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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Netflix Pledges Net-Zero Emissions by 2023

Netflix Pledges Net-Zero Emissions by 2023

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Netflix has announced a commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022. The plan, called “Net Zero + Nature,” was announced on the Netflix blog by Dr. Emma Stewart, who became the content platform’s first sustainability officer in the fall of 2020.  Netflix estimates that its 2020 […]

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Special Interests Are Preventing the Expansion of Sustainable Building Codes

Special Interests Are Preventing the Expansion of Sustainable Building Codes

by Brynn Furey As many government officials look for opportunities to make our buildings greener, special interest groups want to put up blockades. Recently, construction and gas industry associations succeeded in erecting a new barrier to sideline city leaders from influencing codes that determine the health and safety of our buildings — and have a […]

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First Woman and African To Lead World Trade Organizations Starts With Fisheries Subsidies

First Woman and African To Lead World Trade Organizations Starts With Fisheries Subsidies

The new Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, an economist from Nigeria, made ending fishing subsidies by governments her first priority on Monday, according to E&E News.  This has long been a priority for the WTO, but her decision also reflects the importance of women in promoting and ensuring sustainable fishing globally.

Why This Matters:  As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we wanted to shine a light on women’s contributions to the natural resource economy.

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