Environmentally sustainable ways of living and working are no longer a nice to have, but a basic imperative.
Here are just a few ways both businesses and individuals are working to create a more sustainable world for all..
The concept of a circular economy involves designing products that can be easily reused, repaired, or recycled, thereby reducing waste and conserving resources.
Many companies and countries are pledging to become carbon neutral by 2050, which means they will balance their carbon emissions with the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Sustainable agriculture involves growing food in a way that is environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially responsible.
Green building practices involve designing and constructing buildings that are energy-efficient, water-efficient, and environmentally sustainable.
Renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and hydropower are becoming more popular as a way to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Electric vehicles are becoming more popular as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.
Ecosystem restoration involves restoring damaged or degraded ecosystems to their natural state, which can help to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Human hair is being used by French and Belgian NGOs to absorb environmental pollutants. Hair clippings are collected from hairdressers and fed into a machine that turns them into matted squares that can be used to absorb oil and other hydrocarbons. The mats are then placed in drains to soak up pollution in water before it reaches a river, or to deal with pollution problems due to flooding.