How to Feed the World Without Killing the Planet?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Agriculture contributes one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, uses 70% of freshwater resources, and harms wildlife through conversion and fragmentation of biodiversity-rich habitats, water diversions, pesticide poisoning and creation of oceanic dead zones.

Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

Green Blog

The First World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (WPCCC) took place April 19-22 near Cochabamba, Bolivia. Some 7,500 indigenous people attended the Cochabamba conference. People’s World.

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Curriculum & Resources: Water

The Green Changemakers

Great Resources for Teaching from the August 2010 YES! Source: Igor Shiklomanov's chapter "World fresh water resources" in Peter H. Gleick (editor), 1993, Water in Crisis: A Guide to the World's Fresh Water Resources (Oxford University Press, New York).

Educational resources for Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

Below are ideas to incorporate The Meatrix into your classes and additional resources for teachers to use in their classroom.

Sustainable Happiness Resource Guide

The Green Changemakers

Build Community The Community Toolbox , a web resource, offers hundreds of articles containing practical guidance, toolkits, and strategies for developing a healthy community. Newmindspace , the website of Kevin Bracken and Lori Kufner, offers resources for urban playground events such as “Capture the Flag” and mass pillow fights. The site contains resources on alternatives to current work arrangements. New Harbinger Publications, 2005.

Training manuals and education resources on sustainability

The Green Changemakers

Training Manuals “Thinking Critically about Environmental Impacts throughout History” is a workshop developed for history and social studies teachers who want to incorporate the scientific and social aspects of using renewable resources into classroom teaching. After a series of training sessions in 2005 and 2006, participating teachers submitted their own lesson plans and sample student work. These resources comprise the Lesson Plans and Sample Student Work.

"Why Dropping the Paris Agreement May not Matter Anyways."

Environmental Economics

Our carbon emissions are already 11% below 2005 levels, or about 40% of way towards the Paris Agreement.   This of course makes lots of people scratch their heads. 

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The Nordstrom Way: The K-Selected Model of Doing Business

The Alien Next Door

There were stories about people bringing in pairs of shoes that were years old, in poor shape, and definitely not from Nordstrom. Nordstrom also gives the people on the sales floor the freedom to make decisions—and management supports them in those decisions.

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All the World’s Carbon Pricing Systems in One Animated Map

Sightline Daily

For example: California wants to get back to 1990 levels by 2020, New Zealand aims to reduce 5 percent below 1990 by 2020, and South Korea’s target is 4 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. China aims to reduce its carbon intensity 40-45 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

Obama sends US troops to Uganda to help combat the LRA – but is oil the true reason?

Green Blog

October 2005 the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants on Kony and four other leading members of LRA; the 33 charges include murder, enslavement, sexual enslavement and pillaging.

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We have seen the rise of “happy exploitation” and the promotion of allegedly “sustainable” methods of farming such as “pasture fed” cows, but animal agriculture continues its ceaseless quest to maintain the current societal paradigm that nonhuman animals are ours to use as resources.

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Teaching Green: 100 Tips, Tools, & Resources for Every Kind of Classroom

Green Life Smart Life

So whether you are teaching a kindergarten class or a college-level seminar, whether you are teaching science or language arts, you will find a wealth of tips, tools, and resources below to make your job easier. Resources for K-12 Educators. 4.ESA Educator Resources.

Q&A with Judith Rodin: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek: How can environmentalists better innovate to make bigger things happen faster for nature and people? We need more champions to spread the idea that conservation is a good investment – and look to bring in other partners who can leverage the NGO sector’s resources.

What If Polluters Paid and You Got the Money?

Sightline Daily

British Columbia gives tax cuts to people and businesses. Polluters will pass costs along to consumers—won’t that hurt low-income people? Polluters will pass costs along to consumers—won’t that hurt people in rural Oregon?

Kids Need Nature as Much as Nature Needs Them

Conservancy Talk

The Conservancy was uniquely positioned to support this partnership through two primary assets – the many natural areas we manage across the country , and the professional naturalists and scientists we employ who use their passion and knowledge to help bring these careers to life for young people.

An Interview with Jonathan T. Scott–Sustainable Business Champion

Wend Magazine

Resource depletion, pollution and economic disparity seemed like good areas to investigate. As Peter Drucker once said, the best way to convey a message to others is in a way that they understand– and with business people that means finance, cost-savings and profits. Jonathan T.

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Q&A with Paul Sabin: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

Ehrlich and many of his peers in the 1960s and 1970s clearly underestimated the pace of innovation and the power of markets to produce food, energy and other resources.

Getting Crabs: A Tragedy of the Commons

Environmental Economics

Maryland Blue Crabs are a classic example of a common pool resource.  "We fully anticipate a robust crab season this year," said Dave Blazer, fisheries survey director for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Access to water should not be a public right, Nestlé CEO

Green (Living) Review

Watch his statements in this video here: [link] In other words he thinks that his company should be able to make lots of money from selling water, whether in bottles or otherwise, to people. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe was the CEO of Nestle from 2005 to 2008 when he stepped down from this position.

Long Island’s Elephant in the Room: Nitrogen Pollution

Nature Conservancy - Science

Research is clear: People care deeply about clean water, but often don’t know where it comes from. Problems like nutrient loading also affect freshwater systems around the world, like this Illinois River that supplies drinking water for thousands of people.

Dubai’s Camelicious sees potential European, US market for camel milk

Green Prophet

DUBAI — Mention Dubai, and people immediately think of soaring skyscrapers, enormous shopping malls and insanely expensive sports cars. About 250 people work at EICMP, on a huge tract of land covering 25 to 30 square kilometers.

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Recovery: Saving Grayling With a Carrot and Stick

Nature Conservancy - Science

Litigation by the petitioners was settled in 2005 with an agreement by the Service to make a final decision on listing by April 16, 2007. Tim Griffiths of the Natural Resources Conservation Service explains how it began: “In 2004 we had to get over the hurdle of avoiding listing.

Amazing “Atlas” tracks Arab world habitat destruction over time [video]

Green Prophet

The Atlas images serve to highlight the distinctive environmental circumstances and challenges faced in the Arab region, from limited freshwater resources, rapid urbanization, depletion of natural resources, and the vulnerability of many Arab settlements to environmental risks and natural disasters.

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Green Blog

With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, there is enough installed wind power capacity worldwide to meet the residential electricity needs of 380 million people at the European level of consumption.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Conservancy Talk

Gretchen is co-founder of the Natural Capital Project , which aims to improve the well-being of people and nature by quantifying the value of nature’s services — from clean water and fertile soil to protection from floods and storms — and help leaders incorporate these values into their decisions.

Cliff Swallows and Pest Management

10,000 Birds

Some people consider Cliff Swallows ( Petrochelidon pyrrhonota ) pests! v=gJma0Szy8R8 References: 1 University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, June 2005.

Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation: A Book Review by a Curious Bird Feeder

10,000 Birds

It turned out, many people. million people in the U.S. Written by birders, it underlies a wealth of facts, trends, and events with a consciousness that the more knowledgeable we are about good bird feeding practices, based on history and experience, the more successful bird feeding will be at bringing people to birds and the more people will advocate for effective conservation policies and laws.

Myths and Facts about Capping Climate Change Pollution

Sightline Daily

The EU cap started in 2005 with a goal of cutting pollution 21 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, but is now extending its program by a decade, with a goal of cutting pollution 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Don’t let untrue or misleading rumors block the will of the people.

The Dangers of E-Waste

Green Blog

According to Greenpeace USA, the average lifespan of computers in developed countries has dropped from six years in 1997 to just two years in 2005, and mobile phones have a lifecycle of less than two years in developed countries.

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Eco-Chick’s 10th Birthday Wellness Party at Coco-Mat with Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick was founded by our editor-in-chief, Starre Vartan, back in October 2005 to inspire readers toward a healthy, more sustainable life. Lush doesn’t just make the most delicious beauty and bath products out there, but they value people, animals and planet just like Eco-Chick.

Why Northwest Doctors Oppose Oil-by-Rail Development

Sightline Daily

In fact, at least 10 crude oil trains have exploded recently in North America, the best-known occurring in July 2013 when an oil train in Quebec province killed 47 people. And a 2005 fire at a large oil storage facility in the UK burned for five days, sending 240 people to the emergency room.

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CMD Special Report: New Documents Confirm Koch Was on ALEC.

PR Watch

Koch has said it had no involvement in the SYG law passed in Florida and then ratified by the ALEC criminal justice task force in 2005. The company, however, was a leader of ALEC in 2005, just as today, and its funding helps underwrite ALECs operations and agenda. To "We The People".

State Farm Insurance Claims "No Fault" in Bankrolling ALEC | PR.

PR Watch

Since 2005, ALEC has advanced as a model the law in Florida known as the "Castle Doctrine" or "Stand Your Ground," "Shoot First" or even "Kill at Will." Why would a company oppose equal pay for women and want to prevent people from voting. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us.

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The Fracking Frenzy's Impact on Women | PR Watch

PR Watch

Committee on Energy and Commerce, fracking companies used 95 products containing 13 different known and suspected carcinogens between 2005 and 2009 as part of the fracking fluid that is injected in the ground. The DEC found that the resulting water contained levels of radium-226, some as high as 267 times the limit for safe discharge into the environment and more than 3000 times the limit safe for people to drink. cases per 100,000 people in 2005 to about 60.7

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5 great green Maui beach resorts

Green Traveler Guides

Audubon courses take steps to protect water quality, conserve natural resources and provide wildlife habitat. The Grand Wailea, which is Maui’s largest employer, was honored in 2005 with a Hawaii Green Business Award and in 2008 by the island’s utility for energy conservation.

Sea of Galilee RisesTwo Meters, But Still Runs Short of Water

Green Prophet

But Mother Nature has been kind this past winter; and as a result of heavier than normal rainfall, the Sea of Galilee ‘s water level has risen by two meters to its highest level since the winter of 2005. Water Pollution in Israel Threatens People, Animals, Plants.

Fracking Studies Reveal Need for Standard Reporting Requirements on Spills

Nature Conservancy - Science

Two papers on unconventional oil and gas development highlight the need for states to develop standardized data collection and reporting requirements for spills to better identify and manage risks for nature and people. There is a need to better quantify risk to people and nature.”.

Shoppers 'ignorant' of multinational names behind ethical brands

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Survey has found that consumers feel very misled, and believe companies should be clearer about ownership by corporate parents When buying the ethical bar of Green and Black's chocolate how many people will be aware that its parent company is Kraft.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Ramez Naam

Conservancy Talk

Next in the series is my conversation with computer science and technology expert Ramez Naam, whose latest book, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet , looks at the power of innovation to overcome natural resource and environmental challenges.

A Police Officer Speaks on ALEC and "Stand Your Ground" | PR Watch

PR Watch

ALEC bills dismantle environmental regulations, make it harder for people injured by corporations to sue for compensation, and take away public financing of elections. The leading theory is that if you pass these laws, more people will go out and buy guns. WAKE UP PEOPLE!