Knowledge for Responsible Earthians

Green Mission News – June 2016

Nike says ‘just do it’ to the circular economy

Nike Circular Economy

Sportswear giant Nike aims to build on progress made in its latest sustainability report by integrating the circular economy into its business strategy, after becoming the latest major brand to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a global partner.

http://www.edie.net/news/7/Nike-joins-Ellen-MacArthur-Foundation-with-circular-economy-ambitions/


Towards the decarbonisation of the global economy

http://dialogochino.net/6178/


LOW CARBON OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE GLOBAL ELECTRICITY UTILITIES INDUSTRY: REPORT

http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/low-carbon-opportunities-for-the-global-electricity-utilities-industry-report/


Carbon hits $15 a tonne benchmark

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1605/S00930/carbon-hits-15-a-tonne-benchmark.htm

and

Emissions change promises to spur forestry

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11646308


Soils to Reverse Climate Change: What Do We Know about “Carbon Farming” Practices?

http://blog.ucsusa.org/andrea-basche/soils-to-reverse-climate-change-what-do-we-know-about-carbon-farming-practices


A Boon for Soil, and for the Environment

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/18/business/energy-environment/a-boon-for-soil-and-for-the-environment.html?_r=0


Build it (Sustainably) and They Will Come

The Perenniel, a new restaurant, cares about its “Foodprint”

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/05/build-it-sustainably-and-they-will-come.html


Antibiotics Make Cows Release More Methane

http://www.care2.com/causes/antibiotics-make-cows-release-more-methane.html


GMOs As A Corporate Control Tactic

It’s impossible to talk about GMO ethics without considering how corporations like Monsanto use GMOs as means of control.

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/news/gmos-corporate-control-tactic


Renewable Windfall as Germany’s Green Energy Meets 87 Percent of Demand

Sunday’s milestone was made possible because of a people-powered “energy revolution.”

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/11/renewable-windfall-germanys-green-energy-meets-90-percent-demand


One way to sell a tax on carbon: Cut other taxes

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/one-way-sell-tax-carbon-cut-other-taxes


Carbon-neutral beef is easy, and a valuable commodity, according to speakers at a field day

http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/cattle/carbonneutral-beef-is-easy-and-a-valuable-commodity-according-to-speakers-at-a-field-day/news-story/435d84bb608178d66c92efc62b2f0bc9


Abandoning Doubt & Denial, School District Officially Embraces Climate Literacy

Portland, Oregon schools call for climate justice and student activism

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/20/abandoning-doubt-denial-school-district-officially-embraces-climate-literacy


Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone

Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/18/portugal-runs-for-four-days-straight-on-renewable-energy-alone?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail


THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS: SAVING ON THE EXTERNALITIES OF AIR POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

http://www.irena.org/DocumentDownloads/Publications/IRENA_REmap_externality_brief_2016.pdf


Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches ‘New Plastics Economy’ initiative — with major support

http://www.wastedive.com/news/ellen-macarthur-foundation-launches-new-plastics-economy-initiative-wit/419904/

and 

https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/programmes/business/new-plastics-economy


Scaling Sustainable Plastics

Solutions to Drive Plastics Towards a Sustainable Economy

http://www.trucost.com/published-research/185/Scaling-sustainable-plastics-use


Oil firms have 10 years to change strategy or face ‘short, brutish end’

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/may/05/oil-firms-environment-energy-climate-change


See 4 minute video imbedded in this article:

The Soil Story

https://www.permaculturemag.org/2016/04/the-soil-story/


The Latest Report On Bees Is A Total Buzzkill

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/10/bee-colony-decline-2016_n_9897698.html


Sobering GIF Shows Earth’s Climate Spiraling Toward The Brink

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/10/gif-climate-change-global-temperatures_n_9900654.html


‘Stockbroker’s Bible’ Just Told Oil Industry To Accept Its Demise

Coming from the Financial Times, that’s a sobering wake-up call.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ft-oil-companies_us_574a0248e4b0dacf7ad5198f


‘Biodegradable’ Plastics Are A Big Fat Lie

A new U.N. report says the supposed greener technology is anything but.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/un-biodegradable-plastics_us_57435cb2e4b045cc9a71afa5


Agricultural emissions ‘reality check’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36315952


Imagine A World In Which Nothing Gets Thrown Away

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/09/the-circular-economy_n_9932122.html


Hawaii Could Be The First State To Help Farms Go Organic

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/12/hawaii-organic-tax-break_n_9963508.html


Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016

http://www.irena.org/menu/index.aspx?mnu=Subcat&PriMenuID=36&CatID=141&SubcatID=2729


Sustainable future excludes landfill expansions

http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/sustainable-future-excludes-landfill-expansions-1.2048067


Harvesting Liberty: Dan Malloy’s New Film Investigates Hemp Farming

http://www.theinertia.com/surf/harvesting-libertydan-malloys-new-film-investigates-hemp-farming/


Under the Influence: The National Research Council and GMOs

The National Research Council’s ties to the biotech industry and other corporations create conflicts of interest and raise questions about the independence of their work.

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/insight/under-influence-national-research-council-and-gmos

 


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