Author: Gina-Marie Cheeseman
Every year for the next five years, the company will pick a city and create green space in its store that is equal to the store’s square footage.
A study commissioned by Patagonia tracked just how many plastic microfibers make their way from your jacket to the world’s waterways — and the results may surprise you.
SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse
The three Rs — reduce, reuse, recycle — probably ring a bell from your childhood. But most people don’t know these repeating consonants represent the waste management hierarchy. Think of it as a comprehensive way to deal with waste in a way that is better for the planet and the people who dwell on it.
Pacific Gas and Electric will phase out its nuclear power production in California by 2025. That means the power produced at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the state’s lone remaining operational nuclear power plant, will be replaced.
KnowtheChain evaluated 20 global information and communications technology (ICT) companies, including Apple and HP, based on their efforts to mitigate forced labor in their supply chains. The labor-rights group found both good and bad news.
Three U.S. states aim to pass ‘right-to-repair’ legislation — which requires electronics manufacturers to give buyers the information needed to replace parts. But Apple is doing its best to keep such laws off the books.
Industry stakeholders are on a quest to make coffee the world’s first entirely sustainable agricultural product. Rwanda and Mexico are the first governments to sign on, joining companies like Starbucks as well as environmental NGOs.
The world’s largest banks are the bankers to fossil fuel companies, providing them with hundreds of billions of dollars, a recent report finds. Specifically these large institutions are bankrolling fossil fuel activities NGOs call “extreme” — the most carbon-intensive sectors which such as coal mining and extreme oil (tar sands, Arctic oil, ultra-deep drilling).
Airbnb is doing a poor job of educating its hosts about the Fair Housing Act, prompting lawsuits, social media backlash and even a hashtag: #AirbnbWhileBlack. In response, the company pledged to conduct a “comprehensive review” of its anti-discrimination policy.
ExxonMobil and Chevron shot down every climate-related shareholder resolution put forth at their annual general meetings on Wednesday. But some came closer to success than others.
At the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, governments and civil-society groups announced a transparency initiative to help developing countries meet their climate goals.