What happens to the food we don't eat? There's a bigger story to food than what's on our plates. Take a deep dive into food systems, the impact of wasted food, and the promise of a circular food economy.
Across the globe, ambitious government policies are investing billions of U.S. dollars into hydrogen-based energy. Has the moment for sustainable hydrogen power arrived? Read on for a deep dive into green hydrogen and its potential as part of the world’s clean energy mix.
Finding a master’s degree program in sustainability that’s right for you can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Here are four questions to help cut your shortlist down to the programs that are best suited to your learning style and career goals.
What will it take to bring next-wave clean energies like hydrogen-based technologies to market maturity, like wind and solar today? To find out, we sat down with Daniel O’Connell, an innovator with Plug Power, the world’s fastest-growing hydrogen company.
The circular economy completely reimagines how we make and consume—it’s a framework for designing waste out while keeping materials in use for as long as possible. Read on to learn how circularity works and why so many companies and policymakers are turning to it today.
The REMADE Institute and RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability share a common collaborative model that brings together the businesses, government agencies, and research bodies that are critical to realizing American manufacturing’s transition to the circular economy.
Governments and businesses around the world are re-evaluating their priorities as they work to ensure public health and economic security in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Is sustainability in the face of climate change among those priorities?
One of the most common methodologies for quantifying sustainability is life cycle assessment (LCA). It can give businesses, policymakers, and consumers valuable data for understanding the environmental impact of industrial processes and systems.
Wasted food is a solvable problem, which is why a group of eight restaurateurs in Rochester, New York, met in November 2019, launching a unique, restaurant-led initiative designed by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I).
RIT's Center for Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing (COE-ASM) performed a critical last-minute test of reusable surgical masks for Rochester Regional Health. They were made by New York State manufacturers that had pivoted their operations to help fight COVID-19.
Remanufacturing is an industrial process for returning used or worn parts and products to a like-new condition. Read on for a deeper dive into this little-known but fast-growing resource-recovery method, what it is, how it works, and why it matters today.
Most startups don’t learn how to talk to a manufacturer until it’s too late, costing them resources they don’t have. Knowing what a manufacturing partner expects from you will help ensure that your next tech commercialization is headache-free.
In a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling, engineers at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) mapped out how a problematic waste material could be used as a sustainable—and profitable—replacement for cement.
Known unknowns, unknown unknowns, and data blind spots can make understanding environmental impact difficult. On-the-ground, data-driven resources like the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) are helping businesses and nonprofits measure their impact and put in place successful plans.
About a third of all food in the United States never gets eaten. The result is an estimated $218 billion loss to the U.S. economy each year, an enormous toll on the environment, and a missed opportunity to feed food-insecure communities.
The initial results of a comprehensive materials baseline study for consumer electronics were unveiled. The study found that while the number and types of consumer technology products sold have increased, the net material consumption has declined to levels not seen since the early 1990s.