Microsoft aims to go "carbon negative" by 2030 | Ocean Plastics Leadership Network to tackle ocean plastics | ABA announces first Every Bottle Back investment
January 17, 2020
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Microsoft aims to go "carbon negative" by 2030
Microsoft has set a goal to become "carbon negative" by the end of the decade, and to offset all the carbon it has emitted since 1975, when the company launched, by 2050. It will do so by converting all of its operations to renewable energy, investing in electric vehicles and incentivizing emissions reductions throughout its supply chain.
Renewables Now (Bulgaria) (tiered subscription model) (1/17) 
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Setting the Example
Ocean Plastics Leadership Network to tackle ocean plastics
SoulBuffalo has launched the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network to take a science- and innovation-based approach to curbing marine debris, and the American Chemistry Council, Dow and Closed Loop Partners are among its initial members. The group's projects include a Zero Plastic Waste Communities initiative to eliminate waste in three Indian cities and the Waste Picker Collaborative, designed to help companies source recycled materials from developing nations.
Forbes (1/14) 
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ABA announces first Every Bottle Back investment
The American Beverage Association has announced the Every Bottle Back program is investing $3 million to upgrade a recycling facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, expand the region's pickup services and increase awareness of recycling services. The program launched last fall as a collaborative effort by ABA, Keurig Dr Pepper, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to reduce single-use plastic waste.
The Dallas Morning News (tiered subscription model) (1/16),  Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)/The Associated Press (1/17),  KTVT-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth) (1/16) 
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Amazon forms electric van fleet in Munich
Amazon forms electric van fleet in Munich
Amazon is buying 40 electric vans for deliveries in Munich as part of its effort to reach carbon neutrality in 20 years. Deutsche Post's StreetScooter unit, which is selling the vans to Amazon, has set up 60 charging stations at an Amazon fulfillment center near the city.
Reuters (1/15) 
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R.I. installs solar panels on diesel buses
Rhode Island has put solar panels on the roofs of 33 of its diesel buses to improve battery life and performance and ideally save thousands of dollars a year on replacing or jump-starting the vehicles. The panels, funded in part by a state renewable energy grant, will start the buses and operate some of their systems.
The Associated Press (1/14) 
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Powering Tomorrow
Sprint shifts entirely to renewable energy in Va.
Sprint is powering its 800 Virginia retail outlets, cellphone towers and corporate offices entirely with renewable energy under an arrangement with Renewable Energy Services. The carrier said the move is one part of its goal to become entirely carbon neutral by 2025.
Telecompetitor (1/16) 
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Engage. Innovate. Discuss.
What leadership style does research favor?
Research suggests that leaders with high levels of discipline and love have better-performing teams and less turnover than leaders who try to please or rule over employees, writes John Eades, CEO of LearnLoft. "Leaders whose style is to elevate their employees report having high-performing teams at rates better than all other styles combined," he writes.
SmartBrief/Leadership (1/16) 
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Editor's Note
SmartBrief will not publish Monday
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the US, SmartBrief will not publish Monday. Publication will resume Tuesday.
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Dorothea Lange,
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