White Paper Weak on Metering – Parliamentary Committee agrees with CIWEM

Green (Living) Review

“Lacking ambition and urgency”, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) today welcomes the conclusions of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee report on the Water White Paper. CIWEM was particularly alarmed by the White Paper’s proclamation: “water is relatively cheap compared to many other household bills, and we want it to stay that way”.

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Clean Technica EV Report

Green Living Ideas

We are very excited to announce the release of the first Clean Technica EV Report, an exclusive White Paper by our very own Zach Shahan. Alternative Fuel and Transportation clean tech Clean Technica Electric Cars green living pono home solar White PaperZach is a clean tech expert, EV enthusiast, and Director of our site CleanTechnica, the world’s number one source for clean tech news and reporting. Zach is also an Editor and writer for our [&hellip.

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ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IMPROVES LOCAL ECONOMIES

Green (Living) Review

According to a white Paper that summarizes and discusses three research papers that investigate organic agriculture hotspots in the U.S. The white paper has been prepared by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). ORGANIC food production is the highest growing food industry sector in the United States. Double digits increase in organic food sales every year has been witnessed in the sector surpassing the growth rate for the overall food market.

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Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World

The Green Changemakers

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Japan, is pleased to announce the publication of its third White Paper entitled “Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World”. The Third IGES White Paper was launched on 30 June 2010, and was presented at the second International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2010). Download IGES White Paper III (PDF, 3.9MB).

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Join our presentation: the Credit Commons protocol – tech agnostic, low-friction transactions for all

Low Impact

Pre-reading: Credit Commons white paper here: [link]. You’re invited to join our presentation on the ‘Credit Commons’ – a protocol to connect and unite mutual credit groups globally – on Friday 4 June from 4-5.30pm. Sign up here. Details.

Analysis: Is hydrogen the new oil?

A Greener Life

Infrastructures exist for almost any synthetic liquid hydrocarbon, while hydrogen requires a totally new distribution network,” argued Ulf Bossel, a fuel cell consultant and Baldur Eliasson, researcher for ABB Switzerland, in a white paper on the hydrogen economy.

Extending ESG Best Practices Into the Supply Chain

AGreenLiving

This white paper will explore: The growing importance of ESG: Risks and opportunities for companies Supply chain sustainability as an important part of a company’s ESG program ESG supply chain implementation: The dynamics, motivation, and emerging best practices The investors’ increasing focus on the ESG supply chain Emerging ESG supply chain best practices . Awareness on ESG issues has steadily grown over the decade.

Fragmented habitats fragmented thinking

Green (Living) Review

The recent Natural Environment White Paper offered a welcome recognition of this value and a shift in approach with the promotion of ecological networks at a landscape scale to deliver increased resilience to ecosystem pressures. However, any optimism over the White Paper is quickly called into question in light of the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which outwardly compromises many of the outlined objectives.

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Simple everyday answer to £50billion obesity problem

Green (Living) Review

Today’s Public Health White Paper announced by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has received a cautious welcome from UK charity Sustrans. The White Paper rightly recognises the importance of active travel, but it lacks detail on how the Health and Transport departments will make it happen.

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EDF: Mississippi River Delta and Natural Infrastructure Economist (2-year Post-doctoral Position)

Environmental Economics

The Economist’s analysis will ideally include thought leading original publishable research with the potential to drive the development of this field, “in-house” analyses for use by other staff within the organization, as well as white papers aimed at policy makers, journalists, and the public at large.  With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions.

The Solution Is the Soil: How Organic Farming Can Feed the World and Save the Planet

Green (Living) Review

One man, backed by many, marches on Washington to tell lawmakers and the world that ''there is hope right beneath our feet.'' Just over a week ago, the executive director of the Rodale Institute , Mark ''Coach'' Smallwood, set out from the group''s research farm in eastern Pennsylvania on a 160-mile journey to Washington, DC with a walking stick, a brimmed hat, and a simple but profound message: We can not only stop climate change. We can reverse it.

Overestimating economic impacts of the Grandfather National Scenic Area

Environmental Economics

From the first (link added) article of a recent series of articles in one of the local papers: To make [the designation] happen, Wild South activists are busily canvassing area businesses for support. The group’s new white paper and related website make a strong economic appeal—a message tailored to unstable economic times. While Wild South’s white paper covers a lot of ground—it pointedly cites a 2008 economic impact study by Colorado State University.

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Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific

The Green Changemakers

[link] IGES White Paper IV Once every two years, IGES releases a white paper focusing on key policy agendas in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Sculptural Paper Orb Lamp created by Heather Jennings

EcoFriend

The latest addition to such products has been made by Heather Jennings, who recently introduced the sculptural paper orb lights, which are made using decorative cupcake liners. diy project: sculptural paper orb lights. diy project: sculptural paper orb lights. diy project: sculptural paper orb lights. Set the papers in such a manner that the circular bottom is placed just about an inch apart, to help the outer ends to mingle and take their own distinct shape.

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R.I.P. Kenneth Arrow

Environmental Economics

The NOAA Panel Report on Contingent Valuation , published as a white paper (in Courier font) and in the Federal Register, has been cited 3914 times according to Google Scholar. Arrow's major influence on my research, other than all of the background welfare stuff that I am too ignorant to understand how to fully make the connection, was as chair of the NOAA Panel on Contingent Valuation.

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Incredible new research: how small businesses can be saved post-Covid

Low Impact

Here’s the paper. Tomaž has since read the Credit Commons white paper, and is very interested in the possibility of global federation.

The Winner Of The Nobel Peace Prize Will Be…

Michael Grossman

The movement to stop global warming is several decades old and littered with white papers, academic research, data, and measurements. A Noble Story Fit For A Nobel Prize. When the Nobel Peace Prize is announced on Friday, there is better than a decent chance the name inside the envelope will be that of a precocious, 16-year-old Swedish girl, the youngest person to ever receive this prestigious award.

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New Year’s Resolution #7 – Reduce Your Chlorine Use

Green Home Blog

One of the main sources of industrial chlorine pollution is paper mills, which use chlorine to bleach white paper. Run-off from paper mills contaminates natural systems with chlorine compounds and mills also release toxic chlorinated compounds called dioxins into the air. White paper can easily be manufactured using non-chlorine bleaches, but so far economic pressures have prevented companies from switching to cleaner methods.

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Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific:

The Green Changemakers

Second IGES White Paper Re-Uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development IGES White Paper Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development 21 June 2008 published 3.2MB The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Japan, is pleased to announce the publication of its second white paper Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

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Following the Recycled Paper Trail

Environmental News Network

How does a used sheet a paper turn into a product made from like paper towels or a news paper? Below you will see a quick summary of the journey a piece of paper or cardboard must go through to be recycled. Paper is chopped up and water is added. The paper pulp is pushed through a screen that removes unwanted materials (like staples). If the desired end product is white paper product, bleach is sometimes added. Re-Use of Processed Paper.

Re-Branding Nature: From Dismal Swamp to Constructed Wetland

Nature Conservancy - Science

Just this past summer, The Nature Conservancy worked with The Dow Chemical Company , Shell , Swiss Re , and Unilever to issue a joint-industry white paper on natural infrastructure. The white paper was a critical step in demonstrating the potential promise of natural infrastructure solutions, like constructed wetlands, in a business context. The Case for Green Infrastructure: Joint-Industry White Paper.

Renewables made up more than half of all new energy sources in 2019

Green Prophet

Download the IRENA white paper report here. Let’s keep this up post-corona and anything the world might throw at us. Renewables keep economies and communities resilient. A solar energy field in Israel called Ashalim.

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How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

Cool Green Science

White papers and peer-reviewed journal articles have their place, too. We had some white papers and good anecdotal case studies. Show us the data. That’s what I hear almost every time I work with decision-makers. Governments and businesses aren’t going to invest in conservation without data showing the effectiveness of those initiatives. So this is a great opportunity for us – environmentalists – to give them that data.

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Double Dividend

Environmental Economics

by Brad Plumer : Let's start with the obvious: Most Democrats (and, for that matter, most of the bipartisan deficit panels that are churning out endless white papers right now) agree that we can't tackle our long-term debt issues through spending cuts alone. Mark Thoma: Brad Plumer hints at a change in the politics of a carbon tax: If we need taxes, why not pollution taxes?,

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Building Environmentally Sustainable Communities: A Framework for Inclusivity

The Green Changemakers

This white paper examines the relationship between these two goals through a literature review and an original empirical analysis of how these goals interact at the neighborhood and metropolitan area levels. by: Furman Center The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is including two key goals in all of its programs: encouraging sustainable communities and enhancing access to opportunity for lower-income people and people of color.

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Building the Credit Commons with Mutual Credit Clubs: Matthew Slater

Low Impact

Matthew Slater wrote the Credit Commons white paper – an idea for federating mutual credit networks to create a new global, moneyless trading system He’s part of a group called Mutual Credit Services (MCS), formed to build this federation (new website coming soon).

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Pulling the plug on crypto payments

Green Prophet

Cryptocurrencies rely on key information to verify that they are legitimate, such as the ‘white paper’ which details the origins of a coin, who made it, and how it works. However, these papers can be forged and simply just made up – which can cause businesses who end up with scam coins to be out of pocket. A child with old cathode ray tubes. Photographed in New Delhi (Shastri Park) by Thousandways via Wikimedia. License is CC-BY-SA-2.5.

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Get Wet n’ Wild on 2nd February!

Green (Living) Review

This provided the evidence for the Natural Environment White Paper, the first for more than 20 years, which highlighted the importance of placing the value of nature at the heart of our decision making. 2012 World Wetlands Day on 2 nd February is a cause for celebration! CIWEM urges the UK to visit your local wetland centres, woodlands and coastal areas to enjoy many of the benefits wetlands offer society, highlighting their importance economically, environmentally and spiritually.

The Ten Benefits of Lighting Control

Green Life Smart Life

Disclaimer: This particular white paper was sponsored by Lutron , and is based on test data from Lutron equipment. For a deeper look into the analysis, you can read the full white paper from Dr. Rowbottom below: 2. While there has been no scientific study done on lighting’s effect on productivity, Dr. Rowbottom has written an interesting white paper which combines educated guessing with common sense. Here’s his white paper below.

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Mutual credit clubs: an introduction, with Dil Green

Low Impact

Hi Dil – Dil is a member of the Lowimpact co-op, and was introduced to me by Matthew Slater, author of the C redit Commons white paper.

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Give Peas a Chance – Pulses offer improved sustainability in the field and on the plate

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada, November 2009 – The Canadian pulse industry has recently released a white paper on the benefits of using pulses – beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas – as a food ingredient that provides nutritional and health benefits and contributes to environmental sustainability.

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Getting it right for local transport?

Green (Living) Review

London, Jan 19, 2011: Today’s Local Transport White Paper and Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) Guidance for the first time ring fences money for walking, cycling and public transport and gives a real opportunity to get people travelling around in ways that are good for their health and the environment.

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Sustainable forest management benefits people and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While it’s true that collecting used paper and recycling it into new products is good for the environment, there’s a catch. The wood fibers in paper can be recycled only about five times before they get too weak and break down. This method, alas, does not work with coniferous woods needed for paper pulp production, as they do not grow back when cut at the base unlike many of the deciduous trees on our Planet.

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Payments for Ecosystem Services: best practice guide

The Green Changemakers

PDF , 10MB, 85 pages By Bridget Elliott on 25th June 2013 Defra has recently issued a Best Practice Guide on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), the publication of which fulfils an important commitment made in the 2011 Natural Environment White Paper. Documents Payments for Ecosystem Services: best practice guide A best practice guide to assist with the design and implementation of Payments for Ecosystem Services schemes.

Record-breaking green spaces

Green (Living) Review

The Natural Environment White Paper published by the government in 2011, highlights further the importance of our green spaces and the benefits our natural environment has to us all – strengthening the significance of the part we all have to play in developing and protecting it. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) On July 25, 2011, a record-breaking 1,288 parks and green spaces throughout the UK have been receiving the Green Flag Award or Community Award.

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The draft NPPF, reduced to a "builders' charter"

Green (Living) Review

It is also a clear affront to the Natural Environment White Paper which promises to reverse the decline in our natural capital and not accelerate it. The draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is seriously deficient says the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) in its response to the Parliamentary CLG Committee on the NPPF. It offers an impoverished view of sustainable development, equating it to all intents and purposes with “growth”.

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6 Eco-Friendly Halloween Crafts For Kids

The Go Green Blog

Materials: Gallon Milk Jug, Orange Paint, Glue, Black Permanent Marker or Construction Paper, Paint Brush. After paint has fully dried you can decorate the milk jug with a pumpkin face using either a black permanent marker or cutting out pumpkin face pieces from black construction paper and gluing them on the jug. Materials: Paper Plates, Yarn, Crayons or Markers or Paint or Construction Paper, Glue, Scissors, Hole Punch. Tape paper to the container.

Bake Bread Like An Egyptian

Green Prophet

Twelve hours south of Cairo, past the enigmatic White desert , and past the lush Farafra Oasis, this city was once a Medieval fortress built over an old Roman village. “No, they are made from paper,&# said Abdul Hamid. The villagers collect, wet, and ground used paper into a pulp, which is then molded into round trays with a small lip.

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Wrap Smarter: 10 Eco-Friendly Holiday Wrapping Ideas

Eco Chic

Half of the paper consumed in the U.S. during the holiday season and a substantial portion of that is wrapping paper and shopping bags. Mags, brown bags, newspapers, comics and old maps are a better alternative than purchased wrapping paper. Worth knowing: Wrapping paper generally can’t be recycled because it is dyed or laminated, contains non-paper additives, or is too thin to have good-quality fibers.) VZWraps.

160 community gardens join Alys Fowler for the UK’s largest Edible Gardens Open Day

Green (Living) Review

The Social Action Fund is part of a broader programme of support for social action that was announced in the Giving White Paper and takes its place alongside two other funding streams - Innovation in Giving Fund and Challenge Prizes. On 21 st September 2013, over 160 of the UK’s community food-growing gardens will be throwing open their gates to the public in the largest open event of food-growing spaces in the UK.

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Building our common future

The Green Changemakers

The UK’s new White Paper on International Development, Building our Common Future (PDF - 4 MB), argues that rather than turn away when things get tough we need to redouble our efforts. Read White Paper 2009 White Paper - complete document [PDF - 1.5 Global action by the UK government to help make a fair, safe and sustainable world We live in an increasingly interdependent world.

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Can C-suite paychecks save the world?

AGreenLiving

Can C-suite paychecks save the world? Joel Makower Tue, 03/09/2021 – 02:11 Last week, the fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill announced a new policy that ties executive compensation in part to environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics.

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Alys Fowler supports the UK’s largest Edible Gardens Open Day

Green (Living) Review

The Social Action Fund is part of a broader programme of support for social action that was announced in the Giving White Paper and takes its place alongside two other funding streams - Innovation in Giving Fund and Challenge Prizes. Hundreds of the UK’s community food-growing gardens will be throwing open their gates to the public on 21 st September 2013, in the largest open event of food-growing spaces in the UK.

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