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Meet edie’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: We unveil the next generation of sustainability leaders

Aspiring young sustainability, CSR and energy professionals from the likes of Unilever, Marks & Spencer and Hammerson have been unveiled as members of edie’s 30 Under 30 initiative for 2020.

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Jonathon Porritt announced as Guest of Honour for Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020

edie is delighted to announce that Jonathon Porritt, founder-director of Forum for the Future will appear as the official Guest of Honour at the 2020 Sustainability Leaders Awards in London on Wednesday, 5 February.

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World’s stinkiest fruit could make super-fast electric chargers

Durian fruits, famous for their bad smell, could be used to make electrodes in ultra-fast chargers for electric cars and gadgets

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Deep and crisp and living: How snow sustains amazing hidden life

Snow may look pristine but even the freshly fallen variety is teeming with microscopic life. This vast and mysterious ecosystem could have a big impact on Earth

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Trend: Employee activism on sustainability marches on

With growing distrust of governmental institutions, employees are using their voices to advocate for change and demand that their employers do so, too.

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My Family and the Galapagos: Single-use plastic is threatening life of endangered species of bird

Monty Hall’s wife Tam joined an environmental scientist on his research trip to investigate the levels of plastic pollution at the nesting site of a flightless cormorant in My Family and the Galapagos.

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Why sustainability means digitalisation

Hardly anyone continues to doubt the relevance of sustainable management. With buildings now accounting for some 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (even more than the transport sector), there is good reason to consider buildings as the number one focus area for emissions reduction…

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World’s largest mining firms ‘selectively reporting’ on positive sustainability progress, report warns

Many of the world’s largest mining companies are choosing to omit mentions of their negative environmental and social impacts from their annual report, highlighting and overstating positive impacts instead, a new report has warned.

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A Leaked EU Proposal Details Plans to Make Smartphone Battery Replacement Easier and Prevent E-Waste Build-up

The EU will reportedly present a new proposal next month to make rules for easy smartphone battery replacement, reducing electronic waste too…

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With New Funding, Sustainable Beverage Packaging Startup Notpla Looks to Expand Reach

Backed by new funding, United Kingdom-based sustainable food and beverage packaging startup Notpla, maker of edible water pods, is focusing on expanding into other markets and applications, according to a profile in Fast Company last week.

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Food Sustainability, Dilemma or Opportunity? Cork, 2nd March

Food experts from around the country will gather in Cork for this year’s Cork City Local Enterprise Week. The topic of discussion will be Food Sustainability –

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Jonathon Porritt announced as Guest of Honour for Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020

edie is delighted to announce that Jonathon Porritt, founder-director of Forum for the Future will appear as the official Guest of Honour at the 2020 Sustainability Leaders Awards in London on Wednesday, 5 February.

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Here’s how a ‘circular economy’ could save the world

The vision of a “circular economy”—where we use resources sparingly and recycle endlessly—is inspiring businesses and environmentalists alike.