Tag: sustainability

NY’s Draft Plan to Reach GHG Goals

On December 20, 2021, the New York State Climate Action Council unanimously approved a new draft of its scoping plan to achieve compliance with the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). The Act was enacted in 2019 to continuously set increasingly more ambitious goals to reduce statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 60% […]

EPA: 2021 Highlights

On December 28, 2021, the EPA released a list of key accomplishments the Agency achieved in 2021 under the Biden administration. The Agency’s achievements include: Tackling the climate crisis Issuing the most ambitious federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks ever; Finalizing action to establish a comprehensive program to dramatically […]

2022 Regulatory Watchlist

Political pressure is heating up for the Biden administration to make changes to achieve climate change goals through regulatory action. Unfortunately for President Joe Biden, his Build Back Better (BBB) bill, the centerpiece for his domestic policy plan, is in trouble after Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he would not vote for the bill in […]

ESG, environmental, social, and governance

The Rise of ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance Principles for EHS Managers

Adaptation is the name of the game in business and industry—those that fail to evolve fail to thrive. One trend on the rise is environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting, and it is increasingly a business requirement. Your environment, health, and safety (EHS) teams are in the perfect position to support organizational ESG efforts.

Plastic waste in ocean, marine debris

A Look at the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act

The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, a bill focused on the reduction of plastic waste and marine debris, was passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this year and was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on October 1. As the legislation moves forward to most likely being signed into law, let’s take a […]

Can Sustainability and Plastics Ever Peacefully Coexist?

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 […]

Green Challenge Winners Can Set an Example for Businesses

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.

Construction machinery

How Climate Change Is Affecting Construction Jobs

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.

Your April EHS Webinars

Just a quick reminder about upcoming free webinars this April, a benefit of being an EHS Daily Advisor subscriber. Here is a round-up of this month’s events.