Social entrepreneurs bring together seemingly unlikely possibilities to create a business model that has real impact. Kabira Stokes, founder of Isidore Electronics Recycling is one such person who saw an opportunity in Los Angeles where nobody else did. She got involved with the city council while helping to develop one of the city’s gang intervention programs. She wanted to … Continued
Author: Akhila Vijayaraghavan
The global market for biogas, the fuel created through AD, is estimated to double in the next decade to have a value of $33 billion. If AD facilities processed only half of the food waste created by the U.S. in a single year, the EPA estimates they would produce enough clean energy to power 2.5 million homes.
The US EPA and P&G has joined together to research new tools for measuring sustainability objectives that goes beyond supplier scorecards.
Bank of America launched its CSR report this week with a focus on six key areas which include responsible business practices, strong economics, environmental sustainability, leadership and service, arts and culture, and diversity and inclusion.
After a long campaign, the GMO labeling law successfully makes it onto the November ballot in the state of California which is a key battleground.
The average age of farmers in Britain is increasing and those that are looking to retire are finding it difficult to find younger farmers to take over. Popular daily newspaper Metro reports that in order to give the farming profession a makeover, Farmers Weekly magazine has come up with the Farmers Apprentice program.
It’s not that farfetched – antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria are on the rise, making bladder infections more difficult to treat.
India’s most vulnerable tropical forest enters the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, hopefully giving it more protection than it has received in the past.
While in London last week, I was surprised that there was no tangible excitement in the lead up to the Olympic Games. In fact, London residents described the international games with dread. I heard a few well-chosen comments about how traffic in the upcoming weeks would be “utter chaos.” Most of these complaints seem to be coming … Continued
A husband and wife team from the University of Toronto have recently published a book called The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet. They argue that the locavore movement is misguided and will have disastrous effects if it is widely adopted. They write that,”locavorism can only result in higher costs and increased poverty, greater food … Continued
Obesity already is a public health concern and the recent study published in BMC Public Health, concludes that “Increasing population fatness could have the same implications for world food energy demands as an extra half a billion people living on the earth.” The research team of the study used body mass indexes and overall population to calculate the … Continued