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Building powered by green energy aims to help homeless

Building powered by green energy aims to help homeless | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There are 35 units set aside for formerly homeless New Yorkers, Omni New York said.
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For First Time Since 1800s, Britain Goes a Day Without Burning Coal for Electricity

For First Time Since 1800s, Britain Goes a Day Without Burning Coal for Electricity | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, Britain went 24 hours without using coal to generate electricity, and expects to end all such use by 2025.
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Film Review: The Smog of the Sea

Film Review: The Smog of the Sea | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Smog of the Sea, directed by Emmy-nominated Ian Cheney, may only be 30 minutes long, but its message will definitely stay with you for longer. The film foll
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California got 50 percent of its electricity from solar power one day in March

California got 50 percent of its electricity from solar power one day in March | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This record shows the state is getting close to achieving its ambitious renewable energy goals.
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Lactips creates edible plastic packaging from milk protein

Lactips creates edible plastic packaging from milk protein | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Lactips has developed an edible plastic made from milk protein (casein), claiming it has enormous potential for intelligent packaging in the food and beverage industry.
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H&M's Bold New Journey to 'Climate Positive'

H&M's Bold New Journey to 'Climate Positive' | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Today, the apparel company released its 2016 sustainability report outlining several new goals including a pledge to become climate positive throughout its entire value chain by 2040.
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Renewables break records as wind and solar come online, International Renewable Energy Agency says

Renewables break records as wind and solar come online, International Renewable Energy Agency says | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Last year saw global renewable energy generation capacity increase by 161 gigawatts the International Renewable Energy Agency said on Thursday.

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This Ice Cream Is Made From Food Waste (It’s Delicious) | Fast Company

This Ice Cream Is Made From Food Waste (It’s Delicious) | Fast Company | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Portland-based Salt & Straw is releasing a new series of flavors crafted exclusively from food that otherwise would have ended up in the trash to bring attention to all the good food we throw away.
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Global Brewer AB InBev Pledges 100 Percent Renewable Power by 2025

Global Brewer AB InBev Pledges 100 Percent Renewable Power by 2025 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Today the international beer giant AB InBev committed to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2025.
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Tunisia bans disposable plastic shopping bags

Tunisia bans disposable plastic shopping bags | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In an effort to reduce plastic waste, shoppers will no longer be able to get single-use bags at supermarkets.
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Thousands of underground gas bulges, formed by thawing permafrost, set to 'explode' in Siberia

Thousands of underground gas bulges, formed by thawing permafrost, set to 'explode' in Siberia | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Local Siberian media has reported that the very ground that people stand on is moving under their feet in the arctic regions of Siberia. Scientists have discovered 7000 gas filled bubbles according to the Siberian Times.  These, bulges o
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Drinking Water Could Be Criminalized For Millions In Africa's Most Populous City

Drinking Water Could Be Criminalized For Millions In Africa's Most Populous City | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An environmental law passed this month in Lagos is a "death sentence," activists warn.
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Meet 9 badass women fighting climate change in cities

Meet 9 badass women fighting climate change in cities | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Women are more likely than men to suffer from the effects of a changing climate. These leaders are leaning in to ensure that doesn't happen.
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Opportunities for plastics in a circular world

Opportunities for plastics in a circular world | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As world population increases, so does the consumption of resources as economies expand. Without arguing about whether some or all of these resources are finite, it is clear to many that to the extent we can recover material which has become waste after its initial use, the more likely we are to sustainably carry out those activities of consumption in the years to come.
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The Plastic Invasion

The Plastic Invasion | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic is Earth’s kryptonite. And it’s killing it and us fast. In fact, we are drowning in plastic. It’s everywhere. Sadly, plastic is a material the Earth can
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Plastic-Free Legos? Toy Giant Seeks Alternative Material for Blocks

Plastic-Free Legos? Toy Giant Seeks Alternative Material for Blocks | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Danish toymaker is investing $150 million in the search for an alternative material that doesn't diminish Lego's classic nap fit.
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Reebok is developing 'plant-based' sneakers made from cotton and corn - Boston Business Journal

Reebok is developing 'plant-based' sneakers made from cotton and corn - Boston Business Journal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The company wants to be able to allow consumers the ability to actually compost the shoe after use.
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Sweden Shakes Up Shopping With a Mall for Reclaimed Goods

Sweden Shakes Up Shopping With a Mall for Reclaimed Goods | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sweden is home to what may be the world's first shopping center selling only recycled, upcycled and repurposed goods. ReTuna operates as part mall, part social enterprise.
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Tires could be made from eggshells and tomato skins

Tires could be made from eggshells and tomato skins | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This intriguing food-based alternative to traditional carbon black filler is more sustainable and performs better.
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Finally: Flint's Lead-Tainted Water Pipes Will Be Replaced by 2020

Finally: Flint's Lead-Tainted Water Pipes Will Be Replaced by 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But lawmakers didn't explain why it took a huge lawsuit and more than a year of political wrangling to come up with a fix.
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Donald Trump Is About To Undo Obama's Legacy On Climate Change

Donald Trump Is About To Undo Obama's Legacy On Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The White House plans to scrap a rule on power plant emissions, kneecapping U.S. participation in the Paris climate accord.
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State Department Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

State Department Approves Keystone XL Pipeline | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The battle now moves to Nebraska, which must approve or reject a Keystone section.
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Arctic’s Winter Sea Ice Drops to Its Lowest Recorded Level

Arctic’s Winter Sea Ice Drops to Its Lowest Recorded Level | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Much of the ice also appears to be thinner than normal — further signs of climate change’s effects on the region.
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Carbon Emissions Could Be Completely Phased Out By 2060, Study Finds

Carbon Emissions Could Be Completely Phased Out By 2060, Study Finds | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide emissions could be reduced by 70% by 2050 and phased out by 2060, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said.
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Patagonia’s Drive Toward Sustainability

Patagonia’s Drive Toward Sustainability | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
  Worn Wear Wagon from erinfeinblatt.wordpress.com.   Can you remember your first day of school, going on your first date, or getting a big promotion at work? C
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