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Exploring the most important global trends and events on our path to carbon neutrality. As the status quo becomes largely obsolete, an abundance of opportunities are created.

The following content is from the “Exciting” section of the What on EARTH?! sustainability newsletter:

 

Carbon Pricing: What it is and Current Status Globally (2018)

Carbon Pricing: What it is and Current Status Globally (2018)

Carbon Pricing is Picking up Steam Around the World! Hold on, what is carbon pricing exactly? The public (you and me) currently pays hundreds of billions of dollars annually (possibly trillions) for the societal damages caused by greenhouse gas emissions. These costs...

Protesting for a Green New Deal: The Inside Scoop

Protesting for a Green New Deal: The Inside Scoop

Protesting for a Green New Deal: The Inside Scoop Last week I told you that I was traveling down to DC with the youth-led Sunrise Movement to pressure Democrats in the House of Representatives to form a Select Committee for a Green New Deal. What I did not tell you...

Green New Deal

Green New Deal

The Green New Deal: Finally a Solution that Matches the Scale and Scope of the Climate Crisis On Sunday I'll be going down to DC with the Sunrise Movement to pressure the House to form a Select Committee for a Green New Deal before they've finalized their plans for...

Project Drawdown: A Plan to Reverse Global Warming?

Project Drawdown: A Plan to Reverse Global Warming?

A Project to Reverse Global Warming? Project Drawdown provides a roadmap of the top 100 solutions We can solve climate change while saving loads of money. "Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming." Drawdown refers to the...

Canada Prices Carbon Pollution. Citizens Come Out on Top.

Canada Prices Carbon Pollution. Citizens Come Out on Top.

Canada Prices Carbon Pollution. Citizens Come Out on Top Last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced carbon will be priced starting in 2019 as a part of their national climate action plan, saying, “It is free to pollute, so we have too much...

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Training Recap

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Training Recap

Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Training Recap Last week I was lucky enough to attend Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Training in LA and on the second day HE insisted that I take a picture with him! ...alright so a couple thousand other leaders photobombed...

California Will Have 100% Clean Electricity by 2045

California Will Have 100% Clean Electricity by 2045

California Will Have 100% Clean Electricity by 2045 California legislators passed a bill, called SB100, that requires: 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045. 60% renewable energy by 2030 50% renewable energy by 2026 This new law is historical. As the 5th largest...

Clean Energy Job Growth is Taking Off

Clean Energy Job Growth is Taking Off

Clean Energy Job Growth is Taking Off The latest energy jobs report shows there are nearly 3.2 million Americans with clean energy jobs in 2017, outnumbering fossil fuel jobs 3 to 1. Here are some of the highlights: There are now as many clean energy workers as there...

Wind Energy: The Cheapest Energy Globally by 2030

Wind Energy: The Cheapest Energy Globally by 2030

Wind Energy to be the Cheapest Energy Globally by 2030 The future of wind energy is very bright - and for good reason! Wind provides about 4% of the world’s electricity today. According to Project Drawdown’s most conservative scenario (yet still vigorous), wind could...

China’s Military Fighting Climate Change…by Planting Trees!

China’s Military Fighting Climate Change…by Planting Trees!

Chinese Military Ordered to Fight Climate Change...by Planting Trees China's military is planting a forest the size of Ireland this year Now that is a good use of military might! China continues to step into a leadership role on climate change. With a goal of...

Renewable energy: Growth and global investment (2017)

Renewable energy: Growth and global investment (2017)

Renewable energy: Growth and global investment (2017) Renewables outshine the competition more and more with each passing day    Renewable energies are increasingly becoming the cheapest form of new power capacity in many parts of the world as is reflected in the...

Climate Change: Americans’ Understanding on the Rise

Climate Change: Americans’ Understanding on the Rise

Americans' Understanding of Climate Change is on the Rise Thankfully, Americans’ understanding of climate change is trending upwards as seen in the chart below. And although not enough is being done by government (including negative progress at the federal level), the...

Electric Car Trends: The Future is Closer than You Think

Electric Car Trends: The Future is Closer than You Think

Electric Car Trends: The Future is Closer than You Think The electric vehicle revolution may play out faster than you think! This is huge as cars and trucks are responsible for 10% of greenhouse gases globally. Cities and countries around the world are stepping up by...

Bans on plastic: Countries around the world are stepping up

Bans on plastic: Countries around the world are stepping up

Bans on plastic: Countries around the world are stepping up Plastic is a big problem. Only 9% of all plastic ever made has been recycled. The rest goes to landfills, the ocean, and in plain sight. But momentum against single-use plastics is building! Countries and...

Fossil Fuel Divestment is Gaining Momentum

Fossil Fuel Divestment is Gaining Momentum

Fossil fuel divestment is gaining momentum Institutional divestment from fossil fuel companies is gaining serious momentum. Today, nearly 900 institutions with over $6 trillion in investments are in various stages of divesting from fossil fuels, along with over 58,000...

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