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Greenpeace Detox Soccer

Toxic Chemicals in World Cup Soccer Gear, Greenpeace Says

Soccer merchandise produced by adidas, Nike and Puma ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been found to contain hazardous chemicals, according to an investigation by Greenpeace Germany. Independent laboratories tested 33 items including shoes, goalkeeper gloves and the official “Brazuca” ball for a range of substances … Read more »

Anthesis

Anthesis Acquires Best Foot Forward

Sustainability consultancy Anthesis has acquired UK blue-chip advisors Best Foot Forward in a deal that the companies say creates a “new global sustainability consulting platform.” The agreement combines Best Foot Forward’s Europe-based team with the existing US and Asian operations of Anthesis to form a worldwide expert group. Best Foot … Read more »

GE Big Data Cuts Airlines’ Carbon Emissions, Operational Costs

GE Big Data Cuts Airlines’ Carbon Emissions, Operational Costs

Brazilian airline GOL estimates that at the Brasilia airport alone, it could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1,620 pounds and save $24 million in operational expenses over five years by using General Electric’s Required Navigation Performance system (RNP), a data-based navigation system that is part of GE’s Ecomagination … Read more »

FIFA World Cup

FIFA to Offset 2014 World Cup’s 2.7m Metric Tons of Carbon Emissions

FIFA expects the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the Confederations Cup to generate just over 2.7 millions metric tons of CO2e and says it will offset those carbon emissions. In a blog posting late last week, FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke says the world football governing body and World … Read more »