Weekly Wrap | Tassie, The Met Gala, Billie Eilish, Nike, Home insurance, and Mike Cannon-Brookes
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Friday, May 6, 2022: This week in the sustainability news cycle…

The biggest cross-over in the ven diagram of sustainably and pop culture to date. We've got Billie Eilish, Kim Kardashian, and whole raft of celebrities joining the enviromentalism conversation thanks to the Met Gala. Not to mention Nike launching a pull-apart shoe that's glue-less and quite unlike anything we've seen from the infamous brand before. 

The real MVP of the week though is Tassie, who scored a world-first in going carbon-negative though it's not all good news as some startling new data finds 1 in 25 Aussie homes are set to be uninsurable by 2030. 

Then, of course, Krissi hits us with the latest update in the adventures of old Mike Cannon-Brookes as he finally sneaks his way into the AGL camp where we're sure he'll raise some hell. 

Get the full rundown:

Tasmania goes into carbon negative, with researchers saying native forests must be preserved (via ABC News)

Billie Eilish To Hold Climate Event ‘Overheated’ Around London Headline Shows (via Discover Music)

Billie Eilish Wore An Entirely Upcycled Gucci Gown To The 2022 Met Gala (via ELLE Australia)

Emma Stone Won Most Sustainable at the Met Gala (Via The Cut)

Why Nike Is Making Shoes You Can Take Apart (via Nike)

One in 25 Australian homes uninsurable by 2030: Climate Council launches cutting edge digital climate-risk map (via Climate Council)

‘Globally irresponsible’: Billionaire Cannon-Brookes to fight AGL coal split (via The Sydney Morning Herald)


We’re also following…

Highest number of nesting turtles on record at Bells Beach in WA's Pilbara region (via ABC News)

Citizen scientists uncover hidden koala population at Heathcote National Park near Sydney (via ABC News)

Check out these recommendations from our hosts:

Refresh your memory on what’s going on at AGL in our March 11 episode

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