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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Raising the Purpose Banner (Again) Is Only the Start

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - It's great to see my partners, MartinJenkins, and their clients in New Zealand making strides forward. It is progress when communications and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) teams unite under the purpose banner*. But to deliver sustainable success for all, it is critical that executive teams and their Boards grasp the initiative and hot-wire purpose into the core of their business strategy. When that happens, purpose is elevated and given the status it … [Read more...]

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #29

Skeptical Science - A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, July 14 through Sat, July 20, 2019 Editor's Pick A Climate Action for Every Type of Activist No matter your age, gender, race, or political ideology, there are ways to fight climate change that fit your life and values. YES! Illustrations by Delphine Lee Most of us have heard about U.N. researchers warning that we need to make dramatic changes in the next … [Read more...]

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) – Legumes

Reduce Footprints - Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World!If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a … [Read more...]

I’m curious … Do you compost?

Reduce Footprints - Create your own user feedback survey (c) Reduce Footprints - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Meet & Greet (#MtaGt) – April – Pollution Pollution

Reduce Footprints - Welcome to Meet & Greet, a regular series designed to grow our green community.Banner by Art IstGrab our banner for your site:For 2015, Meet & Greet will operate a bit differently than previous years. This year, I'll be featuring blogs which I find via my Internet travels or blogs which you recommend via the link-up widget below. Please visit the Meet & Greet Page for all the details.Let's take a look at this month's featured blog ...Please meet Mi Muba, owner and author of … [Read more...]

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) – Ground Cover

Reduce Footprints - Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World!If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a … [Read more...]

Clif Bars Seasonal Flavors

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Clif Bars are back with a couple of new additions to their seasonal flavors. First, Pumpkin Pie, just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving, perfect for the after dinner hike. And next, Pecan Pie bars. Yum. I love pecans, so this is the bar for me, but I'll have to fight my son for it. He's a huge fan of Clif Bars and they have seen us through more than a few potential disasters. You know, when you're out and about and your child says, "Mom, I'm … [Read more...]

Vote YES on 522

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Did you get your ballot yet? I'm talking to you, Washingtonians. Monstanto has dumped over 14 million dollars into defeating this initiative, we can't let that happen. Who doesn't want to know what's in their food? Who wants to eat frankenfood? Nobody. That's why Monsanto is trying so hard to stop this. And they succeeded in California, with over 45 million dollars going toward stopping labeling.Under 522, your food will be labeled, and you will know if … [Read more...]

Review – Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency by Chris Peterson and Philip Schmidt

Reduce Footprints - Have you ever noticed how completing a do-it-yourself (DIY) project is so much more rewarding than buying something already made? There is, of course, a real sense of pride; moreover, it gives us the opportunity to choose earth-friendly materials and build an item which will last. It also feels liberating to know that we can sustain our lives without depending on the "big box stores".Since buying our property last year, we've taken on many DIY projects. With some of them, … [Read more...]