12.1 Clothing and Textiles: Fast Fashion and Waste

Author: Peiyu Si ABSTRACT: The fashion industry has been identified as the second largest polluter worldwide. The impact of its production and waste can be harmful in many aspects. Main Fast fashion refers to cheaply produced and quickly purchased clothes that imitate the latest runway styles. It emphasizes new styles delivered to consumers immediately, while … Continue reading 12.1 Clothing and Textiles: Fast Fashion and Waste

12.3 Clothing and Textiles: Question of leather and fur

Author: Meghan Maddock ABSTRACT: Leather and fur are part of the textile industry that is currently the second largest polluter in the world. It is estimated that the industry is responsible for 10% of the global carbon emissions. Retrieved from: Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors: January 1995: Volume I. MAIN Both leather and fur … Continue reading 12.3 Clothing and Textiles: Question of leather and fur

13.1 Electronics: Life Cycle Analysis-Power vs Embodied Carbon

Author: Madison Politsky ABSTRACT: The manufacturing of electronics emits large amounts of embodied carbon which negatively impact the environment. Implementing methods to prolong the lifespan of a device to prevent individuals from replacing it every couple of years will lower one’s carbon footprint. Another prevalent issue that will be discussed is the power consumption in … Continue reading 13.1 Electronics: Life Cycle Analysis-Power vs Embodied Carbon

13.4 Electronics: The Carbon Footprint of Social Media

Author: Shang, li ABSTRACT: Climate change is one of the most important challenges of our century, and its relevance to Carbon Dioxide (CO2) has been widely confirmed in scientific research. Despite the rising attention on this issue, many human-related activities have a hidden negative impact in terms of CO2 emissions. MAIN In today’s society, the … Continue reading 13.4 Electronics: The Carbon Footprint of Social Media

16.2 Certification Systems: Living Building Challenge

Author: Jasmeet Rattan ABSTRACT: The Living Building Challenge (LBC), is a grading system for sustainable buildings that aim to minimize the resources used to construct and maintain these spaces and promote sustainability through empathetic design. MAIN: Founded by world-renowned Jason F. McLennan, the Living Building Challenge (LBC) is a building rating system that aims to … Continue reading 16.2 Certification Systems: Living Building Challenge

16.6 Certification Systems: One Planet Living®

ABSTRACT: The One Planet Living® Framework includes 10 holistic principles aimed to drastically reduce carbon emissions and global overconsuming lifestyles, instead putting sustainable consumption and production principles into practice. Image Credit: Bioregional.com MAIN The “One Planet Living®” framework was created in 2002 by charity and social enterprise, Bioregional, through its involvement in the creation of … Continue reading 16.6 Certification Systems: One Planet Living®

9.3 Transportation: The Battery Problem

Author: Malak Fathy ABSTRACT: The battery problem stems from battery management and the batteries itself. The more people utilize devices, the more they need to be powered, therefore the more energy needs to be generated. Image credit: (Fogelman, 2019) MAIN: The battery problem is an issue that is environmentally deteriorating. Matters that arise with batteries … Continue reading 9.3 Transportation: The Battery Problem