Sustainability
Ford Announces It Will Spend More on EVs Than Gas-Powered Cars by 2023

Ford Announces It Will Spend More on EVs Than Gas-Powered Cars by 2023

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Ford Motor Company has announced that it will be spending more on electric vehicles (EVs) than on internal combustion models in 2023. The news comes as the Biden administration continues negotiations with the nation’s automakers to ensure that 40% or more of all vehicles sold will be electric by the end […]

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A Snapshot of Nature-Based Solutions

A Snapshot of Nature-Based Solutions

In the fight against climate change, protecting nature can be a very powerful tool in sequestering carbon and serving as a means of protection from the inevitable effects of a warming planet. Nature-based solutions (NBS) harness the power of nature and existing ecosystems to better store atmospheric carbon and increase the resilience of human communities […]

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One Cool Thing: Gold Medal in Recycling

One Cool Thing: Gold Medal in Recycling

While an Olympic medal is special in its own right, the ones being handed out at the Tokyo 2020 games come with a little extra magic. After Tokyo won its bid to host the games, the Tokyo Medal Project, called on the Japanese people to donate their old recycled old electronic gadgets such as smartphones […]

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New Federal Bills Target Food Waste

New Federal Bills Target Food Waste

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new series of bills have been introduced in Congress that aim to quell food waste. These bills — the Zero Food Waste Act, and the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques Act (COMPOST) —will reduce food waste and in turn help create jobs, slow climate […]

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One Cool Thing: Goats in the City

One Cool Thing: Goats in the City


Two dozen goats were unleashed in Manhattan’s Riverside park last week to get to work chomping down on invasive weeds. Crowds of spectators went to the park Wednesday to witness the ceremonial “running of the goats,” as the animals were released into the area, where they enjoyed a multi-course meal of Japanese knotweed, porcelain berry, multiflora rose, and even […]

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Maine Makes Companies Pay For Their Plastic Packaging

Maine Makes Companies Pay For Their Plastic Packaging


by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Last week, Maine became the first state to pass a law requiring companies to pay for the full life cycle of their products. Producers will be required to cover the cost of recycling or disposal, a cost currently paid by residents. The new bill makes “extended producer responsibility” the […]

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