Environment

February 14, 2019

Lyft Launches “Green Mode” to Promote the Use of Eco-Friendly Electric Cars

In an effort to make ride-hailing more environmentally friendly, Lyft has launched “Green Mode.” This option, which was introduced on February 6 to users in Seattle, allows passengers to request a pickup in an electric or hybrid car. Green Mode is just one of the initiatives that Lyft—which became carbon neutral last year—is promoting in order to diminish their impact on the planet.

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January 30, 2019

Volvo Installs 3D Printed “Living Seawall” in Sydney Harbour to Combat Plastic Pollution

Volvo is doing its part to promote sustainability with a new initiative in which they installed a 3D printed marine habitat in Sydney Harbour. The Living Seawall is composed of 50 tiles designed to mimic mangrove roots. Created in collaboration with Reef Design Lab and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, the seawall will provide new marine habitat for years to come.

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January 28, 2019

Endangered Animals Sing Emotional “I Dreamed a Dream” in Powerful Animation

On a mission to “inform, engage and inspire audiences about the importance of protecting global biodiversity,” the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) produces interactive events with an environmental focus. With its annual festival, the organization showcases powerful work by the best independent filmmakers, with “Dream” by Zombie Studio serving as a perfect and poignant example. In this animation, animals sing an emotional rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables.

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January 15, 2019

‘The Guardian’ Swaps Out Plastic for Compostable Wrapping to Reduce Harmful Waste

From tomorrow, for the first time, the Guardian’s Saturday magazines will be wrapped in a compostable wrapping derived from potato starch, replacing the current plastic wrapping. Starting with London, Essex, Norfolk, Kent, Herts & Suffolk, rolling out to the rest of the UK soon pic.twitter.com/Qy7m4Y6d2B — Katharine Viner (@KathViner) January 11, 2019 Readers of the UK’s The Guardian newspaper may have noticed something a little different when they received last weekend’s edition.

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