Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

GreenBiz

Organic growing is proven to be better for biodiversity and chemical exposure, but is the food actually more nutritious? Food & Agriculture Organics

Episode 221: Mapping biodiversity, repair and the circular economy

GreenBiz

Episode 221: Mapping biodiversity, repair and the circular economy. Esri and the science of corporate biodiversity (20:45). Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere and admiralbob77: "Southside" and "Curiosity" (Lee Rosevere); "Two Guitars," "Sax, Guitar and Organ at the Club" and "Confederation Line" (admiralbob77). Heather Clancy. Fri, 05/22/2020 - 01:21. Week in Review. Commentary on this week's news highlights begins at 4:35.

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Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity

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Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity. Funding biodiversity (31:14). William Ginn, author of the new book " Valuing Nature ," talks with Associate Editor Deonna Anderson about ways the private sector can address biodiversity. Biodiversity. Heather Clancy. Fri, 06/12/2020 - 02:15. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week. Leading the sustainability transformation.

We need a Project Drawdown for conservation

GreenBiz

The organization Project Drawdown has done a great job of identifying and sharing the most viable solutions to climate change. We need to do the same thing for biodiversity. Biodiversity Conservation Sustainable Development Goals / SDGs

The Ocean Genome Helps Fight Disease: Here’s How We Save It

CleanTechnica

With death and infection numbers escalating daily, the World Health Organization has made it clear that countries need to do three things to successfully fight this pandemic: test, test and test. Health Research Science Water Biodiversity coronavirus COVID-19 marine biodiversity marine science MERS National Centers for Environmental Information National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ocean ocean genome pandemics

Silicon Ranch partners with organic livestock farm in Georgia for solar sheep grazing

Solar Power World

A partnership between White Oak Pastures and Silicon Ranch will encourage regenerative practices on solar farms.

New campaign looks to build on booming organic market

Business Green

Soil Association reveals that lockdown sparked a sales surge for organic certified products. New data shows that sales of organic food in supermarkets have seen the biggest jump since December 2016, with year-on-year growth hitting more than six per cent.

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Improved sewage treatment has increased river biodiversity over past 30 years, says study

Envirotec Magazine

Improvements in wastewater treatment in the UK over the past 30 years are linked to improvements in river biodiversity, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. The water is cleaner due to a reduction in ammonia (a chemical present in human sewage that is potentially toxic to animals) plus an increase in oxygen levels (as a result of less organic matter being discharged into the river).

Montreal unveils plans for award-winning Biodiversity Corridor

AGreenLiving

Following decades of car-oriented growth that replaced swaths of greenery with asphalt, the city of Montreal is attempting to bring nature back with the launch of its ambitious new Biodiversity Corridor project. This ultimately led to the idea of the Biodiversity Corridor.

Online Event - Unlocking Human Potential for Biodiversity Virtual Conference

Green Market Oracle

This event is being organized by Space for Life and the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Unlocking Human Potential for Biodiversity is the first phase of a vast project designed to find and implement solutions for the future.

Biodiversity will be 2020's crisis subject

Business Green

Progressive retailers are ramping up their commitments to deforestation-free commodities, organic and vegan product lines continue to expand, while consumers are increasingly demanding purchases that are sustainable for people and planet.

Organic vegan restaurant named to raise awareness for deforestation in Brazil

AGreenLiving

Recently opened in the Brazilian city of São Paulo and designed by local architecture and design practice VAGA, the Cajuí Restaurant offers a menu of vegan , organic and natural ingredients supplied by small farmers from different regions of Brazil. It is home to 5% of the planet’s biodiversity, and many of the country’s indigenous people who live there rely on the ecosystem’s resources for sustainable livelihoods.

Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

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Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity

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Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity Heather Clancy Fri, 06/12/2020 – 02:15 Week in Review Stories discussed this week. Funding biodiversity (31:14) William Ginn, author of the new book ” Valuing Nature ,” talks with Associate Editor Deonna Anderson about ways the private sector can address biodiversity. See original here: Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity.

Building Over Bluebells

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This is of course against backdrop of the UN biodiversity assessment that we will lose 1 million species over the next decade, due to amongst other factors, land development, and against the grain of the current biodiversity net-gain initiatives , and the signing of climate emergency declarations such as architects declaration that includes recognition of a biodiversity emergency. Image Source.

Community Urban Gardens in Santiago, Chile

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In the south of Chile, this biodiversity is home to many dairy, meat, and wool farms, with sheep, cows, and alpacas. Native vegetation provides biodiversity. Local plants, vegetables, trees and herbs attract native bugs and birds to preserve the biodiversity of the region. [1] Ecology agriculture Eat local Gardening organic organic food reforestation

Why nature is the next frontier for sustainable business

GreenBiz

Nature — by which I mean the land, biodiversity, water and ocean we all depend on — is reaching a point of no return. It is comprised of more than 45 organizations working together to provide science-based targets for companies and cities. Biodiversity.

UNFAO and Planet SEPAL Collaboration Drives Conservation Solutions Across Tropics

Planet Pulse

In September 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) partnered with Planet to provide high spatial and temporal resolution satellite imagery to support the national forest monitoring systems of eight tropical forested countries: Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico and Mozambique.

Global e-waste growth rate poses increased danger to the environment

AGreenLiving

Due to these figures, the organization is concerned over the improper disposal of e-waste. We know we’re losing biodiversity at a rate that is 1,000 times faster than we should be,” said Stuart Pimm, a conservation biologist at Duke University.

Paul Polman: ‘Businesses cannot succeed in societies that fail’

AGreenLiving

“People are understanding how much more the relationships between biodiversity, climate, inequality — may I add racial tension to that? Polman is co-founder and chairman of Imagine , a “for-benefit” organization and foundation, which he started in 2019 with Valerie Keller, CEO for the organization; Jeff Seabright, former chief sustainability officer of Unilever; and Kees Kruythoff, chairman and CEO of the Livekindly Company.

GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies?

GreenBiz

For years, corporate reporters — those inside companies responsible for creating sustainability reports and reporting environmental, social and governance data to various other organizations — have been frustrated by what many refer to as an alphabet soup of standards and frameworks: CDP, GRI, IIRC, PRI, SASB, TCFD, UNGC and more. And while they grumbled at how those various organizations’ requests weren’t harmonized, they dutifully complied with their requests and mandates.

Biomaterials Archive debuts at Dutch Design Week 2019

AGreenLiving

Spread out across nine days with over a hundred locations in Eindhoven, the annual event will host a wide array of exhibitions, lectures, festivities and more — including the first-ever public presentation of a Biomaterials Archive , where attendees can see, touch, smell and even taste innovative materials made by students from organic and recycled materials.

30 of world’s largest cities have hit peak greenhouse gas emissions milestone, C40 analysis shows

AGreenLiving

Meanwhile, in 2005, the multinational organization now known as C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, or C40 for short, was founded when representatives from 18 mega-cities cooperatively forged an agreement to address widespread pollution and climate change. Green akt biodiversity c40 climate change news philadelphia toronto urban-recreation vancouverThe international community has collaboratively crusaded to quickly reach peak global greenhouse gas emissions.

20 must-read books about food systems

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Biodiversity, Food and Nutrition: A New Agenda for Sustainable Food Systems " by Danny Hunter, Teresa Borelli and Eliot Gee. Leading professionals from Bioversity International examine the positive impacts of biodiversity on nutrition and sustainability.

Unilever unveils climate and nature fund worth more than $1 billion

GreenBiz

Climate change, nature degradation, biodiversity decline, water scarcity — all these issues are interconnected, and we must address them all simultaneously," he said. "In It also outlined its intention to work with other businesses and organizations to standardize emissions data collection, sharing, and communication. If we want to have a healthy planet long into the future, we must also look after nature: forests, soil biodiversity and water ecosystems," he said. "In

Paul Polman: 'Businesses cannot succeed in societies that fail'

GreenBiz

People are understanding how much more the relationships between biodiversity, climate, inequality — may I add racial tension to that? Polman is co-founder and chairman of Imagine , a "for-benefit" organization and foundation, which he started in 2019 with Valerie Keller, CEO for the organization; Jeff Seabright, former chief sustainability officer of Unilever; and Kees Kruythoff, chairman and CEO of the Livekindly Company.

We need a Project Drawdown for conservation

AGreenLiving

The organization Project Drawdown has done a great job of identifying and sharing the most viable solutions to climate change. We need to do the same thing for biodiversity. Read the rest here: We need a Project Drawdown for conservation. Business Green a-great-job and-sharing clean-power- climate change covid-19 google has-done new-carbon-intelligent pinner the-most thing-for

Still in the dark about targets? Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Envirotec Magazine

in line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines.”. Soil and biodiversity. Furthermore, the Soil Association said: “There needs to be a target on the reduction of pesticide use”, an “essential” element “if we’re to reverse the huge decline in insects and biodiversity”.

Soul Candy. Activating Your Soul’s Desires For a More Delicious World.

Earth Gratitude

The Earth Day Network is the world’s largest environmental organization, partnering with over 50,000 organizations in over 190 countries. That says a lot for the organization’s commitment to the project. According to Kathleen, the farm-to-school programs tend to be much more organized. Ron Finley grows organic food in the food desert of South Central Los Angeles, California. energy organic green-energy sustainability climate-change

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Timberland invests in regenerative leather ranches

GreenBiz

The program collects information about soil health, biodiversity and ecosystem function, which is related to water cycle, mineral cycle, energy flow and community dynamics. Now a not-for-profit membership organization that has developed audit protocols to certify leather manufacturers on their environmental compliance and performance capabilities, LWG counts other apparel brands such as Adidas, Eileen Fisher and VF, Timberland’s parent company, as members. .

Terreform ONE’s plans to upend cities and suburbs in a post-pandemic world

GreenBiz

That may sound fanciful — and, for some, less than appetizing — but insect consumption is hardly a novel concept, according to a 2013 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report. Joachim pointed to a shared-bicycle concept being incubated at Terreform —"a super accessible bike-sharing program along with a biodiversity program,” as he described it. Terreform ONE’s plans to upend cities and suburbs in a post-pandemic world. Joel Makower. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 02:11.

Indigenous groups call for urgent action to protect Amazon headwaters region in Peru and Ecuador

Envirotec Magazine

In a Declaration released on 15 October , the indigenous leaders (the Indigenenous federations that are part of the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative) say their ancestral territories, one of the most biodiverse regions of the Amazon, are under immediate threat from oil drilling, mining, and other industrial scale projects and urge governments and investors to act now to halt approvals and financing of new projects.

Why the private sector needs to invest in conservation agriculture right now

GreenBiz

Because feeding the world is an absolute imperative, farmers, investors, and aid organizations continue their quests for new models of sustainable intensification that will both feed more people and restore the soils and hydrological systems that are essential to agriculture. Biodiversity. Why the private sector needs to invest in conservation agriculture right now. William Ginn. Sat, 06/06/2020 - 02:00. This is an excerpt from " Valuing Nature " by William J.

Demystifying the ?Absolute Zero? concept

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Some organizations never may reach the last stage. Included in that should be strategies addressing biodiversity, land use, freshwater consumption, the phosphorus cycle and the nitrogen cycle, she noted. Demystifying the ‘Absolute Zero’ concept. Heather Clancy. Fri, 05/29/2020 - 02:15.

It’s time to put people first

GreenBiz

The organization's new leader, Sanda Ojiambo, begins June 17. From climate change, biodiversity loss and the erosion of planetary resources — this could just be the tip of the iceberg. Now we need the most senior leaders — the CEOs, their executive teams and the boards — to become activists for social change, within their own organizations, in their daily lives and beyond. It’s time to put people first. Lise Kingo. Fri, 06/12/2020 - 02:00.