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Why Global Food Solutions Need Women

“We need women playing a role at all levels, from product development to government policy – alongside their role as consumers, making choices for themselves and their families. Many women do not realise the huge impact they could have on society and the environment.”

When Does Talking About Sustainability Become Too Risky?

This post first appeared on GreenBiz and can be viewed here. In recent weeks, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Clorox’s Green Works have been the targets of sometimes scathing criticism for launching sustainability-related campaigns. These campaigns have been described by some as “breathtakingly dumb,” “ridiculous” and “not so sustainable.” While each campaign is different, all three strive to … Continued

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Olazul: Small Aquaculture is Beautiful

Olazul seeks to address both the social and environmental impact of fishery collapse by building community-scale aquaculture systems that innovate new alternatives to conventional large-scale industrial farming systems while providing local fishing communities with an economically viable product and business model.

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SNAP and the Super Mayor: Food Security is What Matters

Last week, the food justice movement received a publicity boost when Newark mayor Cory Booker announced that he would try living off of a budget equivalent to his state’s food stamp program. Booker said that his goals for the challenge included raising awareness about food security problems, and elevating “innovative local and national food justice initiatives and food policy.”

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Zara Commits to Go Toxic-Free by 2020

On Saturday, Greenpeace announced that Zara has agreed to eliminate all discharge of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020. As always, the Greenpeace campaign provided not just impressive results, but also some valuable lessons. Here are five of them.

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ALEC Looking to Turn the Clock Back on Renewables

The Electricity Freedom Act is nothing more than a shameless attempt to repeal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation in any and all of the 29 states (plus DC) in which it exists, for the simple reason that doing so would increase sales of fossil fuels, let the climate and the people who depend on it be damned.

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Conversation: The Intersection of CSR and Consumer Behavior Change

Should companies follow Unilever? The company is looking for ways to get people to use less water when they shower. Or should they, like McDonald’s, leave the full responsibility to the consumer to decide what’s good for them? This was the topic of a discussion I moderated at a Blogger Breakfast at the COMMIT! Forum.

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McDonald’s Addresses Sustainable Beef Sourcing

Finding how to reduce the impact of the raising of the cattle, which is responsible for the largest part of McDonald’s ecological footprint, is the company’s main sustainability challenge – how will it handle it?