SAN FRANCISCO – With the money he made selling his last start-up to Google, Matt Rogers has been investing in companies that are trying to fight climate change. Mr. Rogers, one of the founders of the digital thermostat company Nest, has put millions of dollars into start-ups whose goal is to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the popular freshman Democrat from New York who is trying to use her star power to move the Democratic Party to the left, will headline a rally next week in Washington in favor of the Green New Deal, as she seeks to shore up support for the expansive climate legislation that has been met with skepticism by members of both parties.
Fashion is one of the most wasteful industries. Last year, the British luxury brand Burberry allegedly burned more than $37.6 million of its own unsold merchandise to prevent it from being sold at bargain basement prices.
Charlie Knox, director of environmental and sustainability at building and project consultancy Paragon, explains common misconceptions around environmental and sustainability risks associated with developments and property transactions. Property development is a fundamental part of economic growth. However, with finite available space, developers and funders are increasingly being required to contribute to the environmental safeguarding of greenfield and by developing brownfield sites.
MPs have backed a ‘historic’ motion urging the government to declare a climate emergency. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled the non-binding motion this evening, saying: ‘We have no time to waste. ‘We are living in a climate crisis that will spiral dangerously out of control unless we take rapid and dramatic action now.’
Many fashion brands seeking to ensure their brands are more sustainable and ethical. Here are Amy Powney from Mother of Pearl’s tips on how to excel in green thinking.