The World Resources Institute released the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, an online tool offering users a way to create customizable maps of water risk.
Food & Agriculture
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How can groups that are passionate about making change work together to solve an intricate and complicated problem that spans the globe?
Last week, McDonald’s exhibited bold leadership by agreeing to shift their entire seafood supply-chain to Marine Stewardship Council-approved fish.
Why we should make sure water crises are not wasted, how water becomes the Achilles’ heel of fracking, the need to focus on water management in the agriculture sector and the importance of overcoming the “Yuck Factor.”
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.
The Environmental Working Group released a report on Iowa’s poor water quality. Businesses must step in and address the challenges of water pollution.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.