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One Cool Thing: A Big Week for Corporate Sustainability as Starbucks, Taco Bell Step Up

One Cool Thing: A Big Week for Corporate Sustainability as Starbucks, Taco Bell Step Up

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 […]

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Tweet of the Week: Amazon employees demand climate action at shareholder meeting

Today is Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting. Nearly 7,700 Amazon employees signed their name publicly asking Bezos and the board to adopt our climate change resolution. Employees want to LEAD on the climate crisis. A thread on our historic, collective action 👇 https://t.co/9hdFAJTmGL — Emily Cunningham (@emahlee) May 22, 2019 After nearly 8,000 Amazon employees signed […]

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Starbucks to power 360 Texas stores through solar energy

Starbucks to power 360 Texas stores through solar energy

Yesterday, Starbucks, Cypress Creek Renewables, and U.S. Bank announced that they are teaming up on a portfolio of solar farms across Texas. As a part of the deal, two solar farms developed, built and now operated by Cypress Creek, one of the nation’s leading solar companies, are providing enough energy for the equivalent of 360 […]

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One cool thing: Apple’s deepening commitment to 100% renewables

One cool thing: Apple’s deepening commitment to 100% renewables

While Apple has managed to power 100% of its operations from renewable energy (in fact, it’s already 1 gigawatt beyond the target of 4 gigawatts it established for 2020), the company announced that it will help its supply chain reach the same goal. Since about 3/4 of Apple’s carbon footprint comes from manufacturing, almost all […]

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LEGO goes green

LEGO goes green

by Madison Pravecek A worldwide staple of childhood play, LEGO has announced that they are laying the bricks for a sustainable future and committing to use sustainable materials in their core products and packaging by 2030. Already in 2018, LEGO introduced a line of botanical pieces made out of plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane. “At […]

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