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20 must-read books about food systems 10.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
20 must-read books about food systems Danielle Nierenberg Fri, 07/10/2020 - 00:50 With record high unemployment , a reeling global economy and concerns of food shortages , the world as we know it is changing. But even as these shifts expose inequities in the health and food systems, many experts hope that the current moment offers an opportunity to build a new, more sustainable food system. To understand what it will take to move forward, Food Tank has compiled its summer reading list to delve into the issues that affect our food system today. These 20 books provide insight into food access and justice in Black communities, food relief and school nutrition programs, the effects of technology on global food supply chains, the relationship between climate change and food production, and much more. 1. " Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity " by Priya Basil (forthcoming November) Priya Basil explores the meaning of hospitality within a variety of cultural, linguistic and ...
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STATEMENT: Global Commission on Adaptation COVID-19 Call to Action 9.7.2020 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: Global Commission on Adaptation COVID-19 Call to Action Global Commission on Adaptation Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 Download the PDF version The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically exposed the risks humanity faces and how unprepared we are to respond. People’s health, well-being, and livelihoods are all affected. These threats are multiplied by the growing impacts of the climate crisis — more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, food crises, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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STATEMENT: Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 9.7.2020 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19Download the PDF version The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically exposed the risks humanity faces and how unprepared we are to respond. People’s health, well-being, and livelihoods are all affected. These threats are multiplied by the growing impacts of the climate crisis — more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, food crises, and diseases — which have not stopped. Vulnerable populations are hit hardest: The pandemic could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni 29.6.2020 GreenBiz.com
Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni Heather Clancy Mon, 06/29/2020 - 02:30 June 22 marked the publication of the fifth annual GreenBiz 30 Under 30 , our report celebrating rising young professionals in the field of corporate sustainability.  What’s up in the worlds of the 120 alumni from past lists? We reached out this spring to check in, asking those inclined to weigh in on how current events have changed their world views. We asked them to consider two questions: With the world turned upside down, what is your focus at work? Do you think the COVID-19 crisis marks a turning point for the sustainability movement?  Following are some of their responses, lightly edited, representing perspective from all four past cohorts. We did not specifically ask the alumni to consider the broader question of systemic racism, as our outreach was completed prior to the national protests triggered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But look for future updates and essays on this topic, such as ...
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Congress set to vote on major job-creating, national infrastructure bill 27.6.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Three months into the COVID-19 crisis, it’s clear that the American economy and the nation’s workforce needs more help. Millions are still out of work and experts have declared a recession. To address this need, next week the House of Representatives will take up a recovery bill that seeks to not only restore America’s crumbling […]
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Four final candidates make their pitch for Aurora police chief job 24.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Four final candidates for the Aurora Police Department chief's job appeared at a public forum Tuesday night answering questions from the public and sharing their visions of leadership during unprecedented times.
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Black-owned businesses face a system set up against them. COVID-19 makes it worse 20.6.2020 LA Times: Business

The coronavirus-related closures hurt many small businesses. But before that, Black-owned businesses already faced hurdles in getting financing.

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Despite protections, landlords seek to evict tenants in Black and Latino areas of South L.A. 18.6.2020 LA Times: Health

A Times analysis shows that LA landlords are attempting to evict tenants despite rules barring such actions during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Setting the Record Straight on the Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 17.6.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Protecting Pennsylvanians from COVID-19 and addressing the systemic racial injustices that plague our communities must be the top priorities of our elected officials right now. However, it’s critical lawmakers don’t lose sight of the escalating threats to our health and economy, including the pollution that impacts the safety and well-being of our families and communities. […]
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Better cops, fewer cops or no cops? A look at the debate over the future of policing in Chicago. 12.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Local activists and a few aldermen have argued that Chicago should also cut the law enforcement budget to fight police abuse and bolster programs that could help black and brown neighborhoods. But the idea of reducing police funding, and calls for even more drastic change, may face a greater challenge in Chicago than in other cities.
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Studio owner launches initiative to boost minority hiring in the entertainment industry 10.6.2020 LA Times: Business

Television City and Hackman Capital hope others in the industry will participate in the program to encourage training and hiring of minority jobseekers.

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How racism manifests in clean energy 5.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How racism manifests in clean energy Sarah Golden Fri, 06/05/2020 - 00:00 As our institutions strain under the uprising in cities across the country, I’ve been struggling to comprehend the depth of racism in America. I understand why these moments of police violence, the senseless destruction of black bodies caught on tape, would spark a fire that rages across this country. I also know that the tinder has been building for generations and is about so much more than this one horrific moment. Every sector plays a part. Including clean energy.  It's no secret that there are grave inequities in clean energy. In the spirit of this moment, I turned the microscope on my own sector to ask, how does racism manifest in clean energy?  Manifestation 1: 'I can’t breathe' "I can’t breathe" refers to more than police violence. Black communities have been struggling to breathe for decades.  "The right to breathe isn't just related to surviving interactions with police," said Alexis Cureton, former electric vehicle ...
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How racism manifests itself in clean energy 5.6.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
How racism manifests itself in clean energy Sarah Golden Fri, 06/05/2020 - 00:00 As our institutions strain under the uprising in cities across the country, I’ve been struggling to comprehend the depth of racism in America. I understand why these moments of police violence, the senseless destruction of black bodies caught on tape, would spark a fire that rages across this country. I also know that the tinder has been building for generations and is about so much more than this one horrific moment. Every sector plays a part. Including clean energy.  It's no secret that there are grave inequities in clean energy. In the spirit of this moment, I turned the microscope on my own sector to ask, how does racism manifest in clean energy?  Manifestation 1: 'I can’t breathe' "I can’t breathe" refers to more than police violence. Black communities have been struggling to breathe for decades.  "The right to breathe isn't just related to surviving interactions with police," said Alexis Cureton, former electric ...
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Latinos have the highest COVID-19 infection rate in Illinois. As restrictions ease, community leaders fear things will get even worse. 5.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago Latinos worry reopening will add to COVID-19 woes
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Pritzker, Preckwinkle turn to religious and community leaders in urging protesters to channel anger toward criminal justice reform, economic development 3.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
After four days of civil unrest, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday turned to religious and community leaders to urge protesters to channel anger over the death of George Floyd toward efforts for criminal justice reform and economic development in minority communities.
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Let’s Connect the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus 30.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. While cities and towns across the United States are wrestling with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, none have been hit harder than low-income and minority communities. Places like Detroit, Chicago, and St. James Parish […]
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How the Navajo got their day in the sun 28.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the Navajo got their day in the sun Danny Kennedy Thu, 05/28/2020 - 02:00 In late March, during the early hours of the COVID-19 crisis, just as New Yorkers were realizing how many might die, a small solar development company closed a $4 million financing deal. "Closing" is never easy, but getting a half-dozen high-net-worth individuals, family offices and foundations to pony up as the world’s finance markets crashed around them was a triumph.  Getting the deal done was impressive in its own right, given that private equity had all but frozen in the weeks before and most venture-backed startups were running on fumes, telling their angel investors and anyone who’d listen that they had three months’ financial runway, or less. It seems even more important now, given the terrible toll COVID-19 is having right where the solar is planned: the Navajo Nation. A young team saddled with ambition and support from their tribal government, this largely native-owned company, Navajo Power , was getting ready to ...
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Coronavirus ravages poorer L.A. communities while slowing in wealthier ones, data show 28.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Since April 17, coronavirus infection rates have surged in L.A. County's poorer neighborhoods, while cases have risen far more slowly in richer areas.

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Ensuring a Fair Transition for US Fossil Fuel Workers in Economic Recovery 20.5.2020 WRI Stories
Ensuring a Fair Transition for US Fossil Fuel Workers in Economic Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintWorkers on an oil rig in Colorado. Photo by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Long before the coronavirus (COVID-19) hit and oil prices collapsed, the U.S. fossil fuel industry and its workers were vulnerable. Threats included increasing cost-competitiveness of renewable energy compared to fossil fuels, investor concerns about financial risks and stranded assets, and a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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COVID-19 hitting hardest in Chicago ZIP codes already struggling with deadly threat of gun violence 15.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A Tribune analysis of crime and COVID infection data by zip code over roughly a month showed the highest rates of infection are happening in places that also have high rates of crime and violence.
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