How Tommy Hilfiger is working toward sustainability and inclusivity

Good News Notes: “On the roof of Tommy Hilfiger’s European distribution center—located in the Dutch town of  Venlo—are 48,000 solar panels, just one of the latest steps the fashion brand has taken to be more sustainable. CEO Martijn Hagman announced the completion of the solar panel roof at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on Tuesday,…

To Boost Renewable Energy, Australia Looks to Water and Gravity

Good News Notes: “Fires aided by climate change wrecked havoc last year across Australia. Now there’s a chance that water could help save the country from an even worse fate—and not just as a way to extinguish future blazes. An Australian utility has drawn up plans that would marry the country’s renewable energy power with…

Sustainable and Green Construction Trends

Good News Notes: “More homeowners are becoming aware of how their home construction affects their health, their energy consumption, and the environment. This has led to a trend among builders and homeowners who now use more sustainable and green construction materials and methods in new builds and renovations. Each year, more methods and innovations come to…

Eigg, how the small Scottish island achieved renewable energy self-sufficiency

Good News Notes: The island of Eigg, located 20 kilometres from Scottish mainland, has achieved a milestone in sustainable development: complete self-sufficiency based on renewable energy. It used to rely on diesel generators for a few hours of electricity a day but in 2008 it became the first community in the world to launch an off-grid system based on…