Santa Barbara non-profit Unite to Light’s solar LED lamps are improving literacy, education, the environment and local economies in developing countries around the world.
Mullen shares his antagonistic relationship with food, prolonged illness, and the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis that precipitated his commitment to healthful eating. With a family history in food, and a childhood spent on a small farm in Vermont, Mullen was only introduced to institutional food when he went to boarding school (where he suffered from salmonella).
What do a British risk analysis company, a space climate research center and the Pentagon have in common? They are all listening to the IPCC, and they are all offering their own input on how to adapt to and address climate change.
On Nov. 7, nearly 250 doctors in 30 countries will perform 1,500 vasectomies. The occasion? The second World Vasectomy Day, a global event designed to bring more attention to – and to dispel myths around – this permanent form of birth control.
Health care organizations are in the business of supporting human health. Ironically, many also have large contributions to climate change.
Coincidentally, just months after Chevron donated a million bucks to the National Organization of Women, the legal arm of NOW filed a legal brief in favor of the oil company in its legal plight in Ecuador.
The horrible irony is that many of these retailers, acknowledging that stagnant incomes hurt their sales, are part of their own problem. They pay low wages while lobbying aggressively to keep the minimum wage low.
In my previous posts, I’ve already described the tremendous level of innovation that this company brings to bear, not only in its products, but also in its business models and distribution methods. But there is another element at play here.
The sugary drink industry continues to get a bad rap. Blamed for promoting obesity, diabetes and bad eating habits, sugar-sweetened sodas are now the subject of two tax measures in California. They’re also experiencing decreasing sales in Mexico, where a tax on sodas is in effect. If Berkeley’s tax measure does pass, it could herald a change of heart regarding America’s favorite fizzy drinks.
On Friday, I made a number of home visits with Steve Otieno, Vestergaard’s country director for climate & water in Kenya. Steve manages the Follow the Liters campaign here. He also managed the Carbon for Water program, which, funded by carbon credits that were administered by Climate Care, provided nearly 900,000 LifeStraw family filters back in 2011. At each home, we learned how rural Kenyans were making use of their new gravity-fed water filters.
Clorox recently announced an expansion of their “Ingredients Inside” program, which includes more information about fragrances. But is this really enough?