Another story of our demand for food threatening our environment. There is a way for us to live in harmony with our world, but we haven’t figured it out yet.
There must be somewhere we could grow avocados sustainably which wouldn’t have such a impact, but greed gets in our way of finding it.
Avocados Imperil Monarch Butterflies’ Winter Home in Mexico http://nyti.ms/2f4itH3
Something is better than nothing. Perhaps it could be way better than nothing. This company seems to be making admirable strides.
Sustainability doesn’t have to be incompatible with economic success.
If Unilever can actually double revenue and simultaneously cut its environmental impact in half, it will have made progress toward one of the most important sustainability milestones. It would have unlinked economic growth from resource consumption, reconciling the expanding needs of a growing population with the fact that natural resources are finite.
“It is essential that economic growth and natural resource use be decoupled,” Mr. Cramer of BSR said. “Simply replicating Western consumption patterns as they are today would require more natural resources than are available.”
Unilever Finds That Shrinking Its Footprint Is a Giant Task http://nyti.ms/1SP5TJY
Sometimes the corporate world actually wants to do some good.
A Sustainable Forestry Council type non governmental watchdog for the jewelry biz, mines, and other extraction industries is a great idea.
When Gold Isn’t Worth the Price http://nyti.ms/1kzSdr9
This is some great problem solving. E waste that can be recycled easily with heat. I’d love to see the same thing for the cheap plastic junk we buy from the Big Box stores.
Thanks to Green Living Guy at greenlivingguy.comhttp://greenlivingguy.com
Fix two problems at once, federal debt and carbon emissions. Its time we realize the true costs of the lifestyles we lead in the US. We need to pay the true long term cost for energy. Carbon taxes are a great way to that and generate revenue to bring down the deficit.