Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Gina-Marie is a freelance writer and journalist armed with a degree in journalism, and a passion for social justice, including the environment and sustainability. She writes for various websites, and has made the 75+ Environmentalists to Follow list by Mashable.com.

Forests

Apple Is Serious About Protecting Forests

Why would the maker of the iPhone buy and protect forests? In the words of Lisa P. Jackson, the company’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, Apple believes that “paper, like energy, can be a renewable resource.”

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Publix Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

America’s top 25 grocery chains have all made commitments to go cage-free. And the Publix announcement could be “a final nail in the coffin” for hen confinement, said the Humane Society of the United States.

Hillary Clinton

The DNC Platform Is Tough On Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most urgent issues of our day. So, it’s great to see that the Democratic Party is taking the issue seriously.

GMO labeling

Vermont GMO Labelling to Start Tomorrow

Vermont’s GMO-labeling law, the first passed in the nation, goes into effect on July 1. But not if two senators have their way.

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Think You Know the Three Rs of Waste Management? Think Again!

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.

Diablo Canyon Power Plant

California to Phase Out Nuclear Power By 2025

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.

HP

The ICT Industry Must Do More to Stop Forced Labor

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.

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Apple Wants To Make It Harder To Fix iPhones

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.