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Stop the Money Pipeline presents JPMorgan Chase branches with “2021 Greenwashing Award”

“We are awarding Chase with the 2021 Greenwashing Award as they have truly gone above and beyond this year, creating an innovative, never before seen form of greenwashing,” said Stop the Money Pipeline coalition coordinator, Alec Connon. Following the release of JPMorgan Chase’s 2030 climate targets, people around the country will be delivering the “2021 Greenwashing […]

Four seismic climate wins show big oil, gas and coal are running out of places to hide

Three global fossil fuel giants have just suffered embarrassing rebukes over their inadequate action on climate change. Collectively, the developments show how courts, and frustrated investors, are increasingly willing to force companies to reduce their carbon dioxide pollution quickly. By Jacqueline Peel, The University of Melbourne; Ben Neville, The University of Melbourne, and Rebekkah Markey-Towler, […]

EU Green Week: The European Green Deal isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

This week the EU celebrates its annual ‘Green Week’, in which Europe’s environmental elite gather to congratulate each other on how green they are. By Laura Basu OpenDemocracy It’s certainly true that the EU claims to be taking the climate crisis seriously, most notably through the European Commission’s flagship European Green Deal. Launched in 2019, the deal […]

Engine No. 1’s big win over Exxon shows activist hedge funds joining fight against climate change

One of the most expensive Wall Street shareholder battles on record could signal a big shift in how hedge funds and other investors view sustainability. Mark DesJardine, Penn State and Tima Bansal, Western University The Conversation Exxon Mobil Corp. has been fending off a so-called proxy fight from a hedge fund known as Engine No. […]

NYC electrification bill introduced

New York City legislators are seeking to further the city’s climate goals by essentially ending gas use in new buildings and major renovations, S&P Global reports. The legislation, introduced Thursday, would prohibit new and renovated buildings from burning fossil fuels through updates to the city’s building code. By Nexus Media News If adopted, the legislation […]

Biden’s budget includes a jump in climate spending – here’s why investing in innovation is crucial

President Joe Biden is calling for a more than 60% increase in spending to fight climate change in his first federal budget compared to the previous annual budget, with more than $US36 billion in climate-related investments spread across nearly every agency of the government. That includes more than $10 billion in nondefense spending on clean […]

The Fallacy of Our Carbon Footprint: Big Oil says citizens should do more to stop climate change.

In 1992, a Canadian ecologist named William Rees coined the term “ecological footprint,” a measurement of how much any entity was impacting the planet’s ecology. A decade later, British Petroleum started promoting a new term: “carbon footprint.”  In a splashy ad campaign, the company unveiled the first of its many carbon footprint calculators as a […]

GOP throws red meat to the base: Will climate action emasculate America?

On 24 April, Fox News broke out in a panic over “plant-based beer” and “grilled brussels sprouts” for a “Green 4th of July.” The tone and tenor suggested environmentalism was a deadly threat to the U.S., and especially American manhood. By Cat Tebaldi Common Dreams Radical right congressperson, gun enthusiast, and Q-Anon supporter Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) tweeted that […]

Remember on Memorial Day: 1,700 environmental activists killed this century defending the environment

According to records compiled by the campaign group Global Witness, 1,738 people described as environmental defenders were killed between 2002 and 2018, across 50 countries. The group says the number of reported deaths has been increasing over time with about three people killed each week on average. Yet the campaign group says only about 10% of […]

Infographics: Compost for a Better Planet

Composting cuts waste, enhances soil, protects the climate, and builds community (including jobs). Use our new graphics to share these benefits! They are available for your use (with attribution to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance). By Brenda Platt Institute for Local Self-Reliance Download full size graphic here. We want you to be able to share these […]