Jan Lee

Jan Lee is a former news editor and award-winning editorial writer whose non-fiction and fiction have been published in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K. and Australia. Her articles and posts can be found on TriplePundit, JustMeans, and her blog, The Multicultural Jew, as well as other publications. She currently splits her residence between the city of Vancouver, British Columbia and the rural farmlands of Idaho.

Geltor: Silicon Valley’s Answer to Vegan Gelatin

The global meat alternative industry is estimated to be worth a whopping $3 billion and is expected to keep on growing. Dozens of companies already came to market with their own unique meat alternatives, but one Silicon Valley startup is aiming for the brass ring: a vegan product that can imitate gelatin.

Nonprofit Files Suit Against Trump Administration to Protect Alaskan Wildlife

The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Trump administration over wildlife preservation rollbacks. The fight goes beyond the battle of executive actions to the front lines of another, probably more protracted war: the effort of states to wrest control of how wildlife on federal lands are managed within their own borders.

Senate Blocks Trump’s Repeal of Obama ‘Methane Rule’

Not so fast, Senate. Republicans and Democrats joined together on Wednesday to block the repeal of the Obama-era ‘methane rule,’ which impacts oil and gas companies on public and Native American lands. President Trump however, intends to have the last word: He’s instructed the Department of Interior to get out its red pen.

Corporate Furniture Procurement Stamps Out Toxic Flame Retardants

The California-based Center of Environmental Health received an award this week for its efforts to stomp out the use of chemical flame retardants. By focusing on corporate purchasing guidelines, the organization has had impact far beyond its four walls.

SPECIAL SERIES: Building Healthier Communities

Microgrants Make Big Impacts for Local Communities

Grant-making programs let companies and foundations reach out to their communities and make a difference. But creating a resilient grant program takes work. We asked Aaron Dorfman, CEO and president of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, about the key points that potential grant-makers should know before launching their program.

Forced Labor Still Looms in IT, Food and Beverages

KnowTheChain takes a detailed look at the working conditions in the global supply chain in its second-annual report on forced labor. And while some companies are sticking to their commitment to eradicate forced labor and slavery in the tech, textile and food sectors, they still have a long way to go.