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October 2019
Sustainability News and Views Newsletter


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 1:00 EDT

The Lifecycle of Building Materials and The "Other" Carbon, Embodied Carbon

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This webinar will expose the often hidden embodied carbon footprint as a critical piece in realizing emissions reductions targets and identify the steps now being taken across the building sector to calculate embodied carbon in materials and to realize the reduction of embodied emissions.

Read more about this and presenter Amy Hattan here...


Register for the webinar here...



Thoughts on Fossil Fuels Sources of Uncertainty

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One of the more interesting sessions at LCA XIX focused on uncertainties associated with Life Cycle Assessment (LCAs) on fossil fuels and their impact on downstream products – fuels and petrochemical-based materials like plastics. 

Although analysts have traditionally used a single number for fossil fuel GHG emissions, it’s clear that no two quantities of crude oil or diesel will have exactly the same GHG profile, for example. Crude oil has many different properties...

Read more here

Connect With Us at These Events!

Energy3 Conference - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA

 Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 

Carbon footprint 101 workshop at Canada's Energy 3 conference in Halifax


2019 Coordinating Research Council (CRC) Life Cycle Analysis of Transportaion Fuels Workshop
October 15-17, 2019 at the Argonne National Laboratorylogo of Coordinating Research Council

Technical sessions include:
Transportation Fuel Policy Liquid Petroleum Fuels
Model Updates of Crop-Based Biofuels
Advanced, Novel or Waste Fuels
Biofuel Baseline and Counterfactual Modeling Scenarios
Electrical Pathways
Research Needs Brainstorming

Meet Caroline there!

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EarthShift Global has partnered with Cotton Inc

to deliver a 1-day long Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) workshop at

Textiles Exchange 2019 in Vancouver on October 15th –
Lise and Valentina will be our representatives in Vancouver delivering part of the course.


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October 16 - 17, 2019  Interpretation - Advanced LCA 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT (14:00-17:00 UTC)

November 6, 2019  Evaluating Social and Economic Pillars of Sustainability​ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST (18:00-21:00 UTC) 

December 4-5, 2019  Practical Life Cycle Assessment in EarthSmart  10:00 am to 12:00 am EST (15:00-17:00 UTC)

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Visit our Blog, #ShiftTheEarth:

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