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COP28 comes to a close, what to do about astroturf and a sustainable rebrand
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COP28 comes to a close, what to do about astroturf and a sustainable rebrand

Here’s the latest green news to catch up on:

As COP28 comes to a close, nearly 200 countries approved a global pact at COP28 to transition away from fossil fuels (not “phase out” as hoped), pledged $2.1 billion in funding to reduce climate impacts, and triple the amount of renewable energy by 2030. This marked the first time fossil fuels were addressed at the annual summit, despite a record number of fossil fuel lobbyists at the event and global fossil fuel emissions soaring to record highs this year. Here are four ways local Pennsylvania communities can prepare for the inevitable climate change.

What happens to astroturf, which contains toxic chemicals including PFAS and arsenic, when its needs to be replaced after its 8-to-10-year lifespan? Unfortunately, an unkept promise to open a recycling plant instead made Pennsylvania become a dumping ground for discarded artificial turf. Philadelphia Inquirer

All Together Now PA has rebranded to Pennsylvania Fibershed, with a goal to “create a thriving, interconnected network of individuals and businesses committed to ethical and sustainable fashion practices.” The organization is co-founded by Leslie Davidson and Rachel Higgins.

The Franklin Institute is seeking a Civic Science Fellow with a background in environmental science to join their Science & Education team for an 18-month fellowship beginning in March 2024.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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