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cultured meat approved, EVs on the rise
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November 21, 2022
Topics: Sustainable fashion, Mitsubishi, EVs, Vika Living, housing, high-speed rail, CA, plant medicine, Colorado, sustainable meat, Upside Foods, Dockers
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👖We all wear clothes The clothing industry is one of the worst sectors in terms of global environmental damage due to greenhouse gas emissions. The Fashion Charter Working Group on Decarbonisation and GHG Emissions wants your input. Together with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition they have developed guidelines for footwear and clothing companies to measure their GHG emissions. As part of the process, they request your feedback by November 30. It's 3-4 brief questions for your reply. The final version of guidelines will be published in early 2023. Here's the link to have a seat at the table.
👍2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Mitsubishi sprang into action to make the world’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in 2013. The Outlander PHEV was astonishingly good; it revived Mitsubishi’s dying brand presence in the U.S. market in 2018. Four years later, Mitsubishi Motors will again disrupt the U.S. hybrid EV market with a new, much enhanced, and powerful version of the Outlander PHEV.
In October, the Japanese legacy carmaker launched the 2023 Outlander PHEV and announced that the plug-in EV sales would start in the United States this month at $39,845. The 2023 Outlander PHEV, packed with artificial intelligence, can detect speed signs and adjust set speeds accordingly. The low emissions EV can also supply backup power to homes, which can power small appliances like a toaster. The 2023 Outlander PHEV has a total range of 420 miles and can charge from zero to 80% within 38 minutes.
📐$38K tiny home When another disaster hits the U.S., a new Los Angeles-based sustainable prefab-home manufacturer, Vika Living is ensuring that people will have access to shelter relief. Since founding Vika Living in September 2021, owners Scott Kevern and Jeff Howard have been setting up the prefab company to be able to deploy its tiny homes for shelter relief during emergencies.
But the prefab home, which has a sustainable version and can serve single people up to a family of more than two, comes with everything people need for comfort. Its spacious living room has seating that converts to bedding and a table that collapses the wall. It also features a full kitchen, shelving, and a bathroom. The sustainable version, priced just over $46,000 comes with solar panels and storage batteries. The non-sustainable version costs $38,000. The prefab home has already attracted interest from campground owners and other outdoor organizations and can help relieve homelessness.
🚄California high-speed rail High-speed trains in European and Asian countries, like Japan, China and Germany, and are doing immensely well in supporting the environment. The first high-speed rail in America is still under construction in California. It extends from Merced to Bakersfield. On October 20, the California High-Speed Rail Authority awarded the contract for the first two phases to include four rail stations to Foster + Partners and Arup (F+P Arup).
The first phase of the project will take about 30 months to complete. So far, almost 9,000 construction jobs were required to get the project moving. Keeping tax dollars in the state is a solid green idea.
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🍄Colorado voters approve psilocybin therapy After ensuring the legalization of cannabis for adult use in Colorado almost ten years ago, Coloradans recently approved Proposition 122. The law decriminalizes psilocybin and psilocin statewide. The two psychedelic compounds found in magic mushrooms were listed as a Schedule 1 controlled substances in Colorado, and remain banned on the federal level and in other states except Oregon. AGREEN1 May 16 issue sheds more light on this topic.
Coloradans who are 21 years or older, can now use the substances to manage conditions like depression and anxiety under the supervision of licensed professionals. The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) now has until January 2024 to develop licensing criteria for psychedelic treatment centers, facilitators, and ancillary businesses and hopefully begin to accept licensing applications later that year. More cannabis-decriminalized states are also planning to legalize the magic mushroom-based substances.
🐄Lab grown meat clears hurdle The number of people who believe we must move away from animal production for human consumption grows daily. The FDA just approved lab-grown meat from Upside Foods, which is meat that is created using animal cells. It is also called "cultured meat".
Cultivated chicken was offered at COP27 climate conference in Egypt this November. Governments give billions of dollars to subsidize livestock farmers, what if some of that money could go to subsidizing the cultured meat industry? The benefit would be less, GHG emissions, less water usage, less land usage fro grazing and less animals being slaughtered for food.
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