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Episode 215: Recyclable snack pouches, climate athlete-activists

Week in Review

Commentary on this week's news highlights begins at 8:20.

  1. Can we flatten the curve on climate?
  2. Climate, COVID-19 and the economics of decarbonizing buildings
  3. Domo, Covestro, BASF are testing blockchain for tracing plastics
  4. A tale of two snack pouches


Going to bat for the climate (19:58)

Veteran sports marketing executive Lew Blaustein has started a new venture, EcoAthletes, that will train athletes to talk about the climate crisis in meaningful and factual ways. One of the first players stepping up to the plate: Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brent Suter.

*Music in this episode by admiralbob77 and Lee Rosevere: "Confederation Line" and "Two Guitars"; "Southside"

Virtual Conversations

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State of the Profession. As we embark on a new decade — and a new business normal — what's in store for sustainability professionals in terms of talent and teams? Join GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower, GreenBiz Senior Analyst John Davies and sustainability and ESG recruiting expert Ellen Weinreb as they discuss the findings and implications of our sixth State of the Professional survey. Register now for this free digital event at 1 p.m. EDT April 28.

Coronavirus and the clean economy. Join us at 2:30 p.m. EDT April 30 as GreenBiz analysts weigh in about how the pandemic is altering priorities in food production, recycling and materials recovery, public transit and renewables procurement. 

Are you ready for "absolute zero"? Experts from Quantis, Gold Standard and Microsoft discuss the latest in science-based sustainability strategy in this interactive session at 11 a.m. EDT May 5.

Circularity goes digital. Our Circularity 20 conference may be postponed, but you don't have to wait until August for three great discussions on the circular economy. We'll debate "Reusable Packaging in the Age of Contagion," "Can Recycled Plastic Survive Low Oil Prices" and "Repair, Resilience and Customer Engagement." Register here for our half-day event starting at 1 p.m. EDT May 18.

What's New?

The State of Green Business 2020. Our 13th annual analysis of key metrics and trends for the year ahead published here.

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