6 Cool Tools for Driving Behaviour Change and Innovation

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THE NEXT ECONOMY
ASU Partners With Dutch City to Develop First ‘Circular Economy’ Regional Plan

 

 

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Arizona State University (ASU) and the Dutch Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, along with private partners in the Haarlemmermeer region, have come together to create the world’s first regional plan based on the principles of a circular economy. The project, “Haarlemmermeer Beyond Sustainability,” will be coordinated by the Global Sustainability Solutions Center (GSSC) at Haarlemmermeer.
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BEHAVIOR CHANGE
6 Cool Tools for Driving Behaviour Change and Innovation

 

 

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When wrestling with the attitude-behaviour gap and grappling with the emotional and often-irrational nature of the human animal (aka any of your business’s stakeholders), you’ll need all the help you can get. Thankfully, digital media is facilitating the rapid sharing and diffusion of smart, practical ways to create change.
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CLEANTECH
Sea-Tac International Unveils EV Project to Save Airlines Millions in Fuel, GHG Emissions

 

 

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With most of the focus regarding the carbon footprint of air travel on the planes themselves, little attention is generally paid to that of airports. a new project to convert the rest of the vehicles on the airfield at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from fossil fuels to electric power is about to save the airport millions of dollars and tons of greenhouse gases.
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ICT AND BIG DATA
SAP Will Power Data Centers, Facilities With 100 Percent Renewable Electricity in 2014

 

 

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SAP today announced that it will power all its data centers and facilities globally with 100 percent renewable electricity starting in 2014. The shift will help minimize the company’s carbon footprint as it moves to a cloud business model, and will help eliminate carbon emissions caused by its customers’ systems by moving them into a green cloud.
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ICT AND BIG DATA
WWF Unveils Updated Tool for Quantifying Water-Related Risks for All Industries & Countries

 

 

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To coincide with World Water Day, WWF has unveiled its updated Water Risk Filter. The free online tool allows users to map production facilities, supply chains and commodities. The new version of the website includes data on more than 120 agricultural commodities — including cotton, palm oil and corn — making it the most sophisticated tool for tracking water risk exposure.
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BRAND INNOVATION
Bottle This: Treeson’s Answer to Plastic Bottle Waste

 

 

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It wasn’t until Carlton Solle spent time in Costa Rica that he saw natural beauty contaminated — beaches overgrown with garbage floating downstream. In response, he founded Treeson: The new model for water bottle consumption provides an interactive alternative to plastic — it is designed with a mailing label on the bottle, so customers can easily avoid landfills by mailing the bottles back to the manufacturing plant.
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ICT AND BIG DATA
Ford to Gather Data on Energy Use, Driving Patterns at New Employee EV Charging Stations

 

 

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Ford has announced a partnership with GE through which it will install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 60 of its facilities across the US and Canada. In a Google hangout hosted last week by Triple Pundit’, Ford’s Director of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, Mike Tinskey, said the initiative will begin this month with the installation of the GE WattStation at Ford’s headquarters in Michigan.
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LIBRARY | CASE STUDIES
Design Transitions: Case studies on how design is changing around the world

 

 

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Design Transitions explores 42 case studies of how design is changing around the world to address the increasing pressures of climate change, depleting global resources, financial crises, rapid technological change, and social activism. The book offers examples where design companies are changing their own processes, approaches, philosophies, and values, as well as examples of how organizations are beginning to introduce and embed design thinking into their operations.
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