Two Dutch scientists are using algae to replace plastics throughout their city – and if their mission proves successful, they believe that no one will ever have to use plastic again.
California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday.
The measure requires at least one female director on the board of each California-based public corporation by the end of next year. Companies would need up to three female directors by the end of 2021, depending on the number of board seats.
The world’s fifth-largest economy will have to eliminate carbon emissions from electricity by 2045.
“Today, California made history," said Adam Browning, executive director of Vote Solar, in a statement.
"We applaud all of the state lawmakers who acted on behalf of their constituents, answered the overwhelming call for an economy powered entirely by clean energy, and demonstrated democracy at its best," he said. "When the world’s fifth-largest economy votes to go 100 percent clean, there’s no room left for the naysayers to say it can’t be done."
Can you believe that about 1/3 of the of the food produced each year gets wasted? According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations “consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tonnes) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes).
Green Girls, a program created by the City Parks Foundation in New York, inspires young girls to become environmental scientists. The program focuses on science and technology by immersing the girls into surrounding ecosystems for hands on experience. Careers in STEM are male dominated and programs like Green Girls are giving young women confidence to change that.
“A lot of girls want to be actresses or models,” related N’Kaylah Simmons, 17, pausing to develop her thought, “and sometimes I think, do they actually want to be these things? Or is it because it’s the only thing they see?”
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