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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!
Hey #FriendsOfThePlanet, if you’ve been reading the email all week then you will have seen our picks for meaningful green gifts for you and your loved ones. We’ve compiled all of our recs into this handy guide and hope that if you’re looking for gifts, that you love all of these items and experiences as […]
This year, that climate guilt in the form of “flight shaming” set in. Many people started thinking hard about their own carbon footprints after climate activist Greta Thunberg made headlines by sailing to the large UN climate meetings in a solar-powered boat rather than flying to them and by taking trains to events around Europe. […]
There are more than 23,000 trash cans scattered around New York City and they have been virtually unchanged in design since the 1930s — way before we even thought about plastic, much less recycling it. NYC decided to have a competition to select the best new bin design to replace the old bins — the […]