Episode 234: Circularity 20 highlights, talking green chemistry

August 28, 2020 by  
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Episode 234: Circularity 20 highlights, talking green chemistry Heather Clancy Fri, 08/28/2020 – 02:00 Week in Review Stories discussed this week (6:45). The rise (and rise) of sustainability-linked finance This Israeli startup mimics mangroves, coral and oysters to create protective seawalls Amid devastating forest fires, One Trillion Trees movement puts down U.S. roots Features Mainstage highlights from Circularity 20 (19:10) This week, GreenBiz hosted Circularity 20, the largest North American conference focused on circular economy issues. We’ll be posting videos for many systems in coming weeks. Meanwhile, here are highlights from four of our mainstage speakers. (A second batch is forthcoming next week.) Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which has been instrumental in catalyzing collective corporate action to address key circular economy issues such as plastics and food waste, kicked off the conference. This outtake feature her thoughts on systems change and the link between climate change and circularity. Audrey Choi, chief marketing officer and chief sustainability officer of Morgan Stanley, gave a great presentation on ways to engage the C-suite about circular economy issues. “I can’t think of another instance in which it would be a smart business position to take a finite natural resource, turn it into a product we use on average for 12 minutes and throw it away,” she said, talking about single-use plastics.  Ovie Mughelli, the former Atlanta Falcons fullback who has dedicated his voice and resources to environmental education for children, challenged the business community to work harder on including environmental justice considerations in their strategy. Jasmine Crowe, founder and CEO of Goodr, addressed the persistent problem of food waste and made the case for why every company — no matter its industry — needs to be have a strategy for addressing it.  Reflections on circular economy progress (34:00) Lauren Phipps, director of the Circularity conference and senior analyst for GreenBiz, chats about the challenges — and opportunities — associated with taking the event online, the need to move from pilots into fully scaled projects and the imperative to prioritize concerns for equity and access in circular business processes. Green chemistry pioneer goes corporate (44:05) Chemist John Warner has joined materials company Zymergen as a research fellow, where he’ll focus on building the 12 principles of green chemistry into its work. Warner and Zymergen co-founder and CEO Josh Hoffman chat about their new mission. *Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Curiosity,” “Knowing the Truth,” “4th Avenue Walkup,” “Going for a Coffee,” “Here’s the Thing” and “And So Then” *This episode was sponsored by WestRock Resources galore Greentech on the red sea. How do we innovate our way out of the climate crisis? Three professors from Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology discussing promising solutions in energy and water. Join the webcast at 1 p.m. EDT Sept. 8. Today’s carbon-negative fuel. Exploring the potential for fleet emissions reductions through renewable natural gas. Register here for the discussion at 1 p.m. EDT Sept. 10. ESG values and a sustainable future.  Why placing environment, social and governance principles at the center of COVID-19 recovery places makes sense for resilience and the bottom line. Sign up for the interactive session at 1 p.m. EDT Sept. 15. Inside The Climate Pledge. Senior executives from Amazon, Global Optimism and Verizon share insights on why collaborative corporate action on the climate crisis is more critical than ever. Join us during Climate Week at noon EDT Sept. 24. State of the Profession. Our sixth report examining the evolving role of corporate sustainability leaders. Download it here . The State of Green Business 2020. Our 13th annual analysis of key metrics and trends published here . Do we have a newsletter for you! We produce six weekly newsletters: GreenBuzz by Executive Editor Joel Makower (Monday); Transport Weekly by Senior Writer and Analyst Katie Fehrenbacher (Tuesday); VERGE Weekly by Executive Director Shana Rappaport and Editorial Director Heather Clancy (Wednesday); Energy Weekly by Senior Energy Analyst Sarah Golden (Thursday); Food Weekly by Carbon and Food Analyst Jim Giles (Thursday); and Circular Weekly by Director and Senior Analyst Lauren Phipps (Friday). 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6 Issues Facing Electric Vehicles

January 17, 2020 by  
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Fun to drive and cheaper to operate, electric vehicles have … The post 6 Issues Facing Electric Vehicles appeared first on Earth911.com.

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While you were grilling, the world moved forward

July 8, 2019 by  
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While Americans were doing cookouts and lazing by the lake, the rest of the civilized world was moving forward on climate and other issues.

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How Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew is leading a global movement toward clean beauty

July 8, 2019 by  
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The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: Can we move the needle on safe and nontoxic ingredients in the cosmetics industry?

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What’s in style: Fashion giants including Puma, H&M and Burberry don new carbon pledges

December 14, 2018 by  
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A new UN charter seeks to accelerate commitments on circular production, low-carbon transport, improved consumer awareness and other issues.

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Is employee activism on sustainability nearing a tipping point?

April 26, 2017 by  
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Most of those working for large U.S. companies expect their CEO to be vocal about environmental and social issues, according to new research. And when it comes to the issues they care about most, renewable energy trumps immigration.

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Recycle Your Cell Phone Already

July 21, 2016 by  
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Cell phone recycling positively impacts the environment. According to About News & Issues, cell phones contain precious metals that should be conserved. Since these materials can be reused, it doesn’t make environmental sense to allow them to…

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9/11 Museum Slated to Open as Early as This May

January 30, 2014 by  
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After numerous delays caused by financial disputes and weather issues, the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum says it is finally set to open to the public as early as this May. While many New Yorkers look forward to the new museum as a place of remembrance for those who lost their lives in the attacks, others remain critical of the hefty $24 planned admission fee . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , Hurricane Sandy , Joe Daniels , National 9/11 Memorial Museum , September 11 museum opening , snohetta , sustainable design , WTC Site        

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Digging in to the Whole ‘O’ of Sustainability at General Mills

January 8, 2012 by  
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Jerry Lynch, Chief Sustainability Officer at the food giant, talks about the company's 2015 sustainability goals, their relationship with their brands, the issues surrounding food waste, and much more.

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Ryan Avent’s The Gated City: Are NIMBYs Killing The Economy? (Book Review)

September 5, 2011 by  
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I first met Ryan Avent in 2008 when we were both liveblogging a conference on urban design in Philadelphia. I have followed him closely ever since; he writes about urban and other issues for the Economist, and is always fascinating.( read his blog here ) He just released The Gated City , as a Kindle Single, a short e-book format. (An excerpt appears in

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