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The Netherlands Teaches the Planet How to Grow Food in Changing Climates

As climates shift, innovation will become critical to ensuring there is enough food grown and produced for the global population. The Netherlands, a…

Airports in Netherlands to Run 100 Percent on Wind Power

Beginning next year, wind power will supply the electricity needs for all of the major airports in the Netherlands. The power will amount…

KLM Brings Sustainability and Customer Care to 30,000 Feet

Reducing emissions is only the start of the Dutch air carrier KLM's quest to become a more socially responsible company.

Dreamliner — the Linchpin for KLM’s Emission Reductions Goals

The Dutch air carrier KLM has been investing heavily in the Dreamliner. The long-distance jumbo jet from Boeing is key to the airline's…

Can a Sustainable Event Industry Create Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions?

Can the sustainable events industry can create peace, justice and strong institutions in the world? Positive Impact posed this question to Liselore van…

Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…

Urine-to-Fertilizer Campaign Launches in Amsterdam

Sewage is rarely thought of as a valuable resource, but the Green Urine campaign in Amsterdam aims to change that--by utilizing urine for…

GRI G4: Are We No Longer Striving For An “A”?

In exactly one month’s time, we will all have our answers as to what the changes will actually be! Are we ready to…

KLM Launches First Weekly Transatlantic Flight Using Biofuels

Last Thursday, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight 642 completed the first weekly flight from New York’s JFK Airport to Amsterdam using sustainable biofuels.

Netherlands’ Repair Cafes Curb Consumerism

A repair cafe is a place you take your old, broken-down items, buy a cup of coffee, and get your things fixed so…

New Levis Store in Amsterdam a Model of Reuse and Recycled Construction

Levi’s last month opened a new two-story store on Kalverstraat. The 2700 square feet store’s interior is full of reused, restored and repurposed…

SOCAP in Amsterdam: Social Missions Meet Financial Markets

By Matt Evans At the beginning of this month, SOCAP Europe was hosted  in the same area of Amsterdam where the very first…

Urban Green: A City Green Thumb’s Best Friend

In recent years, gardening, farmers markets, eating local and organic have become increasingly popular. But, reality collides with ideals when it comes to…

A Tour of Amsterdam’s Waste-to-Energy Plant

Towards the end of my trip in Amsterdam to attend the Global Reporting Initiative Conference, I toured the city’s waste fired power plant…

GRI Conference: More Needed from USA for Integrated Reporting’s Success

Want to learn more? Consider a GRI-certified training course in sustainable management, coming soon to a city near you! For three days I…