It seemed like 2020 was going to be the year of a big win for environmental groups in their war against single-use plastic bags. Several states, including New York, California, Maine, and New Jersey, had already enacted or were in the process of enacting bans on the bags. Additionally, bag taxes as much as $1 […]
On June 25, 2020, the EPA recognized eight initiatives by federal agencies for their efforts in increasing efficiency in their facilities in fiscal year 2019. The Agency is encouraging all businesses to follow their lead for the good of the environment and the bottom line.
First observed in 1970, Earth Day is marking its 50th anniversary on April 22, 2020. As a day set aside for reflection on the current state of our planetary environment and how it may be improved by our day-to-day actions, Earth Day is an opportunity for environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals to consider the […]
The cost of the effects of climate change is steadily increasing, putting a strain on the buildings and infrastructure around us. Sustainability efforts are being enacted every day to help these effects, with one added bonus: They are generating job growth and positively affecting the economy while helping to battle the effects of climate change.
Even the most militant environmentalist would have difficulty making the case that U.S. industry has not shrunk its carbon footprint and continues to do so. A recent hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety was filled with reliable facts and figures that demonstrate businesses in multiple sectors are acting individually and […]
Businesses cannot be sustainable without protecting the safety, health, and welfare of their most vital resource—their workers. A document co-authored by a current and past leader of OSHA explains that sustainable businesses go beyond compliance to protect people, the planet, and their profits.
The potential health effects of climate change on workers is now available in a new report just released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The report, U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate and Health Assessment provides a comprehensive overview of the potential health effects of climate change across the United States. Included in the […]