Unilever’s Climate Plan: Emissions From Supply Chain And Consumers Are The Real Challenge

Good News Notes: “Corporations are joining the climate leadership race. Recently, Unilever, the $56 billion consumer goods conglomerate, which owns brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Vaseline, Dove, and QTips, announced its climate plan. Previously, other leading firms, including BlackRock and Goldman Sachs in the financial sector, Amazon and Microsoft in the tech sector, and BP in the fossil fuel sector,…

Oregon Business – Can the Plastic

Good News Notes: “Portlanders Marcelle and Edward Abel are an active couple who enjoy traveling and hiking with their 11-year-old twins. Like many eco-conscious couples, they fill reusable bottles with water to take with them on trips. But — as is often the case with many of us — when their reusable containers run dry,…

Harrison Ford Ditches Meat and Dairy and Says he is Vegetarian

 Good News Notes: “Harrison Ford isn’t just Indiana Jones or the most famous Wookie-loving pilot in the Galaxy.  Now he is adding to his many roles. After playing heroes as lovable as Han Solo, Indie and the original Jack Ryan of the big screen, Ford just yesterday announced that he was giving up meat and…

Wildlife Reserves sees success in breeding endangered species

 Good News Notes: “Breeding species of animals that are endangered to supplement their population in the wild can ensure their continued existence in the event of threats like the fires that razed the Amazon last year and, more recently, Australia. Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s (WRS) director of zoology Luis Carlos Neves said the animals also serve…

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to save Earth’s environment

Good News Notes: “Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and Washington Post owner, announced on Monday that he was donating $10bn to save the Earth’s environment – barely a month after it was revealed Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out about the company’s role in the climate crisis. The new Bezos Earth Fund will start…

World’s largest brewer signs 10-year renewable electricity deal

Good News Notes: “The world’s largest brewer,  AB InBev, has signed a deal with renewable energy developer BayWa r.e that will see the drinks giant purchase 100% renewable electricity for its brewing operations in Europe. Under the 10-year virtual power purchase agreement, announced on Thursday, the brewer will be supplied with power from two solar…

Amazon donates to wish lists of hundreds of charities

 Good News Notes: “Amazon is donating hundreds of thousands of needed items such as socks, blankets and canned food to hundreds of U.S. charities that created wish lists on the company’s site, and giving five organizations working on homelessness a total of $1 million in cash and donations.” “It said Tuesday the giving program is…