Sustainability News of the Week: Music industry footprint, sustainable cities & ocean oxygen problems
The band that stole our hearts with Yellow has gone green by committing to stop touring until their concerts can be produced sustainably. Coldplay imagines a future where touring incorporates solar power while eliminating single-use plastics. Will other bands join in and work toward a future where concerts can be entertaining without all the environmental baggage? Learn more.
“There are many small steps cities can take to reduce their environmental impacts. Some can even help out a city’s bottom line.” Retrofitting buildings, adjusting zoning, lowering speed limits, implementing environmentally friendly purchasing policies, creating paper-free policies, and dedicating funds to broad environmental improvements are just a few of them. Get the details.
World’s oceans are losing oxygen rapidly – The New York Times
Between 1960 and 2010, the world’s oceans lost 2% of their oxygen. While that may not seem like a lot, the difference is huge for marine life, especially in areas that are most affected. Some waters in the tropics, for example, have lost up to 50% of their oxygen. The cycling of elements such as nitrogen and phosphorous, which are “essential for life on earth,” will be significantly affected by this loss of oxygen. Read more.
Americans Say ‘Enough’ to Plastic
American consumers care about the problem of plastic waste more than ever – even more than climate change, in fact, our research reveals. We polled 1,000 Americans on environmental issues, and “plastics in the ocean” ranked as their top concern. Now is the time for brands to create solutions and tell their stories. Find out more in our free report.