Bill Gates Wants Us to Eat 100% Synthetic Beef: What Is It?

Good News Notes: “Bill Gates has a big idea to fight climate change. The Microsoft cofounder and chair of the investment fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures recently suggested that ‘all rich countries should move to 100 [percent] synthetic beef’ in an interview with MIT Technology Review. Why is Gates, a direct and indirect investor in brands like…

Dove Launches its First Refillable Deodorant in Effort to Cut Plastic Use

Good News Notes: “Dove has launched its first refillable deodorant in an effort to tackle the global plastic waste crisis. Dove has worked with international campaign group A Plastic Planet to revolutionize its use of materials. Shoppers will now be able to select a Dove stainless steel refillable deodorant case at Target and Walmart stores across America. Shoppers then…

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s ‘first of its kind’ housing and homeless services facility opens in Seattle

Good News Notes: “During his lifetime, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s wide-ranging philanthropic initiatives included several programs to alleviate the homelessness crisis in his hometown. Today, a year-and-a-half after his passing, the unique housing development and resource center for families at risk of homelessness that he funded opens its doors. The Gardner House is a community center…

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,…

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…

$25M grant to bring more black teachers to DC, Baltimore

Good News Notes: “Going on 10 years, Urban Teachers has used statistical data, cultural common sense and plucked every person in love with teaching they could find to prove a point: When your child is taught by people who look like them, who grew up in much the same way they did, chances are your…

Could Bill Gates’ Secret Startup Kill Fossil Fuels?

Good News Notes: “A clean energy startup, backed by Bill Gates, says it has achieved for the first time commercially very high temperatures from solar energy that could replace the need for fossil fuels in many heavily energy-intensive industries such as steel, cement, and petrochemicals production.” “The new company, Heliogen, announced its launch on Tuesday alongside…