The green gig economy: precarious workers are on the frontline of climate change fight

During California's deadliest wildfire season, 2,000 prison inmates fought the flames on USD$1 a day.

Benjamin Neimark, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University • conversation
April 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: labour greenwash capitalism green-jobs voluntary-work gig-economy labour-exploitation tree-planting unpaid-labour wildfire-fighting

Volkswagen’s climate activist won’t be able to change the green credentials of the company any time soon

After 'Dieselgate', Volkswagen appears keen to rescue its public image. Now it's looking to hire its own 'Greta Thunberg'.

Tom Stacey, Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  automotive-industry  electric-cars  greenwash  transport-emissions  climate-activism  dieselgate  volkswagen-emissions-scandal  car-manufacturers  greta-thunberg

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