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Sustainability

Study: Changing Republican Minds on Climate

Posted: 07.22.2021 no comments

 

by Kate Yoder, Associate Publisher at Grist   Conservatives aren’t exactly known for demanding action on climate change. But in one corner of the internet, there’s a seemingly alternate universe where they express their concern for the planet in stirring, freedom-loving terms.   “Climate change threatens our freedom,” the New Climate Voices site states right […]

 

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Climate: A New Story with Charles Eisenstein (2020)

Posted: 08.26.2020 no comments

 

Climate: A New Story shows us how we can reframe our thinking. Our Earth is not simply a resource, it is a complex, living and fragile hyper-interconnected system. Charles Eisenstein discusses how we might transform our mindset, to reveal a process that could be the quickest way to reverse climate breakdown; and you can be […]

 

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Corporate Supply Chains Saved $19.3B Reducing CO2

Posted: 02.17.2019 no comments

 

With greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in supply chains on average 5.5 times those of company’s direct operations, a new report by CDP reveals a step-change in corporate awareness and action on environmental impacts within their supply chains in the last decade.   Read the entire article at Sustainable Brands.    In 2018, 115 companies — wielding […]

 

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IKEA Commits to Zero Emissions Goals

Posted: 06.24.2018 no comments

 

The world’s largest furniture retailer pledged to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products as part of a plan to have a positive impact on the world’s climate.   Read the entire article at Bloomberg.   IKEA aims to reduce more greenhouse gases than its value chain emits by 2030 and will reach that […]

 

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Hawaii Aims for 100% Renewable Energy, Other States Watching

Posted: 05.09.2018 no comments

 

How to incorporate solar and wind while keeping the electricity grid stable is a key question.   Read the entire article at Scientific American.   When it comes to generating renewable electricity, Hawaii is leading other states in almost every category. It gets 33 percent of its electricity from rooftop solar and has 60 utility-scale renewable energy […]

 

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Paris Offers Subsidies to Those Who Give Up Cars / Buy Bikes

Posted: 03.09.2018 no comments

 

Paris will offer its residents tax incentives to give up their cars or buy electric bikes. Anyone who purchases an e-bike or upgrades a conventional bike with an electrical assist will receive up to €400 ($495) and those who purchase both electric and conventional cargo bikes will receive up to €600 ($744). The city will also […]

 

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New Popemobile is an Electric Nissan Leaf

Posted: 03.13.2017 no comments

 

Pope Francis, long known for his commitment to environmental stewardship, has taken his call for climate action one step further. He now owns an electric car, a Nissan LEAF.   The LEAF was given to the Pope in late February by German asset manager and mathematician Jochen Wermuth. The Pope’s Nissan LEAF can travel up […]

 

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Before ‘Silent Spring’ Rachel Carson Wrote ‘Undersea’

Posted: 03.08.2017 no comments

 

Pioneering biologist and writer Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907–April 14, 1964) catalyzed the modern environmental movement with the groundbreaking publication of Silent Spring in 1962, but the spark for this slow-burning revolution was kindled a quarter century earlier, while 28-year-old Carson was working for what would later become the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. When […]

 

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Sustainability Now a Key Criteria for Corporate/Supply Chain Purchases

Posted: 03.06.2017 no comments

 

Almost all procurement managers now look for sustainably-produced material in their purchases, according to a new survey – which comes as analysis of corporate deforestation commitments shows a dramatic rise in disclosure. Also, companies that hopped early onto the sustainability bandwagon say it’s paying off financially.   Authors of the Sustainable Procurement Barometer say consumers […]

 

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Last Year’s Biggest Clean Energy Advances

Posted: 02.24.2017 no comments

 

Bionic leaves, a hot solar cell, and other picks for the most notable renewable energy strides in 2016.    Clean energy made critical strides in 2016. The Paris Climate accords went into effect, the price of solar installations continued to drop, investments in renewable energy soared, offshore wind finally got under way in the United […]

 

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