Environmental sustainability goes beyond wildlife, conservation and recycling and is closely tied to the products we use and the places we inhabit. Starting in 2010, Alcoa Foundation initiated a portfolio of partnerships focused on the role of architecture and transportation in regards to the environment. As global megatrends like urbanization create new challenges, we must build innovative systems for cities that maximize the use of resources and reduce waste.
We’ve elected to focus on two areas that share opportunities for sustainability improvements.
Transportation: Alcoa Foundation-sponsored projects seek solutions that reduce weight, improve fuel efficiency, and minimize the environmental footprint of mass transportation.
Urbanization: We’re helping explore the role of architecture and design in building and construction to enable adaptation to climate change, while enhancing the environmental and social sustainability of cities.