Tuesday, August 7, 2018

9 ways to help the climate

In the same day that my newsfeed had a Smithsonian article about CO2 being at an 800,000 year high, Forbes produced a short list of things you can do about it TODAY. Ironically, it’s a reprint of a 2017 article. So which of these have you done yet?


https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2017/01/23/nine-things-you-can-do-about-climate-change/#63f97594680c

Monday, August 6, 2018

Shell getting into the electric car market with a (potentially) revolutionary charging system

Everyone knows that electric cars are expensive, you have a limited range and then you're stuck at a charging station for awhile and that's only if you can find a charger with the right connector. But what if that all weren't the case?

Royal Dutch Shell, the oil giant, is funding a new start-up called Ample:
“Ample has invented an economical, rapidly deployable and widely accessible platform that delivers a full charge to any electric car in minutes. An alternative to traditional charging, Ample uses autonomous robotics and smart-battery technology, making it feasible for anyone to own an electric car regardless of driving needs, economic means, or geographic location.”


More...
https://electrek.co/2018/08/06/shell-invest-startup-ample-electric-cars-for-everyone-charging-tech/

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sustainability election forum featured in Red Rock News

Couldn’t make the candidate forum we hosted for Sedona candidates? Here’s a news story covering it from the Red Rock News. We’ve also posted candidates’ answers (those we were sent) on our website. You can find the link under News tab on our website.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Another reason to use less plastic and recycle what you do use

It makes sense but the scientists hadn’t looked into it yet. Plastics dumped in the landfill break down, generating methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Many people are now aware of the plastic problem in our oceans, but it make be just as problematic on land if we don’t recycle them.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Levi is setting ambitious climate goals

Levi Strauss was an early adopter regarding sustainability. Now they have set ambitious and science-based climate targets.

By 2025, the company plans to use 100% renewable energy in all of its own facilities, cut emissions in those buildings by 90% compared to Levi’s footprint in 2016 and–in a move no company has tried before–it also plans to cut the emissions in its supply chain by 40%.
Inside Levi’s ambitious plan to cut its carbon footprint - Fast Company https://apple.news/Am1ymvqXKTsG5d1XBFcAL7g