Category: Business

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 29

Written by | January 29th, 2014

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Super Bowl sustainability, veggie vending machines, and the largest solar bridge ever in today’s green news.

  1. A Super Bowl first: Food scraps will be collected and composted at this year’s game!  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Farmer’s Fridge, a vegetable vending machine company, is launching in Chicago, hoping to encourage more healthy eating by making it more convenient.  (Modern Farmer)
  3. London’s Blackfriars Bridge, which extends across the River Thames, has been covered in solar panels and will now provide up to half of the energy for London Blackfriars station, cutting its carbon emissions by 511 tons per year.  (Business Green)

Q&A with Tony Juniper: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | September 4th, 2013

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“We need a new narrative in business and politics. This is necessary to replace the existing one that assumes the degradation of nature is somehow a price we must pay for progress.” Learn more about what Juniper thinks about investing in nature.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Why would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world? Read CEO Mark Tercek’s take on a new alliance to improve how dams on the Yangtze are designed.

Water Stewardship, Business Leadership

Written by | July 19th, 2013

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The world’s water crisis isn’t actually about water, says the Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Director. The crisis is really about us and our capacity to invest and manage water for the long term.

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 24

Written by | June 24th, 2013

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Today we’ve got some news about tomorrow’s green news…

  1. President Obama will unveil his plan to curb the effects of climate change in a speech tomorrow. (New York Times)
  2. Aww! Giant panda twins born in China. (BBC News)
  3. Do you know the worst wildfires in U.S. history? (MNN)
  4. The Farm Bill has failed in the U.S. House; current spending on farm programs expires on September 30. (Bloomberg)
  5. Phillipines destroys loads of ivory to discourage poaching and trafficking. (NPR)

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Jason Clay

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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“We are all farmers living on the edge of the planet’s resource base,” says World Wildlife Fund’s Jason Clay. Jason talks with our CEO Mark Tercek about producing more with less and transforming global sustainability practices.

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2013

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Today we’re talking weather, greenwashing, and fighting deforestation.

  1. Oklahoma has been pummeled by tornadoes — but why? (National Geographic)
  2. A complaint from environmental groups is exposing what exactly is behind those green labels. (The New York Times)
  3. Environmentalists got one major firm to quit greenwashing and deforestation in Indonesia. (NPR)
  4. Need a little inspiration for what activities to do outside? Look no further. (Washington Post)
  5. Texas just passed landmark policy related to the state’s water supply — and it’s good news for this drought-beleaguered state. (Burnt Orange Report)

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Matt Arnold

Written by | May 21st, 2013

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What’s an environmentalist doing on Wall Street? Nature Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek interviews JPMorgan’s Head of Environmental Affairs, Matt Arnold, to find out.

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2013

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As usual, climate change is bad news.

  1. Oceans could be bearing the brunt of global warming. (YaleE360)
  2. A few of your favorite fast food brands are switching to a greener paper policy. (Mongabay)
  3. US energy policy fails to address climate change, argues one blogger. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Might have to get used to that green slime, Cleveland. (Grist)
  5. This former NBA player saved a dolphin with his bare hands (and really long arms). (Treehugger)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2013

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Today’s green news round-up is no joke.

  1. Concern grows for the future of the monarch butterfly. (YaleE360)
  2. Want to get healthier? Ride your bike to work. It’s science. (Grist)
  3. This writer says hemp can solve a whole lot of our green dilemmas. (Mongabay)
  4. Why is Antarctica getting icier? Climate change. (Not a paradox.) (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Climate crusader Bill McKibben has some thoughts on how businesses can help combat global warming. (GreenBiz)
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