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The new year is just around the corner, and looking ahead, 2020 is going to be a doozy. But one thing we know everyone will be looking forward to is the summer Olympics, which begin on July 24th. They will be held in Tokyo and the organizers are promising, under the theme “Be better, together – for the planet and the people,” to make these the most environmentally friendly and sustainable Games so far. And they are living up to these values in the most visible way possible — by making ALL their gold, silver and bronze medals from recycled electronics. (H/T to King Media’s Arctic Circle comic on this) We are playing you off this week with this beautiful video about the making of the medals — we don’t have the Japanese translation, but we think it will make you smile! Have a great weekend!
After the world’s largest asset manager BlackRock announced that climate change and sustainability are now its core principles, one more corporate giant is stepping up its climate commitments. Starbucks announced today that it wants to become “resource-positive”: Storing more carbon than it emits, eliminating waste, and providing more clean freshwater than it uses in coffee-growing […]
A new analysis by energy industry experts predicts that Volkswagen will produce 14 million electric vehicles by 2028 and will leap from 10th place to the largest producer of BEVs, grabbing more than a quarter of all sales globally.
Why This Matters: Making the switch globally to BEVs is one of the key ways to drive down CO2 emissions in the next 10 years.