Chipotle and others are putting diversity plans into action

Mar 5, 2021
Chipotle is making executive bonuses contingent on hitting diversity and sustainability targets.
Chipotle's plan also addresses gender and pay equity, and helping existing employees move up in the company.
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How a California goat ranch is recovering from the pandemic and wildfire

Feb 2, 2021
The pandemic wiped away Angeles Crest Creamery's ecotourism revenue. Then the Bobcat Fire hit, wiping out the free food source for its goats.
Gloria Putnam, owner of Angeles Crest Creamery, with a baby goat.
Photo courtesy Gloria Putnam

Sustainable investing is actually up during the pandemic recession

Activists were worried investors would abandon investing based on social and environmental goals.
Investors have not only stuck with, but have actually embraced, funds with high sustainability and environmental ratings.
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Reduce, reuse ... refill? Some stores are offering products without the packaging

Feb 17, 2020
Refill stations sell beauty products and home cleaning supplies in little to no packaging.
The refill station at No Tox Life in Los Angeles lets customers buy products like dishwasher detergent and hand soap from large glass jugs and pay by the ounce.
Sue Carpenter

BlackRock's new investment strategy: sustainability

Jan 14, 2020
The world's largest money manager now sees climate change as investment risk.
Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, said that climate risk is “compelling investors to reassess core assumptions about modern finance.”
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What's greener: a real Christmas tree or a fake one?

Dec 24, 2019
It depends! The Christmas tree a potent symbol not just for the season but for the sustainability of many things we buy.
It's not easy being green.
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Would you miss tiny bottles of shampoo in hotel bathrooms?

Nov 25, 2019
Major hotel brands are promising to get rid of one of the most recognizable elements of the hotel experience: tiny bottles of shampoo.
Small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body lotion sit in a bathroom at a SpringHill Suites, a hotel operated by Marriott, in August in New Orleans.
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Science joins impeachment on Capitol Hill today

Nov 13, 2019
A proposed rule would limit how scientific research can be used to set policy.
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Could the future of farming lie below ground?

Sep 9, 2019
Growing Underground, an English startup, is focused on sustainable and intensive crop production in a former air raid shelter in London.
Steve Dring, co-founder of Growing Underground.
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