Stories about Sustainability

June 16, 2019

Climate Change Is Impacting Millennial Consumer Habits

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina About half of Millennials say they research brands before buying and actively look for more sustainable practices in their consumerism. This is causing drastic changes in the consumer market – all the way from food manufacturing to...

June 14, 2019

Interview of the Week: Dune Ives

Dune Ives is the Executive Director of the Lonely Whale Foundation, a non-profit organization raising awareness for ocean health. At the Lonely Whale, Dune designs and leads change-making ocean conservation initiatives to address key drivers of environmental...

June 11, 2019

Trudeau Announces Canada Will Ban Single-Use Plastics By 2021

The government of Canada announced this week that it will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021 and also plans to make companies that manufacture or sell plastic products take responsibility for recycling their plastic waste.  According to CBC News, the government...

June 10, 2019

One Reusable Thing: Starbucks and Returnable Cups

Starbucks launched an experiment this week at London’s Gatwick airport to see whether they could incentivize customers to use returnable cups in an effort to cut down on the 7 million paper coffee cups that travelers there use each year – even though the...

June 4, 2019

How Can Companies Earnestly Tackle Ocean Plastic?

Marine plastic pollution, as we often mention here, is a staggering problem–one which left unaddressed will ensure that there is more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. While companies have announced initiatives to combat the plastic waste...

May 30, 2019

Shrinking Protected Areas Causing Biodiversity Concerns to Rise

A new report from Conservation International published today in Science documents that governments have removed more than 500,000 square kilometers from protected areas and downgraded the protection for an additional 1.65 million square kilometers, the majority of...

May 22, 2019

One Superhero Thing: Aquaman Joins The Fight Against Ocean Plastic

Jason Momoa, of Game of Thrones and more recently Aquaman fame, has joined the fight against ocean plastic.  And for his true fans, if you wondered why he shaved his beard, it was all for a good cause — to raise awareness about single-use plastic water bottles. ...

May 20, 2019

Louisiana Planning To Adapt to Sea Level Rise

A new plan entitled “Our Land and Water: A Regional Approach to Adaptation” released by the state of Louisiana last month takes a clear-eyed and direct approach to deal with what the state regards as an “existential threat” from climate change...