Sustainability
One Cool Thing: Three States Ban Plastic Bags

One Cool Thing: Three States Ban Plastic Bags

The Governor of Oregon just signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags that will go into effect in January of next year.  The law also requires retailers to charge at least five cents for paper bags (with 40% post-consumer recycled content or more).  Oregon joins Maine and Vermont, whose Governors signed similar bills […]

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Greening Your Fourth

Greening Your Fourth

Happy Fourth of July tomorrow!  We know lots of you are looking for ways to make your celebration more sustainable.  We looked at all the stories and here are the best suggestions.  

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Barbie’s Green Career

Barbie’s Green Career

by Madison Pravecek and Miro Korenha We reported in March about iconic toy brand LEGO’s commitment to using sustainable materials. And now, Barbie-maker Mattel and National Geographic have partnered together to create a line of dolls with nature-related careers. Barbie will now be featured as a wildlife conservationist, an astrophysicist, a polar marine biologist, a […]

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Summer Music Festivals Working to Be Green Even in Record Heat

Summer Music Festivals Working to Be Green Even in Record Heat

Hundreds of thousands of people will attend music festivals all over the world this summer, and some of those events are making a concerted effort to lower their carbon footprint and encourage sustainability by the music fans attending.  When a festival comes to town, it brings an entire city of people — Coachella in the California desert has 750,000 […]

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Company Founded By Millennials Is Popping the Plastic Bubble

Company Founded By Millennials Is Popping the Plastic Bubble

TemperPack, a company founded by three Millennials in Richmond, Virginia is changing the packaging business by setting for their business not only financial goals but also CO2 reduction goals achieved through the use by their customers of their revolutionary packaging.

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Millennials Opt to Rent Their Clothes, Forcing Change in the Fashion Industry

Millennials Opt to Rent Their Clothes, Forcing Change in the Fashion Industry

Clothing rental services like Rent the Runway and Le Tote are growing in popularity and an increasing number of retailers are introducing these options to reflect the way Millennials and GenZ customers are choosing to purchase (or not purchase) clothes. Rather than owning clothing that goes out of style in a season or two, renting […]

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