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Brave Robot Has Sold 1 Million Pints, Saved 1 Million Miles of CO2 Emissions
Food-tech startup The Urgent Company is working to combat greenhouse gas emissions through its animal-free ice cream brand Brave Robot. The company just announced that it officially sold one million pints of its dairy-identical ice cream, a top driver within the alternative ice cream market, which has helped to save approximately one million miles of greenhouse gas emissions when compared to tradi
105 Countries Pledge to End Deforestation By 2030
During the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP26), 105 countries signed a pledge that aims to end deforestation by the year 2030. The COP26 – hosted between October 31 and November 12 – served as a platform to discuss the worsening status of the climate crisis and potential solutions to the environmental damages currently taking place. Leaders worldwide hav...
Coca-Cola Rolling Out New Bottles Made 100 Percent of Plant-Based Ingredients
Coca-Cola Company announced that it's introducing a new plant-based plastic bottle made from corn sugar to curb waste. The worldwide beverage company provides millions of consumers with its soda products, producing a massive carbon footprint attributed to plastic production and its subsequent waste. The...
Moby Asks World Leaders to Make “Plant Based Treaty”
Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Moby is pleading for world leaders to consider plant-based eating as a forefront solution to the climate crisis. The vegan activist and electronic musician released a video that aims to help negotiate a treaty that highlights the widespread benefits of plant-based agriculture, eating, and consumption for both the planet and individuals
TED’s Inaugural Climate Conference Features a Plant-Based Menu
International media organization TED just hosted its first climate conference last week, complete with fully plant-based meals. The Countdown Summit – TED’s first all in-person climate talks event – provided all guests with a completely vegan menu designed by acclaimed vegan chef Derek Sarno. TED’s flagship event invited cl...
Del Monte Introduces Greener Plant-Based Packaging
Global food giant Del Monte Foods just announced plans to develop two brand new plant-based packaging methods, highlighting the companies recent commitment to introducing sustainability measures across its supply chain. Following a recent sustainability report, Del Monte revealed plans to redesign certain production methods to maximize the company’s positive impact on the environment. The tw... Re
McDonald’s Promises Net-Zero Emissions By 2050 With Plant-Based Approach
McDonald’s just announced plans to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 in a worldwide push to focus on sustainability in the company’s supply chain. The fast-food giant partnered with the nonprofit Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to redesign its current sustainability goals, planning to lower its total greenhouse gas emissions by a third by 2030. The company announced tha...
Starbucks is Testing a Greener Menu With Over 50 Percent Plant-Based Items
Starbucks is set to open a new store that boasts a menu with over 50 percent plant-based items, additionally implementing several sustainability measures including repurposed materials and zero-waste initiatives. As part of its “Greener Stores” concept, the new Shanghai store will be the company's first international iteration, promoting both sustainability and plant-based offerings. The Greener S
Here’s How Pro Surfer Kelly Slater is Helping to Free the Whales
Pro surfer Kelly Slater took to Instagram Live last week for a conversation about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency that segued into a surprising call-to-action to save two whales in captivity. "In Bitcoin...there’s ‘whales’ who own lots of Bitcoin," Slater started out, digressing from the topic at hand. "And I’ve been super ...
Jane Goodall to Narrate New Documentary About Cell-Based Meat
Legendary primatologist and environmentalist Jane Goodall is slated to narrate the upcoming documentary entitled Meat the Future – a film focused on the future of agriculture and cultured meat. Meat the Future spotlights the growing cultured meat market as companies worldwide begin to develop methods of replicating animal products without any slaughter necessary. The accla...