Today’s Solutions: July 21, 2024

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Writers start campaign to push publishing towards carbon neutrality

The weighty feel of a book in your hands; a window into the minds and hearts of people. Whether you're taking it to the park for some quiet time or reading it before bed, a good book is there as a companion, an advisor, and a guide. An age-old custom that reminds us of life before smartphones and Read More...

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EU bans new gas or diesel vehicle production by the year 2035

The European Parliament adopted a ban on the sale of new fossil-fueled cars and light vehicles by 2035 earlier this month. Following in the footsteps of California and New York, among other U.S. states, the European Union will now be one of the major car markets to compel a move to electric Read More...

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11 positive energy developments that show the bright side of 2020

Yes, 2020 was a year saturated with negative news. But we wouldn’t do it justice if we only remembered it for the doom and gloom. Throughout the year's unprecedented times, there have also been plenty of moments that brought a sense of optimism over our planet’s future. Our global energy Read More...

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The port city of Sunderland will host UK’s first carbon-neutral community

As the urgency of the climate crisis continues to grow, climate-friendly elements are increasingly becoming a prominent feature of urban development projects. One of the latest cities poised to experience future-proof urban planning is the post-industrial port city of Sunderland, located in the Read More...

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Japan, the world’s third largest economy, vows to go carbon-neutral by 2050

As extreme weather events associated with climate change are becoming more common all over the world, we’ve recently seen an increasing number of economies pledge to do their part in solving this urgent global challenge. The most recent commitment of the like comes from Japan, the world’s Read More...

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General Mills to become carbon neutral by 2030 by cutting food waste

Major food company General Mills announced this week that it plans to reduce emissions by 30 percent over the next decade and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. A big part of meeting this goal will be reducing food waste by at least 50 percent. In the past year, four percent of the company’s Read More...

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Ford commits to carbon neutrality by 2050

Ford is the latest company to announce a plan for achieving carbon neutrality. The car manufacturer will strive to become carbon neutral by 2050 by focusing on three main areas: vehicle use, supply base, and company facilities.  These three critical areas account for 95 percent of the Read More...

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Bank of America has achieved carbon neutrality a year ahead of schedule

In an effort to become more sustainable, Bank of America has achieved its goal of carbon neutrality. Even better: it did so a year ahead of schedule. The carbon-neutral status is still pending third party approval, but the company achieved its carbon footprint reduction by reducing Scope 1 and 2 Read More...

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University of California divests from fossil fuels to invest in the future

In a big win for environmental activists and renewable energy advocates, the University of California investment management team announced this week that it will divest from fossil fuels this month. We think this is terrific news! While the announcement is seen as a victory for those lobbying Read More...

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Britain wants to ramp up efforts in fight against climate change

Following the recent UN report that warns that we have one last chance to prevent a climate disaster, the British government is seeking to increase its efforts to achieve full-on carbon neutrality. The country’s current target of reducing carbon emissions by 2050 stands at 80 percent, but experts Read More...