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This Winery’s Ads Poke Fun at Snobbery While Showing How Serious It Is About Sustainability

To all the wine snobs out there: everyone laughs at your labored and ridiculous descriptions of that glass of pinot noir you're drinking, with its "playful top notes" and "hint of raked leaves." Bonterra Organic Vineyards takes direct aim at this ripe-for-parody practice in a long-form ad, with characters sipping, swishing and raving about the...
Tags: Advertising, Sustainability, Food & Beverage, AdFreak, Bonterra Organic Vineyards

Why Is American Giant, Home of the $112 Luxury Hoodie, Now Making Sweatshirts From Fabric Scraps?

Next to the oil industry, the apparel business--with its water use, fabric dyeing and high waste rate--is the most polluting business in existence, sending a quarter of the planet's carbon emissions into the air. Increased consumer concern over this issue has led not only to the rise of ethical clothing brands such as Threads 4...
Tags: General, Advertising, Sustainability

Saving the planet with a fleet of seed-bombing A.I. reforestation drones

After a fresh round of funding, Dendra Systems is ready to unleash its drone reforestation squad on the world. But is it too little, too late?
Tags: Trends, Sustainability, Features, Drones, Mapping, Dendra Systems

Walmart said it will eliminate its carbon footprint by 2040 — but not for its supply chain, which makes up the bulk of its emissions

Doug McMillon, Walmart's CEO. Adam Jeffery/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Walmart aims to reduce its global emissions to zero by 2040, the company announced on Monday. It will achieve this by using 100% renewable energy by 2035, as well as using electric vehicles and more eco-friendly cooling and heating systems across its sites by 2040. However, the target does not apply to emissions from its supply chain, which dwarf its direct emissions. Visit Business Insider's ...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, America, Trends, Walmart, Sustainability, Bloomberg, Retail, Emissions, Doug McMillon, Doug McMillon Walmart, Adam Jeffery, Grace Dean, CNBC NBCU Photo Bank NBCUniversal, Getty Images Walmart

Inside BP's plan to dominate the global solar industry and rival the world's largest operators

Workers on an offshore rig west of Abidjan, Ivory Coast ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at [email protected] We're hiring: BI is looking for an energy reporter/editor to help shape our coverage. It's a sweet gig with a ton of opportunity to m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Energy, Facebook, New York, Finance, China, Singapore, Trends, Exxon Mobil, Sustainability, West, Clean Energy, Bp, Ivory Coast

Tools for Mars are being developed in preparation for colonization

Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design constructed Mars-ready tools in preparation for colonization. The team chose chitin as a cheap and abundant material to fashion a wrench and habitat. Chitin occurs naturally in arthropod exoskeletons, fungus, and fish scales. In 1963, a spaceship crash-landed on Earth. The vehicle was carrying one Martian, a very man-like creature who would be called Uncle Martin. He was so named by Tim O'Hara, a local newspaper reporter that dis...
Tags: Space, Technology, Sustainability, Nasa, Engineering, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Mars, Product Design, Derek, Martin, Tim, Fernandez, Twitter Facebook, Red Planet, Bill Bixby

Supporting a greener future in Europe

This week, Google announced that we’ve eliminated our entire carbon legacy since the company was founded, as well as our most ambitious sustainability goal yet—we aim to operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy in all our data centres and campuses worldwide by 2030. That means that every email you send through Gmail, every question you ask Google Search and every YouTube video you watch is already carbon neutral. In the future, our services will be supplied only by carbon-free energy every hour of eve...
Tags: Google, Europe, Germany, Berlin, Sustainability, Nico Rosberg, Paris, European Commission, Belgium, Finland, Birmingham, GreenTech, Sundar Pichai, Northern Spain, Matt Brittin, Carrefour

Boll & Branch's organic cotton sheets are expensive for bedding, but they're soft to the touch and made with ethical and eco-friendly practices

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Boll & Branch The Textile Exchange named bedding startup Boll & Branch as the largest consumer of Organic Fair Trade Certified cotton, ahead of companies like Patagonia and Nike, in 2018.  Boll & Branch only uses 100% organic cotton and has an entirely organic manufacturing process (GOTS certified).Customers pay a premium for sheets (typically $160-$305 depending on size) but get better-but-not-per...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Sleep, Trends, Nike, Sustainability, Bedroom, Patagonia, Bedding, LCA, Boll, Boll Branch, Ellen Hoffman, Mara Leighton, Product Card, Insider Picks 2020

Brands Need to Help Save the Environment

It's no secret that the Covid-19 crisis has transformed daily life for virtually everyone. And according to new research, it looks as though the pandemic has also changed our priorities in ways that could have permanent consequences for the planet--a fact we've been abruptly reminded of as the West Coast battles wildfires covering more land...
Tags: Advertising, Sustainability, West Coast, Voice

Causebox is a subscription service that includes responsibly sourced beauty products, accessories, and home decor — here's what was in my box and what I liked about it

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is a subscription box service that gets delivered on a seasonal basis.Each box has six to eight products that can include jewelry, home decor, accessories, apparel, skincare and beauty products, wellness products, and artwork. Each item in the package is sourced from a socially conscious brand, and Causebox partners with different charities to help them raise funds, expand their base, and tell their stor...
Tags: Reviews, Makeup, Trends, Sustainability, Skin Care, Sub Saharan Africa, Subscription Box, Women's Accessories, Matt Richardson, Megan Foster, Causebox, Style (Reviews, Insider Picks 2020, IP Style, Home (Reviews, IP Reviews

HowGood launches Latis, a sustainability assessment tool for consumer product ingredients

The New York-based startup HowGood, which provides a sustainability database for consumer product ingredients, is publicly launching its product Latis and has already signed an initial customer with Danone North America, the company said. The company said that its Latis tool can be used to determine the impact of any ingredient or product against environmental and social metrics like biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions, labor risk, and animal welfare. “Consumers no longer just want the best p...
Tags: TC, New York, Tech, Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Food And Drink, Chemicals, Firstmark, Danone, Joanne Wilson, High Line Venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners, HowGood, Alexander Gillett, Danone North America, Takoua Debeche SVP of Research and Innovation

Alaska is known for its fresh, sustainably harvested seafood — now you can enjoy it wherever you are through a monthly subscription

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Wild Alaskan Company/Instagram The Wild Alaskan Company is a wild-caught, sustainable seafood delivery service founded by a member of a third-generation Alaskan fishing family. Its mission is to make access to sustainable fish (salmon, halibut, cod, and more) easy and convenient. It operates on a monthly membership model, in which you can get 12 pieces of fish for $132/month or 24 pieces of fish fo...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Food, Cooking, US, Trends, Sustainability, Fish, Alaska, Hawaii, Seafood, Dining, Pacific, Pacific Northwest, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Kallenberg

Our third decade of climate action: Realizing a carbon-free future

A few years ago flooding devastated Chennai, where I grew up. Seeing the images of the city—which had experienced extreme drought for so many years of my life—covered in flood waters, really made the impacts of climate change feel much closer to home. Last week, many of us woke up to orange skies in Northern California as wildfires continue to rage up and down the West Coast. I know others in Australia and Brazil have recently experienced similar events, and sadly they won’t be the last. The sci...
Tags: Google, Europe, Japan, Australia, America, Sustainability, Brazil, Houston, West Coast, Google Maps, Sundar Pichai, Hamburg, Deepmind, Northern California, Gw, Chennai

Cities: where climate action can have the most impact

Cities bring people and ideas together. They increase living standards, spur innovation, increase opportunity, and encourage collaboration. Cities can also be the most environmentally sustainable way for people to inhabit our planet, if we can address the reality that cities are currently responsible for 70 percent of the world’s CO₂ emissions. While this may seem like an insurmountable challenge, it’s actually a tremendous opportunity. Cities can become centers of climate action, and lead the w...
Tags: Google, Florida, Maps, Australia, Sustainability, South America, Google Earth, Houston, Orlando, Monterrey, Europe Mexico, Rebecca Moore, Google in Europe, EIE, ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability ICLEI

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Volcanic eruptions, futuristic vehicles and open education in our look around the web Slow Factory’s Open Education Fall Calendar Founded in 2012 by Céline Semaan, Slow Factory continues its quest to increase “sustainability literacy” in fashion and all that it entails. Once such endeavor is through free, open education—and they have just announced their upcoming class calendar. With courses including Cultural Appropriation and North Indigenous …
Tags: Drinks, Design, News, Education, Cars, Sustainability, Cannabis, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Online Courses, Survival, EVs, Electric Cars, Online Learning, Linkaboutit, Link About It

Hollandse Nieuwe crafts a vibrant, eco-friendly workspace with VR

Amsterdam-based architectural practice Hollandse Nieuwe has enlisted the help of virtual reality to create a dynamic and colorful workspace for civil servants. Commissioned by the local government as part of the city’s current policy to provide homes and semi-public workplaces for civil servants, the architects designed a flexible office space conducive to collaboration, health and creativity. The 1,650-square-meter office development was completed in 2019. To meet the government’s brief for a ...
Tags: Design, London, Office, Sustainability, Businesses, Amsterdam, Workspace, Vr, Virtual Reality, Recycling, The Netherlands, Cafe, Repurposed Materials, Plaza, Nature Inspired Design, Flexible Office Space

4 Ways Covid-19 Has Changed Event Sustainability

Event sustainability enjoyed a surge of support in 2019, featuring both in EventMB’s Megatrends and as a theme in IMEX America 2019. While the pandemic has undeniably shuffled the priorities, it has created a promising chance to do better as well. Sustainable events have gained increasing traction over the last decade. How has Covid-19 affected […] The post 4 Ways Covid-19 Has Changed Event Sustainability by Shawna McKinley appeared first on
Tags: Sustainability, IMEX, EventProfs, GTD, Shawna McKinley, Eventmanagement, Eventindustry, Ways COVID

A Belgian company says its the first ever to 3D-print a 2-story house in one piece in a breakthrough for sustainable design — see inside

3D-printed house. Kamp C & Jasmien Smets A Belgian company just 3D-printed a two-story house in one piece for the first time.It used the largest 3D printer in Europe. The building is a demo and is just under 1,000 square feet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Kamp C just became the first in the world to 3D print a two-story house in one piece, using the largest 3D printer in Europe.The house in Westerlo, Belgium, is a demo for this style of 3D printing, showing off differe...
Tags: Europe, Trends, Tech, Sustainability, Features, 3d Printing, House, Homes, 3d Printer, Construction, Building, Prefab Homes, Tiny Home, Tech Insider, Ascione, Mary Meisenzahl

United Nations Enlists Parkour Pro in Anti-Pollution PSA

LONDON--Most people know what air pollution is and that it can have serious implications for the environment, global warming and human health. But it's quite hard to picture the noxious, mostly translucent gases in a tangible way. To bring the dangers of air pollution into focus, AMV BBDO in London has created a new digital...
Tags: London, Climate Change, Advertising, Sustainability, United Nations, Psas, AMV BBDO, AdFreak

Amazon Day is a Prime member perk from Amazon that allows you to schedule your package deliveries — here's how it works

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Gene J. Puskar/AP Amazon has introduced a new delivery option for Prime members called Amazon Day, which allows you to choose any day of the week (except Sunday) to receive all of your orders at one time. You won't be locked in to whichever day you choose — you can change your day preference at any time.This predictable and less wasteful shipping program does not replace Amazon's current same-day, ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Trends, Sustainability, Amazon Prime, Shipping, Delivery, Tech Insider, Amazon Day, Deals (Reviews, Insider Picks 2019, Tech & Electronics (Reviews, Gene J Puskar AP Amazon, Amazon Day Shop, Connie Chen Sarah Saril

Amazon Day is a new Prime-member perk from Amazon that allows you to schedule your package deliveries — here's how it works

Gene J. Puskar/AP Amazon has introduced a new delivery option for Prime members called Amazon Day, which allows you to choose any day of the week (except Sunday) to receive all of your orders at one time. You won't be locked in to whichever day you choose — you can change your day preference at any time.This predictable and less wasteful shipping program does not replace Amazon's current same-day, one-day, two-day, and no-rush shipping policies. You can still pick and choose the most ap...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Life, Trends, Sustainability, Amazon Prime, Shipping, Retail, Delivery, Tech Insider, Amazon Day, Insider Picks 2019, Gene J Puskar AP Amazon, Amazon Day Shop, Connie Chen Sarah Saril

A big step for flood forecasts in India and Bangladesh

For several years, the Google Flood Forecasting Initiative has been working with governments to develop systems that predict when and where flooding will occur—and keep people safe and informed. Much of this work is centered on India, where floods are a serious risk for hundreds of millions of people. Today, we’re providing an update on how we’re expanding and improving these efforts, as well as a new partnership we’ve formed with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent So...
Tags: Google, India, Research, Sustainability, Yale, Bangladesh, Ai, Bihar, Google in Asia, Yossi Matias, Google Flood Forecasting Initiative, Indian Central Water Commission, Bangladesh Water Development Board

The best reusable shopping and tote bags

Reusable shopping bags and totes are a great way to cut down on plastic and paper usage and lessen your carbon footprint in your grocery routine.As more states and municipalities ban the use of disposable plastic bags while charging for paper, bringing your own bag is a simple and smart solution.Our top pick, the BagPodz Reusable Bag and Storage System, makes it easy to store your shopping bags so they don't clutter your space.In March 2020, New York became the second state to ban the use of pla...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Storage, Shopping, California, New York City, Environment, Trends, Sustainability, Features, Bags, Buying Guide, Reusable Tote Bags, Style (Reviews, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides

What is environmental racism?

Poisoned tap water in Flint, Michigan. Toxic waste dumps in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. A town in China where 80% of children have been poisoned by old computer parts. What do these things have in common?All are examples of environmental racism, a form of systemic racism whereby communities of colour are disproportionately burdened with health hazards through policies and practices that force them to live in proximity to sources of toxic waste such as sewage works, mines, landfills, power stati...
Tags: Asia, UK, Mexico, China, Environment, Race, US, Sustainability, European Union, Society, Innovation, Community, Bernie Sanders, Flint Michigan, Flint, Michigan Civil Rights Commission

Nano diamond batteries have one company all charged-up

Nuclear reactor parts converted to radioactive carbon-14 diamonds produce energy.To keep them safe, the carbon-14 diamonds are encased in a second protective diamond layer.The company predicts batteries for personal devices could last about nine years. We have an insatiable need for energy. When we need to operate something that cannot be simply plugged in, power is going to have to come from a battery, and the battle for a better battery is being fought in labs all over the world. Hold that ...
Tags: Energy, California, Sustainability, Innovation, Invention, Electricity, Battery, Alternative Energy, International Atomic Energy Agency, NDA, Nuclear Energy, NDB, Neel Naicker

Water heist: Up to half of the world's supply is being stolen, study finds

From 30% to 50% of the world's water is illegally or improperly taken.Agriculture industries are implicated in the majority of water theft.In some areas, it's so normal that it's barely noticed. The title of a new study, "Grand theft water and the calculus of compliance," is deliberately dramatic, aimed at drawing attention from people across the globe to a largely unnoticed, serious problem: One of our world's most valuable resources, water, is being taken illegally on a massive scale, and...
Tags: Crime, Australia, California, Environment, Water, Sustainability, Spain, Public Health, Infrastructure, Innovation, Agriculture, Northern California, Loch, Doñana, Barwon Darling River

7 sustainable alternatives to plastic bags — from reusable produce bags to totes made from upcycled denim

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. These Baggu reusable bags ($10 - $12) are made to look like classic takeout bags. Baggu Instagram While a lot of plastic can be recycled, most of it never makes its way to the recycling bin — instead it ends up in landfills that pollute our waterways. The levels of plastic pollution in our oceans are so high, it's been predicted that by 2050 plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean.New York is the la...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Shopping, Etsy, Los Angeles, Trends, Sustainability, Features, Paris, Plastic, B Corp, Joe, Surfrider Foundation, Environmentally Friendly, Baggu, Apolis

The Only Good Modular Phone Now Has New Cameras and Is Even More Sustainable

Get excited, repair nerds: Fairphone is rolling out a new 3+ model with two new camera modules. And yes, they’re compatible with the company’s current Fairphone 3 model.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sustainability, Phones, Fairphone, E Waste

The College Girl’s Sustainability Guide | Sustainability Tips You Need to Know

AKA how to reduce your carbon footprint for the next four years.
Tags: College, Sustainable Fashion, Sustainability, Eco-friendly, College Life, Eco-friendly Fashion

Versed Skincare Taps Female Athletes for Its Latest Product Drop

Key Insight: The clean beauty brand is seeing skyrocketing scales aligning with increased consumer interest in sustainable products. Clean beauty brand Versed Skincare, which debuted exclusively in Target stores before embracing a DTC model, is launching a new Backup Plan acne control body mist with the help of three female athletes: WNBA's L.A. Sparks power...
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