A new Shelton Group’s survey (Eco Pulse) found that 39 percent of Americans feel guilty about wasting food. Apparently of all the “un-green” things that Americans could feel guilty about, wasting food is ranked number one.
Category: Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
The terrible drought that is wringing the life out of crops over a large swath of the country, especially in the Midwest, has understandably been in the news. There have been warnings about rising food prices, and the cost to taxpayers for disaster relief to farmers and big insurance companies that are subsidized by the federal government.
Totally Green’s new food waste composting service plan launched earlier this week, and the company makes a convincing case for the advantages of having an on-site food waste recycling system without having to invest in the machinery.
What some are hailing as landmark international regulations to reduce air pollution from ships in North American waters took effect this month. It’s called an Emission Control Area, or ECA, and it is now in place a mere two years after the International Maritime Organization approved an application from the U.S. and Canada to create this “lower pollution zone.”
Among water users, power plants are some of those most dependent on a reliable supply and that supply is disappearing. How will it impact energy supply and rates?
Last week, the director-general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization told the Financial Times that the US should suspend its binding biofuel mandates in light of the looming food crisis. Is that necessary? And what will it do to energy prices?
It’s time to crack open a couple and celebrate: not only did MillerCoors recently release its fourth annual sustainability report, but the beer brewer giant reported its progress and future goals using the Global Reporting Initiative framework
Drought is usually considered one of the unintended environmental consequences of global warming – but it also has enormous financial repercussions.
Stan Cox is a senior researcher at the Land Institute. His book, Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air Conditioned World, describes the threat that our ever-increasing need for air conditioning poses to efforts to maintain our planetary climate within its natural limits.
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Adidas is in the race with Nike and Puma to manufacture athletic apparel more responsibly and sustainably. To that end, the company recently produced 50,000 DryDye t-shirts that were dyed without using any water.
Last week, Darden Restaurants, Inc., the umbrella corporation for restaurant chains such as Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and LongHorn Steakhouse, released its 2012 sustainability report, hitting another benchmark in its CSR efforts. The report highlights the progress Darden has made in all areas of sustainability within its over 1,900 restaurants, 180,000 employees, and global supply … Continued