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ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION

The hidden air pollution inside your workplace

We all notice air quality in our outdoor environment but less so indoors. Cath Noakes, a professor at the University of Leeds’ School of Civil Engineering who has researched indoor air quality, says the issue has long been overlooked because “it’s a lot less obvious”.

 

How does air quality affect the workplace?

Director at Evotech Air Quality, John Lumb explores how air quality might affect the workplace, from lower productivity to higher absenteeism. Read on to know more.

 

Air pollution and the world of work: policies, initiatives, and the current situation – a scoping and evidence review for Southeast and East Asia

Air pollution is a growing global threat to human health and, by extension, occupational health, the environment, and economies. Click here to read the scoping report that aims to assess the current state of knowledge of the interlinkages between air pollution and the world of work in East and Southeast Asia.

 

The impact of air pollution on the world of work for women and youth in East and South East Asia

Air pollution is a growing problem in Asian countries, and while the impacts on human health are becoming increasingly known, the associated impacts on the world of work, including worker productivity, and work quality and quantity, remain understudied.

 

5 CAREERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING GRADS

The impact of humans on the environment is becoming increasingly apparent, and one of the key players in addressing these challenges is the environmental engineer. As awareness of the human impact on the environment grows, there is increased demand for professionals who can help design and execute alternative methods in building, waste processing, water transport, and other facets of engineering that will minimize unintended side effects. The following are five specific careers that you can excel in after earning an M.S. in environmental engineering.

 

3 Steps Every Nonprofit Can Take to Protect the Environment

Every organization has a role to play in tackling climate change and protecting the environment, including nonprofits. But what does it mean to act sustainably? And how can nonprofits engage in environmental protection without getting distracted from their mission?

 

Careers That are Environmentally Friendly

To address the climate change crisis, societies worldwide must work to decarbonize the global economy. Shifting to a greener economy can also generate many new jobs. This blog covers important information about the best sustainability degrees and potential careers for graduates.

 

The Unexpected Influence on Talent from Air Pollution

Research shows air pollution in China is moving educated & skilled company executives away from highly polluted areas, hampering the performance of firms located there. Air pollution poses a serious threat to human health & takes a heavy toll on the economy. Find out more here.

 

Air pollution and worker productivity

Environmental regulations are typically considered to be a drag on the economy. However, improved environmental quality may actually enhance productivity by creating a healthier workforce. Click here to find out more.

 

How Recycling Creates New Jobs – 4 New Job Opportunities

Not only does recycling reduce landfill waste & greenhouse gases, but it also creates a chance for additional job industries & overall strengthens our economy. According to “More Jobs, Less Pollution” if 75% of the nation recycled, there would be 2.3 mil more jobs available.

 

So You Want to Be a Marine Conservationist? Consider These Realities Before Diving In

Conservation Careers names marine conservation to be the most ‘in demand’ job type, making it a difficult field to get into. Here are some thoughts on what marine conservationists do, why they do it, and how you could too (if you harbor ambitions to do so).

 

Five great environmental jobs and how to get them

There are plenty of ways we can all contribute to a more sustainable world in our daily lives – such as ditching your car and walking or cycling to work, installing solar panels or eating less meat and dairy foods.

 

AIR POLLUTION AND TALENT RETENTION: A SOFIA CASE STUDY

A new report from Deloitte, commissioned by the Clean Air Fund, reveals air pollution impacts the productivity, absenteeism and employee retention of highly-skilled workers in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

How Poor Air Quality Affects Employee Performance

The 12-month study of 302 office workers in 6 countries measuring ventilation & indoor air quality in the buildings & participants’ performance found that the office workers in buildings with the poorest indoor air quality tended to perform worse on the test. Learn more here.

 

5 Ways to Fix Office Air and Get Workers Back

Windsor Federal Savings, a bank in Connecticut, adopted ventilation & air cleaning measures, which reduced the concentration of COVID aerosol particles by 80-90%. This is one of the most important ways for leaders to protect their employees. Click here to find out how.

 

How to Become an Environmental Protection Specialist

If you are passionate about helping the planet or want to find a career where you are making a difference to the world, then environmental protection might be the perfect sector for you.

 

The Environmental Impacts of Remote Work: Stats and Benefits

Aside from the pandemic, job seekers looking for remote work cite reasons for seeking virtual jobs, from finding work-life balance to saving time & money. But is this set-up a way to reduce negative impacts on the environment? Here’s what the “green” statistics say about it.

 

The impact of air pollution on the world of work for women and youth in East and Southeast Asia

Air pollution is a growing problem in Asian countries, and while the impacts on human health are becoming increasingly known, the associated impacts on the world of work, including worker productivity, and work quality and quantity, remain understudied.

 

Employees Want Better Air Quality, Survey Suggests

Employees Want Better Air Quality, Survey Suggests: A recent survey of people who work in offices across the U.K. is categorical: without tackling air quality, employers may find it harder to find and to keep workers.

 

6 Great Reasons To Consider A Career In Environmental Management

Have you always dreamed of a global career where you can make a real difference in the world? Do you like the idea of inspiring others & leading your own team? Have you got a passion for both science and the environment? Then a career in environmental management could be for you.

 

20 Jobs You Can Pursue With an Environmental Science Degree

The environmental science field is growing fast than ever due to issues such as climate change and pollution. People who pursue an environmental science degree have several job options. Let’s explore them in this article including the skills you should list on your resume.

 

5 Unexpected Environmental Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

It’s no secret that there’s been an upheaval in the hiring process for environmental positions for the past 18 months. With that, the questions that recruiters are asking have changed too. Here are some questions you might get at your next interview.

 

22 Environmental Sustainability Jobs That Truly Matter

Our collective future depends on environmental sustainability jobs becoming commonplace. Thankfully, they continue to multiply as more people around the world begin to recognize the vital importance of reducing humanity’s negative impacts on the climate and global ecosystems.

 

8 Environmental Health and Safety Careers You Should Consider

The work of Environmental Health & Safety experts is vital to protecting the planet, the public, & the employees. The growing public interest in environmental issues is expected to increase demand for multi-level EHS experts. Here are some EHS careers that you should consider.

 

How Your Business Can Encourage Employees to Go Green

As a business owner, you have the power to positively impact the planet. It takes various resources to run a successful company, and the greener you make your process, the better the environment will fare. Read on to know more.

 

World Environment Day

World Environment Day (A/RES/2994 (XXVII)) and International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (A/RES/72/72) – June 5, 2021

 

5 Tips For Finding The Right Environmental Policy Career For You

If, like millions of others around the world, you have a real passion for the environment and sustainability, there’s never been a better time to consider a career in the industry.  Read on to know more.

 

How environmental factors can affect productivity in the workplace

The office environment itself can have a huge impact on performance and productivity among employees. With that being said, we’ve put together a list of 5 everyday sources of decreased productivity in the workplace. Read on to know more.

 

Green jobs: good for you, for the environment and for the economy

The transition to a decarbonised economy is not only essential to halting climate change, but is also a driver of economic growth with the potential to create millions of green jobs. We are talking about jobs aimed directly at protecting the environment or which seek to minimise impact on the health of the planet.

 

Remote Work Positively Impacts The Environment- Here’s How

Remote work is slowly but surely reaching people all over the world. And Co and Remote Year run a study which showed that 55% of respondents were fully distributed and 43% are partially remote. Predictions by Blueface say that in the next five years remote companies might supersede the co-located ones. That is good news because, on top of the regular benefits of remote work, we might have a shot at saving the planet. Read on to know more.

 

HRM’s Role in Corporate Social and Environmental Sustainability

As sustainability becomes a key focus for more organizations, employers must develop a new way of doing business. In addition to focusing on financial profits, sustainable companies must also consider social and environmental impacts when making business decisions. The HR function has a critical role to play. Read on to know more.

 

Five Tips to Improve Workplace Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air is a lot worse than outdoor air. Many health symptoms experienced by workers are caused by indoor air pollution, which is precisely why it’s essential to keep the air inside your commercial building clean and safe. Here are five tips to improve workplace indoor air quality.

 

Are your workers making mistakes? Could be air pollution messing with their brains?

Great companies focus on employees first and spend millions of dollars every year to fine-tune productivity. Now, accumulating evidence shows that air pollution is making your workforce not just sicker — but also less productive and more error-prone.

 

How to Land Your Dream Environmental Job

Job seekers like engineers, community organizers, and policy wonks are likely to find a job in the environmental sector. It’s not surprising since this sector is one of the fastest-growing areas of employment, with many jobs at nonprofits, government agencies, NGOs, and even progressive corporations or consulting firms. If you are passionate about sustainability, climate change, clean air, and water, or any other environmental issue, click here to find tips about how to narrow down your job search.

 

Carbon Pricing 106: Effects on Employment

Carbon Pricing 106 – Effects on Employment: This article draws from the literature on the employment impacts of environmental policy to answer an important policy question, “How do (or will) carbon pricing policies affect employment?”

 

Air pollution and travel: How to stay safe and reduce your impact

Air pollution and travel – How to stay safe and reduce your impact?: In this blog, important information about air pollution are highlighted, including the recent changes made, and tips on how you can reduce your exposure and impact. Click here to find out more.

 

Study: Health threat from workplace air pollution ‘underplayed’ in UK

Health Threat from Workplace Air Pollution ‘Underplayed’ in UK: Dangerous levels of indoor air pollution are threatening the health of hundreds of thousands of manufacturing workers across the UK, while also damaging production line efficiency and businesses’ profit margins. Read the study to know more about the importance of urgently tightening regulations to address air pollution in the workplace.

 

How the power of youth can help fight air pollution across Africa

High levels of air pollution globally pose a threat to both the environment and to human health. Air pollution kills more people in Africa than unsafe drinking water or malnutrition and tackling this problem will require a concerted effort from both public and private sectors. Read here to learn how the power of youth can help fight air pollution across Africa.

 

Generation Green ambitions at risk of going to ‘waste’

Generation Green ambitions at risk of going to ‘waste’: Over two-thirds of children (68%) aged 5 – 13, hope to follow a career that helps the environment, but a lack of understanding about these jobs could stop them from getting there. Here’s how you can harness kids’ passion for environmental action as well as the top green jobs that kids should consider.

 

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

In 2013, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) declared September 26 to be the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Abolition Day). The aims of the day are to enhance public awareness about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination.

 

Plastic isn’t just all around us. It’s also inside of us

A video of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose went viral instantly. There was also news about a dead whale with over 80lbs of plastic bag in its stomach. Did you know that plastic may also be inside your own body? An author, Rick Smith, will show you that we might be consuming plastic.

 

7 reasons why meat is bad for the environment

From climate change to forest fires to human rights abuses, the global industrial meat industry leaves a trail of destruction all over the world. Millions of people’s lives depend on a dramatic reduction in the consumption of meat and dairy. And it’s not just red meat that’s the problem. Find out the reasons why meat is bad for the environment.

 

First International Day of Clean Air for blue skies calls for global cooperation on air pollution is September 7

7 September 2020 marks the first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies. The day was created following a December 2019 United Nations General Assembly resolution (A/RES/74/212) recognizing the need for increased awareness and international cooperation to reduce air pollution. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is responsible for facilitating observance of this Day.

 

Antarctica’s Ice Shelves May Be at Growing Risk of Collapse

Antarctica’s Ice Shelves May Collapse If We Don’t Act Now: There is a growing concern over the increasing temperature of the Southern Hemisphere. Ice sheet melts faster than ever and it might result in the stabilization of glaciers behind them. If this happens, they can unleash an unstoppable deluge of ice into the ocean, contributing to global sea-level rise. Click here to read more.

 

Producing less pollution in your day-to-day life

Human beings tend to leave a footprint on the world. However, not all footprints are beneficial. Humans’ carbon footprint leaves undesirable stains on the planet and we need to change our ways before it’s too late. Here are some ideas on how to produce less pollution in your day-to-day life.

 

Why COVID-19 will end up harming the environment

Although global lockdowns resulted in cleaner air, experts fear that the world risks a more polluted future that could worsen faster than ever. This article explains how COVID-19 will end up harming the environment and what governments around the world should prioritize to avoid catastrophic environmental disasters.

 

Implications of COVID-19 for the Environment and Sustainability

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) released its position paper on the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and associated global environmental challenges, based on the results of its analysis to date. The paper recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is closely related to – and extends beyond – environment and sustainability, and cannot be left unaddressed. See the overview here.

 

Pandemic threatens the transition to clean energy

Based on the World Economic Forums’ report, there are risks in cancelling recent progress in clean energy transition due to unprecedented falls in demand, price volatility, and pressure to immediately mitigate socioeconomic costs. Here is what WEF thinks about how policies, roadmaps, and governance frameworks for energy transition are affected by the pandemic. Click here to read more.

 

World Environment Day 2020: Time for Nature

World Environment Day 2020 will be celebrated this Friday, June 5th, 2020. UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that Colombia will be hosting World Environment Day 2020 in partnership with Germany. The main focus of World Environment Day 2020 will be its role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human development.

 

Air pollution falls by unprecedented levels in major global cities during coronavirus lockdowns

Lockdowns restricting travel and industry imposed to halt the spread of coronavirus have resulted in unprecedented reductions in deadly air pollution around the world, new analysis shows.

 

How coronavirus is unexpectedly benefiting the environment

With the rising number of mortalities and confirmed cases, governments around the world mandated people to stay home until the virus is contained. But there seems to be a silver lining to this. Read on to know how coronavirus is unexpectedly benefiting the environment.

 

It’s not just a health problem. Coronavirus shows environmental effects

Apart from existing marine litter, environmental groups are deeply concerned by the high number of face masks thrown onto the shoreline, beaches or even into the sea. Gary Stokes, the founder of the environmental group Oceans Asia, said that for the last 6-8 weeks, they are already seeing the effects of garbage generation due to the high demand for surgical masks on the environment.

 

Why green offices boost productivity

Green offices not only provide fresh air but can also enhance workspace productivity and help organizations save thousands of dollars by significantly reducing illness and absenteeism. Intrigued to know what other CEOs did to adapt green offices in their organization? Click here to find out.

 

Air pollution is bad for productivity, even in office jobs

Based on a series of studies, breathing polluted air impedes work productivity which is not only limited to the field but also in offices. Although this makes perfect sense, it only recently has the damage been documented. With this in mind, how can managers protect their employees from health risks arising from air pollution?

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