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Greta Thunberg Has Been Nominated for Another Nobel Prize
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Madagascar to Plant 60 Million Trees to Help Fight Climate Change
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More than a year after the launch of System 001, The Ocean Cleanup confirms that they’ve been successful in retrieving trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
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This Circus In Germany Is Using Holograms Instead of Real Animals
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Michelob ULTRA Is Rewarding Environmentally Conscious NYC Marathon Runners for “Plogging”
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McDonald’s is the latest fast food company to embrace the vegan life — by introducing a new meat-free option at their headquarters.
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UN Encourages Companies That Use Animals in Their Ads to Donate to Conservation Efforts
The UN is reminding people that if they profit off of ads featuring animals to give back to those animals in need.
UK-Based Grocery Store Tesco Experiments With Plastic-Free Produce Packaging
Tesco is experimenting with a new way to cut back on waste by changing the way they package their produce.
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The Earth Is Greener Than It Was 20 Years Ago, According to NASA
Satellite images prove that the Earth is now greener than ever before — thanks, in part, to aggressive tree-planting plans.
Sea Turtle Populations Are Recovering Thanks to Laws Put in Place to Protect Sea Life
Of the animals examined as part of a study, 75 percent of sea turtles have increased their populations.
New Study Confirms People Value Corporate Sustainability When Deciding Where to Work
This is a whole new definition to the term “corporate sustainability.”
This Robot Just Delivered 100,000 Baby Corals to the Great Barrier Reef
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Emirates Sees a 40% Increase in Plant-Based Meal Requests on Flights
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Ben & Jerry’s to Phase out Single-Use Plastic at Ice Cream Shops
Of course, a waffle cone is the most sustainable option when it comes to enjoying your ice cream!
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Some of the biggest producers of single-use plastic are coming together to make it a thing of the past.
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Budweiser Now Brews Their Beer With 100% Wind Energy
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The youth know that they’re the future — so they’re fighting for the future they deserve.
High School Students Upcycle Plastic Bags to Make Mats for the Homeless
These high school students managed to tackle two major problems at once.
SeaWorld Rebrands Its Last Shamu-Themed Attraction
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Japan Suggests Using Recycled Materials for Medals at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
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Celebrities Are Using the 10-Year Challenge to Show How Much the Planet Has Changed
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Standard Industries is getting into the solar game in a major way.
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste Launches With $1 Billion Commitment to End Plastic Pollution, Faces Criticism
The “alliance” is made up of 26 major companies.
Impossible Burger CEO Reveals Plans to Make Plant-Based Steak
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The Oceans Are Warming Even Faster Than Researchers Thought
The Oceans are warming at an even faster rate than the United Nations guessed they would just five years ago.
Spain Brings Renewable Energy to State-Owned Paradores
Spain is hoping to influence other businesses in their country by embracing renewable energy at their state-owned luxury hotels.
“Paws on Plastic” Campaign Encouraging People to Pick Up Litter While Walking Their Dogs
This new initiative out of Scotland is simple: You’re already walking your dog, may as well pick up litter while you’re at it.
New Bill Introduced in California Would Make It the First State to Require Digital Receipts
Should the bill pass, consumers would not only eliminate waste but will also be protected from toxins that often coat the receipts.
Serbia Has Officially Shut Down Fur Farms
The decision is expected to save around 12,000 chinchillas every year.
New York City’s Foam Ban Is Finally In Effect
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The Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 Breaks Down While Cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
After The Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 broke down cleaning The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it’s more important than ever for us to do our part.
Ethical Clothing Brand PANGAIA Creates Vegan Down Jacket With Wildflowers
PANGAIA isn’t just fashionable — they’re also incredible ethical.
Washington D.C. Moves Forward With Goal of 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2032
Washington D.C. has voted in favor of passing the Clean Energy Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, which may implement the country’s most ambitious renewable energy policy in the country.
California Bans Pet Stores from Selling Puppy Mill Dogs
California has taken a big step in the direction of animal rights by banning pet stores from selling dogs bred by puppy mills.
Carl’s Jr. Partners With Vegan Meat Company Beyond Meat
Starting this year, you’ll be able to get a vegan patty by Beyond Meat at Carl’s Jr. restaurants.
Purple Carrot Introduces New Plant-Based Breakfast and Lunch Options
Purple Carrot is making it even easier to eat plant-based around the clock.
First Plastic-Free Passenger Flight Takes Off
Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly says they made history when they flew the first flight without any single-use plastic.
Crayola’s ColorCycle Lets You Recycle Any Markers — Not Just Their Own
Crayola wants to help you recycle any markers — not just their own.
California Officials Vote to Move Towards 100 Percent Electric City Buses
The days of buses that run on diesel or natural gas are officially numbered in California.
New Poll Shows Support for the Green New Deal
Polling released by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication shows that 81 percent of respondents support the Green New Deal.
Google Maps’ Newest Feature Could Lower Vehicle Emissions
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Endangered Whales, Giraffes, and Gorillas See Population Increase
Thanks to conservation efforts, select species of endangered whales, giraffes, and gorillas are seeing population gains.
New Study: Cyclists Exposed to Less Air Pollution Than Any Other Commuters on Busy Roads
A new study suggests that the “cleanest” way to commute in a city is to take a bike.
Norway Becomes First Country to Ban Palm Oil-Based Biofuel
Norway has banned palm oil-based biofuel, taking a major step towards protecting the rainforest.
Milan Plans to Plant 3 Million Trees by 2030
Milan shares their ambitious plan to fight for a greener future for its citizens.
Kelloggs Cuts Back on Food Waste by Using Rejected Cornflakes to Make Beer
Kelloggs has found a way to cut back on their food waste — they’re making beer out of rejected cornflakes.
Costa Rica Goes 300 Days Using Only Renewable Energy
Costa Rica just had a major clean energy milestone: They went 300 days using only renewable energy.
Plastic Bag Circulation Down 80 Percent in Australia Following Supermarket Ban
There are 1.5 billion less plastic bags in circulation in Australian after two major supermarket chains banned their use.
Researcher Postpones Retirement After Accidentally Discovering Method to Restore Coral Reefs
Dr. David Vaughan had plans to retire but called them off after he discovered a way to restore dying coral reefs — by accident.