28 Jun

Benefits of Making Bike-To-Work Day Every Day


Do you own a bike, but don’t ride it much? Biking doesn’t make sense for everyone, but Bike-to-Work Day and every day after that leaves many reasons to consider why you could benefit from biking to work every day! For some, safety is a concern, but good news is that more communities and streets are adding bike lanes to ensure safety for those who ride their bikes on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at all the benefits of biking to work.

20 May

The Mighty Worker: 3 Ways to Save Bees from Extinction


A world without bees would not be as sweet. Honey, wax, propolis, royal jelly, pollen, and even bee venom would not exist in the place we call home. Today, on World Bee Day, we celebrate and honor the tiny, but mighty workers who help to improve our environment and acknowledge how important it is to ensure they stay alive.

26 Apr

How Is Hydrogen Fuel Produced?


Hydrogen is a secondary energy source that can be formed from diverse, renewable resources like biomass, wind, solar, natural gas, and nuclear power. When consumed in a fuel cell, hydrogen generates only water. These attributes make it an effective alternative fuel option for electricity production applications and transportation.

Hydrogen Production Types

Hydrogen fuel is produced with various methods, and the most common ones include electrolysis and natural gas reforming, a thermal procedure. Some other methods include biological and solar-driven processes.

16 Mar

Why is STEM Education Important to the Future of Manufacturing?


The time to support STEM education is now. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but goes far beyond school subjects in the face of solving challenges worldwide. STEM fields lead innovation, sustain the growth of the economy, and raise social awareness — but it wouldn’t be possible without the people who study STEM, specifically researchers who are currently pursuing graduate and doctorate degrees.

28 Jan

How is Green Manufacturing Beneficial?


The manufacturing industry contributes heavily to the ever-increasing emission of greenhouse gases. Throughout the years, green manufacturing gained traction by adopting sustainable practices and helping cut down on pollution.

Transforming the manufacturing industry is no small feat, but a critical part to lessen society’s footprint. With “sustainability” as a goal in business operations, manufacturers will reap the long-term benefits of implementing eco-friendly improvements.

28 Dec

A New Fashion Label Targets Sustainability


Do you know where your clothes come from and the materials used in them? Fashion has long since used clothing labels to share important information about the product—information that usually just helps to decide whether to throw it in the wash or send it to a dry cleaner. But for environmentally-conscious shoppers, the materials listed on the label tell a much more important story.

09 Dec

Meet Bagasse, The Super Hero of Sustainable Packaging


If you’ve gone for takeout recently and received your food in cardboard-like takeout boxes, then you may have met “bagasse” in real life. Many eco-friendly restaurants and companies are prioritizing sustainability within their single-use containers, choosing packaging that is made from environmentally-friendly materials. While bamboo is well-known for eco-friendly packages, bagasse is a lesser-known material.

10 Nov

Recycling During the Holidays


No matter the size of your holiday gatherings this year, you’ll probably be going through a lot of paper products and plastic. As presents and letters make their way to family and friends via mail and package delivery, it’s time to make a plan on how to keep your holidays sustainable and recycle packaging waste the right way.

If you’re mailing out Christmas cards or wrapping up presents to ship across the country, consider the materials used to wrap your gifts, construct your Christmas cards, and keep your holiday gifts safe on their journey to your loved ones.

19 Oct

3D Printing Set to Take the Sustainability Industry by Storm


One of the most revolutionary changes to happen to the sustainability of manufacturing, 3D printing technology, is taking the world by storm. In recent years, 3D printing has been developed for constructing homes that can take as little as two days to complete and at half the price of traditional construction costs.