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Welcome to the Global Climate Strike: The Largest-Ever Mobilization to Fight Climate Change

Welcome to the Global Climate Strike: The Largest-Ever Mobilization to Fight Climate Change

What began as the Youth Climate Strike — organized by Greta Thunberg’s group, Fridays for Future — has rallied people of all ages who feel compelled to rail against sufficient climate action around the world.

Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - How much plastic recycling is enough to save our seas? It might be time to do the math and set forth quantifiable expectations and accountabilities for plastic production, use and recovery, as we’ve started to do with emissions.

Amazon Makes Surprise Climate Pledge to Meet Paris Agreement 10 Years Early

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The tech giant — until now largely silent re climate goals — commits to net zero carbon by 2040, 100% renewable energy by 2030, $100 million in reforestation projects around the world.

With Farm-Level Food Loss Data, Our Food Waste Problem Is Much Bigger Than We Thought

WASTE NOT - Food waste isn’t a new story. We read about the waste that’s happening in the grocery store and we see it happening on our countertops. But waste on the farm is still largely undiscussed, and adds a whole new aspect to the problem.

Q&A: The Agency Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge Gets Even More Focused on Purpose

MARKETING AND COMMS - Purpose-led communications campaigns have skyrocketed, and Porter Novelli has moved in lockstep with this trend. We spoke with CEO Brad MacAfee to hear more about their pivot towards purpose.

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Tervis Launched the First Recycled Cup Made of Post-industrial Material

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - Tervis Launched the First Recycled Cup Made of Post-industrial Material. The proceeds from all sales of these limited-edition recycled cups will be donated to two Florida-based aquariums, Mote Marine and Florida Aquarium, for specific coral reef research and experimentation

Sustana - Carton Council has Helped More Than Triple America’s Access to Carton Recycling in 10 Years

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - Sustana Fiber’s ‘Conversations with Green Champions’ Scott Byrne, Director of Government Affairs for the Carton Council, which has helped to expand food and beverage carton recycling to more than 72 million American homes.

Salesforce’s Sustainability Cloud Empowers Business to Drive Impactful Climate Action

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Salesforce reinforces sustainability commitments at UNGA and Climate Week NYC with stakeholder engagement, STEM investments, and a new carbon accounting product.

ReGrained Rebrands, Invites Us All to ‘Eat Up!’

WASTE NOT - ReGrained — which has made a name for itself with nutrient-dense granola bars made from spent brewery grains — has announced a new brand aesthetic, complete with a consumer call to action.

Blockchain and the Climate Crisis: Beyond the Hype

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Blockchain’s full potential cannot be forecast with certainty. Yet, in a messy world where various parties struggle to gain enough good faith to work together on solutions, systems that engender trust will lay the foundation for progress.

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6 Exceptional Young, Female Activists Recognized for Environmental Leadership

LEADERSHIP - A signature element of Earth Island Institute’s year-round New Leaders Initiative, Brower Youth Award winners demonstrate passion and leadership, as well as a commitment to the communities their work serves.

50 Leading Mobile Operators Now Disclosing Climate Impacts Through CDP

CLEANTECH - The commitments are part of a GSMA-led climate initiative to develop a decarbonization pathway for mobile sector.

Abbott named the industry leader in sustainability for the seventh consecutive year on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

PRESS RELEASE - Abbott achieves top scores across all three key areas of economic, social and environmental performance, earns more than double the average score in Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry sector.

Trending: US, UK Farmers Take Closer Look at Their Role in Fighting Climate Change

SUPPLY CHAIN - USFRA’s new short film marks farmer movement to create sustainable food systems; and new reports from the UK’s National Farmers Union and General Mills’ Triple Bottom Line Operating Unit outline the way forward.

PepsiCo Accelerates Plastic Waste Reduction Efforts

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo, Inc. today announced a new target to reduce 35% of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025, which equates to the elimination of 2.5 million metric tons of cumulative virgin plastic.

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Sustainable Investors Representing $90T Rally to Fight Amazon Fires

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The world’s largest responsible investor group is campaigning to end the manmade fires raging through the Amazon, as latest assessment reveals increased deforestation since the 2014 New York Declaration on Forests.

Nestlé accelerates action to tackle climate change and commits to zero net emissions by 2050

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé today announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It embraces the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Ahead of the U.N.

The ALDO Group’s bold next step to fight global warming and climate change

PRESS RELEASE - The ALDO Group extends its climate neutral commitment to include all eCommerce and product transportation carbon emissions from production to end customer.

Good Fashion Fund Seeks Sustainable, Scalable Supply Chain Solutions

SUPPLY CHAIN - If we are to really shift the textile industry from one that is harming workers, local communities and the environment to one that is circular and sustainable, scalable solutions will be necessary.

Alaska Airlines Asks Guests to #FillBeforeYouFly, to Reduce Inflight Plastic Waste

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Alaska’s new initiative aims to rally flyers to bring their own water bottle and fill it before they board; the airline will now plant trees when guests bring their own pre-filled water bottle.

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