Today’s Solutions: November 29, 2021

Corporate Social Responsibility

Keeping up with the latest news in all four corporate social responsibility categories: environment, human rights, philanthropy, and economic responsibility.

This middle school has its own mini grocery store to battle food insecurity

Gunna's Drip Closet And Goodr Grocery Store operates much like other grocery stores. It has food and household essentials with regular operating hours, but there are a few key differences between this shop and your local corner store. For one thing, everything is free. For another, it’s located Read More...

California law strengthens protections for mega-retailer warehouse workers

Last week, California became the first state to take action on unethical productivity practices in mega-retailer warehouses. The newly-passed law, AB 701, bars large retailers like Amazon from firing warehouse workers for missing quotas. The new law aims to ensure that productivity goals do not Read More...

Popular New York clothing store now offers a secondhand shopping area

Shoppers who visit the Madewell store in Brooklyn will find a surprise if they head up to the location’s second floor. Madewell has collaborated with popular online used clothing retailer thredUP to create the “Circular Store”—an assortment of pre-owned Madewell products as well as repaired Read More...

Major US companies commit to hiring and training Afghan refugees

As the first group of 37,000 Afghan refugees begins arriving in US states, a group of more than 30 US companies have agreed to make the transition smoother with the commitment to hire and train these refugees. According to Tent Partnership for Refugees, the organization spearheading the Read More...

This company offers accessible pharmacy services for the vision impaired

During the pandemic, many of us relied on drive-through services to pick up essential medications or get a Covid test, but for blind or vision-impaired individuals, these convenient and safe options were simply not a possibility. Even before the pandemic, accessing and reading prescriptions was Read More...

4 Key strategies to employ in the upcoming UN climate summits

Two important climate summits are coming up as we near the end of 2021. The first, on September 24, will be the first in 40 years to focus specifically on energy. The second, the COP26, will run the first two weeks of November and aims to mobilize countries to step up their climate commitments as Read More...

One ambitious crew is bringing carbon-neutral shipping to the Hudson River

Many conscious consumers choose to limit their online shopping to reduce their personal footprint, but entrepreneur Sam Merrett is taking sustainable commerce to a new level. After purchasing a 64-foot steel-hulled sailboat on Craigslist in 2015, he launched a “clean shipping” venture which Read More...

Lake Tahoe ski resort officially changes derogatory name

Last summer, as many companies and institutions across the US contemplated the legacies of racism in their own cultures, one Northern California ski resort decided it was time to retire their derogatory name in favor of a more inclusive title. After months of discussion and input from Native Read More...

12 Indigenous-owned sustainable businesses you can support

As the original stewards of the land, Indigenous peoples have long been at the forefront of environmental movements, including community sustainability. One way to help the environment on an individual level is to support native-owned businesses that offer consumers sustainable products. Here are Read More...

New California bill aims to bring reality to recycling logos

If you look around at just about everything made of plastic in your home, as well as most paper products and anything that contains just about anything, the odds are you’ll see that ubiquitous three arrow triangle on the item’s label or embossed somewhere. Now, many of us think this is just a Read More...