Berkeley City Council approved a $53 million investment in building housing around the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations to ameliorate the city’s long-standing affordable housing crisis. “Berkeley is really leading in this and is going to be a model for the rest of the region,” Saltzman said. “We need the rest to invest this much money in affordable housing.”
Not all monsters are bad, at last those by design that carry an environmental message aimed at kids. Wild Republic, an international toy company committed to the development of high quality plush and toys that nurture children and encourage a love of nature, introduces Monsterkins, “a ground-breaking, new eco-friendly plush line just in time for Earth Day.” “Created for the Earth by the Earth”, Monsterkins are sustainably made and arrive with a en eco-friendly backstory: the monsters eat discarded plastic water bottles. As part of the company’s greater social initiative, Promise to the Planet, a portion of the proceeds from the new line will support animal rescue. “It was important for us to develop a fun and innovative plush line like Monsterkins made from 100% recycled water bottles, and that also helps to educate our children about the importance of improving our planet,” says Vishnu Chandran, president of Wild Republic. “The fun story behind the line engages children to learn more about our planet, different ecosystems, and the importance of conserving and respecting our planet.
ISCN Student-led virtual session28th May 202015:00-17:00 CEST (GMT+2)Check your time zone here: https://everytimezone.com/s/5b8b7286In this interactive session, we will explore the role of students in our efforts to accelerate climate action and sustainability in higher education!
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Colm Kelleher will officially launch 8 newly installed city parklets this week, on August 31st and September 2nd. Following a call-out for “parklet partners” in September 2020, a number of local businesses and community associations were selected to take part in the National Transport Authority-funded scheme. The parklets, designed by Siobhán Keogh Design and built by Benchspace Cork, are then planted and maintained by the “parklet partners”, with funding for their upkeep administered by the City Council.
The following parklets will be officially launched by the Lord Mayor on Tuesday 31st August:
Cook Street (Partner: Il Padrino restaurant)
South Mall (Partners: The Imperial Hotel and Cork Zero Waste)
Union Quay (Partner: Three Little Piggies Deli)
Sullivan’s Quay (Partners: The Quay Co-op, Creativity & Change – MTU Crawford and Green Spaces for Health)
Wandesford Quay (Partners: Lavit Gallery, Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers and Wandesford Quay CLG)
The Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) was formed in 2005 as an industry-led international industry association dedicated to encouraging and accelerating the adoption of single-use manufacturing technologies used in the production of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines.
This week we are going to be sharing with you expert visions outlined in the Connected Products Economy Report. From Natasha Franck to Mats Linder Consultant, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we take a closer look at their key message which focuses on how we can power circular business models, global transparency and new economic incentives to change patterns of production and consumption.