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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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Racism makes the impacts of climate change unequal 2.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360 . The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans have cast stark new light on the racism that remains deeply embedded in U.S. society. It is as present in matters of the environment as in other aspects of life: Both historical and present-day injustices have left people of color exposed to far greater environmental health hazards than whites. Elizabeth Yeampierre has been an important voice on these issues for more than two decades. As co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance , she leads a coalition of more than 70 organizations focused on addressing racial and economic inequities together with climate change. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Yeampierre draws a direct line from slavery and the rapacious exploitation of natural resources to current issues of environmental justice. "I think about people who got the worst food, the worst ...
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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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Navajo ranchers are raising premium beef. 17.6.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Is their success sustainable?
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Episode 217: Checking in with CSOs, biodiversity talk, the 'fragility' of auto-centric cities 24.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Plus, McKinsey Partner Dickon Pinner offers advice on how corporate sustainability professions can apply lessons from the COVID-19 crisis to long-term climate strategy.
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Triumph and tragedy: Trump’s border wall expands 20.4.2020 Current Issue
Anger and despair rise as new projects are announced in the Southwest.
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Inside Bill Weihl’s quest to give employees and job seekers a 'ClimateVoice' 24.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
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.
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We went to jail for our great-granddaughters 14.1.2020 Current Issue
Protesting the Jordan Cove natural gas facility and its pipeline brings an environmental writer and a rancher together.
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5 priorities to ensure climate action benefits low-income and disadvantaged groups 10.1.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We can't leave anyone behind as we transition to a clean economy.
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20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2020 6.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
These corporate execs are casting a new mold for embracing environmental, social and governance factors at the highest levels.
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2019 was the year that… 30.12.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
It was a very good year, except when it wasn't.
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Early-career public-sector sustainability professionals reflect on VERGE 19 (Part 1) 19.12.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Insightful on mobility. Actionable ideas for addressing food waste. Youth activism. What inspired CivicSpark leaders at this year’s conference.
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Power to the young people: emerging climate leaders attend VERGE 19 16.12.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Passionate youth, corporate changemakers, cleantech innovators and public sector planners are all critical to the success of the climate movement.
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Looking at climate from the social angle 27.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
An NFL fullback, teen activists, a National Geographic photographer and others provide provocative talks about critical equity-climate connections.
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Episode 195: AI tale, Ceres tackles capital markets, the kids are more than alright 1.11.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Week in ReviewCommentary of some of this week's stories begins at 7:20.
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What 'the kids' need from the professional world on climate action 30.10.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Five lessons from young activists at VERGE 19.
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Author Naomi Klein on the opportunity of multiple lifetimes: fighting the climate emergency 21.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
In her new book, the writer and activist urges us to take this chance to create a clean economy and save both humanity and its only home.
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Behind Vancouver's massive and mysterious Women Deliver conference 18.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Penney Kome Hardly anyone local was prepared when a New York-based organization named Women Deliver swept into Vancouver in early June to discuss gender equality with 8,000 political leaders, advocates, academics and journalists from 165 countries -- and another 100,000 people globally participating online -- and then swept out again. Wait! Who was that masked stranger? What made the conference (and the organization) really daring though, was the subject: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). If a Women Deliver conference was held in an anti-abortion jurisdiction -- say, the state of Alabama -- the whole state might implode in frustration.      The name "Women Deliver" hints at the organization's original goal: to lead the way towards achieving the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal No. 5, Improve Maternal Health. "In 2007 the maternal mortality rate was atrociously high," says the Women Deliver website. "World leaders needed to step up, rally around the issue and commit to action. ...
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Where our past 30 Under 30 honorees are today 3.6.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's a sampling of the latest activities from among the 120 outstanding young professionals we've named since 2016.
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Beyond corporate philanthropy: How steel company ArcelorMittal evolved its community engagement 1.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With executive director for corporate responsibility Marcy Twete, the company is expanding impact and moving the industry.
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