One Cool Thing: Net-Zero Sports

One Cool Thing: Net-Zero Sports

Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the Premier League, and COP26 have teamed up to put on the world’s first major net-zero football game (or Soccer game as it’s called in the US). #GameZero, featuring Tottenham vs. Chelsea, will be a showcase of how fans, teams, and broadcasters can move toward a net-zero future. The […]

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One Cool Thing: Plant-Based Picks Up

One Cool Thing: Plant-Based Picks Up

Plant-based products are sweeping the nation, not just in households, but in America’s restaurants too. Marie Molde, a dietitian and trends analyst at the research firm Datassential, says that the plant-based Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger appear on 5% of the nation’s menus, and 71% of Americans have tried plant-based meat. Now, plant-based companies are […]

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Improved Building Efficiency Could Save Thousands of Lives Each Year

Improved Building Efficiency Could Save Thousands of Lives Each Year

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Biden administration has pledged to achieve 100% clean energy by 2035, and in May, announced it would be developing new Energy Star standards to increase the adoption of efficient technology. A recent Yale study has found that increased building and appliance efficiency could save thousands of lives each year as a result of […]

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LEGO Unveils 100% Recyclable Plastic Bricks

LEGO Unveils 100% Recyclable Plastic Bricks

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Master builders and environmentalists everywhere have a new reason to celebrate as the LEGO Group introduces a big new project. Well, actually, it’s pretty small. The company has unveiled a new prototype LEGO brick made of 100% recycled plastic, putting it one step closer to reaching its goal of 100% sustainable materials by 2030. […]

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Post-Pandemic Travelers Care About Sustainability, But Won’t Pay More for It

Post-Pandemic Travelers Care About Sustainability, But Won’t Pay More for It

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new survey by travel company Virtuoso found that 82% of people say the pandemic has made them want to travel more responsibly in the future and that 72% of people believe that travel should support local communities, preserve cultural heritage, and protect the planet. But another study conducted by The Vacationer […]

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New Report Finds “Eco-Awakening” By Consumers Globally

New Report Finds “Eco-Awakening” By Consumers Globally

A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit found that overwhelmingly people around the world are seeking out sustainable goods and companies that operate that way — there has been a 71% increase in the popularity of web searches for sustainable goods over the past five years, and the percentage grew even during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Why This Matters:  When the G7’s big economic powers meet next month in the United Kingdom, both the climate and the biodiversity crisis will be on the agenda.

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