“Vail Announces Plan for ‘Zero Net Footprint’ by 2030”

"Vail Resorts announced July 25 they will “aggressively pursue” a company-wide sustainability commitment to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030, and zero net operating impact to forests and habitats. “Everything we do at Vail Resorts is driven by the spectacular natural surroundings where our employees, guests, and communities live, work."

http://www.powder.com/stories/climate-change/vail-announces-plan-zero-net-footprint-2030/

“India’s New Solar Powered Train is the First in the World”

This type of advancement in public transportation - trains that are powered by solar - is a huge step towards sustainability. We need to be seeing this around the world!

https://www.curbed.com/2017/7/19/15995536/solar-power-train-india-railways

“Finnish Icebreaker Sets Record for Earliest Northwest Passage Crossing”

"The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change. Sea ice that foiled famous explorers and blocked the passage to all but the hardiest ships has slowly been melting away in one of the most visible effects of man-made global warming."

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/finnish-icebreaker-sets-record-earliest-northwest-passage-crossing-n787736

“Marie Claire Launches First-Ever Sustainability Issue”

"Publications dedicated to eco-friendly fashion alternatives have cropped up for conscious consumers. But most mainstream glossies haven't prioritized consistently getting that kind of information, which can be seen as a bit of a downer, in front of their readers. It's this backdrop that makes Marie Claire's decision to launch its first sustainability-focused issue noteworthy."

https://fashionista.com/2017/07/marie-claire-magazine-first-sustainability-issue

“ViZn Energy Systems Enables 24/7 “Solar Nights” at Lowest Ever Published Cost”

"Now, utilities can add energy storage to a wind or solar farm at a lower price than coal-fired generation (6¢/kWh per Bloomberg New Energy Finance), paving a clear path toward 100 percent renewable penetration."

http://www.power-eng.com/marketwired/2017/07/11/vizn-energy-systems-enables-24-7-solar-nights-at-lowest-ever-published-cost.html

“RE100 Reaches 100 Companies Committed to 100% Renewable Energy”

RE100 realized its goal of obtaining 100 members committed to 100% renewable power, including 30 Fortune 500 companies, three years ahead of schedule.

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/leadership/sustainable_brands/re100_initiative_reaches_100_member_milestone

“Railway station coffee recycling scheme receives national recognition at prestigious green business awards”

"The scheme sees Network Rail partner closely with bio-bean, which reprocesses the waste from coffee into Coffee Logs, a fuel for the home. The trial has already converted 790 tonnes of coffee – equivalent to the weight of more than 60 double decker buses – from 38 million cups, providing enough fuel to heat 11,000 average sized houses for a year."

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/railway-station-coffee-recycling-scheme-receives-national-recognition-at-prestigious-green-business-awards

“Sustainable food for everyone? The challenge of our century”

A growing worldwide population causes problems on many levels, energy consumption, land space, and food. The question of how are we going to be able to feed everyone sustainably in the future is pressing as our population continues to rise.

http://www.dw.com/en/environment-world-population-day-agriculture-sustainability-food-waste-food-security-overpopulation/a-39628974?maca=en-gk_volltext_AppleNews_world-16397-xml-atom

“Hershey launches more sustainable packaging”

"Hershey is launching an innovative new packaging approach that the company developed in 2016 to reduce corrugate waste, lessen its carbon footprint and improve sustainability efficiencies across the supply chain."

http://www.foodengineeringmag.com/articles/96822-hershey-launches-more-sustainable-packaging