]. Short for “green technology” and often used interchangeably with the term cleantech, green tech is an umbrella term that refers to those companies, projects and technologies involved in improving environmental sustainability [2]
  3. Source What is Green Tech? As our emissions increase rapidly and our planet is a risk of collapse, the need for sustainable solutions to fight climate change becomes crucial. It’s no secret that technology has adversely impacted the environment in many ways, but at the same time, it can offer solutions to make the world a little — or a lot — greener [1]. Short for “green technology” and often used interchangeably with the term cleantech, green tech is an umbrella term that refers to those companies, projects and technologies involved in improving environmental sustainability [2]
  4. The emergency of climate change and global warming is forcing a drastic reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases produce by human activities. One way of reducing the concentration of CO2 is to store it in any medium other than the atmosphere. Due to this climate crisis, new innovative solutions to capture carbon have recently emerged, but unfortunately, these technologies are not economically feasible and are not easily deployed globally at large scale. Afforestation, the activity of creating new forests where there were none before has been studied as one of the most effec
  5. This article explains the advantages of getting a heat pump to save emissions in your household However, would it depend on how the electricity is generated? I don't know if it makes sense to burn natural gas to generate electricity, and then use said to heat my house. Wouldn't it be more efficient to just heat my household directly using natural gas in a boiler?
  6. I've recently got into foraging and have learnt that there are a great many edible leaves, flowers, fruits and roots in my back garden and on the way to Lidl. I fifind this to be a fantastic alternative to bags of salad of unknown carbon footprint for both the leaves and the plastic packaging alone. Attached is a picture of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) which has particularly tasty leaves & flowers.
  7. How did I reduced my laundry impact by using sustainable capsules? On September 2020, I found out about a company making plastic-free packaged capsules for laundry, cruelty-free, and with lower levels of added chemicals per wash. The company is called Smol, and they're on a mission to reduce the impact of our laundry and washing products. Join them 🙂 What's good about it? The capsules are delivered to your home, with regular deliveries where you select the frequency. You get 9 capsules for £1on your first order Plastic-free, recyclable packaging that
  8. Good news for EU! 😍 White or electrical goods such as fridges and televisions in the European Union must be able to be repaired for up to a decade under new rules that came into force on Monday. Why is this Important? Products should last longer, and therefore when broken, they should be repaired. This requires products to be designed for repair as well as support for repairers of all kinds. What is the impact? How Can I Help? Join the movement: https://repair.eu/ Check repair guides for your appliances: https://www.ifixit.com/
  9. While there is a prominent potential for using reforestation, agroforestry and afforestation as mitigation tools, several important factors need to be considered. Forests are complex ecosystems and adapted to the land they grow on. In contrast, their management is often simple and counterproductive, handled by economic systems and bureaucrats. Successful forest restoration requires much greater involvement and care. If badly managed, reforestation can result in outright environment consequences. From there, two situations must be considered: deforestation has to stop, and restoration program s
  10. In 2017, the UK emitted 451 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent to the environment, 40% of which came from the residential sector. This means that on average, a household emits around 7 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. In order to achieve the UK reduction goals, each household needs to reduce by 3.6 tCO2eq their net emissions. This can be achieved by implementing different alternatives which target the reduction of energy consumption in a household. Today we present two alternatives that can help households reduce emissions and costs Double glazing and cavit
  11. By Clémentine Pons The current agricultural system is not sustainable either to ensure a healthy planet or global food security and health. The UN Food Agricultural Organisation estimates that globally, 1/3 of food produced goes to waste. In the US, 40 percent of their food supply goes to waste every year, it is similar to buying five bags from the grocery store and leaving two of them in the parking lot every time you shop. Food waste is much more difficult to solve than food losses. Food that is lost during the harvest period can be reduced thanks to investment and budget, for ins
  12. This article explains the advantages of getting a heat pump to save emissions in your household However, would it depend on how the electricity is generated? I don't know if it makes sense to burn natural gas to generate electricity, and then use said to heat my house. Wouldn't it be more efficient to just heat my household directly using natural gas in a boiler?
  13. Good news for EU! 😍 White or electrical goods such as fridges and televisions in the European Union must be able to be repaired for up to a decade under new rules that came into force on Monday. Why is this Important? Products should last longer, and therefore when broken, they should be repaired. This requires products to be designed for repair as well as support for repairers of all kinds. What is the impact? How Can I Help? Join the movement: https://repair.eu/ Check repair guides for your appliances: https://www.ifixit.com/
  14. In 2017, the UK emitted 451 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent to the environment, 40% of which came from the residential sector. This means that on average, a household emits around 7 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. In order to achieve the UK reduction goals, each household needs to reduce by 3.6 tCO2eq their net emissions. This can be achieved by implementing different alternatives which target the reduction of energy consumption in a household. Today we present two alternatives that can help households reduce emissions and costs Double glazing an
  15. The emergency of climate change and global warming is forcing a drastic reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases produce by human activities. One way of reducing the concentration of CO2 is to store it in any medium other than the atmosphere. Due to this climate crisis, new innovative solutions to capture carbon have recently emerged, but unfortunately, these technologies are not economically feasible and are not easily deployed globally at large scale. Afforestation, the activity of creating new forests where there were none before has been studied as one of the most effec
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