Good Thoughts – GBRI
 

German energy giant RWE has plans to cut down the remaining few hundred hectares of a 12,000-year-old Hambach forest in western Germany for coal surface mining. This, despite the fact that Germany is currently working on plans to phase out coal and invest more in renewable sources of energy. Now Ecosia, a Berlin-based nonprofit search engine, is […]

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Los Angeles, a city long associated with fashion and glamour, is all set to become the largest city in the States to ban the sale of fur products. Already, three other cities in California (including San Francisco) have banned fur products. The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously this week to direct the city attorney to […]

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The world’s first zero-emissions hydrogen powered trains started their commercial run in Germany on Monday. Developed by French rail manufacturer Alstom, the two eco-friendly “Coradia iLint” trains can travel up to 140 km per hour and can run for approximately 1,000 kilometers on a single tank. The two trains were unveiled at a ceremony at […]

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Now here is an excellent way to put all that plastic waste (that our planet is literally drowning in!) to some good use. The Dutch city of Zwolle just opened up a bike lane called PlasticRoad that has been made from recycled plastic instead of the usual asphalt. The idea for the bike path was conceived by […]

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British property company Canary Wharf Group (CWG) just announced that it would become world’s first plastic-free commercial center to tackle the mounting problem of plastic waste. The group said their efforts to eliminate plastics will focus on five areas: local business support, community engagement, community events and the creation of a steering panel. CWG made […]

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According to the company’s recently published corporate responsibility report, US department store retailer Target has already exceeded its 2020 goal of diverting 70% retail waste from landfills through reuse or recycling. The company has now set a new goal of diverting 75% waste, that it aims to achieve by end of 2018. In 2017, Target says […]

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