Google Maps will start showing you slower routes. Here’s why

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Tech companies have been working to make their operations more climate-friendly, like adopting renewable energy in order to become carbon neutral. But being carbon neutral isn’t enough if that company still lobbies against climate policies, and Big Tech hasn’t been putting its lobbying power behind all that climate-friendly talk. Sure, Amazon says it will be carbon neutral by 2040, but the company has 115 lobbyists, and only one has focused on climate change in recent years. 

A new campaign wants to change that by harnessing the power of the workers at the largest tech companies, many of whom are young and care deeply about the issue of climate change. Launched by the nonprofit ClimateVoice, the campaign asks tech workers to sign a petition calling on their employers to devote one in five lobbying dollars to climate advocacy, so we can decarbonize our entire economy—not just a few companies—through policy change. Read more here.

Kristin Toussaint
 
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Tech giants aren’t using their full political power to push for pro-climate policies. A new campaign hopes pressure from employees can change that.

 
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Google Maps will start showing you slower routes. Here’s why

What’s important? Speed or the planet?

 
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Grid gives new life to Excel and Google Sheets, without making you give up the apps you know. It even has the support of one of the spreadsheet’s inventors.

 
 
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The IPO sends a clear message that resale, and consumers’ desire for more sustainable options, is here to stay."
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This company is 3D-printing houses in North America. Next stop? The moon

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When this mask wears out, you can send it back to be recycled—and compost the filter

The first mask from Masuku doesn’t need to fit tightly to block particles, so it’s more comfortable to wear.

 
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With lots of open technical jobs, companies should be investing in reskilling programs, and those interested in software engineering should attend a boot camp.

 
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Cariuma’s new slip-on shoes are sustainable, stylish, and summer-ready

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NEWS
Deliveroo IPO fails to deliver: What you need to know ​​​​​​
It was supposed to be one of the biggest tech IPO debuts on a foreign market, but when food-delivery firm Deliveroo started trading on the London Stock Exchange this morning its share price plunged 30%, wiping as much as $2.7 billion off the company’s market cap.
What happened? That’s always a hard question to answer with a share price’s dramatic rise or fall, but the general consensus seems to be that socially conscious investors stayed away from Deliveroo because of the controversy over how it treats its gig-economy workers.
Another reason for the lackluster debut is the fact that Deliveroo has so far never made a profit. 
Important caveat: Deliveroo can still cancel its IPO. Even though trading has already begun, it went public under conditional trading terms. That means for a set period of time, Deliveroo can void any trades of its stock.
 
 
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