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250 Organizations Launch Effort to Create a Circular Economy for Plastics

A coalition of more than 250 private, government, academic and non-governmental organizations, including some of the world’s largest producers of consumer products, launched the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia Oct. 29. *Beach on the Hawaiian island of Niihau, Wikipedia Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment, signatories committed…

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The view from atop Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, the second only to San Diego as the greenest city in the United States

California Leads the Nation In Environmental Initiatives

California leads the nation and the world in its environmental initiates. A WalletHub study show 6 of the 10 greenest cities in the US are in California.

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Path to New Climate Economy Leads to $26 Trillion in Economic Benefits

The potential rewards of making the transition to sustainable, circular economies are greater than originally estimated – including $26 trillion worth of economic benefits globally out to 2030. We’re at a critical juncture regarding the forging a new, climate-conscious economy and avoiding the profound impacts of runaway global climate warming, however, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.

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Rotary Club Helps Fund Innovative Reforestation-Agricultural Development in Haiti

Creating a tree nursery is the first phase of a program, and possibly a global grant, that will see local, smallholder farmers plant and care for trees in return for seed, tools and training.

Extended Producer Responsibility takes hold in Ottowa

Why Extended Producer Responsibility Will Change the Recycling Game

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a waste management concept that, while not new, is finally getting the attention it deserves from a world that is waking up to its importance. Essentially, EPR is a strategy that assigns responsibility for the post-consumer phase of goods to the producers of the waste. As governments around the world try to cope with historic…

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Poseidon Foundation Invests $2.6MM in Ecosphere+ Cordillera Azul REDD+ Project

The first investment in an Ecosphere+ project, Poseidon’s blockchain initiative links retail purchases and carbon emission reduction credits.

Climate Change Could Force 143 Million Across Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America to Migrate

These numbers can be reduced by tens of millions if appropriate actions were taken at the national and international levels, the World Bank says.