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Agriculture Drones Help Farmers Reduce Resource Use

With better information, farmers working with Agribotix in Boulder, Colorado have reduced fertilizer use by 40 percent -- promising technology.
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3p Weekend: The Best (Cause Marketing) Super Bowl Ads of All Time

before we turn on our TVs this Sunday, let's take a moment to recognize companies that used their million-dollar ad spots for something…
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Timberland Agroforestry Project Breaks Cycle of Poverty in Haiti

Timberland and the Smallholder Farmer Alliance's community agroforestry project has put down deep, solid roots in Haiti. Over 2 million trees have been…
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Deforestation Slows Economic Recovery in Haiti

Deforestation plays a big role in the recurring cycle of environmental degradation and poverty in Haiti. An innovative, five-year community agroforestry project on…
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3p Weekend: 10 Crowdfunding Campaigns to Support This Holiday

As is always our motto around the holidays: It's better to give than to receive. With that in mind, this week we're rounding…
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Chick-fil-A Loses Legal Battle to Kale Enthusiast

A three-year legal battle ended, with a Vermont folk artist being allowed to continue using the phrase, "Eat More Kale," despite objections from…
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Beetcoin: A New Way to Invest in Local Agriculture

Woody Tasch, chairman and founder of Slow Money, discusses Beetcoin -- which directs funds to small, organic food enterprises, by popular vote, as…
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How to Tell Your Company’s Sustainability Story

Building a narrative around a social enterprise is tricky. You need to appeal to the bottom line, convey social/environmental impact, resonate with a…
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Coconuts and Sustainable Development: Adding Value to a Wasted Resource

Researchers-turned-entrepreneurs, such as the founders of Essentium Materials, see tremendous value in using coconut husks to produce a variety of products, while providing…
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Energy-Coffee Wastewater Project Delivers Multiple Benefits in Central America

Taking a holistic, integrated approach to tackle issues at the water-food-energy nexus, UTZ Certified is expanding its Energy from Coffee Wastewater Project from…
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Pepsi Bets Cashew Juice Can Change the Game

Pepsi launched a project in Maharashtra, India to source cashew juice as a new source for some local products. A new drink could…
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NASA: Groundwater Depletion Threatens Southwest Water Supplies

Groundwater depletion accounts for more than 75 percent of total freshwater loss across the Colorado River Basin, a "shocking" finding that compounds threats…
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Urban Organics: Sustainable Development in Post-Industrial America

Urban Organics brings sustainable development to a beleaguered inner-city neighborhood by growing organic produce and fish through commercial-scale aquaponics.
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CSR Asia Highlights Inclusive Business Opportunities in Cocoa

Identifying and implementing inclusive business opportunities can assure sustainability and benefit consumers and participants across the cocoa value chain, according to a CSR…
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Ceres: Bumper Harvests Mask Serious Threats to U.S. Corn Production

The USDA expects a second consecutive record corn harvest in 2014, but climate change, wasteful water practices and overuse of fertilizers pose real…