Archives for January 2020

Automotive & Transportation Industry 2019: a Year in Review

The complex relationship between politics, the energy sector, and the global automotive and transportation industries is difficult for the average person to follow. While most citizens and their leaders agree that an eventual move away from dependence on finite fossil fuel resources is necessary to sustain modern civilization as we’ve come to know it, politics and bureaucracy can significantly influence (or hinder) progress.… [Read more]

How to Run a Green Business: Your Short Guide

When you’re running a business in the 2020s, you’ll be all too aware of the gathering forces in the market that might affect how you’re able to trade in the future. The political climate around the world is affecting the business climate: environmental activism in the streets has translated into climate-impacting changes in business practices. One of the primary ways that your business will change in the next ten years is with regards to its green credentials: put simply, you need to go green or face the consequences.… [Read more]

The Connection Between Housing and Health

Many factors can affect your health. From genetics to lifestyle to diet and pre-existing conditions, you can often pinpoint some of the causes behind health issues. But one element that you might overlook is where you live. In fact, according to data from America’s Health Rankings’ 2017 annual report, there’s an undeniable link between where you live and your health. … [Read more]

Consequences and Solutions to “Continents” of Plastic waste in the Oceans

The oceans are now invaded by mainly plastic waste, which is concentrated by ocean currents. They are causing an environmental disaster for marine ecosystems, but also for our health as a consumer of marine products and finally economic as estimated by the United Nations Environment Program.

A significant and unquantifiable amount of plastic waste enters the sea through waste, poorly managed landfills, tourist activities and fishing.… [Read more]

4 Must-Read Books on the Environment And Climate Change

The new year has brought about new beginnings. However, with a few natural disasters piling up one after another, it’s high time people should take climate change seriously. People don’t really give back what the environment offers them every day. And this is a bit alarming. It all starts with education. And what better way to instill environmental protection than to start with our kids at home. … [Read more]

What Role Do Small Businesses Have To Play In Progressive Politics?

By the end of 2020, the fate of progressive politics in the USA, and potentially the UK, will have been settled. There are several scenarios that could unfold come November and events will be watched closely on this side of the Atlantic.

If progressive politics is ever to break the UK and take root in the same way that Thatcher’s conservatism did, small businesses will be a vital component of any battle plan.… [Read more]

Restorative Justice in the Me Too Era

Every 92 seconds, someone in the U.S. experiences a sexual assault. For many survivors of sexual assault, it is almost impossible to see justice through the criminal courts — and justice comes at a price. 

Sexual assault may be a serious crime according to the penal code, but it’s not often treated that way within societal structures.… [Read more]

Protecting the Environment: Four Ways to Ship Goods Smarter

Shipping goods is one of those processes that can very often be done better. By doing better, you can have a positive impact on the environment. This can be accomplished by reducing the material you use, the cost it takes, and even improving the packaging design and on-shelf marketing of your products. Whether you are shipping goods, waste, or anything in-between, the concept stays the same and to ship goods smarter, you will want to implement these top four methods: 

1.     Rethink… [Read more]

The Evolution of Remote Work in Brooklyn and Beyond

Remote workers are a cornerstone of the gig economy, from freelance writers to programmers working as independent contractors. Yet most remote workers are still scrambling to find their footing in an ever-evolving employment landscape. Further, a 2020 California law is set to throw a wrench into the gig economy, and other states, including New York, may soon follow suit.… [Read more]

How Environmental Business Regulations Boost Economy and Health

When it comes to business, it may seem as though unrestricted and unrestrained businesses are those with the potential to provide the biggest boost to the economy. However, with proper and common-sense environmental regulations in place, the economy can grow at an even faster pace and, thanks to the inherently health-protecting nature of environmental conservation, boost the health of the local community, as well.… [Read more]