First Batch of Salmon Gold™ Enters Supply Chains of Tiffany & Co, Apple

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - Washington, DC-based NGO RESOLVE has announced the launch of Salmon Gold™ — an innovative approach to sourcing gold responsibly and restoring fish habitats in Alaska, the Yukon Territory, and British Columbia — with its partners, Tiffany & Co. and Apple. The Salmon Gold project targets streams and habitat impacted by historical tailings, the residue left over from old placer gold mining sites that can prevent fish such as salmon and grayling from migrating … [Read more...]

Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Cream Review

we heart this - affiliate link Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Cream Review: Is it a savior for our peeper puff? My undereye battles have been well-documented during my decade as a WHT reviewer. To recap: everything makes my eyes puff up, and very little helps de-puff them. This ongoing issue is the reason I got so excited when I heard about an eye cream that immediately diminishes puffiness and dark circles. In this we heart this Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Cream review, we wonder could … [Read more...]

Beverage Giants Up the Ante on Efforts to Reverse Plastic Pollution

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - Molson Coors commits to 100% sustainable packaging, 50% reduction in absolute emissions by 2025 Today, Molson Coors Brewing Company launched a set of new goals to reduce plastics in its packaging, aiming for 100 percent to be reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025. It is also strengthening its goals to drive down packaging emissions, use more recycled materials in its plastic packaging and improve recycling solutions in its key markets. The … [Read more...]

Will more cities ban gas hookups?

Latest Items from TreeHugger - It's not likely to happen up north, especially while gas is so cheap. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The consensus on consensus messaging

Skeptical Science - A scientist would never tolerate statements about climate change that weren't based on scientific research and empirical evidence. However, the same evidentiary standards don't always seem to apply to statements about how to communicate about climate change. For example, on the topic of communicating the scientific consensus on human-caused global warming, there are lots of opinions on whether communicating the scientific consensus is effective or not. Many of these opinions … [Read more...]

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #31

Skeptical Science - Story of the Week... Toon of the Week... Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review... Story of the Week... China’s emissions ‘could peak 10 years earlier than Paris climate pledge’ Shutterstock CO2 emissions in China may peak up to a decade earlier than the nation has pledged under the Paris Agreement, according to a new study. With its enormous population and heavy reliance on coal, China is by far the world’s biggest … [Read more...]

How much CO2 your country can still emit, in three simple steps

RealClimate - Everyone is talking about emissions budgets – what are they and what do they mean for your country? Our CO2 emissions are causing global heating. If we want to stop global warming at a given temperature level, we can emit only a limited amount of CO2. That’s our emissions budget. I explained it here at RealClimate a couple of years ago: First of all – what the heck is an “emissions budget” for CO2? Behind this concept is the fact that the amount of global warming that is … [Read more...]

The Best Non-Toxic Cookware to Put Your Mind at Ease

Mindful Momma - A roundup of the best non-toxic cookware styles and brands to keep toxic chemicals out of your food...Read the whole entry... » ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (c) Mindful Momma - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Nature Moms - This is a super easy, super fast, and super frugal recipe. It is perfect for eating when you are eating “beans and rice, rice and beans” ala Dave Ramsey. It is also an incredibly versatile recipe because you can switch up the spices, herbs, rice, etc to make it Cajun, Mexican, Greek, or any other number of cuisines. You can use soaked beans or canned beans. You can measure out the rice or throw in a box of rice and seasoning. This basic recipe can be adapted in all … [Read more...]

7 Things to Know About the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - Most discussions of climate action focus on energy, industry and transport. But a special report released today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states unequivocally that land is critically important, as well — both as a source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and as a climate change solution. In fact, the report found that while land sequesters almost a third of all human-caused carbon dioxide emissions, it will be impossible to … [Read more...]

Not Your Mother’s Raincoat: Meet the Latest in Sustainably Weatherproof Clothing

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - VF Corp to expand investment into FutureLight™: the world's most advanced breathable-waterproof outerwear technology Image credit: The North Face After reporting better than expected results in its first quarter this week, global apparel giant VF Corporation — parent company of 20 outdoor, active and work brands, including The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Eagle Creek, Icebreaker, Dickies and more — announced that it will put a $20 million marketing push … [Read more...]

Can a Mobile App Help Barry Callebaut Eradicate Poverty in the Cocoa Supply Chain?

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - The chocolate giant partnered with SAP in 2016 to develop a data management app called Katchilè. The app is now being used by farm coaches on the ground, enabling them to capture all kinds of data about the farmers, their financial stability, their farming techniques and the company’s impacts — in order to help Barry Callebaut design better support programs to improve farmer livelihoods. It’s also being used to combat child labor by capturing data such as the … [Read more...]

6 Fitness Activities to Connect You With Nature

Nature Moms - If you’re looking to work on your fitness and you love the outdoors, why not combine them? Some of the best ways to promote fitness are outdoors. Practice any of the fitness activities discussed here, and you’re likely to build strength, confidence, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes when you take the time to connect with Mother Nature. 1). Stand Up Paddle Boarding There are a lot of really wonderful things to say about stand up paddle boarding (SUP), an activity … [Read more...]

Important Truths I’ve Learned in 20 Years of Marriage

Nature Moms - This month closes 20 years of marriage for me and begins my my 21st year. I am feeling very nostalgic and even a bit sad as my Facebook memories from this week last year have begun. We spent a week in Vegas celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and it was the single best vacation of our lives. I want nothing more than to be doing it all over again. It was fun to be in a city we love yes, but also to spend a week celebrating and concentrating 100% on each other. It was … [Read more...]

Gaia Herbs: Bringing Accountability, Sustainability to the Herbal Industry

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - The herbal industry can often seem as opaque as the protective bottles its products come in. And despite the healthful goals of many supplement-takers, corporate accountability and sustainability are not inherently guaranteed. Herbal products in the US are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration as dietary supplements, but the FDA is not authorized to review herbal products for safety or effectiveness before they are marketed. That responsibility is on … [Read more...]

Fighting Fire with Fire: Zippo Pledges to Help Fight Effects of Global Deforestation

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - Zippo — maker of the ubiquitous, flip-top lighter — is intimately aware of fire's usefulness, as a force of nature to be summoned at will. But this power, when wielded carelessly or allowed to run rampant, can have devastating effects. Nowhere is this more evident than in fire's impact on forests, here in the US and across the globe. Wildfires destroy 4 percent of the Earth's surface each year, with 84 percent a result of human activity. Image credit: … [Read more...]

Ekoa: The Wonder Material That Could Help Save the Rainforests

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - Deforestation contributes to about 18 percent of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is accelerating, despite at least a decade of efforts to turn things around. Merely slowing our rate of deforestation won't cut it if humanity is going to make a dent in climate change — major disruptions are needed. That's what San Francisco Bay Area startup Lingrove is aiming to do. Blackbird, a predecessor to Lingrove, developed bio-based composites for musical … [Read more...]

Trending: Fashion Edges Ever Closer to Circularity

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - Web series from Prada, Nat Geo shows ‘What We Carry’ re responsible consumption around the world Image credit: Prada In June, luxury fashion brand Prada announced its commitment to using only recycled nylon by 2021. It has started making good on its promise with its new line of Re-Nylon bags, made from Aquafil’s upcycled ECONYL® fabric — and is sharing the story of its sourcing via a new web series, co-produced with National Geographic and spanning five … [Read more...]

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #30

Skeptical Science - Story of the Week... Toon of the Week... Coming Soon on SkS... Climate Feedback Reviews... SkS Week in Review... Poster of the Week... Story of the Week... Global Footprint Network promotes real-world solutions that #MoveTheDate, accelerating the transition to one-planet prosperity On July 29, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability organization that has pioneered the … [Read more...]

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #30

Skeptical Science - A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, July 21 through Sat, July 27, 2019 Editor's Pick Europe's record heatwave threatens Greenland ice sheet The hot air moving up from North Africa has not merely broken European temperature records but surpassed them by 2, 3 or 4 degrees Celsius Shutterstock The hot air that smashed European weather records this week looks set to move towards Greenland and … [Read more...]

Our lives have been co-opted by the Convenience Industrial Complex

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Nobody ever lost money making things easier or more convenient, and our planet is paying the price. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

8 natural remedies to get rid of household insects

Latest Items from TreeHugger - From ants and pantry moths to black flies and fruit flies, these non-toxic DIY solutions are safer and more eco-friendly than traditional pesticides. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #29

Skeptical Science - Article of the Week... Toon of the Week... Coming Soon on SkS... Climate Feedback Claim Review... SkS Week in Review...Poster of the Week... Article of the Week... June 2019: Earth's Hottest June on Record In this picture taken on June 6, 2019, Hindu priests sit inside large vessels filled with water as they perform the 'Parjanya Japa' and offer prayers to appease the rain god for timely monsoons at the Huligamma Devi Temple in Koppal District, some 300 km from Bangalore, … [Read more...]