💚 Driving on Sunshine 🌞

💚 Driving on Sunshine 🌞

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Dennis Kamprad

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Happy Thursday 👋

Think about all the cars around you that still rely on fossil fuels. Wouldn’t it be great if they had a fuel option that doesn’t produce carbon emissions and is completely sustainable?

At least our environment and I would appreciate that a lot!

I’m lucky enough to live in a city where I can use my bicycle every day. Or public transportation if I need to go a little further away.

In fact, I haven’t even owned a car in more than a decade now…

But not everybody might be that lucky, so I am especially happy to share this week’s story of the week with you…

🌞 Discovered: Clean Fuels Made From Solar Power

Great news for cars that rely on traditional fuels: Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a solar-powered technology that can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into liquid fuels… That can be used as drop-in fuel for cars!

Unlike fossil fuels, these solar fuels produce net zero carbon emissions and are completely renewable. Plus, unlike most biofuels (like bio-ethanol), they don’t require any agricultural land that could be used for food production.

This is the first time that an artificial leaf, using only the energy from the Sun, produced high energy density fuels that can be easily transported and stored.

These artificial leaves could help us transition away from fossil fuels.

Although the technology is currently at the laboratory scale, it marks an important step in moving away from fossil fuel reliance and toward a more sustainable future.

📢 More Good News…

👉 CDP introduces plastic reporting: For the first time, the Carbon Disclosure Project will request up to 7,000 companies, including Amazon and Mcdonald’s, to disclose their production of plastic polymers and packaging. This information will be publicly available and will prompt more corporations to reduce plastic waste.

👉 New menopause drug wins US approval: US regulators have approved a new drug named Veozah to treat hot flashes, a common menopause symptom that can severely disrupt women’s lives. Clinical trials involving 3,000 women have found the drug successful and a suitable alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapies.

👉 Clean energy investments expected to surpass fossil fuels: A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that low-emissions energy will cover nearly 90% of total investments in electricity generation in 2023. Solar power is taking the lead, expecting to receive more than $1 billion in investments this year.

Share the news with your friends to make a bigger positive impact on the world and society together!

Stay impactful 💚

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🌎 Event of the Week: World Environment Day

🌳 Did you know that World Environment Day comes up this coming Monday, June 5? This special day brings together millions of people from across the globe (now including you 💚) in an effort to protect and restore the earth. It is all about awareness and action for the protection of our environment. This year’s spotlight topic is Beat Plastic Pollution and marks the event’s 50th anniversary.

Below are our favorite charities that are especially relevant for this event:

🌎 Event of the Week: World Bicycle Day

🚲 Did you know that World Bicycle Day is coming up this Saturday, June 3? The UN General Assembly established this to celebrate the role of bicycles in promoting sustainable transportation, reducing carbon emissions, and emphasizing ethical mobility choices. According to WHO, cycling can also prevent diseases like cancer and diabetes. Gear up for this special day and help make a difference by using your bike!

Below are our favorite charities and organizations that are especially relevant for this event:

📜 This Week in History

✊🏾 June 1, 1843: Sojourner Truth becomes a traveling preacher and devotes her life to activism and the abolition of slavery. She will deliver her famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” in 1851, demanding equal human rights for all women.

🦅 June 2, 1924: Indigenous people no longer have to relinquish their tribal status to become US citizens. The Indian Citizenship Act is enacted and grants citizenship to all Native Americans born in the US, paving the way for their rights and political identity.

🌳 June 5, 1972: The United Nations Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment begins. This conference marked a milestone in international environmental governance and led to the establishment of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

💭 Quote of the Week

“Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me.”

― Sojourner Truth; abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and author

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