Fairphone, known for making “ethical, reliable, and sustainable” smartphones, has launched its latest model, the Fairphone 3+, in Europe. It arrives as the successor to the Fairphone 3 that was announced last year. The handset features a modular design that provides hassle-free at-home repairs and has been constructed with over 40% of recycled plastic.
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After the coronavirus pandemic put most the UK in lockdown, with many having to remain indoors, the ‘vitally important’ logistics sector was put in the spotlight.
Now, the UK Space Agency, ESA and other government bodies want innovative firms to propose ways to use the latest technologies to make the industry more efficient.
Three community organizations dedicated to food research and security and agricultural justice were honored by Cornell for their campus-community partnerships in 2022. The 12th annual Cornell Town-Gown Awards – also known as the TOGOs – celebrated cooperation between the university and the greater Ithaca community at a virtual ceremony held Nov. 19. Joel M. Malina, Cornell’s vice president for university relations, hosted the event. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack offered her thanks and discussed the importance of community-campus partnerships. “One of the things I love about Cornell is that even though we’re Ivy League, we’re never ivory tower,” Pollack said. “Our community is deeply connected with the communities around us. Cornell and local communities aren’t just shared – we continually shape each other in ways that make both of us stronger.”
Farms are springing up in cities across Europe, but if they exclude lower income groups they’ll do little to help shift towards sustainable food system…