Weekly Wrap | Temperature troubles, Prince Harry, EV's, Carbon-neutral beef, and Penguins
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Friday, May 13, 2022: This week in the sustainability news cycle…

Prince Harry makes a surprise entrance into the sustainability group chat. He's offered himself up to the eco-alter, being rated on his travel decisions and how they stack up environmentally...Krissi remains unconvinced of his acting chops though. 

We've also got a new term for you: carbon-neutral beef! It's making its way into the aisles of Coles and if you wanna find out what the hell it means, you've gotta listen to this episode. We also chat through a few record breaking events - some good, some bad and give you a little update on what's happening with EV's around the nation. 

Oh yeah, we might also run out of wine! Yikes!

Get the full rundown:

Climate limit of 1.5C close to being broken, scientists warn (via The Guardian)

Earth's CO2 hits highest recorded level in human history (via The Daily Mail)

Prince Harry acts alongside New Zealand comics in Travalyst advert to promote environmentally friendly travel (via PerthNow)

Thousands of EV chargers to be installed across regional NSW (via The Sydney Morning Herald)

WA’s climate action efforts accelerate with $60 million EV package (via WA State Government)

Coles to be first Australian supermarket to offer carbon-neutral beef (via The Financial Review)

XXXX releases non-alcoholic, carbon neutral beer (via The Shout)

Phillip Island’s little penguins set record as 5,000 cross beach in ‘really unique’ event (via ABC News)


We’re also following…

Ikea launch meatball-inspired seedballs to support biodiversity (via Famous Campaigns)

Say goodbye to chardonnay: Global warming changing the wines Australia can make (via SMH)

Check out these recommendations from our hosts:

Watch Prince Harry’s acting debut in this Travalyst PSA + get rated on your own travel practices

Check out IKEA’s “seed balls” manual

For more bite-sized bits of sustainability news, follow Thriving Planet on Instagram and Facebook or visit our website.

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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