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Sustainability advocate wins MacArthur “Genius” Award

photo courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation
photo courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation

An environmental advocate who works to make hospital practices more environmentally friendly has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. The honor, colloquially known as the MacArthur Genius Award, provides a $625,000 stipend and was given to only 24 people in the world this year. Continue reading Sustainability advocate wins MacArthur “Genius” Award

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Plastic Microbeads Banned: 9 states+4 multinationals

photo courtesy of 5gyres
photo courtesy of 5gyres

Public pressure can make a difference.  California is the latest state to ban plastic microbeads, and its law is probably the nation’s toughest. Environmentalists hope the legislation will become the model for a future U.S. statute. But even before California’s action, eight other states had adopted microbead bans that will take effect before California’s law. Additionally four multinational corporations, because of consumer duress, had committed to phasing out microbeads even sooner. Continue reading Plastic Microbeads Banned: 9 states+4 multinationals