These transparent face masks could make our interactions a little less awkward

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Face masks will be here for a while. One company is trying to make them more humane. If you’re looking for a face mask, options abound. But whether it’s leopard print, splashed with your team’s logo, or the standard blue medical variety, all of these opaque masks have one problem in common: they cover half of your facial expressions. They’re challenging for the deaf community , not great for babies’ development , and can be dehumanizing. Read Full Story

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The Vestre Plus is the greenest, most transparent furniture factory in the world—and you’re invited to come hike around it

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Norwegian furniture-maker Vestre and Bjarke Ingels Group reimagine the factory as a hub for jobs, tourism, and community gatherings. When Jan Christian Vestre, CEO of the family-owned urban furniture company Vestre, wanted to build a new factory, he had big ideas of what the facility could—and should—be. “We want to produce smarter and greener and faster,” says Vestre. “Even more important: We want to bridge the gap between climate, nature, biodiversity, and the need for new jobs and economic growth.” The result is the Vestre Plus, a 70,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Magnor, Norway, designed with Bjarke Ingels Group, which broke ground earlier this year. In addition to incorporating environmental innovations that reduce the plant’s carbon footprint (such as solar panels and a fleet of Tesla trucks), the Vestre Plus redefines the role a factory can play in its surrounding community: It’s set on 300 acres that the company plans to …

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This free tool helps brands calculate the carbon footprints of their products

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A full life-cycle analysis takes ages and costs a lot of money. The 2030 Calculator from Doconomy tries to simplify the process to give companies a better understanding of their full environmental impact. For brands looking to understand their environmental impact, calculating the carbon footprint of something like a pair of jeans or sneakers is typically a complex and expensive process. But a new tool called the 2030 Calculator is designed to be both fast to use and free, helping smaller companies become more transparent about the sustainability of their products. Read Full Story

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How the B Corp movement is remaking business

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After a summer where two new B Corps went public, a new book outlines the growth of the responsible capitalism certification movement. There are now more than 3,500 B Corps in the world. These are companies that have been officially certified by nonprofit B Lab, for their commitment to not only pledging, but concretely showing, environmentally and socially beneficial business practices, public transparency, and the “legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.” B-Corps-to-be must pass a 200-question assessment that judges performance across five impact areas: governance, the environment, workers, customers, and community. Read Full Story

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This website tells you when your local politicians are discussing police budgets

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Reinvestin.us wants to help residents participate in their local budget making process. Calls to defund the police need to be heard by the local politicians who make city budge t decisions. But the meetings where those decisions are made can be difficult to find out about, or full of confusing bureaucratic language; those who have never attended a city council meeting before may not know how to make their voice heard. Now, a new website aims to make it easier for the public to participate in these conversations by making the budget decision-making process more transparent. Read Full Story

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