Sustainable Apparel and Textiles in the Circular Economy – two-day transdisciplinary exchange for research academics, students and professionals…
Designer Nicole Miller made sustainability a talking point while speaking at Pratt’s fourth annual design symposium last night.
madewell archive – The Madewell Archive is a newly launched, fashion-forward and sustainability-focused partnership between beloved Millennial brand Madewell and thre…
Everlane, a self-proclaimed purveyor of “radical transparency,” is taking steps toward more sustainable textile manufacturing practices.
A report published on 26 August by an independent group of experts warns that reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is now “too little too late”, and will not achieve the long-term temperature goals identified in the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century. Drawing upon findings recently published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), the report from the Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG) argues that current global emissions targets are inadequate and that net negative – rather than net zero – strategies are required.
The report, titled ‘The Final Warning Bell’ suggests that even if countries achieve net zero by mid-century, this will not tackle greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere, with CO2 equivalent concentrations potentially continuing to climb as high as 540ppm (parts per million). This means there is little to no room for manoeuvre, with only a 50% chance of holding the 1.5°C line.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has awarded Grand Valley a STARS gold rating in recognition of the university’s sustainability efforts. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, gauges the progress of colleges and universities toward sustainability in all sectors, including education and research, innovation, administration and operations. Grand Valley’s STARS rating this year was 74.9, up from 70.8 in 2019.