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Green Mission News May 2015

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Soil & Carbon: Soil Solutions to Climate Problems

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/reports/3846/soil-and-carbon-soil-solutions-to-climate-problems#

An excess of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere is warming the
planet and increasing the severity and intensity of extreme weather events.
Because the atmosphere can only absorb so much of this greenhouse gas,
excess CO2 is dissolving into our oceans, causing them to acidify. Ocean
acidification not only harms marine life, it puts food webs at risk.

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NRC Sustainable Materials Management Webinar with Larry Black.


Chipotle Becomes First Fast Food Chain to Go GMO-Free

http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/27/chipotle-gmo-free/


Commercial Styrofoam Products Banned From New York City as of July 1

http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/travel/commercial-styrofoam-banned-new-york-city-july-1/042415


The EU Circular Economy:

To Infinity and Beyond

http://www.glassonweb.com/news/index/25608/


Start A Garden, No Matter How Little Space You Have. Here’s How.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/22/how-to-start-an-indoor-garden_n_7112164.html


Introducing the 2015 Goldman Prize Winners

http://www.goldmanprize.org/blog/introducing-the-2015-goldman-environmental-prize-winners/


How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate Change

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roland-jonkhoff/how-the-circular-economy-_b_7134528.html


Seed Laws That Criminalize Farmers: Resistance and Fightback

http://www.thegreenhorns.net/wp-content/files_mf/14295538202015SeedlawsbookletEN.pdf


Circular economy could bring 70 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2030

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/15/circular-economy-jobs-climate-carbon-emissions-eu-taxation


Renewables Re-energized: Green Energy Investments Worldwide Surge 17% to $270 Billion in 2014

http://fs-unep-centre.org/publications/global-trends-renewable-energy-investment-2015


The Waste Biz: Has Recycling Glass Gotten Too Expensive?

http://sustainablog.org/2015/04/the-waste-biz-has-recycling-glass-gotten-too-expensive/


TIME TO FACE THE DEPTH OF THE SYSTEMIC CRISIS

There are political-economic system models that deliver 
superior social, economic and ecological outcomes

http://thenextsystem.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/nextsystem_ForWeb.pdf


Shortages drive the circular revolution

http://www.mrw.co.uk/shortages-drive-the-circular-revolution/8680891.article?blocktitle=Hot-Topic:-Circular-Economy&contentID=7932


Can a closed loop cradle-to-cradle economy really work?

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/sustainable-dev/can-closed-loop-cradle-cradle-economy-really-work-313963


Growing a Better System 

At Planting Justice, urban gardens are a tool to address both food sovereignty and the prison industrial complex.

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/growing-a-better-system/Content?oid=4247622


TYSON FOODS STRIVES TO ELIMINATE HUMAN ANTIBIOTICS FROM BROILER CHICKEN FLOCKS BY 2017

http://ir.tyson.com/investor-relations/news-releases/news-releases-details/2015/Tyson-Foods-Strives-to-Eliminate-Human-Antibiotics-From-Broiler-Chicken-Flocks-by-2017/default.aspx


EPR or Integration Project Delivery? Which is more realistic for the construction sector?

http://www.solidwastemag.com/waste-management/epr-or-integration-project-delivery-which-is-more-realistic-for-the-construction-sector/1003279109/


Eating from the Farm: the social, environmental, and economic benefits of local food systems

http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/agriculture/2015/eating_from_the_farm.pdf


5 megatrends that will unleash value in the circular economy

http://www.greenbiz.com/article/5-megatrends-will-unleash-value-circular-economy


Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet?

A holistic approach to the economy is necessary to avoid social, environmental and economic collapse, according to a new report by the Capital Institute

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/21/regenerative-economy-holism-economy-climate-change-inequality


“Pollution cannot be free anymore”: businesses and unions discuss carbon tax in Quebec

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/national-observer/pollution-cannot-be-free-anymore-businesses-and-unions-discuss-carbon-tax-quebec


The Circular Economy: The Start of an Economic Revolution or Just the Latest Business Buzzword? –

https://3blmedia.com/News/Circular-Economy-Start-Economic-Revolution-or-Just-Latest-Business-Buzzword#sthash.GcdIGXOi.dpuf


Talk explores deep roots of thinking on environment

http://catholicphilly.com/2015/04/news/local-news/talk-explores-deep-roots-of-thinking-on-environment/


Recycled plastics market facing ‘unprecedented challenges’

http://resource.co/article/closed-loop-will-go-administration-without-support-9969


Dairies decline talks on future of rHDPE supply chain

http://www.mrw.co.uk/news/dairies-decline-talks-on-future-of-rhdpe-supply-chain/8681406.article


California may require more recycled content in bottles

http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20150424/NEWS/150429930/california-may-require-more-recycled-content-in-bottles


Whole Foods and Xerces Society Work to Help Pollinators at Risk

http://modernfarmer.com/2015/04/whole-foods-and-xerces-society-work-to-help-pollinators-at-risk/


How one woman lives a ‘zero waste’ life

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/22/living/zero-waste-lifestyle-shreeves/


Austin’s Zero Waste campaign

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/28868415/austins-zero-waste-campaign


Climbing Mount Compost

Austin’s next big zero-waste project is feeding nature’s recycling program

http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2015-04-24/climbing-mount-compost/


Frugal Innovation: How to do Better with Less

http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/frugal-innovation-how-to-do-better-with-less-book-review/1/217699.html


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