Environment and Climate

The Sullivan Foundation is committed to promoting the efforts of our partner schools and the social enterprise sector to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Here we provide news coverage related to Goal No. 7: Affordable and Clean Energy; Goal No. 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal No. 13: Climate Action; Goal No. 14: Life Below Water; and Goal No. 15: Life on Land.

a photo of the Gap Teen line of sustainable fashion items

The Gap Unveils Teen Clothing Line Made With Sustainable Materials

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Members of Generation Z say they'll pay more for "green" products, prompting The Gap to jump on board the sustainable fashion movement.
this photo shows a turtle and illustrates the article's explanation as to why turtles eat plastic in the ocean

UNC Research Explains Why Sea Turtles Eat Plastic

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After floating long enough in the ocean, plastic develops a coating of algae and microorganisms that smells like food to turtles.
this photo illustrates the importance of Destin Sandlin's quest to plant 20 million trees

Auburn Forestry Faculty Help Destin Sandlin Plant 20 Million Trees

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Auburn's Becky Barlow and John Kush joined Sandlin, the popular Youtube scientist and star of "Smarter Every Day," in a major fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation.

Researchers Have Found a Better Way to Recycle Polyurethanes

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An innovative method developed at the University of Minnesota recycles used polyurethanes into equivalent or even higher quality material.

Rollins College Teaches Sustainability Beyond the Classroom

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This series of five linked courses delivers hands-on learning opportunities for students to apply classroom concepts to 21st-century environmental challenges in the real world.