Weekly Wrap | Political Will, Pinterest, Carbon-Neutral Toys, And Sydney Uni’s Big Fans
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Friday, April 15, 2022: This week in the environmental news cycle…

An election is finally happening and the IPCC’s latest report offers some guidance on environmental promises.

Pinterest has stepped into the climate misinformation fight and it’s been a big week for sustainability innovation.

Plus, Sydney Uni debuts the research we’ve all be sweating on.


Get the full rundown:

Scientists identify the missing ingredient for climate action: Political will (via Grist)

Pinterest bans climate misinformation from posts and ads (via The New York Times)

Mattel Expands its Sustainable Product Offering with New MEGA BLOKS CarbonNeutral Green Town Line and Matchbox Tesla Roadster Made from 99% Recycled Materials (via Mattel)

Solar panels that can generate electricity at night have been developed at Stanford (via NPR)

Airbus A380 successfully completes flight powered by cooking oil (via The New York Post)

Want to be sustainable and cool? Choose fans more and AC less (via ScienceDaily)

University of Sydney to be powered by 100% renewable electricity (via The University of Sydney)


We’re also following…

Greenpeace parks their giant, inflatable coal outside Marvel Stadium (via Greenpeace)


Check out these recommendations from our hosts:

Sign up for the next release of the Matchbox Telsa Roadster 

Browse the country’s best pedestal fans

Check out Assembly Label’s Re-Worn recycling program

Run, don’t walk, to snag one of Aldi’s e-bike Special Buys

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Listen to our Terminology Guide episode here.

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Hosts and producers: Ash Webb and Kristen Amiet

Executive producer: Andrew ‘Bag’ Sidwell

Producer: Luke Spano

Editing and sound mixing: Alex Smith of Make Noise

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