- “The Power of Purpose: Abundance is the New Sustainability” • One thinker preaching a more optimistic worldview is Peter Diamandis, founder of the X-Prize Foundation and Singularity University. He and Peter Koettler wrote a book, “Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think.” It should be required reading for every CEO and CMO. [Forbes]
- “National Right-Wing Media Outlets Bash Renewable Energy Ballot Initiative in Arizona” • National right-wing media outlets The Daily Caller and Washington Free Beacon have between them published two dozen articles criticizing Proposition 127, a clean energy ballot initiative in Arizona. The initiative calls for 50% renewable electricity by 2030. [Salon]
- “Ten Simple Changes to Help Save the Planet” • Climate change is real, and we are starting to see some of the ways that it affects us. It increases the likelihood of flooding in Miami and elsewhere, threatens the millions of people living along the Brahmaputra River, and disrupts reproduction of plants and animals. Here are things to do. [BBC]
- “A US City is Building Tiny Homes in People’s Back Gardens” • The Multnomah Idea Lab, a government agency in Multnomah County, Oregon, is tasked with finding innovative solutions in the county’s human services sector. It came up with a pilot program to house homeless families in tiny homes in the back gardens of willing homeowners. [BBC]
- “German Renewables Share Jumps to 38% for 2018, Nearly Catches Coal” • Germany is edging ever closer to its national target of 65% renewable energy by 2030. New data shows that wind and solar produced 38% of the electricity consumed in the country in the first nine months of 2018, reaching 43% in January, April and May. [RenewEconomy]
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