These 5 technologies are set to transform the way we consume everyday products

Posted on Monday, June 5th, 2017 by

From hamburgers to plastic, new technologies are reinventing the products we consume Take a look around you. Many of the products you see were made using industrial processes that are at least a century old. That is set to change. New technologies developed in laboratories around the world are reinventing the materials and processes used […]

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Paul Hawken Presents the World’s First Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming

Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017 by

Can we stop global warming in the next 30 years? This is the burning question of the 21st century and renowned environmentalist Paul Hawken used our March What’s Now: San Francisco gathering to give his answer: Yes we can. More on Project Drawdown:

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Fighting Climate Change From the Ground Up

Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by

A worker burns sugarcane waste, part of the process in making biochar, at the Eco Fuel Africa factory in Lugazi, Uganda Climate delegates from around the globe have converged on the COP22 Village in Marrakech, Morocco, to hammer out the details of implementing the Paris Agreement. We already know that nations’ Intended Nationally Determined […]

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Big Chunk Of California’s Recycling Centers Close Down

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by

More than a fifth of California’s recycling redemption centers have closed in the last year, stripping consumers of easy access to recycling and limiting their ability to collect the deposits they made when purchasing bottles and cans. More closures may follow, as the state’s subsidy payment program, meant to help centers survive market fluctuations, has […]

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CalRecycle food waste prevention grant program workshop

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by

CalRecycle webinar info. As you know, we were successful in getting $40 million for CalRecycle’s Waste Diversion project. Head’s up that CalRecycle has 2 workshops coming up to discuss the cap and trade grant criteria if you are interested in applying. Funding breakdown: Organics Grant Program $24 Million ($3 set aside for Rurals). Max […]

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Desert farm grows 180,000 tomato plants using only sun and seawater

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 by

No soil, no pesticides, no fossil fuels, and no groundwater. And yet, a thriving farm in the heart of the arid Australian desert. How is this possible? An international team of scientists has spent the last six years fine-tuning a system that pipes seawater in from the ocean and desalinates it using a state-of-the-art concentrated […]

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Mark Shepard on Restoration Agriculture

Posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by

One of the world’s foremost authorities on restoration agriculture, Mark Shepard is happy that its popularity is growing but worries that its systemic nature is being misunderstood or “much degraded.” Restoration agriculture calls for the re-imagination of agriculture in which perennial systems replace annual plantings and harvests that expire in one season and leave nothing […]

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Fleet Farming

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by

In December 2013, John Rife, owner of East End Market, first pitched the idea of Fleet Farming at The Hive Orlando, an IDEAS For Us“think and do tank” that calls on citizens to come up with solutions to global challenges. Over the next few months, Rife and other members of IDEAS For Us streamlined the […]

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Looking to the Earth Itself as a Climate Solution

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by

The agriculture industry is beginning to consider soil’s ability to capture and store carbon, a potential climate-saver long overlooked. “Attention to soil health is gaining momentum out of frustration with our inability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions at an economy-wide scale,” said Thomas Driscoll, director of conservation policy and education for the National Farmers Union, […]

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The Forgotten Climate Solution

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by

Natural systems provide obvious but often forgotten solutions: in addition to forests, habitats such as wetlands and grasslands can absorb and store enormous amounts of carbon. This is about changing the conversation around climate change solutions. Decarbonizing the energy sector is critical and it is encouraging that the renewable energy sector is now attracting some […]

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