Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed criminal charges against three state and city workers yesterday for their role in the Flint water crisis. One name that was noticeably absent from the list: Gov. Rick Snyder.
Author: Andrea Newell
As You Sow found that many supply-chain compliance violations whose root causes were considered to be in the hands of garment factories “are now being traced back to corporate purchasing practices.” So, how can brands modify purchasing practices to reduce impact?
Many have wondered how the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality could fail Flint citizens so utterly and completely, and not only that, act annoyed and dismissive in the face of their concerns and the muddy-colored tap water that backed them up.
Cronyism isn’t new in politics, and given that there are no rules against it in Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration is crisscrossed with close ties.
Along with the emergency manager law, Michigan government’s lack of accountability and transparency contributed to the conditions that facilitated the Flint water crisis.
Seventy percent of the earth’s fresh water goes toward agriculture production. Cotton sucks up about 3 percent of this, which is pretty significant, especially for a non-food crop. How can we cut those numbers down to size?
SPECIAL SERIES: Skills-Based Volunteering
Skills-based volunteering is where “purpose meets passion,” says Kimberly Dulin of Catchafire. Dulin and her colleagues from Catchafire talk about bringing volunteers and organizations together.
After the Michigan city switched its drinking water source to the Flint River to save money, enough lead to qualify as toxic waste leached into its drinking water — poisoning hundreds, including children. We took a look back to see where it all went wrong.
People around the country are rallying behind Flint, Michigan, and sending bottled water to residents in the wake of the city’s ongoing drinking water crisis. Some companies even pledged to continue until the problem is resolved. But will it be enough? And what to do with all that plastic?
Often people feel that farmers market produce is more expensive and outside their food budget, but some organizations, like Fair Food Network and the Michigan Farmers Market Association, are working hard to make locally-grown produce more accessible to low-income families.
Yesterday, three California nonprofit organizations joined together in a lawsuit against the U.S. National Forest Service. Their beef? Nestle’s water bottling permit in the drought-stricken state expired 27 years ago.
UPS CSO Rhonda Clark talks about their latest CSR report, driving toward 1 billion miles with alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, and the day-to-day challenges of CSR efforts at UPS.
SPECIAL SERIES: Creativity & Social Innovation
There is a critical connection between play and 21st-century skills like creativity, problem-solving and collaboration. When corporate employees volunteer to build playgrounds in their communities, they might just be participating in long range workforce development.