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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!
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it will be teaming up with Unilever, Starbucks, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, and four other companies to form Transform to Net Zero, an initiative focused on achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. As CNET reported, the team will work with the Environmental Defense Fund to share information on the best practices for decreasing carbon […]
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is issuing three reports this year, and it published the second one yesterday in which it argues that addressing the global nature crisis requires “a critical shift towards nature-positive models in three key socio-economic systems: food, land and ocean use; infrastructure and the built environment; and extractives and energy.”
Why This Matters: This analysis makes clear what needs to be fixed to get the most benefit for biodiversity — agriculture — and why making the changes will be good for the global economy and jobs.
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