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April is Earth Month! 5 effective Earth Day campaigns and the holiday's history

April is Earth Month, a time to celebrate and protect our world. The annual Earth Day celebration on April 22 draws more than a billion people, making it the greatest civic event in the world.  Earth Month is an expansion of the Earth Day movement, which originated in the early 1970s in the Read More...

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Ikea US will soon be offering consumers solar panels

Soon, shoppers in the US at Ikea will be able to buy more than just cute household furniture and accessories. Ikea announced an exciting new product in a press statement: solar panels. The Swedish home and living giant partnered with SunPower, a California-based company that sells and installs Read More...

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IKEA buys land ravaged by hurricane to transform into forests

The Optimist Daily has shared several stories about the popular Swedish furniture company IKEA and its environmentally friendly initiatives such as its buyback and resell program, its pledge to stop using plastic packaging, its zero-waste vegetable cookbook, and its effort to sell renewable energy Read More...

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IKEA’s buy back and resell program has launched in select US stores

Last year, Swedish furniture company IKEA announced plans to launch a “Buy Back & Resell” program as part of their plan to reduce waste and become carbon neutral by 2020. After successful trials of the buy-back program in Europe, the sustainable initiative is officially coming to select US Read More...

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Ikea plans to stop using plastic packaging by 2028

As the environmental burden of our excessive use of plastic packaging is regularly making headlines these days, some companies are looking to set an example by transitioning towards more sustainable packaging materials. One of the frontrunners leading this shift away from plastic is Ikea, which Read More...

IKEA to sell renewable energy

IKEA to sell renewable energy directly to customers

IKEA has made efforts to transition to a greener business model with disassembly and moving instructions for furniture, forest protection, and buy-back programs. They even published a zero-waste cookbook! Now, the Swedish company is looking to expand its environmental reach even further with the Read More...

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IKEA unveils disassembly instructions to help extend the life of your furniture

Last year, IKEA announced its ambitious vision of becoming fully circular by 2030. This means that over the next two decades the furniture giant will design each one of its products to be reused, repaired, resold, or recycled. And the company has been serious about its goal. It has already Read More...

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Ikea is turning this Swedish city into a hub for green-minded projects

Last month, Ikea made it into the Optimist Daily after purchasing nearly 11,000 acres of forest in Georgia to protect it from being developed. Today, we bring you a whole new initiative from the furniture giant that involves turning the Swedish city of Helsingborg into a sustainable community. In Read More...

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The Ideal City is an urban ‘cookbook’ for planners to design better cities

By 2050, more than 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. This means that we’ll need to significantly expand our urban landscapes to accommodate for the incoming wave of urban dwellers. In an effort to inspire urban planners to design tomorrow’s cities in a Read More...

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Ikea just bought a forest in Georgia to keep it protected

A forest in Georgia covering nearly 11,000 acres was on the verge of being sold and developed when an unlikely savior appeared: Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant. At the moment, Ikea is on a mission to become “climate positive” by 2030. Climate positive means Ikea wants to reduce more Read More...