The clothing and textile industry is the second largest polluter in the world. The first? Oil. When we think of pollution, we imagine coal powerplants, landfills of waste, raw sewage, black smoke and thick smog, strip-mined mountaintops. It’s an image refined and curated by the contrast between headlines of oil spills and burning forests and glamorous, glossy images of beautiful clothing, jewelry – the latest fashions.… Read More
Wellness entrepreneur, sustainability advocate, and Altru Member Marie-Cassandre Bultheel celebrates the launch of her first book, Traité d’Humanité Durable, les 7 Racines du Bien-être, published in France by Editions PLON, and anticipating release in both the United States and the United Kingdom. In her book, she proposes Seven Roots of Wellbeing, or tools to create individual and collective transformation.
Since her childhood she has believed that everyone in the world is entitled to happiness, … Read More
Altru Institute has commissioned engineering students at leading global universities to conduct a global study on progress being made by the private sector to address the global climate crisis.
The focus is not on governments; instead, the focus is on the private sector, individual innovators, and the potential of technology to advance progress. The study examines the field of energy storage, which most regard as the gate to advancing clean energy.
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“The object is to
Batteries have the power to transform our lives — they already have. First developed in the 1970s, lithium-ion batteries have expanded into a $7 billion industry. They power our phones, computers, cameras, radios, e-cigarettes, tools, and wheelchairs. They power our electric cars. They could even power electric planes. Lithium-ion batteries have the potential to unseat fossil fuel-based technologies and drive sustainability efforts to transition to clean energy sources. But they haven’t. Not yet, … Read More
This October, Altru Member Nakul Saran was appointed to COO of Sea the Future, an initiative by the Minderoo Foundation that works to end plastic waste globally. Sea the Future asks industry leaders to take the first step in fighting plastic pollution by making voluntary contributions to global recycling, collection, and environmental remediation efforts.
Having grown up in Mauritius, immersed in island culture, Nakul’s formative years were shaped by his relationship to the … Read More
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