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SnippETS for 6 June 2019

June 5, 2019

 

 

 

Welcome to our latest SnippETS newsletter.

 

In this edition we start with a great article about how an iconic toy company set a sustainability goal and beat that goal by three years.

 

We follow that with an article that describes how humanity is doing well with some Sustainable Development Goals and not so well with others. We then contrast that with the massive efforts being made in China.

 

Next we bring it back home to NZ with an informative article on the hydrogen economy.

 

We also have several articles that discuss the  natural world, with a focus on climate change and sustainability and we finish with everyone’s favourite - sustainable natural rubber!

 

 

 

As public pressure mounts on businesses to up their sustainability measures, one organisation is set on making a lasting difference. LEGO, the toy manufacturer, recently reached their goal of powering production facilities entirely on renewable energy three years earlier than planned. Additionally, they are inspiring children around the world by engaging them in environmental and social issues.  Read more.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although it can be exciting to hear about positive change from a single organisation, in order to limit warming to 1.5C, or meet any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations, it is important to look at the global context to see whether we are making progress. A recent report found that sustainability experts continue to view progress on sustainable development as largely inadequate, and rate poorly businesses’ contribution to advancing the goals. We all need to do more! Read more.....