A bunch of the planet's biggest companies have finally promised to go green, setting a great example for others to follow
Last week, nine corporate giants set a precedent by promising to commit to 100% renewable energy. Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Goldman Sachs, Nike, Starbucks, Salesforce, Steelcase, Voya Financial and Walmart announced at the annual Climate Week in New York that they have joined the global campaign RE100, which encourages businesses to source green energy.
While all these corporations plan to make a full transition to using renewable electricity, timescales differ: Nike has said it will do this before 2025, while Goldman Sachs was a little more optimistic with a 2020 date. In total, 36 companies have now joined RE100 since its launch in 2014.
Meanwhile, the UN has launched Carbon Neutral Now, a new initiative to encourage more businesses to offset their carbon emissions. Another trend, the idea of divesting from fossil fuels, is the new big thing in celebrity circles- Leonardo DiCaprio just announced he will divest his millions, but Bill Gates has yet to put his money where his mouth is…
Watch the video by Momentforaction.org to find out why tackling climate change is so important for our generation. This short film is endorsed by DiCaprio, whose foundation is doing crucial work all over the world saving wild animals and their habitats.
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