“I don’t think anyone has ever cooked on the TED stage before,” said Bi-Rite Market founder Sam Mogannam, standing before a cart overflowing with heirloom tomatoes, rustic bread, and a massive chunk of Reggiano, about to make a demonstration salad in front of an audience at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts last Saturday. Growing up … Continued
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 survey of 884 US energy professionals by Sandia National Labs and OurEnergyPolicy.org indicates a clear preference for a national energy policy that balances pursuit of energy security, economics and environmental protection.
Although negligible on their own, the cumulative effect of all that internet time is a “definite environmental impact” that has long gone overlooked. Think we’re kidding? Take a look at some of the facts:
LA bans styrofoam from lunchrooms after student protests. Jamba Juice aims to phase out styrofoam after a petition by a ten year old. Why are all these organizations getting rid of styrofoam?
Wal-Mart’s vow in 2010 to double its sales of locally-sourced produce by 2015 created two camps – those who believe this step can take local food to the next level and those who suspect this is just another form of good old Wal-Mart greenwash that will have no substantial impact on local food. One of the claims of the latter group is that Wal-Mart uses a very flexible definition of ‘local’, making it the term almost meaningless.
In 1982, filmmaker Godfrey Reggio released a film called KOYAANISQATSI. The title is the Hopi word for ‘life out of balance,” and it deals with the relationship between man and nature. I was reminded of this film when I read the news item about the government of New Zealand granting legal personhood to the Whanganui River.
Shell recently announced that it will start construction on a $1.36 billion carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the Canadian oil sands.
During the last 1990s, Monsanto ran advertisements in the United Kingdom that supported GMO food labeling. But in California there is a change of heart.
Scotts Miracle-Gro entered a plea agreement with the EPA to pay a $12.5 million fine for the company’s misuse of chemicals in some products.
It has often been pointed out that our modern world could quickly become cleaner, safer, and more sustainable if only externalities, such as air pollution or carbon emissions, were internalized, so that they could be captured and factored into the economic equation. Efforts to do this with greenhouse gases, so far have had mixed results. That is why the announcement last week, that Australia was going to link up their emissions trading system with the EU’s emissions trading system, is so important.
Joined by UNU-INWEH and Canada’s Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the InterAction Council is calling on world leaders to take the lead in efforts to forge new institutions, mechanisms and the means to address water resource use and management worldwide.
Tom’s of Maine has partnered with TerraCycle to launch a recycling initiative to give a second life to product packaging with the launch of the Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade.