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Interview of the Week: Dan Esty on the New Book of Essays Entitled “A Better Planet”

Interview of the Week: Dan Esty on the New Book of Essays Entitled “A Better Planet”

Daniel Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University and the editor of a new book entitled “A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future.” ODP:  The Yale Environmental Dialogue was launched in 2017 — why?  What did you hope it would accomplish? DE:  Dean Indy Burke of […]

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One Spooky Thing: Beware the Energy Vampires!

One Spooky Thing: Beware the Energy Vampires!

We all have appliances that are using energy even when we’re not home. Read Clean Technica’s, A Room-by-Room Guide To Ousting The (Energy) Vampires Lurking In Your Home and get your spooky spirit on!

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Four of Top Five Greenest Cities in U.S. Are In California

Four of Top Five Greenest Cities in U.S. Are In California

The annual ranking of the greenest cities in the U.S., as ranked by the consumer website WalletHub, came out on Tuesday and San Francisco, San Diego and Irvine California were the top three.

Why This Matters: California had 7 of the top 10 cities — only Washington, D.C., Seattle and Portland made the top ten.  Despite the Trump Administration’s claims to the contrary, in an independent evaluation, California came out on top — which shows that it’s strong environmental laws and sustainability programs make a difference.

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Corporations Make Climate and Sustainability Commitments at UN

Corporations Make Climate and Sustainability Commitments at UN

The UN General Assembly’s #ClimateWeek may have been dedicated to governments making new commitments to meeting the Paris Accord, but many corporations also announced actions they will take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve their sustainability.  According to The Climate Group, an NGO that works with businesses and governments to shift their climate policies,  […]

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What To Do With Wind Turbine Scraps

While some wind turbine parts can be repurposed to be used elsewhere, as NPR reported, researchers estimate the U.S. will have more than 720,000 tons of blade material to dispose of over the next 20 years. As Living Circular explained, the rotor blades, in particular, are a problem although they are only 2% to 3% […]

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NatGeo Helps ‘Activate’ Viewers

Last Week the six-part series Activate premiered on the National Geographic Channel as a partnership between consumer product giant P&G, Radical Media, Global Citizen, and National Geographic. As Fast & Co. explained, the series “features celebrities such as music producer Pharrell Williams, rapper Common, and actors Darren Criss and Uzo Aduba, and highlights the work […]

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Interview of the Week: Tatiana Schlossberg

Interview of the Week: Tatiana Schlossberg

Journalist and author Tatiana Schlossberg recently wrote one of our favorite environmental books of the year: Inconspicuous Consumption. We sat down with Tatiana to ask her about the experience of writing this book and her unique approach to making readers more aware of how their consumption is directly connected to the health of our planet. […]

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One Funny Thing: Grocery Store’s Plan to Reduce Plastic Bags Backfires

One Funny Thing: Grocery Store’s Plan to Reduce Plastic Bags Backfires

When East West Market in Vancouver, British Columbia attempted to get their customers to bring reusable bags and say no to plastic ones, they never knew that their big plan would backfire. The market began offering single-use plastic bags with embarrassing slogans that read “Wart Ointment Wholesale,” “Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium” or “The […]

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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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Climate Change Is Impacting Millennial Consumer Habits

Climate Change Is Impacting Millennial Consumer Habits

About half of Millennials say they research brands before buying and actively look for more sustainable practices in their consumerism. This is causing drastic changes in the consumer market – all the way from food manufacturing to the luxury goods industry.

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Banking on Sustainable Fishing For the Next Generation of Fishers

Banking on Sustainable Fishing For the Next Generation of Fishers

But now, with the rise of social impact investing from philanthropic organizations such as the Walton Family Foundation, companies like Catch Together are building a nationwide network of community fishing permit “banks” that provide low-interest loans to fishermen so that they can lease and eventually buy a fishing permit.

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