Tag: green economy

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)

The Green Buzz: Monday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2014

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States as trustees of the atmosphere, an exploding cow sitcom, and climate change heats up at Davos in today’s green news.

  1. First case of its kind: Courts will determine whether or not, by repealing greenhouse gas regulations, the state of New Mexico has violated its public trust duty to protect the state’s atmosphere.  (Los Angeles Times)
  2. A new four-episode Hulu sitcom produced by Chipotle, “Farmed and Dangerous,” will seek to educate consumers about factory farming using satire.  The series will premier February 17th.  (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Leaders in Davos last week stressed the need for a global re-commitment to curbing climate change, focusing on the economic and humanitarian risks of inaction.  (The Globe and Mail)

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2013

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We all know that energy demands are only increasing globally.  In today’s Green Buzz, learn about innovators that are helping to meet those demands in a sustainable way.

  1. In Hong Kong, they’re figuring out how to recycle your used shower water to create electricity.  (The New York Times)
  2. Meet New York City’s current leading environmental heroes.  (CBS New York)
  3. Nominees for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award were announced today at the Washington Auto Show.  (Reuters)
  4. Students compete for Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award with proposed solutions for the U.S.’s rising energy needs.  (USA Today)
  5. Falling demand for coal in China could make coal mining uneconomical.  (The Guardian)

What Will Rio+20 Mean?

Written by | June 25th, 2012

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What will be the legacy of Rio+20? We won’t know the answer for years but in the mean time, we highlight three hopeful signs in the outcome of Rio.

Road to Rio: What to Expect From Rio+20

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Not sure what Rio+20 is all about and what might happen there? We talk to Glenn Prickett, our Chief External Affairs Officer, to get an inside look at the conference and what The Conservancy hopes to achieve there.

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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World leaders increasingly recognize that investing in nature is fundamentally necessary for a healthy, equitable and prosperous world.

Making the Business Case for Conservation

Written by | January 27th, 2012

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Mark Tercek is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Here he looks at an innovative way one company is measuring the value of nature.

Smart Resource Management: Good for Nature, People and Business

Written by | January 26th, 2012

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Mark Tercek is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland talking about how climate change. population growth and global prosperity impact natural resources. Are other CEO’s listening?

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 26

Written by | September 26th, 2011

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays.

  1. Nobel Prize-winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai passed away on Sunday at the age of 71. (Grist)
  2. Just in time for holiday shopping: add the green economy board game to your list. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Evaporation from trees has a global cooling effect. (EcoGeek)
  4. Barcelona held its very last bullfight. (Treehugger)
  5. Catch a wrap-up of Sanjayan’s Thelon expedition. (National Geographic)

New White House Report: The Economic Value of Nature

Written by | July 22nd, 2011

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Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva helped write a new White House report on accounting for nature’s value in the United States. See why he thinks it’s a breakthrough.

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