The Not-So-Easy Button

An average of 25% of single-stream recycling material is too contaminated to actually be recycled, compared to about 7% a decade ago. That’s a troubling trend, and this article does a good job of explaining why.

I’m not a loyal watcher of Jeopardy!, but every once in a while my wife and I will flip it on. Invariably, she gets more answers correct than I do. I don’t mind – it just reminds me of the trivia night when we first met, and her skills impressed the heck out of me.

When I do watch the show, I often pause and reflect on the ridiculousness of the format. I’m sure you remember it – Alex Trebek gives the answer to a question first and the contestants then give the question that corresponds to it. It makes for a great game show, but just imagine if it were flipped….

Suppose you asked, “What is green?” Now suppose I answered, “The color that, when spoken in French and combined with the French word for ‘mountain,’ gives name to the 14th state to join the United States.” You would look at me like I was a lunatic.

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Climate Action Ninjas

For nearly 30 years, Ceres has been working with businesses and investors to advance the shift toward a sustainable economy. That’s exactly what they did in this case, just with a heavy dosage of ninja stealth (i.e. they were working behind the scenes).

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Dropping an L-Bomb

Ray succeeded in transforming the culture of Interface, and that culture shift is still felt today. Advancing sustainability is not a corporate strategy for Interface, but rather an identity.

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A Big Meeting

Nearly one thousand Interface associates are gathering in Atlanta this week, which will be a celebration and a reaffirmation of Interface’s commitment to environmental sustainability and to carrying forward Ray’s legacy.

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A Shattered Record

Tesla’s Model 3 is the new king, with a whopping 139,782 vehicles sold in 2018! December alone saw more than 25,000 Model 3s purchased.

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This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land

While I sit here banging away on my keyboard, these folks are out there being stewards of American treasures. I’m sure it hasn’t been a pretty job, and I know you won’t get paid a dime. Bless you kind souls.

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Challenge Accepted

Recently, one particular gauntlet was thrown down by an unlikely challenger, and it was a weighty one at that. About a month ago, Xcel Energy became the first major utility in the United States to commit to providing 100% carbon-free energy to its customers by 2050.

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It Is Hereby Resolved

When I was reflecting on what my resolution would be this New Year, it dawned on me that saying no is also a good environmental resolution.

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Ellen MacArthur Quotes

It’s the week of Christmas, so I’m taking it off (I hope you are able to as well!). Per usual, I want to share quotes from someone I find particularly inspiring. This week, I offer you quotes from Ellen MacArthur, famed English sailor who now is one of the foremost leaders on building the circular economy.

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Let’s Get Alliterative

Though the issue has become politicized, our changing climate is primarily a scientific concern with economic and social implications. We can and should develop sound climate policy for Georgia based on these factors, without letting partisanship muddy the waters. The Georgia Climate Project is playing a leading role in that work.

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