Nike plans to use only renewable energy by 2025

Sports apparel giant is one of 36 businesses comprising The Climate Group.

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Nike, via The Climate Group, announced Tuesday that it intends to solely use renewable energy.

The sports apparel giant, which is one of 36 businesses in the group, said it plans to meet that goal by 2025.

“Climate change is a global issue that requires global solutions,” Nike Chief Operating Officer Eric Sprunk said in a news release. “We believe that collaboration is important to accelerate and scale sustainable innovations that have potential to change the world, and Nike is proud to join the leading global brands in RE100 with our commitment to reach 100 percent renewable energy.”

Nike has invested heavily in developing more sustainable methods to make shoes, which is historically an environmentally destructive process that requires glue, chemicals and natural resources such as rubber and oil.

Nike’s innovations include Flyknit, which reduces production waste, and ColorDry, a waterless dying technology for apparel.

(SOURCE: Portland Business Journal)

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