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Why Sustainability Is a Board-level Risk

×<p>Sustainability, which encompasses environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, is increasingly positioned at the top of board agendas as expectations of investors around ESG continue to grow. Investors also continue to reinforce their belief that ESG factors provide critical insight into …

Sustainability

After 40 years without a full-scale grocery store, neighborhoods in West Oakland will welcome Community Foods Market

After a long lead time, ground has finally been broken for the 14,000-square-foot store, which will serve as a grocer, health care center, coffee …

Farm to Table conference kicks off ‘Buy Local’ campaign

Erin Hart, executive director of Farm to Table Western PA, is on a mission to expand efforts to link Western Pennsylvania consumers to the best ...

Israel to construct two new desalination plants in fight against drought

Five years into a drought that has left its natural water sources at their lowest in a century, Israel plans to build two new desalination plants and …

Water

Netherlands turns food waste into new products

A supermarket in the Netherlands is stocking its shelves with food waste – that is, products, including soaps and chutneys, made from discarded food …

Agriculture

For the booze business, going green is a matter of survival

Sustainable rum? I’ll drink to that!<p>Roberto Serrallés is a sixth-generation rum maker, which means he’s also a sixth generation waste recycler.<p>When Serrallés’s family members first started distilling Don Q Rum on the island of Puerto Rico, they weren’t specifically motivated by a love of spirits. …

Sustainability

The Ultimate Guide to Recycling K-Cups, Nespresso Capsules, and Other Coffee Pods

One in three Americans owns a single-cup coffee maker, and its popularity has grown steadily for years, according to the National Coffee Association …

Coffee

6 Save-the-Earth Tips to Share With Kids

Here's good news for the Earth: Kids want to protect it. The trick is showing them how to do it in ways that will truly make a difference. Empower children to become environmental stewards using these ideas from Nat Geo Family. Learn more about what makes the Earth so unique and join us in saving …

This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Hexagro‘s Living Farming Tree is a groundbreaking indoor garden that uses technology to grow food faster using less space. The innovative design …

Smarter Parks, Smarter Cities

by Kelsey Jessupimage: Yalp Interactive<i>Today, there are increasingly more cities, parks departments, and real estate developers asking designers to</i> …

10 Ideas to Steal from Organic Gardens Around the World

Organic gardening by definition makes everything happier. Instead of growing plants with the help of harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides, …

We can’t engineer our way out of an impending water scarcity epidemic – Quartz

Modern water infrastructure is a lot of concrete: dams, canals, reservoirs. But as the world warms and population grows, those old approaches won’t be enough to stave off drinking-water catastrophe, according to a 100-page United Nations report released this week. Humanity will have to start …

Water

10 Ideas to Steal from Botanical Gardens Around the World

Botanical gardens exist to teach people about plants—how to identify, display, and use them for medicinal purposes—and historians and …

Landscaping

As cities boom, forests key to meeting demands for water, food and energy – UN

With two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, forests are critical part of the solution to the unprecedented …

Why the world needs to recycle its wastewater

World Water Day is drawing attention to the growing threat of water scarcity. Some countries are making the most of every drop they use – but others …

Snorkeling

How businesses can support a world united around water

There are few things that connect the human race as acutely as water. We all need it – to drink, to wash, to heal, to do just about anything. But we …

World Wildlife Fund

Why You Should Try a CSA Program

Though they have been around, in some form or another, for a long time now, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are becoming more and more …

The Biggest Outdoor Design Trends of 2018—So Far

A yard is more than grass that you have to mow, it's an extension of your living space. Homeowners who commit time and money toward landscaping their …

The Soles Of These Shoes Are Made From Recycled Gum

Gumdrop collects gum that would otherwise end up smeared on the sidewalk and turns it into plastic.<p>The blue soles of a new brand of shoes are made from an unlikely source: recycled chewing gum. The shoes, which are expected to launch later this year, are the latest project from a U.K. designer who …

Sustainability

Recycled Wastewater Tasted Better Than Tap Water In One Study, & Here’s What That Means For The Future Of Toilet-To-Tap

I'm a self-proclaimed water snob. If I'm drinking tap water, I'm squeezing half a lemon into my glass to disguise the flavor. It sounds ridiculous to …

Water

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve …

Do eco-friendly wines taste better?

Raise a glass to organic grapes: UCLA study finds eco-certified wine rated higher by wine publications..<p>Though consumers remain reluctant to spend …

Oslo to boast first sustainable airport city

OAC will be powered entirely by renewable energy<p>Oslo, whose airport already boasts what is considered the world’s greenest terminal, has announced a masterplan for Oslo Airport City (OAC), a new model for a sustainable smart city designed by Norwegian practices Haptic Architects and Nordic Office …

6 Big Garden Trends We're So Excited to See This Year

Here in New York, it's still chilly outside, but there are occasional signs (like that one 70 degree day) that spring will come someday. To get …

Cities Emit 60% More Carbon Than Thought

A new analysis finds that city planners have been undercounting greenhouse gas emissions from a key contributor.<p>The carbon footprint of some of the world’s biggest cities is 60 percent larger than previously estimated when all the products and services a city consumes are included, according to a …

Sustainability

Opinion: The time is now for companies to emphasize sustainability

BlackRock, the world’s largest investment firm, recently issued a wakeup call to CEOs. The firm, whose investment decisions have a major impact on …

First sustainable Lego pieces to go on sale

Range including leaves, bushes and trees made entirely from plant-based plastic sourced from sugar cane will be available later this year<p>The first Lego pieces made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugar cane will go on sale this year, the company has announced.<p>The 85-year-old Danish toymaker …

Sugar Cane

6 Areas of Disruption for a More Sustainable Future

The Forum for the Future's report 'Living in Nonlinear Times' outlines massive changes that are just around the corner.<p>These are times when change looks more like a rollercoaster than a steady line on a grid. In its 2018 report on the future of sustainability, the London based non-profit Forum for …

Sustainability

In New York City, even the Empire State Building has a green roof

Perched on the edge of the Hudson river, this is the largest green roof in New York City, spanning 89,001 square metres. Developed by London-based …

These Are The World's Greenest Cities

These Are The World’s Greenest Cities<p>By Jeremy HodgesJeremy Hodges and Lauren LeatherbyLauren Leatherby<p>Cities around the globe are going green. Over …