Glasgow wants to become the first city in the UK to be truly carbon neutral, aiming to hit zero emissions “well before” the national target of 2045 that Scotland set on Tuesday. It’s after Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon declared a climate emergency on April 28 (before Britain did). Scotland as a whole already provides a quarter of Britain’s renewable energy because of its vast array of wind farms. However Glasgow — Britain’s third largest city — wants to do more, and achieve a historic landmark to ensure that just as much greenhouse gas gets absorbed as emitted.
Charity: water has written an amazing story of accomplishment since it sprang from the mind of founder Scott Harrison in 2006: $375 million raised and access to clean water provided to nearly 10 million people since then. At a recent meeting with brand partners, Harrison traced a history of innovations that has fueled this growth including Adoption of a 100% model under which the group separately fundraises to cover all of its operating expenses so that it can tell supporters that every cent they raise to provide clean water goes to that purpose.
Elton John may be the best-known advocate on the planet in the battle against HIV/AIDS. He started his nonprofit 25 years ago as the epidemic was bursting into the world’s consciousness. The deaths of Rock Hudson, Arthur Ashe, and Rudolf Nureyev, among many other celebrities, helped fuel concern about the rapid spread of the infection. John’s foundation has since raised more than $369 million and is getting an extra push because he is making fundraising a part of his farewell tour — and it probably won’t hurt that Rocketman, a biopic of the star, is coming out May 31.
In an astonishing display of generosity, billionaire Robert F. Smith announced that his family is providing grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 class at Morehouse College.
Theresia Gouw, 46, began forging a path that led her to become a top American venture capitalist decades ago. She was the first person in her high school in a small town outside of Buffalo, New York, to go to Brown University. In the 1990s, she was the first female investor at Palo Alto-based venture capital firm Accel Partners. She then became the firm’s first female partner and first female managing partner before leaving Accel four years ago to cofound Aspect Ventures, one of the first female-led venture investing firms in Silicon Valley. A woman of many firsts, she makes her debut this year on Forbes’ Self-Made Women list with an Read More
Hundreds of companies have pledged to get greener by 2025. Now they have to figure out how to do it — and the World Wildlife Fund wants to help.The global non-governmental conservation organization on Tuesday launched a new initiative called Resource: Plastic to help companies that have made public sustainability goals actually achieve them. Other groups, like the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Ocean Conservancy, are partnering with WWF on the project.
ATLANTA — Sanjay Patel made an impression on Atlanta United FC president Darren Eales when they met circa 2014, before Atlanta’s Major League Soccer franchise had a name. “He makes me chuckle,” Eales said. “I laugh with him, but he’s a guy that has 100 ideas a day; 95 are totally nuts, but every now and then he’ll come up with one that makes you go, ‘Wow, that’s a great idea.’” A lunch appointment between Eales and Patel, a board member and director of strategic projects with Atlanta-based Soccer in the Streets — a not-for-profit organization that works to empower the Read More
People who attempt to climb Mount Everest have to make a $4,000 deposit before their ascent that they only get back if they lug 17.6 pounds of garbage on their way down for proper disposal. That’s because the Nepalese government is tired of the tallest mountain in the world being treated like a landfill, according to ABC News. Mount Everest holds more than 60,000 pounds (or 30 tons) of garbage and human waste left behind by climbers over the years. Tents, cannisters, clothing, food packaging, and much more can be found scattered throughout the cliffs, marring the mountain’s vast beauty, and posing a Read More
Actor Zoe Saldana-Perego and Artist Marco Perego-Saldana and Paramount Pictures’ Wyck Godfrey and Dr. Mary Kerr were recently honored for their support of quality health care for women and their families wherever they live — the global mission of Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University.
GLIDE is pleased to announce the annual eBay for Charity Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett, which will run Sunday, May 26 through Friday, May 31, 2019. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the legendary auction, which to date has provided nearly $30 million to support GLIDE’s comprehensive suite of social services that help San Francisco’s most vulnerable residents.