Sustainability News of The Week: Sustainable travel, the disappointing 2010s & hot 2019 sustainability stories

by Jan 2, 2020

News of the Week

 

How to Travel Sustainably – The New York Times

Holiday travel is coming to a close, but travel never stops. It’s especially difficult to be environmentally conscientious when far from home and, for most, reducing travel just isn’t an option. You can, however, be more selective about booking sites, travel agents, experiences, destinations, travel times and lengths of stay. Get the tips here.

The 2010s were a lost decade decade for climate – The Washington Post

By the end of the 2010s, the planet had surpassed its 2010 temperature record five times, floods and fires hit an all-time high, and countries throughout the world failed to curb their emissions the 3% per year that was necessary to fill the emissions gap. The Paris climate accord was created to limit global warming and yet, emissions have increased an alarming 4% since the agreement was signed. If we don’t know where we fell short in the last decade, we can’t make meaningful strides forward. Find out where we’ve been.

The top sustainability stories of 2019 – Harvard Business Review

In 2019, the world really started listening about climate change. What was once semi-worrisome white noise, became center stage in a big way last year. People began to think about climate change as a threat rather than an inconvenience and the subsequent actions catalyzed worldwide marches, walk-outs, protests, a culture of flight shaming, climate despair, legislation proposals, impact investing and more. Get the top stories.  

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.

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