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Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South 21.10.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South Danielle Purifoy Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:45 This story was originally published by Southerly , in partnership with Scalawag and Environmental Health News for its Powerlines series, which looks at climate change, justice, and infrastructure in the American South. The series is supported by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, and is part of their  POWER project .  In 2013, when Enviva Biomass opened a new plant near Belinda Joyner’s community in Northampton County, North Carolina, she already knew what to expect. As the Northeast Organizer for  Clean Water for North Carolina , she’d met with residents of a small, majority Black town called Ahoskie, 40 miles from her home. Enviva had built its  first North Carolina plant  there two years before.  The corporation, which manufactures wood pellets as a purportedly renewable alternative to coal, did what most industries do in ...
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Chemical footprinting comes of age 13.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
Chemical footprinting comes of age Meg Wilcox Mon, 07/13/2020 - 02:00 When the Chemical Footprint Project launched in December 2014, it aspired to become the next carbon footprint or the next widely used tool for measuring company performance on a critical sustainability concern — toxic chemical use in the manufacturing of products.  It’s made steady progress since then, with 31 companies, including Levi Strauss, Walmart and HP Inc., using the Chemical Footprint Project’s annual survey to inventory and report on their hazardous chemical use, as well as their progress towards safer alternatives.  Last month, however, the initiative scored a big win that just might bring it closer to reaching its lofty goal. Nearly 45 percent of TJX Companies’ shareholders voted in favor of a resolution calling on the discount retailer to report on its plans to reduce its chemical footprint (the "chemicals of concern" used to manufacture the products it sells in its stores).   "To get that kind of vote on this ask, that ...
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How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice Kristoffer Tigue Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in InsideClimate News and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. In many ways, Maleta Kimmons defines her neighborhood by what it lacks. Several houses near her home remain vacant. Last week, she had to drive seven miles just to buy groceries. And two weeks ago, at the height of the Minneapolis protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer May 25, looters broke into the only pharmacy in the area, forcing the store to close and leaving many in the neighborhood without easy access to life-saving medication such as insulin or inhalers for asthma. Kimmons, who prefers to go by the name Queen, said what her neighborhood doesn't lack is pollution. Near North, where Queen lives, is one of several neighborhoods that make up north Minneapolis, a  predominately ...
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Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni 29.6.2020 GreenBiz.com
Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni Heather Clancy Mon, 06/29/2020 - 02:30 June 22 marked the publication of the fifth annual GreenBiz 30 Under 30 , our report celebrating rising young professionals in the field of corporate sustainability.  What’s up in the worlds of the 120 alumni from past lists? We reached out this spring to check in, asking those inclined to weigh in on how current events have changed their world views. We asked them to consider two questions: With the world turned upside down, what is your focus at work? Do you think the COVID-19 crisis marks a turning point for the sustainability movement?  Following are some of their responses, lightly edited, representing perspective from all four past cohorts. We did not specifically ask the alumni to consider the broader question of systemic racism, as our outreach was completed prior to the national protests triggered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But look for future updates and essays on this topic, such as ...
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Western states lead the way in vote-by-mail elections 15.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As COVID-19 closes most in-person polling locations, will states be able to scale up in time?
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Utah and New Mexico lead the Mountain West in COVID-19 testing 6.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Testing czars and local laboratories allowed the states to be more aggressive with testing.
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A roadmap for restoring our life support system 21.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Ecologist John Harte explains how we can use the same interconnectedness that is spurring catastrophe to promote health and sustainability.
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Biodiversity, pandemics and the circle of life 20.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Addressing biodiversity, like so many other things, seems to have been shunted aside by the coronavirus outbreak. It would make much more sense to keep it front and center.
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Thirsty crops and vulnerable families vie for California’s precious water 4.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Farmers are pumping until residential wells run dry in the Central Valley.
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New Mexico grapples with its ‘forever’ chemicals 26.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The City of Clovis has a water contamination problem, but no easy way to fix it.
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Dollar General, Sephora, Lowe's among 7 most improved retailers addressing toxic chemicals 3.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Sales of products marketed as sustainable are growing 5.6 times faster than conventionally marketed products.
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A surge of new plastic production is on the way 17.1.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Major oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their fuels, are ramping up their plastics output.
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How 2019 laid the groundwork for change in the chemical industry 15.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There's a movement to regulate toxics such as Chlorpyrifos and PFAS.
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Climate change has led to more temperature inversions and the rise of 'super pollution events' 15.1.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This is why the air was unsafe to breathe and reeked of "hospital waste" in a Pennsylvania community in late December.
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How actor Michelle Pfeiffer championed the world's first circular fragrance line 2.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
The first C2C- and EWG-certified fragrances were made with a unique startup-nonprofit-corporate collaboration. Here's what that means for the cosmetics industry at large.
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These Canadian janitors live to work 31.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar Martin Echevarrieta finishes his eight-and-a-half-hour janitorial shift around 4 p.m. at a residential building in Toronto's North York area. The 39-year-old is in charge of cleaning 22 floors, and takes pride in standing up to the rigours of the job. When initially recommended for the position two years ago, he was told that the employer wanted someone responsible who could handle the workload. "I said, 'Why not?' Plus they give me good benefits plus a little more money [than my previous job]. But it's what I like. I like to work," he says, in his customary soft-spoken manner. The management trusts him now, he says, crediting his strong work ethic. One day, he hopes to be promoted to superintendent. After about a minute's drive, Echevarrieta unites daily with his old friend, Enrique Turnainsky, 63. The older of the two Hispanic men also finishes his cleaning shift around the same time.  But they're not headed home, or meeting for an after-work drink at a bar or café.  From 5:30 until ...
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A former McDonald's exec on planetary health, human health and brand health 4.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Ex-CSO Bob Langert talks behind-the-scenes of the food giant's sustainability journey.
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Will California's ingredient transparency law spur safer cleaners? 17.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Disclosure, like many cleaning products, remains the best disinfectant.
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Toxic chemicals can enter food through packaging, so we made a list 23.8.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Environmental NGO EDF has identified toxic chemicals of concern that must be addressed to ensure health and safety.
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Living homes for all 16.8.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Can we transform the durability, healthy and sustainability afforable housing?
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