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Food Giants Align For Climate Action

10.1.15
Source: Huffington Post, 10/1/15

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A Republican, a Democrat and a bunch of major food corporations put their support behind meaningful action on climate change Thursday.


Lawmakers: You Don't Have to Choose Between Cleaning the Air and Stabilizing the Climate

9.30.15
Source: Pacific Standard, 9/29/15

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A new study by scientists based in Europe and China, in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, argues that air quality and climate change measures should be viewed as complementary rather than counter-balancing. Many steps to address air pollutants can also limit global warming, if policies look at the root problem rather than taking weaker actions aimed at containing the damage.


For U.S. Tribes, a Movement to Revive Native Foods and Lands

9.30.15
Source: Yale Environment360, 9/28/15

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On ancestral lands, the Fond du Lac band in Minnesota is planting wild rice and restoring wetlands damaged by dams, industry, and logging. Their efforts are part of a growing trend by Native Americans to bring back traditional food sources and heal scarred landscapes.


One Scientist's Hopeful View On How to Repair the Planet

9.24.15
Source: Yale Environment360, 9/23/15

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Ecological crises may be piling up in a seemingly hopeless cascade, but Swedish scientist Johan Rockstrom says the next few decades offer an unparalleled opportunity to undo the damage.


Imagine a world without waste: it's possible with a circular economy

9.24.15
Source: The Guardian, 9/24/15

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We can remedy our planet's problems, but only if we are willing to redesign wasteful manufacturing processes and give up our throwaway habits.


Allegheny County, Pa., Emphasizes 'Green' Infrastructure in $2 Billion Stormwater Control Effort

8.12.15
Source: FutureStructure, 8/5/15

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Greening the county's antiquated sewer network can be accomplished through a series of regionally focused, strategically placed solutions, such as green roofs, permeable pavement and stormwater planters.


5 core competencies of sustainability leadership

8.4.15
Source: GreenBiz, 8/4/15

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To achieve lasting change, the entire C-suite should demonstrate emotional intelligence, systems thinking and these other qualities.


EPA Reaches Agreement with Manufacturer to Stop Use of TCE in Spray Fixative Products Used on Arts and Crafts

7.31.15
Source: US EPA, 7/30/15

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with a manufacturer to voluntarily phase-out the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in an aerosol arts and crafts spray fixative product as part of EPA's ongoing efforts to reduce the public's exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.


Can the plastics industry create a collaborative model for change?

6.5.15
Source: GreenBiz, 6/1/15

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Plastic is an inherently ubiquitous and valuable material -- which is why it's time to finally move the needle on doing a better job reusing it.


Winnow Scores Seed Funding For Its Food Waste Smart Meter

5.18.15
Source: TechCrunch, 5/11/15

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Winnow is on a mission to help the hospitality industry cut down on food waste by making the kitchen 'smarter.' It does this via the Winnow smart meter, a set of smart scales and accompanying tablet app that lets kitchen staff easily log what food is thrown away. That data is then uploaded to the cloud, analysed by Winnow's algorithm, and disseminated so that food waste can be reduced.


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