4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

We live in an increasingly hyper-mobile society with over three billion passengers being carried by the world’s airlines in 2013, and an estimated 31% growth in passenger demand by 2017.  This accounts for hundreds of millions of tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, greatly impacting global warming, climate change, and ultimately the sustainability of life on this wonderful planet we call home.

It’s more important than ever in the Transportation sector to find innovative ways to decrease our carbon footprint and endeavour to become a low carbon economy.  While efforts have been made in some areas, the aviation industry has been slower to implement policies and regulations to control carbon emissions.

Worldwide flights in 2013 were responsible for 705 million tonnes of CO2, which accounts for 2 percent of all carbon emissions globally.   According to the EU’s Climate Action Plan, the world was on track to see emissions … Read more...

EPA’s New Carbon Pollution Rule, National Safety Stand-Down Week, Tips for Safer Construction Sites and more on EHS This Week

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • EPA announces new carbon pollution rule for power plants
  • Canada relaxes flight safety rules related to mobile devices
  • AIHA Yant Award winner’s research on standing vs. sitting
  • National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction
  • EHS professionals invited to fill out 2014 National Safety Survey
  • Three steps to a safer construction site

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • National Safety Stand-down. Find out more here.
  • EHS Today’s 2014 National Safety Survey. Take the survey here.
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NIOSH limits worker exposure to nanomaterials, EPA increases civil penalties, Decrease in carbon pollution, and more on EHS This Week.

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • NIOSH limits worker exposure to nanomaterials
  • EPA increases civil penalties
  • Decrease in carbon pollution, and more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

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