Sustainability

Clearing the air with biomaterials

Senseable Biomaterials for Healthier Habitats, a project led by assistant professor of architecture Laia Mogas-Soldevila, contributed a lattice installation made from architectural biomaterials to the ICA, acting as an antimicrobial air purifier.

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Bloomberg

The art of sustainability

At the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit, Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School discusses how different executives can best collaborate with chief sustainability officers.

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Bloomberg

A green investment treaty can help close the climate funding gap

In an Op-Ed, William Burke-White of Penn Carey Law proposes a new type of international treaty that would protect climate-friendly private foreign investments.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Here’s what Pennsylvania can learn from a world climate meeting

In an Op-Ed, Cornelia Colijn of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the Weitzman School of Design discusses her takeaways from COP27 for Pennsylvania’s answers to climate change.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

From the U.N. climate conference, advice for Philly as it adapts to global warming

A delegation of Penn students, researchers, and faculty who attended the COP27 climate conference offer their ideas for how Philadelphia officials can work to make the goals of the Paris Agreement a reality.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

How Philly can stay ahead of the curve in addressing climate change

In an Op-Ed, visiting scholar Mauricio Rodas of Perry World House and Eugénie L. Birch of the Weitzman School of Design offer recommendations that might help Philadelphia mitigate and adapt to extreme heat.

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Politico.com

Soup slinging doesn't aid climate activism

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences says that non-violent direct actions are an important way to impact public opinion but notes that activists need to consider contemporary snapshot/soundbite culture.

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