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Why the American Lung Association Supports Renewable Fuels
Why the American Lung Association Supports Renewable Fuels

CLEANTECH - Experts with the ALA recognize that biodiesel not only reduces carbon emissions but can also provide health benefits associated with cleaner air.

From Carbon Sinks to Carbon Banks: Could Mycelium Help Resolve Our Climate Crisis?
From Carbon Sinks to Carbon Banks: Could Mycelium Help Resolve Our Climate Crisis?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - NetZero’s forthcoming “Mycelium Balls” will put the massive carbon-sequestration ability of mycelium — which can double the environment’s natural carbon-capture rate — into the hands of everyday people.

Dr. Bronner’s Campaign Extols Healing Powers of Psychedelic Therapies
Dr. Bronner’s Campaign Extols Healing Powers of Psychedelic Therapies

MARKETING AND COMMS - The company’s limited-edition “Heal Soul!” label on its 32oz. Castile Liquid Soaps aims to educate the public about these life-saving therapies, and the advocacy organizations and ballot initiatives that are advancing this work.

Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism
Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - COVID-19 has demonstrated that changes must be made in order to support and secure the future of travel. Along with elevated safety protocols, a genuine commitment to sustainability provides a roadmap to a more responsible travel industry.

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Cosmetics Brands Leading Big Shift on Biodiversity
Cosmetics Brands Leading Big Shift on Biodiversity

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new report reveals the top 10 lessons learned by a group of more than 50 leaders in the cosmetics, food and personal care industries that source with respect for people and biodiversity.

Planned Obsolescence and Your Right to Repair
Planned Obsolescence and Your Right to Repair

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Have you ever wondered why some consumer goods don't last? From cell phones to household appliances and clothing to automobile tires, some products we use every day could last much longer. But they don't.

Biomimicry Providing a Concrete Solution to a Global Problem
Biomimicry Providing a Concrete Solution to a Global Problem

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With impending growing climate change impacts — in conjunction with the expected growth of our cities, ports and other coastal infrastructure — investing in “Blue Tech” is of prime importance.

US Corporates, Governments, NGOs Join Global Push to Plant 1T Trees
US Corporates, Governments, NGOs Join Global Push to Plant 1T Trees

COLLABORATION - Healthy and resilient forests are a key part of efforts to combat the negative impacts of climate change. Studies have shown trees can reduce temperatures by 9 degrees and energy costs by $7.8 billion a year. 

Tiffany, Unilever Create New Standards for Supply Chain Transparency
Tiffany, Unilever Create New Standards for Supply Chain Transparency

SUPPLY CHAIN - Tiffany & Co has become the first luxury jeweler to share the full craftsmanship journey of its diamonds; while satellite tech is helping Unilever root out deforestation in its palm oil supply chain.

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prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement Aims to Foster Sea Change in Fashion
prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement Aims to Foster Sea Change in Fashion

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Leading by example, the sustainable fashion brand has pledging to eliminate plastic from its consumer packaging by 2021, the use of Ancient and Endangered Forest by 2022, and to eliminate virgin forest fibers by 2025.

The Future of Fashion Is in Biomaterials and Circularity
The Future of Fashion Is in Biomaterials and Circularity

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The circular economy is here to stay — and no industry is better positioned to take on this challenge than fashion. The designers, innovators and business people in this industry are starting a revolution that ensures doing good never goes out of style. 

Slowly But Surely, Fairphone Paving the Way to a More Ethical Electronics Industry
Slowly But Surely, Fairphone Paving the Way to a More Ethical Electronics Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Latest Fairphone Impact Report reveals benefits of social and environmental programs; while LCA of the Fairphone 3 shows that using a smartphone for over 5 years can reduce CO2 emissions by about 40%.

Illinois Soybean Farmers Sowing Seeds of a Sustainable Future
Illinois Soybean Farmers Sowing Seeds of a Sustainable Future

CLEANTECH - Illinois has maintained its leadership in US soybean production for nearly a century, thanks to its climate and ongoing commitment to sustainable agriculture and conservation best practices.

Viola Brands: A Case Study in Cultivating Racial Equity
Viola Brands: A Case Study in Cultivating Racial Equity

WALKING THE TALK - Cannabis producer Viola Brands is determined to increase minority representation in the industry. Its Viola Cares program provides education, employment and other resources; in order to create 10,000 jobs within the cannabis industry for Black people.

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Could the Great American Outdoors Act Lead to Equitable Access to Nature?
Could the Great American Outdoors Act Lead to Equitable Access to Nature?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Finally, something both parties can agree on — the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act is not only a beacon of hope for preservation of the US’ national parks, it could help ensure that the entire country has access to the restorative power of nature.

Imagine, Never Having to Charge Your Personal Devices Ever Again
Imagine, Never Having to Charge Your Personal Devices Ever Again

CLEANTECH - Powerfoyle is a new solar material capable of converting all types of light into energy — making it possible to charge any device or appliance from natural daylight, sun or indoor lighting.

Diageo Announces World’s First 100% Plastic-Free, Paper-Based Spirits Bottle
Diageo Announces World’s First 100% Plastic-Free, Paper-Based Spirits Bottle

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Looks like Johnnie Walker scotch could be first to market with a paper-based packaging solution, made from sustainably sourced wood pulp, early next year.

Your SDG Strategy Must Consider More Than Your Financials
Your SDG Strategy Must Consider More Than Your Financials

NEW METRICS - The Sustainable Development Goals serve as an urgent call to action for companies to pay as much attention to their *extra-financial* performance as to their *financial* performance.

Regenerative Agriculture the Linchpin for a Sustainable Fashion Future
Regenerative Agriculture the Linchpin for a Sustainable Fashion Future

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New report reveals how emulating nature’s lessons in the fashion industry can enhance ecosystems to boost biodiversity, build soil, support communities, and clean up existing pollution.

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Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry
Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New report highlights the huge potential of manmade fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell to create a more sustainable future, and outlines a sector-wide vision that could revolutionize multiple industries.

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