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Here's what we got on tap for you today:

  • Meme of the Week
  • The TL;DR Version of the New Climate Bill
  • New Job Opportunities
  • Win of the Week: Cargill's $4.9 Million Donation to Feeding America
  • Bummer of the Week: H&M Faces Lawsuit Over False Sustainability Claims

Meme of the Week

Article of The Week

The TL;DR Version of the New Climate Bill

You can rest a little easier, Sleeping Beauty, because the Senate finally passed the biggest piece of climate legislation in…the history of the nation. Siri, play “About Damn Time” by Lizzo.

Even if you’re a reusable bag toting, metal straw sipping, tempeh bacon frying environmental lawyer, we know you don’t have time to read through the whole bill, so here are the cliff notes:

  • By the end of the decade, our greenhouse gas emissions should be 40% lower than they were in 2005.
  • $30 billion investment in the production of solar panels, wind turbines, batteries, and critical mineral processing.
  • $10 billion towards manufacturing facilities for electric cars and solar panels.
  • $60 billion toward communities that are more impacted by the effects of climate change.
  • Mandatory fees on oil and gas companies for methane leaks.
  • Tax incentives on electric vehicles.

The Inflation Reduction Act, or as we like to call it, Biden’s Last Hope, also promises to lower the price of prescription medication and reduce the deficit. Your UberEats order will still cost $92 for a salad, though.

Climate scientists say that the measures in this bill still aren’t enough to stop climate change, but it’s the most significant step that the American government has ever taken to even acknowledge that the problem exists. We gotta take the wins where we can, folks.

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