DHL Says Small Efficiencies Can Deliver Big Carbon Savings

From “”The first thing you need to understand about greening a supply chain is that the term ‘green’ is not specific enough. It has the wrong connotations. This is about saving money and becoming efficient.” That is the view of Karl Feilder, chief executive of DHL Neutral Services, a subsidiary of the delivery giant set up to improve the efficiency of both DHL’s and its customers’ supply chains.

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Preparing for a Carbon-Constrained Future

From SAIC: ” American business faces a carbon-constrained future, and SAIC’s Michael Mondshine offers a central insight into dealing with that fact: “As new regulations are implemented, carbon may have a larger impact on your balance sheet than the actual energy purchased.” Mondshine has been named to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Roster of Experts and was recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for his contributions to IPCC’s 2007 Nobel Peace Prize-winning work.”

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Airships Environmental Impact – Reducing CO2

From “Buoyant Flight is an inherently efficient form of transportation. This is the main reason why skyships were so promising in the1920s when airplanes still seemed a speculative venture. While today they are forgotten by many, skyships were actually very successful. By 1937, commercial passenger skyships of the Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei (DZR) had flown over half a million passenger-hours and a total of 52 million passenger-km safely on regional, transoceanic, transcontinental and artic voyages.” Airships Environmental Impact – Reducing CO2

Measuring your water footprint

Most people by now will be familiar with the term ‘carbon footprint’ and may even have calculated it themselves, but how many are familiar with their ‘water footprint’? It’s about time we all learned what it is, says Professor Arjen Y. Hoekstra, Professor in Multidisciplinary Water Management at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, as soon it will be influencing how we live our lives.
Hoekstra created the water footprint concept in 2002 when he was undertaking research on what is known as virtual water trade flows for the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education.

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