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Is business the new destination for millennial activists?

Is business the new destination for millennial activists? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A generational shift in whether nonprofits or for-profits are better suited to effect change.
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Morgan Stanley and Citi Say They Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy

Morgan Stanley and Citi Say They Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years, another show of corporate support for climate action running counter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s view on the issue.
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Toxic Numbers Adding Up In Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey

Toxic Numbers Adding Up In Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The US EPA has been releasing little information on the toxic impact of Hurricane Harvey, but the Coast Guard is adding up the numbers -- and sharing them.
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Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Promoting Paris Accord, Cites ‘Stark Reality’ of Global Warming

Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Promoting Paris Accord, Cites ‘Stark Reality’ of Global Warming | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on world leaders to build clean economies to help tackle climate change, seeking to bolster support for the Paris agreement that the U.S. wants to renegotiate or leave.
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New York City aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions from buildings

New York City aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions from buildings | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The building standards come as New York attempts to abide by the Paris climate deal.
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Wow! Hurricane Irma stripped the green right off these islands

Wow! Hurricane Irma stripped the green right off these islands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
NASA images show the remarkable transformation from verdant to bare as the northern Caribbean's vegetation proved no match for the storm.
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Pope Francis On Climate Change Denial: 'Man Is Stupid'

Pope Francis On Climate Change Denial: 'Man Is Stupid' | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“When you don’t want to see, you don’t see," the pope says while flying over the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean.
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France plans to end all fossil fuel production by 2040

France plans to end all fossil fuel production by 2040 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Although somewhat symbolic, the new legislation coincides with the 2040 end of gas and diesel vehicle sales.
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Plastic particles found in most tap water samples across the globe

Plastic particles found in most tap water samples across the globe | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The US had the highest rate, with 94% of tap water samples taken from various sites around the country contaminated with plastic particles.
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Landfill to lifestyle: This line of furniture is made entirely from post-consumer waste

Landfill to lifestyle: This line of furniture is made entirely from post-consumer waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new entry to the eco-friendly furnishings market offers a collection of furniture and home accessories that comes with a bold set of standards.
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In Kenya, Selling or Importing Plastic Bags Will Cost You $19,000 — or Jail

In Kenya, Selling or Importing Plastic Bags Will Cost You $19,000 — or Jail | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New rules that went into effect on Monday forbid the use of plastic grocery bags and call for prison and steep fines for anyone manufacturing or importing them.
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Abused Dogs and Cats Now Have a (Human) Voice in Connecticut Courts

Abused Dogs and Cats Now Have a (Human) Voice in Connecticut Courts | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new law makes Connecticut the first state to allow judges to appoint legal advocates to represent animals’ interests in abuse cases. Others are watching its rollout closely.
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Opinion | Trump and Pruitt, Making America Polluted Again

Opinion | Trump and Pruitt, Making America Polluted Again | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Their environmental legacy will literally be toxic.
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Target Commits to 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton by 2022

Target Commits to 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton by 2022 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Target announced that by 2020, it will only source cotton from sustainable sources for its national brands in apparel, home products and other goods. The retailer said it will work with suppliers to improve their performance on water, chemical use, labor issues and soil health.
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Eileen Fisher wants to reach younger consumers through recycled fashion - Digiday

Eileen Fisher wants to reach younger consumers through recycled fashion - Digiday | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Renew program, the details of which are on display at a gallery in Brooklyn, asks for customers' old Eileen Fisher clothing back, then either resells them used or breaks down the fabric into new garments.
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Patagonia launches Worn Wear, an online store for used gear

Patagonia launches Worn Wear, an online store for used gear | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The pop-up events were so successful that the outdoor clothing retailer has made them permanent.
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The US And Syria Are Now The Only Countries To Reject The Paris Climate Accord

The US And Syria Are Now The Only Countries To Reject The Paris Climate Accord | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Nicaragua, which refused to sign in protest of a weak global climate agreement, says it’s now joining.
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Living in China Takes 3½ Years Off Your Life

Living in China Takes 3½ Years Off Your Life | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
China’s failure to bring air quality up to global standards is shaving years off the lives of its citizens: 3½ years on average, to be precise.
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China's 'sponge cities' aim to reuse most rainwater

China's 'sponge cities' aim to reuse most rainwater | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's an ambitious plan to arrest urban flooding, but can it overcome local constraints?
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Sea Salt Increasingly Contaminated by Micro Plastic

Sea Salt Increasingly Contaminated by Micro Plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It turns out that ocean pollution is having an impact on more than just seafood; many sea salt brands could be contaminated by plastic particles, according to a recent study.
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Corporations Causing Sea Level Rise -- New Proof

Corporations Causing Sea Level Rise -- New Proof | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new study backed by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that about 30 percent of the world's sea level rise can be directly attributed to emissions from fossil fuel producers. And they name names too.
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Mars Inc. Promises $1 Billion Investment in Climate Change and Sustainable Supply Chain

Mars Inc. Promises $1 Billion Investment in Climate Change and Sustainable Supply Chain | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mars Inc. backd up its words with action as the company promises to invest approximately $1 billion in its “Sustainable in a Generation Plan over the next several years.
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Australia generates enough renewable energy to power 70% of homes

Australia generates enough renewable energy to power 70% of homes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
That number will rise to almost 100 percent in just a few years.
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Lab-grown meat company raises $17m in funding

Lab-grown meat company raises $17m in funding | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Cargill—who hasn't invested in Memphis Meats at this point?
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Patagonia’s First TV Ad Buy Urges Support for Public Lands

Patagonia’s First TV Ad Buy Urges Support for Public Lands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, Patagonia purchased television airtime. The company will run ads in Montana, Utah and Nevada, states where activists say national monuments are under threat.
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