Sustainability Seconds

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Posted on September 19, 2022

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Electric Vehicles (EVs) have been a hot topic for a while now, but California's recent EV mandate thrust this technology back into the spotlight. We have a long way to go before we are able to support the estimated 70 million EVs on the road by 2040. What are some of the challenges we face? And how is science attempting to revolutionize EV batteries to better support the widespread adoption of EVs? Find out in this month's Sustainability Seconds!

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Sustainability Seconds: People Positive by 2030

Posted on August 17, 2022

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Croda and Avanti are dedicated to making a positive impact on the planet and those inhabiting it. Through science and innovation, we will continue to increase our positive impact through the year 2030 and beyond. Keep reading to find out how we plan to be People Positive by 2030, including our goals and progress as of 2021!

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How is Avanti Committed to Positively Impacting the Climate?

Posted on May 24, 2022

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So far, this series has been devoted to personal lifestyle changes that we can individually adopt to make a positive impact on our planet. For the next couple of months, we want to focus on sustainability from a different perspective. You’ve heard us say that we are committed to being Climate, Land, and People Positive by 2030, but what does that mean and how are we planning to accomplish it?

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Sustainability Seconds: Earth Day 2022

Posted on April 18, 2022

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Today is Earth Day so, we decided to post our next sustainability seconds article a little early! In honor of Earth Day 2022, we wanted to make this sustainability seconds blog a little different than usual. This time, let us look at a few statistics regarding sustainability, goals that have been set, and progress made towards accomplishing those goals.

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Let's Stop Running Water While We Brush Our Teeth

Posted on March 08, 2022

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Water usage accounts for 6% of all carbon dioxide emissions in the UK. And annually, U.S. residents produce 320 million tons of CO2 from the energy needed to move, treat, and use water. That's why our most recent Sustainability Seconds blog reviews an article titled "The Hidden Impact of Your Daily Water Use." Keep reading to learn what habits lead to a larger impact on our environment, and what you can do to fix it!

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Your Air Conditioner Has a Greater Impact on the Environment Than Your Wallet

Posted on February 28, 2022

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We all know that cooling is energy expensive, especially air conditioning in warm climates. So, it should come as no shock to learn that the cooling industry is responsible for 10% of global CO2 emissions. For comparison, aviation and shipping combined produce about one-third this amount. This is really a double-edged sword, too: the more refrigeration that occurs, the greater the impact on global warming making refrigerants more and more necessary as the climate warms up. So, the sooner we make positive changes to our refrigeration and cooling habits, the better chance we have of reducing their negative impacts.

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Sustainability Seconds: Review: "Can fashion ever be sustainable?"

Posted on January 25, 2022

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How many clothing items did you buy last year? The fashion industry accounts for nearly 10% of total carbon emissions around the world. If that doesn’t sound like much, this is more than the global aviation and shipping carbon emission totals combined. Keep reading to learn more about how we can change our habits to be more sustainable fashionistas!

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Sustainability Seconds: Review: “The Smart Way to Stay Warm this Winter”

Posted on January 03, 2022

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We are in the middle of winter in the US and staying warm is a challenge for many. Heating usually requires energy - a lot of it. In the United States, nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions come from heating and cooling residential housing. Another 15% comes from heating water. So, heating is by far one of the most carbon intensive daily needs that we have. Why do our heating needs have such a high carbon footprint, and how can we address it? Keep reading to learn more!

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Sustainability Seconds: Review "The Surprising Cost of Being Online”

Posted on December 03, 2021

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“Am I doing enough?” That is a question that most people ask themselves daily. Am I doing enough for my significant other? Am I doing enough for my children? Am I doing enough for my employer? Am I doing enough for the planet, and the millions, and billions, of people that will live after me? Okay, we may not ask ourselves that last one every day, but we should! Every action that we take every single day has an impact on the future. And the small actions that we take as individuals to protect our planet can add up to an enormous positive impact on the quality of life for future generations. Keep reading to learn more!

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