Vail, Pepsi beef up sustainability partnership

Good News Notes:  “Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) and PepsiCo Inc. (Nasdaq: PEP) have expanded their product distribution partnership to include a total of 33 ski areas, while Pepsi has committed to supporting Vail’s environmental sustainability effort Commitment to Zero. ‘Through a multi-year sustainability roadmap, the companies will focus on waste reduction, including reducing beverage…

Giro Pack focuses on sustainable packaging and use of plastic

Good News Notes: “Giro Pack Inc. is rethinking plastic in terms reducing it, and optimizing its use in each package it manufactures to reduce overall environmental effects. The company already offers reduced plastic options through its Standard and Light programs, which highlight the recyclability and ratio of product to packaging used (Standard) and lighter/reduced material in…

Johnnie Walker paper bottle first step in sustainable packaging race

Good News Notes: “Collaboration is the way to go when it comes to tackling climate change, according to one of the world’s largest alcoholic drinks makers. Like many large manufacturers, Diageo found that a lot of its carbon footprint is produced early on in its supply chain, including from raw materials and in packaging. These are classified…

Amazon to launch $2B venture capital fund to invest in clean energy

Good News Notes: “Amazon.com Inc. is launching a $2 billion internal venture-capital fund focused on technology investments to reduce the impact of climate change, the latest sustainability initiative from the technology giant after criticism of its environmental record. The new fund, which will be called The Climate Pledge Fund, will invest in companies across a number…

Buildings going ‘green’ to mitigate global warming

Good News Notes: “WHILE the world today is battling environmental issues such as global warming and climate change, some are thinking about playing a role to mitigate the greenhouse effect that is heating up the planet.” “Some studies show climate change is precipitated by the energy-choices people make, resulting in the depletion of the ozone,…

Zac Efron Special to Lead Discovery’s Earth Day Programming

 Good News Notes: “Discovery has announced its lineup of programming to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, and it’s lead by an hourlong environmental special featuring Zac Efron and hosted by Vine and Tik Tok star Zach King, TheWrap has learned exclusively. Titled ‘The Great Global Clean Up,’ Efron and King will be joined by…

Going green: Teens take aim at cross-country bike trip

Good News Notes: “A half-dozen teenagers and one slightly-older teacher will bicycle out of San Francisco this summer, on their way across the Central Valley, over the Sierra Nevada mountains and then all the way to New York City. The lucky seven cyclists from San Francisco’s Ruth Asawa School of the Arts call their upcoming…

Embracing Sustainable Fashion | News | tigertv.tv

Good News Notes: “In 2017, the United States Environmental Protection Agency found that out of 12.8 million tons of clothing and footwear made, 8.9 million tons were landfilled.  According to PBS, Americans throw away about 85 percent of their clothes each year.  With this information, people are seeing the need to make the fashion industry…

Home renovators reap rewards of reuse, recycling

Good News Notes: “Hundreds of thousands of tons of construction and demolition waste — much of it from home tear-downs and remodeling jobs — end up in Minnesota landfills every year. But some homeowners are learning it’s environmentally, and financially, rewarding when materials from such projects are reused or recycled. Kim Chapman LaFrence, of Grant,…