Positive Eco Change: Sustainability News Nov 13th

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Positive Eco Change: Apple, Amazon and More Support Clean Energy Academy

In a groundbreaking development for ‘Positive Eco Change,’ the Clean Energy Procurement Academy has secured foundational support from tech giants Apple, Amazon, Meta, and renowned brands Nike, PepsiCo, and REI. This alliance is poised to be a game-changer in supporting sustainability.

The mission of the Clean Energy Procurement Academy is crystal clear: to empower companies with the knowledge and tools needed to make a significant shift toward clean energy. The involvement of such influential industry leaders shows the incredible importance of this initiative.

By pooling resources, expertise, and shared values, this collaboration creates a strong ecosystem to accelerate the transition to eco-friendly energy sources. It’s a remarkable step forward in the fight against climate change.

Businesses now have an unprecedented opportunity to access invaluable guidance, ensuring a greener and more sustainable future. The path to ‘Positive Eco Change’ is illuminated by this Academy, offering hope and inspiration for a world striving for environmental responsibility.

Positive Eco Change Some of the world's leading companies are supporting the Clean Energy Procurement Academy
Some of the world's leading companies are supporting the Clean Energy Procurement Academy

Sarah Chandler, Apple’s VP of Environment and Supply Chain Innovation said: “To address the climate crisis, we need to act quickly to expand access to clean energy around the world. Businesses can help drive that change.”

Read on to discover our next story of positive eco change, showing how people and businesses are engaging in sustainable and social change!

Positive Eco Change: Tom Ford Helps Combat Plastic Waste

Tom Ford’s Plastic Innovation Accelerator Programme was joined recently by three new innovative companies. The programme is part of Lonely Whale’s three-phase, multi-year Unwrap the Future initiative, launched in 2020. Phase one saw the creation of the Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize.

Sway, Zerocircle, and Notpla were announced as this year’s winners at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in March, while Tom Ford Beauty, the Estée Lauder Companies and Trousdale Ventures supplied the $1.2 million prize – which is a combination of a cash prize and a direct investment.

The accelerator now aims to provide the three prize winners with access to multifaceted networks, leading insights, and brand collaborators to replace traditional thin-film plastic on a larger scale.

Several members of Lonely Whale’s Early Adopter Coalition will trial the prize winners’ packaging solutions – including The Estée Lauder Companies, which are conducting an internal trial to highlight potential use cases across its Tom Ford Beauty range.

Positive Eco Change Notpla's biodegradable 'plastic from seaweed' is one of the winners of Tom Ford's Plastic Innovation award
Notpla's biodegradable 'plastic from seaweed' is one of the winners of Tom Ford's Plastic Innovation award

Nancy Mahon, chief sustainability officer at The Estée Lauder Companies, said: “We are honoured to continue our partnership with Lonely Whale to help advance the integration of innovative, seaweed-based packaging materials across the fashion and beauty industries and beyond.”

This is great news as Tom Ford is a global influencer and his products are some of the most well known on the planet. 

Positive Eco Change: Jaguar Land Rover Opens EV Innovation Lab

In a major stride towards ‘Positive Eco Change,’ Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) unveils a cutting-edge £250m EV innovation lab in Coventry. This state-of-the-art facility is poised to revolutionise the electric vehicle landscape. The innovation lab symbolises a commitment to sustainable transportation solutions, driving us towards a greener future.

It serves as a hub for groundbreaking research and development in the field of electric vehicles, paving the way for a more eco-conscious world. 

“Our operations at Whitley are at the heart of JLR – itself a leading business in the local community – so this test facility is another jewel in the crown of our move towards an all-electric future,” said JLR’s chief engineer for Powertrain test operations, Oliver Boakes.

The Future Energy Lab, will become a beacon of sustainable innovation and is set to revolutionise how we test prototype cars worldwide. With a commitment to environmental stewardship, JLR envisions reduced costs and emissions in the testing process.

This endeavour isn’t just about technology; it’s about creating a greener, more prosperous future.

Positive Eco Change JLR opens EV Innovation Lab in Coventry (Image Courtesy of JLR 2023)
JLR opens state of the art EV Innovation Lab in Coventry (Image Courtesy of JLR 2023)

Already, 200 dedicated EV engineers are shaping this vision, and there are plans to add 150 more roles which is great for the local community. 

JLR are driving progress while fostering hundreds of new jobs, nurturing a greener, more prosperous future for Britain. This is a real demonstration of positive Eco Change in the automotive industry!

Positive Eco Change: Wrap Up

In a world needing positive eco change, our recent sustainability news shines a ray of hope. The Clean Energy Procurement Academy, Tom Ford’s Plastic Innovation Accelerator Program, and Jaguar Land Rover’s Future Energy Lab stand as beacons of innovation. Each of these initiatives contributes to a brighter, more sustainable future. 

We hope these stories ignite a spark in you our reader, prompting you to realise the immense positivity that’s underway. These stories not only exemplify progress in action but also help to catalyse personal and collective transformation. Positive change is a powerful force, inspiring ripples of transformation that extend far beyond individual actions.

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