Weekly Wrap | A billion dollar deal, MIT, Oprah, Park benches, and Electric trucking
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Friday, April 22, 2022: This week in the sustainability news cycle…

We don't know how or why it's taken this long, but finally there's a reason to talk about Oprah on the podcast! Not only that, but T-Swift get a mention too. Who knew sustainability would be so littered with celeb name drops?

There's more on how Australia is stacking up on the global stage as MIT releases a ranking system for how well countries are tackling the climate crisis. And as always, we round out the show with a little positivity and hope, bringing you the story and mission of some local legends changing the way trucking looks into the future. Let's get into it...


Get the full rundown:

Stripe, Alphabet, Shopify, Meta, and McKinsey to buy $925M of carbon removal by 2030 (via Mumbrella)

‘Climate laggards’: Australian isolationism puts us on par with Saudi Arabia (via The Sydney Morning Herald)

30 Eco-Friendly Products To Help You Live Sustainably Everyday (via Oprah Daily)

The city of Copenhagen has elevated its public benches to raise awareness of rising sea levels (via Famous Campaigns)

Bid to transform trucking from diesel to electric (via ABC News)

 

We’re also following…

Taylor Swift Gets A New Species Of Millipede Named After Her (via HuffPost)

Shein’s $100 Billion Valuation Is A Terrifying Reality (via Highsnobiety)

 

Check out these recommendations from our hosts:

Get in touch with Frontier

Check out the rankings in The Green Future Index 2022

Our Clothing Rental Deep Dive Episode


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Hosts and producers: Ash Webb and Kristen Amiet

Executive producer: Andrew ‘Bag’ Sidwell

Producer: Luke Spano

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