electronics

How do the big gadget-making companies stack up these days regarding their environmental footprint?

While some gadget-makers are already prioritizing greener sourcing and operations, others have a long way to go. The international environmental advocacy group Greenpeace has been keeping track of the tech industry’s progress on sustainability for more than a decade, and its advocacy over the years has helped pushed several leading players to take stock of…

world environment day

Countdown to World Environment Day is On

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5th. • India is the global host of WED 2018, with celebrations across the country and events scheduled around the world. • This year’s theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution: If you can’t reuse it, refuse it”. With World Environment Day 2018 just over 10 days away, communities…

Goldman Environmental Prize

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Seven Environmental Heroes

  Award recognizes activists from Colombia, France, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Africa, and the United States   The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced seven recipients of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. Awarded annually to environmental heroes from each of the world’s six inhabited continental regions, the Goldman…

e-waste

An end to electronic waste: United Nations organizations highlight their commitment

Organizations from the United Nations system, most active in addressing the global e-waste challenge, signed a Letter of Intent paving the way for coordination and collaboration on United Nations system-wide support for e-waste management. The signatories organizations included: UN Environment, the International Telecommunication Union, United Nations University, International Labour Organization, the Basel and Stockholm Convention,…