Category: Video

Gillette’s Jeff Greene on the latest consumer trends for sustainable packaging

Pete May, Co-Founder & Board Member at GreenBiz, interviewed Jeff Greene, R&D Technical Director of Sustainable Packaging at Gillette, during Circularity 21 (June 15-17, 2021). View archived videos from the conference here

What Does It Mean to be Net-Zero in the Financial Sector?

Investors, lenders and climate policy experts discuss how the financial sector can achieve net-zero lending and investment portfolios.

Speakers: Brian O’Hanlon | Executive Director, Center for Climate-Aligned Finance | RMI Danielle Sugarman | Director, Investment Stewardship | BlackRock Deborah Ng | Head of Responsible Investing and Director, Total Fund Management | Ontario Teachers’​ Pension Plan Jacqueline Smith | Vice President, Sustainability | JPMorgan Chase

This session was held at GreenBiz Group’s VERGE Net Zero, July 27-28, 2021. Learn more about the event here: https://events.greenbiz.com/events/verge-net-zero/online/2021

The Game-Changing Impact of Tracking Supply Chain Emissions

Leaders from two transformative initiatives explain how new supply-chain tracking systems will impact strategies to reduce emissions.

Speakers: Anna Stanley | Manager, Climate Action | World Business Council on Sustainable Development Jim Giles | Conference Chair, VERGE Net Zero | GreenBiz Group Paolo Natali | Principal | Rocky Mountain Institute

This session was held at GreenBiz Group’s VERGE Net Zero, July 27-28, 2021. Learn more about the event here: https://events.greenbiz.com/events/verge-net-zero/online/2021

Native Net Zero: Integrating Emissions Goals into Products

Companies explain how they have integrated emissions reductions strategies into products and business models.

Speakers: Heather Clancy | Vice President and Editorial Director | GreenBiz Group Sandra Noonan | Chief Sustainability Officer | Just Salad Stacy Kauk | Director, Sustainability Fund | Shopify Taylor Francis | Co-founder | Watershed

This session was held at GreenBiz Group’s VERGE Net Zero, July 27-28, 2021. Learn more about the event here: https://events.greenbiz.com/events/verge-net-zero/online/2021

The State of the Market for Carbon Removal in 2021

Carbon removal will be integral to many net-zero strategies. What types of credits are available now? Which are right for your organization?

Speakers: James Temple | Senior editor, climate and energy | MIT Tech Review Jane Zelikova | Research Scientist | Carbon Plan Marcius Extavour | Executive Director, Prize Operations, Energy & Resources | XPRIZE Foundation Matthew Potts | S.J. Hall Chair in Forest Economics | “University of California, Berkeley”

This session was held at GreenBiz Group’s VERGE Net Zero, July 27-28, 2021. Learn more about the event here: https://events.greenbiz.com/events/verge-net-zero/online/2021

Episode 25: The ebb and flow of cannabis waste

Via Waste360.

The U.S. cannabis industry is expected to add $92 billion to the country’s economy in 2021, according to MJBizDaily. As the industry continues its upward momentum, producers of cannabis products that range from mints to gummies to dissolvable powders are seeking ways to reduce plastic packaging while remaining compliant. In this episode of Stef Talks Trash, Brooks Allman, founder of cannabis brand ebb, discusses the state of waste management in the cannabis industry and the challenges that come with sustainably-minded packaging.

SEJ Webinar: Missing Stories — Uncovering Environment-Climate-Religion Connections

Watch the webinar recording.

When it comes to covering climate change and environmental crisis, journalists are missing a major hook: religion, faith and spirituality. Journalists on nearly every beat, along with every government department under the Biden Administration, are realizing that climate change is now too big a story to be siloed under “environment.” But as the conversation shifts, one major realm of human existence sits on the sidelines: how religion and spirituality shape the relationship between humans and their environment.

From environmental justice activism in communities of color to environmental humanities programs at Ivy League institutions, this link is being made, but rarely is this cross-fertilization well represented by media. The Religion & Environment Story Project (RESP) is launching to help journalists find these missing stories and tell them well — by opening applications for a new fellowship and by funding story grants through SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism.

Moderator

Speakers

  • Amanda Baugh, Author, “God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White” and Associate Professor of Religious Studies, California State University, Northridge. LinkedIn.
  • Sumanth Prabhaker, Editor, Orion Magazine; Advisory Board Member, Religion & Environment Story Project (RESP). LinkedIn.
  • Sigal Samuel, Staff Writer, Vox. @SigalSamuel

The Path to a Low-Carbon Future

Watch the video at Politico.

Reducing waste and conserving scarce natural resources are key goals of the movement to a circular economy. The majority of the world’s carbon emissions are associated with extraction of resources and production of goods, but circular economy measures are rarely included in policies aimed at meeting emissions reduction targets. As the U.S. considers opportunities to reduce waste and improve recyclability, how can these efforts be aligned with those to combat climate change?

POLITICO hosted a high-level conversation on what it will take to build both a circular economy and a low-carbon future. They also explored the roles of the private sector and government in building infrastructure for the circular economy.

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Jared Blumenfeld
, Secretary for Environmental Protection, State of California
Caren McNamara, Founder and CEO, CONSCIOUS CONTAINER
Denise Patel, U.S. Program Director and Regional Coordinator, U.S./Canada Region, GAIA
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Chair, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee
Moderated by: Gloria Gonzalez, Deputy Energy Editor, POLITICO Pro

EXECUTIVE CONVERSATION
Jordan Fengel
, Sustainability Manager, U.S. & Canada, Tetra Pak
Moderated by: Cally Baute, Vice President and General Manager, POLITICO

Illinois Climate Assessment Summary Webinar – May 17, 2021

Illinois is undergoing a rapid change in weather patterns that already has started to transform the state. A major scientific assessment by The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with experts at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, foretells long-term, serious effects on cities and rural communities alike from climate change that include periods of extreme heat, increased precipitation and more intense storms, particularly if immediate actions aren’t taken to lessen the threat. 

On May 17, 2021, assessment lead authors summarized the report findings in a public webinar. The full report is available through the Illinois Data Bank.

For more information, contact Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford at twford@illinois.edu. 

Videos on the Six Classes Approach

Watch this series of short videos to learn about “Six Classes” of chemicals that are known to harm human health and the environment. Each video summarizes where one of these classes of chemicals is used, associated health problems, and how to reduce exposure. This knowledge will better equip large purchasers, manufacturers, retailers, designers, and consumers to take the steps needed to limit the use of these problematic chemicals.

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