On the roof of Tommy Hilfiger’s European distribution center—located in the Dutch town of Venlo—are 48,000 solar panels, just one of the latest steps the fashion brand has taken to be more sustainable. CEO Martijn Hagman announced the completion of the solar panel roof at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on Tuesday, saying the company believes it’s “one of the most powerful solar roofs in the world at this moment.”
The COVID-19 crisis puts fundamentals in perspective. There are primary threats, and secondary subjects. Both the pandemic and climate change belong to the first category. Climate change is the greatest challenge of our generation, and the next 10 years will be crucial to addressing it. Together we must reduce CO2 emissions and halt the rise in Earth’s temperature.
Trash Talk–Digging out Environmental Justice History in Richmond, CA “Garbage Mountain,” more formally known as The West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill (WCCSL), is a 340-acre site located in North Richmond, CA that was initially built on farmland on the San Pablo Bay shoreline in 1953. The landfill served as a dump for both residential and commercial municipal solid waste until 2006.
As President of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Editor-in-Chief of Nature, we spend our lives hearing about and reading the latest research, emerging thinking, and new ideas. And we’re inspired. Each week, the pages of Nature and other research publications offer new insights into the natural world, illuminating new science-based approaches to human well-being and environmental sustainability.
Welcome to our guide to sustainable living in Richmond. We aim to highlight local businesses and organisations who can help you to do everything from reducing waste, eating better and being energy efficient to travelling more actively and volunteering. We also include links to other websites that offer more general advice.