In mid-April, nearly 150 local environmentalists marched to the gates of Greenidge Generation, a bitcoin mining facility in upstate New York, in a last-ditch effort to block its expansion. Their objection: that the creation of the cryptocurrency, an energy-intensive process in which computers compete to solve mathematical puzzles, may harm efforts to limit global warming. Three days later, the planning board in the small town of Torrey voted 4-1 to allow Greenidge Generation to more than double the number of machines it has mining bitcoin.
Nearly three-quarters of Democrats said they wanted to buy more sustainable clothing, versus 43 percent of Republicans, per Shopper.com.
Central Sustainability, a Central Michigan University student initiative, has been awarded a 2021 Student Sustainability Leadership Award by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Central Sustainability is being recognized for their work over the past two years, including developing the 2020 Central Sustainability Campus Survey Report and other data collection efforts, creating the Sustainable Purchasing Policy for CMU, helping to create and lead the CMU Earth Week Conference and several other events, creating educational resources for students and the public, and more.
Sharing their formidable experiences and thought leadership will be Paula Luu, Director of the Center for the Circular Economy and Anna Bahr Thompson, author of ‘Do Good’, and A Trust Across America 2018 Top Thought Leader in Trust and a top ten 2020 Superbrands Branding Leader, But this is not your ‘usual’ webinar. This is not a sales pitch, nor is it a sales pitch dressed up as a learning event.