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Episode 213: The pandemic's impact on the clean economy, geoengineering geek-out

Plus, highlights from this week's webcast on how retailers can embrace the circular economy.

Week in Review

Commentary on this week's news highlights begins at 4:46.

  1. COVID-19 shines a spotlight on flexible, digital freight
  2. Gore, Gates lead $80M round for protein startup born in Yellowstone hot springs
  3. It's just numbers: A ROSI view of corporate sustainability


How retailers can embrace the circular economy (15:02)

Tune in for highlights from this week's webcast with sustainability experts at IKEA, Nordstrom and Walgreen's: Lisa Davis, sustainability manager with IKEA, shares lessons from the company's mattress recycling pilot; and Chelsey Evans, sustainability lead at Nordstrom, talks about how it promotes sustainably source apparel to consumers.

COVID-19 meets the clean economy (21:10)

How might the coronavirus reshape strategies for zero-emissions transportation, carbon removal, energy, food and the circular economy? Thoughts from GreenBiz analysts Katie Fehrenbacher (transportation), Jim Giles (food and carbon), Sarah Golden (energy) and Lauren Phipps (circular economy). 

Hacking planet Earth (40:10)

Artificial trees that suck carbon dioxide from the air. Space shades that deflect the sun’s rays from the earth. Laser lightning roads that can control precipitation. These are some of the more extreme approaches to the climate crisis that fall under the category of geoengineering. Journalist Thomas Kostigen joins us to chat about what's real and what's practical.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere : "Knowing the Truth," "Southside," "Thinking It Over," "Introducing the Pre-Roll" and "As I Was Saying"

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