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: http://www.drawdown.org/

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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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How Food and Forestry Are Adapting to a Changing Climate

Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 by

Across the country, farmers, ranchers and forest landowners have experienced a slow but steady uptick in their operational risks, due in part to a variety of impacts from a changing climate. Growing seasons in the Midwest, a region that includes my home state of Iowa, have lengthened by almost two weeks since 1950. In […]

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Public Meeting Notice: Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Workshop

Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 by

Type: Workshop: Materials Management & Local Assistance Division Title: Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Workshop Public Notice Date: May 24, 2016 Contact Name: Byrne, Alex Purpose CalRecycle’s Food Waste Prevention Grant Program Proposed Criteria for Fiscal Year 2016-17 Workshop – May 24, 2016 (for discussion purposes only) To lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by […]

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California Compost Coalition Newsletter – May 2016 – International Compost Awareness Week

Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2016 by

From the onset of 2015, great progress for the spread of compost use was expected during International Year of Soils, and there have been few disappointments over that timeframe. While a wide variety of policy drivers (along with some costly policy barriers) have been implemented or been under development during the last year, the last […]

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Answer to California drought may be just under our feet (Guest commentary)

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and ex-presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina said recently that environmentalists were the cause of water problems in California because they had blocked the creation of more dams in the state. She was quickly raked over the coals by environmentalists, who pointed out that it doesn’t matter how much storage you have if you […]

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U.S. 2030FLW Reduction Goal: A Call to Action by Stakeholders

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by

On September 16, 2015, USDA and EPA announced the first national goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by the year 2030. As one of the first steps, the federal government supported the 2015 Food Recovery Summit in Charleston, SC. This national meeting brought together a diverse group of stakeholders representing different […]

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San Francisco nonprofit, city partnering to redistribute Super Bowl party food leftovers to the hungry

Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by

Super Bowl celebrations bring lots of big parties, and big parties usually mean lots of food wasted. But in San Francisco, officials are hoping to change that. The nonprofit Food Runners San Francisco is working with the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee to make sure the food leftover from large events is quickly distributed to […]

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Assembly Bill No. 1045 CHAPTER 596 Organic Waste : Composting

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by

Assembly Bill No. 1045 CHAPTER 596 An act to add and repeal Sections 42649.87 and 43032 to the Public Resources Code, relating to solid waste. [ Approved by Governor   October 08, 2015. Filed with Secretary of State   October 08, 2015. ] LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST AB 1045, Irwin. Organic waste: composting. (1) The existing California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, which is administered by […]

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Symbol Mania: Green Product Certifications you need to know!

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by

Ever been confused by the growing number of green labels you see posted on your food, clothing, or kitchen appliances? With the demand for environmentally friendly products increasing from consumers by the day, there are a myriad of green product certification symbols on the market, of this we can be sure, but what do they […]

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