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Sustainability News 4th September

Green Elephant Show No 13

Sustainability News 4th September
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The latest sustainability news, fun, facts and reviews from the Green Elephant for 4th September 2020.

Top stories:

Police arrest dozens of Extinction Rebellion protesters in London
Is this the end of fossil fuel era?: Presidential candidate Biden vows to ‘End Fossil Fuel.’
Composting ‘Biodegradable’ Balloons. Here’s What happened After 16 Weeks
UK’s ‘first geothermal lido’ opens

Recommendation:

Sustainable Development Knowledge – at sdgs.un.org/goals

Company News:

Unilever plans to remove oil-based ingredients from all cleaning products
Lenovo Commits to Reducing Scope 1 and 2 Emissions 50% by 2030
Scottish Brewer Becomes First Carbon Negative Beer Brand in the World
ALDI commits to 100% renewables by 2021
Nestlé’s vegan tuna spares fish lives
Wrangler Lays Out Plan to Cut Water Usage in Half by 2030
Mastercard Lowered Scope 1 and 2 Emissions by 43%

Other sustainability news:

Arctic wildfires are emitting 35% more carbon compared to 2019
Endangered red panda cub born as Whipsnade Zoo reopened
Climate change: Power companies ‘hindering’ move to green energy
Only one in 10 utility firms prioritise renewable electricity – global study
UK organic food and drink sales boom during lockdown
Report: $3.4 Trillion to be Invested Globally in Renewable Energy by 2030

Action Alley:

Use the hob efficiently: Using lids on pots and pans whilst cooking, and turning down the heat, will reduce the amount of energy required to prepare a meal. If using gas, don’t let the flames lap up the side of the pan

Fact or Fake?

  1. Solar power is generated at night as well as during the day
  2. The photoelectric effect used to make solar panels was discovered by Albert Einstein
  3. A typical microwave uses more energy for the display than for cooking food
  4. The minimum size for a solar panel is about 1 inch square

And finally:

A gorilla baby boom in Uganda

 

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