EPA? Who needs it? Keep it in the ground? Pfft… forget that. Carbon tax? Hell no! These gems and more sum up why the 2016 GOP platform should worry environmentalists. It’s worse than you think.
Author: Mary Mazzoni
On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the country’s first labeling legislation for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Many say the legislation doesn’t go far enough. And one food giant is out to raise the bar for the whole industry.
It’s official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is on the Donald Trump ticket. Although he’s a GOP mainstay, Pence isn’t exactly a household name — leaving many to wonder where he stands on the issues they care about and how he would perform as veep. To answer all those burning questions, we took a look at Pence’s voting record and his stance on environmental and social sustainability issues. Spoiler alert: It’s not pretty.
The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge seeks to inspire up-and-coming designers to create products for the circular economy — highlighting safe materials that can be perpetually cycled.
SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse
This week we tip our hats to artists around the world who set out to make a statement with their work and inspire a brighter future. Trust us, you’ll be sharing these on social all weekend.
The lone light shining amidst the darkness is the outpouring of support. These are a few of those inspiring stories, along with some ways you can help.
From startups founded with conservation at their core to leading companies making oceans a CSR focus, this week we tip our hats to private-sector firms making a difference.
Despite the environmental benefits, recycling items that aren’t recoverable curbside can often seem like a lot of trouble. But retailers feel your pain. And they’re responding by not only making the recycling and reuse process downright pleasant, but also by sweetening the deal with discounts, free gifts and other rewards.
Following the trend of oversized ‘McMansions’ in the 1990s, a growing number of homemakers are shunning unneeded living space in exchange for pint-sized dwellings that house only the essentials.
SPECIAL SERIES: MGM Defining Thought Leadership
We asked our readership of sustainability and business professionals what thought leadership means to them. Here’s what they had to say.
More than 150 companies are now committed to ambitious emissions-reduction targets that align with the global effort to limit warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.
No, we’re not going to make a “Netflix and chill” joke. In fact, everyone’s favorite streaming service is good for more than just background noise and decade-old dramedies. As it turns out, you might actually learn something.
As nonprofits and governments go back and forth on how best to rebuild affected communities, the need emerges for the private sector step in and fill the gaps. REI Adventures provides a case study on public-private partnership in the wake of disaster.
Since no one wants to be a step behind at the office happy hour, we gathered up a cheat sheet to today’s signing ceremony and what’s next for the Paris Agreement. Read on to get informed quickly, and maybe impress the boss while you’re at it.