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Why CGF and TSC are collaborating to end deforestation 29.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Consumer Goods Forum and The Sustainability Consortium pool their resources to help companies come up with their own plans to this thorny problem.

Why CGF and TSC are collaborating to end deforestation
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The Future MBA, week 8: Don't get tied to the business suit 29.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

What would the Future MBA look like? Explore the potential in week 8 of this new 100-day series.

The Future MBA, week 8: Don't get tied to the business suit
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5 ways to prevent sustainability efforts from failing 29.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

If trying to shift the tide at a corporation feels impossible, rethink your strategy and "change how you make change."

5 ways to prevent sustainability efforts from failing
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Is sustainability reporting missing the mark? 29.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

As long as CSR remains separate from the rest of business, it misses the mark. Here's how to put sustainability front and center.

Is sustainability reporting missing the mark?
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Congestion expected as Stanford football season gets under way 29.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Peninsula
Heavy traffic is predicted in parts of Palo Alto on Saturday when Stanford University kicks off its college football season.
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Obama's toxic relationship with golf 29.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Nothing infuriates President Barack Obama’s adversaries more than his golf outings, which have become so frequent that even his sympathizers have started to mutter about the unseemly symbolism of a commander in chief who practically lives on the ...
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Protestors Hold Candlelight Vigil For Hawaii's Solar Industry 29.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As the sun set over downtown Honolulu on Monday, mourners gathered for an intimate candlelight vigil. The group -- concerned residents mingled with members of Hawaii's Sierra Club -- sang songs and passed around a "Get Well Soon" card as a single solar panel lay on a stretcher, "hooked up" to life support. Behind them stood the offices of the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), the largest utility supplier in the state. The demonstrators were mourning solar power. Once heralded as a shining model for the rest of the country, Hawaii's solar industry has stalled because of HECO's strict regulations on installations, the protestors said. " We have a solar panel on a stretcher ... to represent how the industry is doing," Sierra Club member Caitlin Pomerantz told local news outlet KITV. "We know that solar has been struggling." One protestor, Will Walker, said he installed solar panels on his roof eight months ago. According to KITV, he " was told that HECO was looking into hooking them to the energy grid ," ...
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Refuge for mustangs, vacationers 29.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
There is, perhaps, no greater living symbol of the untamed, pioneer spirit of the American West than the wild mustang.
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Free, drop-off recycling program meets demise in Steamboat 29.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
After Saturday, recycling for some Steamboat Springs area residents will require a little more effort and possibly money. The era of free, drop-off recycling that was started in 2007 will no longer be available at the Safeway parking lot. "Due to financial restraints, we had to terminate the service," said Emilie Rogers, with the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. Options still exist for people who do not have access to curbside recycling, and Rogers said her group is working with the city of Steamboat Springs, Routt County and a Denver consultant to come up with a long-term solution. For years, large roll-away dumpsters were available for residents to drop off recycling, but they were almost too popular. They overflowed, and people dropped off their recycling next to the dumpster. Routt County had been paying for the service, Rogers said. It was relied on by people who did not have curbside pick-up, such as those who lived in complexes that did not offer recycling. In May, Twin Enviro Services took ...
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'Green News Report' - August 28, 2014 29.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fire and explosion at Indiana refinery with a history of exploding; UN climate report warns of 'irreversible' global warming; Million-dollar fines for oil and chemical spills; Renewable energy now produces 22% of world's electricity; PLUS: Get ready for the People's Climate March on Sept. 21 in NYC ... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): "An actual exit from climate hell"; 4 scenarios of our global warming future; Unpackaged: German market revolutionizes shopping; Hawaii's largest utility will triple rooftop solar by 2020; US coal industry in free fall; Yosemite Rim Fire trees to be logged; Ocean acidification is killing Bay Area's oyster ...
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Friday Opinuendo: On little things that add up, a Christmas tree and more ... 29.8.2014 Twincities.com: Opinion
Growth and green A groundbreaking this week reflects the light-rail-related vision for transformation along University Avenue.
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Please Meet the Opportunity Manager 29.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
"The difference between a risk and an opportunity is how fast you discover it." This tagline has been driving my work for years. Yet the line is seeing new relevance. Across the globe, we are seeing how a growing range of disasters are posing still more risks to our current way of living. Extreme weather is destroying and flooding communities and infrastructure; water scarcity and lack of fresh water are impacting our lives and businesses; and uncontrolled urbanization is posing health risks to humans as well as to the planet. In today's strategizing and business developing, we are getting still more advanced in spotting risks associated with the climate threats facing us. The "risk-regime" is ruling on the executive floors, where we have become obsessed with making risk reports, hiring specialists in risk management and updating that 30-minute PowerPoint show on worst-case scenarios to the company strategy. Risk reports, books and analysis are on a steep rise and making managing risks a still more ...
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Burger King Deal With Tim Hortons May Be Disastrous For Rainforests 29.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Burger King’s plan to merge with doughnut chain Tim Hortons in Canada may be a bad sign for Southeast Asia’s rainforests. Both companies have come under fire from environmental groups for their heavy use of questionably sourced palm oil. Skyrocketing demand for the oil, produced from red palm trees, has pushed plantation owners in Malaysia and Indonesia to cut down large swaths of rainforest. Now, advocates fear that Burger King's plan to build the fastest-growing fast food empire in the world will lead to a marked uptick in the destruction. “Few recognize the threat this merger poses to the world’s tropical rainforests,” Lael Goodman, an analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said in a statement . “Both companies have appalling track records on palm oil.” Palm oil is a vegetable oil used in everything from cosmetics to flavoring. Its popularity has soared since 2003, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began requiring manufacturers to list trans fats on nutrition labels and people started ...
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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Will Be Put To Human Test 29.8.2014 NPR News
Animal tests have been encouraging, but there's no guarantee the new vaccine will work in people. Several vaccines against Ebola have been tested before, but none has made it to the finish line.
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Aurora recreational marijuana licenses go to 21 stores 29.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The City of Aurora announced Thursday it has awarded licenses to 21 business as the city's first recreational marijuana shops, which can open as soon as ...
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"Global Roadmap" Created to Balance Development with Environmental Protection 28.8.2014 Environmental News Network
Roads make it possible to bring goods to market, to get to the office, to log a forest, to hunt its wildlife. Without roads, human society as we know it could not exist. However, to build roads, trees must be cleared and swamps drained, shrinking valuable wildlife habitat and fragmenting populations in the process. A new study, published today in Nature, unveils an innovative map that defines which areas of the world would best be used to build roads – and which should be left alone. Scientists estimate more than 25 million kilometers of new roads will be built worldwide by 2050, representing a 60 percent increase over 2010 numbers. Many of these are slated for environmentally valuable places with high numbers of unique species and pristine forest, such as the Amazon Basin.
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Yawn Contagion in Wolves 28.8.2014 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
A yawn is defined as a reflex act of opening one's mouth and inhaling deeply. We yawn most often when we are tired or when we're bored. But we also always yawn when we see someone else doing it. Why? People say we can't help it - it's contagious! But what really triggers this involuntary tendency? According to studies, yawning when others do is a sign of empathy and a form of social bonding. And believe it or not, we're not the only species to exhibit these contagious behaviors. A new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE shows that wolves may also be susceptible to yawn contagion.
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Tagging toxics: Legislation green lights labeling of harmful chemicals in household furniture 28.8.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Veena Singla, Staff Scientist, Health Program, San Francisco: Today, the California legislature voted to give consumers the right to know whether they are bringing home a toxic couch. This first-in-the nation legislation (SB 1019), authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), requires the furniture’s attached label to clearly...
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Raised to Farm 28.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Co-authored with Matt & Peg Sheaffer; Jennifer & Jeff Miller, Sandhill Family Farms; Mike Sands, Farm Business Development Center; Brad Leibov, Liberty Prairie Foundation; Karen Lehman, Fresh Taste. We read Bren Smith's recent op-ed in The New York Times on the economic challenges of small-scale farming ("Don't Let Your Children Grow Up To Be Farmers," Sunday Review, Aug. 10) with concern. The column has provoked responses from many corners of the food movement, from farmers struggling to make the decent living Mr. Smith yearns for, to patrons of those farmers at local markets, in community-supported agriculture and farm-to-school programs, or at locally sourced restaurants. In policy and philanthropic circles, Mr. Smith's economic plight and policy concerns raise questions about the viability of smaller scale agriculture programs as effective tools for lasting economic development. While we sympathize with his concerns about the economic difficulties farmers face, we strongly believe that ...
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Listage: Developing Food in Space; Guide to Santa Fe Green Chile 28.8.2014 Terrorism

Listage: Developing Food in Space; Guide to Santa Fe Green ChilePhoto of Interurban courtesy Avila/EPDX · Developing Food in Space · The Definitive Guide to Santa Fe Green Chile · How Tim Horton's Makes Money · Epcot Taught Me to Love International Food · Chefs Talk Tech Cooking ·...


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