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2020 was the year that…

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2020 was the year that…. Joel Makower. Mon, 12/28/2020 - 02:11. It was a very long year. True, just 366 days (it was a leap year, after all), each one, I’m told, containing only the standard 24 hours. But it was much, much longer than that. Remember 2019? Neither do I.

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The top 25 most sustainable fleets

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The top 25 most sustainable fleets. Katie Fehrenbacher. Mon, 10/26/2020 - 02:00. However you look at it, 2020 is a turning point for fleets. .

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How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy

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How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy. Emily Elizabet…. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:00. In the absence of federal action on climate change in the United States, local communities have taken on the responsibility of reducing their greenhouse emissions.

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Carbontech is getting ready for its market moment

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Carbontech is getting ready for its market moment. Heather Clancy. Wed, 10/28/2020 - 01:30. It may be a little early to start writing about trends for 2021, but I’m going to do it anyway. What’s on my mind? Carbontech, a category of climate tech I’d love to see break through next year.

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Emerging Sustainability & ESG Topics Garner More Audience Attention

People are focusing on how companies are responding to the headline issues of the day, says a report from 3BL Media on evolving interests in ESG subjects, which also found a mismatch between the stories brands publish and topics audiences want.

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Investors say agroforestry isn’t just climate friendly — it’s profitable

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Investors say agroforestry isn’t just climate friendly — it’s profitable. Stephanie Hanes. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 00:15. This story originally appeared in Mongabay and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

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The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers

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The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers. Holly Secon. Mon, 12/28/2020 - 01:30. At GreenBiz, we’ve been reporting on the world of sustainable business for over two decades, but this year has been unlike any other.

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Paper, plastic or neither? Inside the collaboration to reinvent the shopping bag

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Paper, plastic or neither? Inside the collaboration to reinvent the shopping bag. Tali Zuckerman. Wed, 09/02/2020 - 01:45. Replacing the single-use shopping bag may be one of the most complex sustainability challenges of our time.

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Terreform ONE’s plans to upend cities and suburbs in a post-pandemic world

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Terreform ONE’s plans to upend cities and suburbs in a post-pandemic world. Joel Makower. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 02:11. And now for some serious fun.

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You say old coal plant, I say new green hydrogen facility

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You say old coal plant, I say new green hydrogen facility. Lincoln Bleveans. Tue, 11/24/2020 - 01:30. Relics. Environmental hotspots. Or maybe reminders of a simpler time. Good or bad, no one views America’s old coal-fired power plants with indifference. .

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Collaborating with the ocean is essential to addressing climate change and environmental justice

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Collaborating with the ocean is essential to addressing climate change and environmental justice.

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7 Trends in ESG: What PR Pros Need to Know in 2023

What does the evolution of ESG programs mean for communicators? As it turns out - a lot. New challenges are coming into focus, driven by the increasing attention to corporate sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs, and the evolving state of ESG reporting regulations. This new ebook from 3BL Media explores seven trends in detail and unpacks what they mean for communicators. Access your copy for free today.

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How racism manifests in clean energy

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How racism manifests in clean energy. Sarah Golden. Fri, 06/05/2020 - 00:00. As our institutions strain under the uprising in cities across the country, I’ve been struggling to comprehend the depth of racism in America.

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Companies push Congress to promote climate action. Is anyone listening?

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Companies push Congress to promote climate action. Is anyone listening? Joel Makower. Mon, 05/18/2020 - 09:15. What happens when more than 300 business people descend, virtually, on Capitol Hill to advocate for climate action amid a pandemic and economic crisis?

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COVID-19 could accelerate a global shift from planes to trains

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UBS analysis suggests the pandemic is set to curb air travel growth 10 percent over the next decade as high-speed rail flourishes. Aviation COVID-19 Railroad Transportation & Mobility

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Can we flatten the curve on climate?

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Can we extend that meme to climate change and make it as ubiquitously understood and accepted as it is for the coronavirus? Climate Change COVID-19 Marketing & Communication public opinion Two Steps Forward

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Flattening the climate curve using social learning

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If we had to place on a time delay the impact of headlines, we likely would see the warnings from medical experts and scientists having the strongest impact in building lasting memories for us all. Climate Change COVID-19 COVID-19

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A new Swedish iron processing project could disrupt the global steel industry

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A new Swedish iron processing project could disrupt the global steel industry. Thomas Koch Blank. Thu, 12/17/2020 - 00:20. A recent announcement by Europe’s largest iron ore producer, LKAB, may seem like a technical detail only relevant for metallurgists and steel nerds.

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This is exactly the time to be talking about climate change

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If we have the chance to start anew, why would we want to rescue and lock in unsustainable systems and industries for another generation or more? Climate Change Activism COVID-19 Marketing & Communication Two Steps Forward

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The stunning impact of COVID-19 social distancing on air pollution

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How efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 have reflected air quality in the San Francisco Bay area. COVID-19 Transportation & Mobility

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Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics

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Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics. Joel Makower. Mon, 05/11/2020 - 00:44. At first glance, the sprawling industrial site, covering roughly 900 acres in Kingsport, Tennessee, appears to be just another chemical manufacturing facility.

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In semi-arid Africa, farmers are transforming the 'underground forest' into life-giving trees

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Revitalization of a traditional agricultural practice known as farmer managed natural regeneration is bringing new life to millions of acres of degraded land while boosting food, fuel, habitat and carbon storage. Africa Agriculture farmers Food & Agriculture Food Systems Regenerative Agricultur

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Circular economy principles are alleviating COVID-19 shortages

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With medical supplies and personal protection in short supply, hospitals and companies are embracing refurbishment and reuse. Circular Economy COVID-19

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Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030

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Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:00.

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COVID-19 and climate change: A healthy dose of reality

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Consider the global health crisis currently upon us as a warm-up act for a climate-changing world. Climate Change Health social inclusion Supply Chain Two Steps Forward

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The case for exploring jute as an alternative to plastic

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For starters, it's a material that is readily available, biodegradable and affordable. Circular Economy plastic

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Turning black swans green

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Black swans, grey swans, green swans — a guided tour through a sustainability-minded recovery. Climate Strategy Leadership The Elkington Report

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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020

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In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender. Careers Equity & Inclusion

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How COVID-19 will redesign urban mobility

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Despite the hard transportation times for public transit and micromobility, it's not all doom and gloom. Driving Change Public Transit Transportation Transportation & Mobility Urban Mobility

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Where is capitalism headed?

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The 2020s will be the worst of times for those clinging to the old order, yet potentially the best of times for those embracing and driving the new. Books Climate Strategy Leadership GreenBiz Reads

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How Dell and Levi's envision the future of repair

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How Dell and Levi's envision the future of repair. Elsa Wenzel. Wed, 05/27/2020 - 02:00. Doing away with a culture of disposability is one of the big dreams of the circular economy.

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Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy?

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Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? Jim Robbins. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:30. This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360. Saudi Arabia is constructing a futuristic city in the desert on the Red Sea called Neom.

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Inside Bill Weihl’s quest to give employees and job seekers a 'ClimateVoice'

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A new initiative aims to press companies to have a strong and active voice on climate policy in the United States. Your company and its campus recruiters just may be a target. Climate Change Activism Employee Engagement Two Steps Forward

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How climate change has altered cocoa farming in Ivory Coast

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Severe droughts have caused soil fertility to decline and therefore, yields hampered. Agriculture Books farmers Food & Agriculture Deforestation GreenBiz Reads

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Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South

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Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South. Danielle Purifoy. Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:45.

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We need to think beyond urban farming

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But the broader agricultural world can learn much from how those operations use data. Agriculture Food Systems urban agriculture

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Watch these four clean energy trends in U.S. cities

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Cities can ally with one another to overcome shared barriers. Cities Renewable Energy

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