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Sustainability News & Why YOU Should Care
I'll list some recent news in this section. These will be some timely evens going on right now so be sure to check here regularly to stay up to date. Older posts will be moved to the Sustainability News page, so check there to see anything you may have missed. For more detailed discussions of current events and such, be sure to check out my Blog page where you can also get involved with the discussions.
Why would Burger king even think about offering a vegetarian replacement for their iconic whopper sandwich? the answer might surprise you….It’s “rant for the plant’ time.
To stimulate learning for young adults, I’m giving away 500 FREE copies of my book to high school and college students in sustainability classes or groups. so teachers, here’s your chance to get free reading materials and make a difference!!
Will we see another year of wild weather such as record heat, flooding and Hurricanes and tornadoes? A new report published by global scientists say it’s likely as the major Global energy Users INCREASED CO2 emissions in 2018.
Seven Nashville elementary schools recently held a contest. The goal: be the school with the most collected plastic bags. The prize: A park bench made out of recycled plastic bags! Here’s how educating kids on sustainability can be fun…
Scientists have changed their message about Global Warming—from ‘Change our carbon footprint through lower emissions’ to ‘develop technology to remove carbon from the atmosphere’—a potentially much more dire forecast. But are we listening?
Norway's sovereign wealth fund recently announced stricter sustainability
action guidelines for stocks it invests in. Will this make a difference in global
corporate sustainability Planning? Well, maybe it will.....
Global weather patterns are changing--dramatically. So what can we do? Continue
to drill for more oil and gas or get involved in sustainability activities? Only the
We take cement and concrete for granted in our lives despite the fact that it is all
around us. However, cement-making has a direct link to the paris' Agreement global
Climate targets for carbon emissions. Finally, there is movement for change in this
America is solving its plastics problem through recycling, right? Well, not really.
For many locations we've been simply exporting our problem off to china. But now
the Chinese have woke up to the big environmental problem they have and have cut
us off. Now what do we do?
A French architect is setting out to be the first person to swim across the
Pacific Ocean. Along the way, he plans to swim through what's called the
Great Pacific Garbage Patch.. a humungous collection of trash consisting
mainly of plastic materials sitting in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This
embarrassment contains over 80,000 tons of plastic and the size of this water-
While the current Administration has touted its big tax cuts, is that ultimately the
best approach to stimulating the u.S. economy? Or are we getting 'jumped' by other
a recent McKinsey study states that, despite the paris climate agreement and
renewable energy initiatives, it's unlikely the world can achieve the 2 degree
Centrigrade target it set. But is there a last-minute high tech fallback option?
While the U.S. pulled out of the Paris climate agreement, oil companies have been
ramping up to pump more oil and gas. in fact, the number of pump jacks is up 38%
year over year. More alarming, however, is the Energy Dept. carbon emissions
forecast for 2050 which will more than offset the entire Climate accord efforts!
Does it make sense that our schools are teaching students about renewable energy
while the White house is removing emission laws for the coal and oil industry,
expanding off-shore oil and uranium permits, and increasing solar panel tariffs?
Changes in Administration policy regarding emissions may make it less expensive
for mining companies to do business. But will it bring back jobs? and will the
The textile industry has historically been a major contributor to pollutants.
However, one entrepreneur's approach to localize business within a 150 mile radius
reduces carbon emissions related to export/import and keeps jobs in the U.S. So
The city of shenzen china is going to convert its entire fleet of 16,000 buses
to electric. (think LA, NY, NJ, Chicago & Toronto combined!)
As China makes strides in electric technology, will the u.S. fall behind?
Electric vehicle sales are taking off in the U.S. and Europe. Take a trip down memory
LANE WITH CHARGEPOINT (ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER SUPPLIER) AND SEE THE GROWTH IN MY NEW
BLOG ENTITLED: ELECTRIC EXPLOSION! : A DECADE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
Here's an article I wrote for a local chapter of the Sierra Club that I thought you might enjoy. Fun with electric!
Landfill Lunacy. If you want to know a little about a pet peeve as a result of my research into sustainability, here's a classic example. Get a quick overview in my Blog article called Recycle Regret?
BIG news in the automotive world!! GM announces plans to shift to an all-electric line-up. Check out the details. This will effect everyone in the near future.....
THIS article is about how China is making a big push towards electric vehicles by planning to ban the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles... entirely. As the worlds largest auto market, this will have a massive impact on the industry.
A nice article I'm mentioned in by Dave Flessner of the Chattanooga Free Press at the Drive Electric Week event...