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They say that no news is good news.  And when it comes to climate change and other environmental topics, a lot of the stories out there are undeniably tragic, frightening and dispiriting.  But there are good things happening in the name of sustainability too.

Here you will find interesting articles about significant – positive – developments around sustainability; some statistics (OK, nearly all of these are negative – we don’t want to put our heads in the sand); and plenty of success stories to restore your faith.

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Global Policy / Canada to ban single-use plastic items by the end of 2021

Canada is working to achieve zero plastic-waste by 2030! As a step towards success, the country’s Environment and Climate Change…

Plastic / How one beach clean-up in Versova is saving the world

Versova Beach was once considered one of the dirtiest beaches in India. That was before Afroz Shah stepped onto the…

Innovation / Algae facade system innovation

In 2013, the world’s first bio-reactive facade generating renewable energy from algal biomass and solar thermal heat was installed in…

Innovation / Fire-resistant coconut husks to save trees worldwide?

It is always saddening to hear about the number of trees being cut down every year. According to research published…

Technology / Pointless Emails

Saving and receiving emails is never going to constitute the largest part of our carbon footprint. But it’s important to…

Global Policy / Hawaii’s sunscreen ban in effect

Since January 1st, 2021, the sale of sunscreen containing the coral-harming chemicals Oxybenzone and Octinoxate is banned in Hawaii –…

Plastic / EU Plastic Waste Ban

In 2019 and 2020, it made the news that many developed countries such as the US or the UK used…

Recycling / Waste Materials

If you ever doubted the benefits of recycling or buying recycled products, the MIT Department of Facilities recently published interesting…

Nature / Billions of Birds Saved

Pollution regulations designed to protect human health can also have beneficial effects for other species. As it turns out, the…

Energy / An End Date to Oil and Gas

In December 2020, Denmark brought an immediate end to new oil and gas exploration in the Danish North Sea. This…

Reforestation / Good Wood

A debit card made from wood will invest in tree planting when consumers use it for purchases