The Top 5 Happy Eco News Stories for December 6, 2021
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Somehow it’s already December, the last month of the calendar year. A time where things can get a little hectic – your to-do list triples while you try to jam everything you didn’t do all year into one month. In all the hustle and bustle that comes with December, it’s easy to lose sight of the things that did happen.
And this year, like we’ve seen for the past three years at Happy Eco News, we saw many good people doing good things for our planet. That’s why starting December 7, we’re sharing the Top 25 Positive News stories from this year on our Instagram account to remind you of all of the good things that happened in 2021. So follow us, like and share so we can help reach more people around the world!
This week, we have a guest post by Dana Wright, PhD Candidate in the Marine Science and Conservation Program at the Duke University Marine Laboratory. She tells us everything we need to know about the North Atlantic right whale and what we can do to protect them. We also have stories about the new regenerative cotton program initiated by fashion designer Ralph Lauren, North Carolina’s big clean energy plan, a biodegradable and edible packaging, the truth about buying a real Christmas tree, and outdoor clothing companies’ plan to phase our PFAS.
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The Happy Eco News Weekly Top 5
Clothing designer Ralph Lauren, under a Corporate Foundation, has teamed up with the Soil Health Institute to launch the Institute’s US Regenerative Cotton Fund (USRCF). The science-based initiative will support farmers with long-term, sustainable cotton production in the US. The goal is to eliminate one million metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2026…[read more].
Governor Roy Cooper signed into law, the Energy Solutions for North Carolina Act. This green breakthrough allows for all reasonable steps to reduce carbon emissions from the electric sector with targets of 70 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. Read on for details about the impact of this important legislation.…[read more].
Edible and biodegradable packaging seems like an excellent alternative to traditional plastic, which takes a very long time to break down in the natural environment. Applications of this sustainable alternative look promising…[read more].
Due to global supply chain issues, this year may prove difficult to buy an artificial tree. But, will the alternative of a real tree also be challenging to find due to climate change? While there have been challenging growing conditions to contend with, farmers across the US are not experiencing the same headwinds. As well, since trees take many years to mature, most farms can adapt. Read on for some additional considerations this holiday season. … [read more].
Voluntary phase out of PFAS will benefit the environment, is an ethical choice and lets companies take a preventive measure before future regulations. Dubbed the ‘forever chemicals’, it will take time to find alternatives with a better environmental profile and which work in terms of performance. It is a wise decision to begin the transition sooner, rather than later… [read more].
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