Tagged with resource efficiency

Better understanding our global resource footprint

Better understanding our global resource footprint

On Aug. 1, humans consumed more natural resources in 2018 than the Earth can regenerate this year. This is getting worse every year and is simply not sustainable. Robert B. Richardson, Associate Professor of Sustainable Development at Michigan State University provides an article on the “full story” behind these estimates.   Yes, humans are depleting … Continue reading

Environmental concerns seem to be the exception, not the rule, in the world of computing

Environmental concerns seem to be the exception, not the rule, in the world of computing

Nathan Ensmenger, an associate professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, provides a fascinating article on the environmental impact of computers on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists website. He reflects on four environmental aspects of the online economy that deserve serious scrutiny from consumers, producers, and regulators alike. You should … Continue reading

Financing resource efficiency

Financing resource efficiency

It is good to see that the international financial institutions are starting to look more broadly and start financing for resource efficiency.   EBRD signs its first resource efficiency credit line in Turkey The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending its first credit line under its Sustainable Resource Initiative (SRI) with a … Continue reading