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The Trucking Industry Has Begun to Turn Electric — But Passenger Vehicles Will Take a Little Longer

The Trucking Industry Has Begun to Turn Electric — But Passenger Vehicles Will Take a Little Longer

Australia’s trucking industry is making moves to go electric. The latest development — a system for using swappable batteries instead of time-consuming recharge stations for long-haul trucks between Sydney and Brisbane — shows how this transition is gathering momentum. There will be clear socio-economic, environmental and health-related benefits from the switch to electric trucks —...

Marlee Matlin in Sustainable Red Carpet Dress at the 93rd Academy Awards

Marlee Matlin in Sustainable Red Carpet Dress at the 93rd Academy Awards

Los Angeles, California: The youngest Academy Award winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in “Children Of A Lesser God” and to date the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award, Marlee Matlin represented the Red Carpet Green Dress™ (RCGD) initiative in collaboration with TENCEL™ at this year’s Oscars. The actress...

8 Years After the Rana Plaza Tragedy, Bangladesh’s Garment Workers Are Still Bottom of the Pile

8 Years After the Rana Plaza Tragedy, Bangladesh’s Garment Workers Are Still Bottom of the Pile

The 2013 Dhaka garment factory collapse, killing more than 1,100 workers and injuring 2,600 more, is the clothing industry’s worst ever industrial incident. It is not just the body count, though, that made the collapse of the Rana Plaza, a nine-story building in the Bangladeshi industrial city of Savar (near Dhaka), capture global attention (briefly)...

Ocean Legacy Foundation Launches Free Online Educational Platform, EPIC Academy

Ocean Legacy Foundation Launches Free Online Educational Platform, EPIC Academy

VANCOUVER, BC: Ocean Legacy Foundation (OLF), a Canadian non-profit organization that develops and implements worldwide plastic pollution emergency response programs, with the goal to end ocean plastic pollution, today announced that they have launched EPIC Academy. EPIC Academy is a free online educational platform providing worldwide communities with essential knowledge regarding ocean plastic pollution, cleanup...

Why Corporate Climate Pledges of ‘Net-Zero’ Emissions Should Trigger a Healthy Dose of Skepticism

Why Corporate Climate Pledges of ‘Net-Zero’ Emissions Should Trigger a Healthy Dose of Skepticism

Hundreds of companies, including major emitters like United Airlines, BP and Shell, have pledged to reduce their impact on climate change and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. These plans sound ambitious, but what does it actually take to reach net-zero and, more importantly, will it be enough to slow climate change? As environmental policy...

Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga Officially Ban the Use of Fur

Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga Officially Ban the Use of Fur

The Fur Free Alliance, FOUR PAWS celebrate as more Kering brands join fur-free Gucci and Bottega Veneta. Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga are the latest Kering-owned brands to announce fur-free policies. The Fur Free Alliance previously worked with Kering’s Gucci to adopt a fur-free policy, as well as working with international brands Prada, Armani and HUGO...

If 80% of Australians Care About Climate Action, Why Don’t they Vote Like It?

If 80% of Australians Care About Climate Action, Why Don’t they Vote Like It?

Poll after poll suggests a large majority of Australians care about climate change. Yet in recent federal elections, this hasn’t translated into wins for parties with stronger policy platforms on climate change. So what determines someone’s climate change attitude, and how does it translate into voting? In research published today, we studied 2,033 Australian voters’...

3 Ways Solar Panels Save Businesses Money

3 Ways Solar Panels Save Businesses Money

The growing availability of solar panels for consumers has likewise been good news for businesses of all sizes. With higher demand has come better solar technology and a range of solar incentives, both of which make renewable energy more cost-efficient and practical for businesses. In addition to saving a business money on energy costs, solar...

Earth Day Initiative and March for Science NYC Announce Virtual Climate March and Festival

Earth Day Initiative and March for Science NYC Announce Virtual Climate March and Festival

Elizabeth Warren, Fridays for Future, and leading climate activists join Earth Day Initiative for the fight against climate change NEW YORK, NY: Earth Day Initiative (EDI) in partnership with March for Science NYC announces its Earth Day 2021 event with Virtual Stage and Virtual Festival that includes a new immersive, ‘90s-inspired retro video game experience...