Spring Cleaning Tips for the Garden [Spring Cleaning Week]

Sustainablog - Our friends over at Crafting a Green World are hosting Spring Cleaning Week this week… and, like many other sites in the Important Media network, we wanted to join in. Sure, we’ve published numerous posts in the past about greening up your house cleaning routine… but, as I tried to think of a uniquely sustainablog-gy way to contribute to this effort, I thought “Why not move outdoors?” Yep, your garden space will need “cleaning up” in … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Fighting Animal Overpopulation

Dude, Sustainable! - One of the most overlooked issues in the environmental world today is animal overpopulation. We spend so much time thinking about endangered species like the stellar sea lion and the bald eagle, but we don’t talk much about the species that have overrun an area and are causing damages to the plants and habitats of other animals. I live near an area that is way over populated with elk. I like watching elk just as much as the next guy - they are big, beautiful animals. They … [Read more...]

TOMS Now Providing ‘Coffee for You, Water for All’ with New Roasting Company

Latest News - On Tuesday at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie announced the launch of TOMS Roasting Company, and the grand opening of its first location, in Austin.“We’re super excited about it. It allows us to enter a totally new industry and allows us to really work on economic development impact, as well as being able to give water to people around the world — something I’ve been passionate about for a long time,” … [Read more...]

3 forces driving sustainability in hospital food

GreenBiz - Hospitals are joining to demand healthful meat and beverages and to track local, sustainable foods. (c) GreenBiz - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Japan’s Waste Policies Show Way for Developing Nations, UNEP Says

Environmental Management & Energy News - Japan’s shift from reactive to preventive approaches provides a lesson for today’s rapidly developing economies in how to deal with industrial wastes, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme. In the 1960s, Japan suffered environmental and public health crises from vast amounts of industrial and hazardous wastes, illegal dumping, air pollution and water contamination, […] (c) Environmental Management & … [Read more...]

Walmart’s Impact on Global Sustainability

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Business - When Walmart takes an action, it can have a larger impact than many nations. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Business - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Why we don’t need an Internet of Everything

GreenBiz - Not all things in the world are worth keeping, let alone connecting. People, not products and machines, must drive this next big push in technology. (c) GreenBiz - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Indonesian Clerics Issue Fatwa… Against Wildlife Trafficking

Sustainablog - No doubt you know some folks who, upon hearing the word “fatwa,” will say something about “damned terrorists.” Others might think of Salman Rushdie, and immediately equate the word with an assassination order. But, as Robyn Purchia from sister site Eden Keeper notes, a fatwa in Islam is merely a “call to action”; like other concepts of the faith, this one’s been perverted by Islamic extremists (as well as those who want to portray all … [Read more...]

How Unconventional Partnerships Can Spur Sustainable Innovation

Environmental Management & Energy News - Global resources are dwindling.  While a sobering reality, mankind is gradually beginning to solve the complex problems associated with the depletion of essential resources—fresh water, clean air, arable land, fossil fuels and many others. The cause for hope is that innovation is abundant in some unusual forms and surprising places. There is very little to […] (c) Environmental Management & Energy News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Full Planet, Empty Plates, Chapter 11: Can We Prevent A Food Breakdown?

Sustainablog - Editor’s note: We’re proud to support the Earth Policy Institute’s online publication of Lester Brown’s book Full Planet, Empty Plates by publishing selections from the book. If you missed other installments, you can find them here; we’ll add new ones every couple of weeks. By Lester R. Brown As food supplies have tightened, a new geopolitics of food has emerged—a world in which the global competition for land and water is intensifying and each country is fending for itself. We … [Read more...]

The Myth about LCA in Packaging

Environmental Management & Energy News - Looking to establish simple goals to drive sustainable packaging?   Many companies are focusing on lightweighting, recyclability, recycled content, and renewable content for their sustainable packaging efforts. Bonus: all of these metrics can be measured based on empirical information about the final design alone, thus removing the need to assess the environmental performance with something like […] (c) Environmental Management & Energy … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Protect the Environment-Stay Healthy and Save Money

Dude, Sustainable! - Most people do not know how to save the environment. With a little knowledge, you can save the earth. If you can make sure an environmentally friendly lifestyle, you can save the world. To save the environment, all of you need to avoid all the bad activities you are doing now.You must follow a healthy lifestyle. You must make lifestyle choices. When you are finding something that can help you stay a long and healthy life, you need to make sure that you are following a … [Read more...]

‘Big Data’ Is an Investment in Nature — and Human Well-being

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Business - A new partnership will revolutionize the way we monitor, report and understand the health of ecosystems. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Business - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Manifesto for a corporate idealist: When girl meets oil

GreenBiz - Big Oil broke her heart, but that didn't end her affair with doing good in business. If you can relate, here are 10 points to live by for your sustainability career. (c) GreenBiz - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Biofuel Industry ‘Faces Huge Slowdown’

Environmental Management & Energy News - The 53.2 billion gallon a year biofuel industry is poised for a “huge” slowdown in capacity growth, according to a study by Lux Research. The industry will grow to 60.4 billion gallons a year between 2013 and 2017 representing a 3.2 percent annual growth rate, but this is a far slower rate of growth than the 19.6 […] (c) Environmental Management & Energy News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The case for urbanism: reminding Labour what it stood for

green alliance blog - This post is by Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). It is a version of a post featured on CPRE’s blog. Good ideas can lose political currency for no good reason.  For example, the … Continue reading → (c) green alliance blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The great resource price shock

green alliance blog - Today, Green Alliance has published new analysis on the ‘great resource price shock’. We show that food and energy prices have risen faster than other prices in the past ten years and how, if the cost of these resources had … Continue reading → (c) green alliance blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Sustainable Prison Rehabilitation Program Celebrates Years of Success

Sustainablog - Prison rehabilitation usually involves some combination of on-site work experience, and maybe some GED or college courses. But gardening? Dog training? Prairie restoration? Sounds like some social worker’s fantasy – right? Well, in some places, but in Washington State, the Sustainability in Prisons Program – a partnership with Evergreen State College – has over five years of success stories involving these specific activities. Not only are they giving … [Read more...]

Keurig Green Mountain’s 2020 Targets Address Company’s Biggest Sustainability Challenges

Latest News - Keurig Green Mountain's ninth annual Sustainability Report, released today, reveals progress on the company’s 2013 initiatives, and also announces the company's ambitious new 2020 targets with a focus on three main practice areas: Resilient Supply Chain, Sustainable Products, and Thriving People and Communities.The new targets were established based on a materiality assessment conducted in 2012, which engaged more than 120 … [Read more...]

American Renewable Energy Company Aids Green Growth in West Java

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Business - Viridian wanted its staff to see firsthand how power and fresh water provision can transform communities. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Business - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]