User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Independent
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Organic farming with gene editing: an oxymoron or a tool for sustainable agriculture? 19.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Many farmers cultivating organic crops believe that genetically modified crops pose threats to human health. It's not that simple.
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How Chipotle, MGM and Microsoft are trimming food waste 1.10.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
And which technologies could be essential ingredients in your company's own reduction recipe.
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Why sustainable businesses should consider plant-based workplaces 29.9.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Tracking environmental impacts often doesn't include food consumption. Here's why it must.
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Why sustainable businesses should be thinking about plant-based workplaces 29.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Tracking environmental impacts often doesn't include food consumption. Here's why it must.
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Are the real Sandinistas in Nicaragua standing up? 26.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
World The 1980s were an incredible time of change, challenge and hope in Nicaragua as thousands of international volunteers and aid workers flocked to that country in the wake of the 1979 Sandinista Revolution. They worked on brigades, joined special construction projects, delivered material aid, and provided technical assistance of all kinds. So many "internationalists" were eager to lend a hand -- with a focus on the agricultural sector -- to help ensure crops were harvested, scarce farm equipment repaired, and to support rural people and others in garnering production skills that would help them feed themselves and the country. Everybody was busy restructuring the society and trying to support the economy. I've been thinking a lot about Nicaragua for the past few months, given the violence that began in April of this year. Since then, protests have left more than 450 dead and thousands injured, jailed, tortured and disappeared. As I write, three general strikes have been called and thousands have fled ...
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Can Lyft reclaim cities for people, not cars? 21.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The chief of sustainability at the ridesharing giant shares plans for electric and autonomous vehicles.
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The 2018 VERGE Vanguard Awards 17.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A salute to the pioneers and leaders at the intersection of tech and sustainability.
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What will it take to end plastic pollution? 11.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Collaboration. Innovation. Persistence. But, mostly, patience.
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Inside the global war on plastic pollution 10.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How did we get here? Where is all this going?
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Betsy DeVos proposes using public education funds for guns 30.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
US Politics Joaquin Oliver would have turned 18 years old on Aug. 4 had he not been killed on Valentine's Day, along with 16 other students and staff, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Like many student survivors of the Parkland massacre, Joaquin's parents, Manuel and Patricia Oliver, have become gun control activists. Had Joaquin lived, Aug. 4 would have been a day of celebration. Instead, Manuel and Patricia joined other activists outside the headquarters of the National Rifle Association in Fairfax, Virginia. Manuel wore a shirt that day that read, "Books not Magazines." The artful play on words included a stylized AR-15 semi-automatic rifle embedded in the word "Magazines," highlighting the large ammunition capacity of the weapon -- the gun of choice of mass shooters in the U.S. The phrase took on another meaning last week when it was first reported that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was considering allowing federal education funds to be used to buy guns to arm teachers ...
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From plastic straws to a sea change for plastic 29.8.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's time for some big thinking — and concrete action — on plastic waste.
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An open letter to a student thinking about walking out of their 'Birthright' trip to cross the wall 23.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Laurence Chiasson Not so long ago, you were excited about boarding the plane. You thought this would be the trip of a lifetime. It felt like you were about to finally get that missing piece, the one you need to figure out your identity and where you come from. Then this opportunity became a puzzle in itself. The videos of young people walking out on a Birthright trip , like you are about to take, started to appear on social media. At first, you were shocked. Then you started to wonder if you should do such a thing -- if you could do such a thing. Judging by the video you watched, you already know it won't be easy. You will be called a coward, a traitor, a quitter, and a self-hating Jew. They will tell you that you're naive and disrespectful of your origins. They will bring up your ancestors' struggle and point out how disappointed God must be right now. Someone might even tell you about that one guy who is a friend of a friend of a distant relative, who got stabbed by a Palestinian. You will be called ...
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The key to scaling renewable energy — policy 23.8.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Why more large buyers are raising their voices for systemic change.
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Can talking trash actually make sports more sustainable? 17.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Reduction In Motion’s Kelsey Hallowell is efficiently reducing waste with Baltimore athletics and helping fans go green.
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What do we teach while the world is burning? 14.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Lizanne Foster I usually spend August thinking about what I'll do when I'm back at school again in September but lately all I can think about is 48 C rain . I keep wondering about what lessons would prepare my teen students for a world where hot water falls from the sky, where oceans are too warm to cool nuclear reactors , and when road surfaces  from India to the U.K keep melting. What kinds of skills will be needed in order to thrive if a domino effect of deforestation and thawing tundra turns our planet into a hothouse ? I suspect that knowing how to parse a sentence or how to solve for x aren't going to be essential skills in such an environment. But what will be? I'd be willing to bet that teachers in 1918 were confident that a liberal arts curriculum would prepare students to fit socially and economically into a rapidly modernizing, industrializing world. An essential skill then was probably a sensibility to not stray too far beyond the boundaries of conformity while thinking critically about ...
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Report on Calgary civic election polling failures criticizes Postmedia coverage of 'radically mistaken' polls by partner firm 8.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga A report by three high-profile academics with expertise in public opinion research who were commissioned to look into polling failures that marred the 2017 Calgary municipal election campaign sharply criticizes the role of the city's media in covering and sponsoring the polls. Christopher Adams of the University of Manitoba, Paul Adams of Carleton University, and David Zussman of the University of Victoria singled out Postmedia, whose Calgary Herald and Sun newspapers sponsored a controversial series of polls that wrongly indicated a conservative candidate was dramatically in the lead, for particular criticism. Professors Adams, Adams and Zussman were also critical of the polls that contributed to the controversy, in particular three demon-dialler surveys done by Mainstreet Research of Toronto for Postmedia that put Conservative candidate Bill Smith far ahead of incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi in the October 2017 campaign, in one instance by 17 per cent. "The panel heard that these ...
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Freedom Conservative Party's Derek Fildebrandt demonstrates his talent for getting up his opponents' noses 24.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Derek Fildebrandt, the self-described "Alberta redneck" who now leads the minuscule Freedom Conservative Party, has a talent for getting up his opponents' noses. This has served the university-educated Ottawa native extremely well in his tireless quest to earn himself a place in the headlines, and it worked for him again last week when he provoked his former Best Friend Forever, United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney, into directing a remarkably intemperate blast his way. "We are not going to be distracted from our focus on defeating the NDP by a political vehicle designed to gratify a discredited MLA's ego," huffed Kenney in a Facebook post . "Derek Fildebrandt was caught cheating on his expenses, renting out a taxpayer-funded apartment, and was found guilty by courts of law of a hit and run, and poaching," Kenney went on -- inaccurately insofar as the now-Independent Strathmore-Brooks MLA was not found guilty of poaching, although the difference between that and being found ...
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From Cape Town to Charlotte, there's a partner for every purpose 18.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
When it comes to building smart cities, finding allies is key.
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Anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel are not the same 17.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Reuben Roth The open letter released today by over 30 global Jewish organizations is a strong statement of opposition to a deliberate campaign that conflates anti-Semitism and support of Palestinian human rights. The letter reproaches those who blend "anti-Jewish racism with opposition to Israel's policies and systems of occupation and apartheid" as "cynical and false." To some this debate may seem like an esoteric exercise. After all, anti-Semitism hasn't been eradicated; Jewish organizations like B'nai Brith Canada release frequent tallies and stories of anti-Semitic incidents. There are reports that appear regularly in social media feeds and the mainstream media that recount hate crimes such as defaced tombstones , spray-painted swastikas , or physical assaults . Conversely, others claim that these stories elevate relatively minor incidents to the status of hate crimes, and that many are not crimes at all. Some, like the Director of the Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies , cite ...
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Adam Bumpus, Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, on innovation and blockchain 30.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Adam Bumpus, Senior Research Fellow at the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne, talks his excitement about how accelerators can spur innovation and startups' technologies, opening new sustainable business models. He also discusses how blockchain can aid the energy revolution.
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