Knowledge for Responsible Earthians

Green Mission News December 2015

Carbon Farming Gets A Nod At Paris Climate Conference

Las Cañadas is an ecological cooperative in Veracruz, Mexico that's working to sequester carbon and mitigate climate change while producing food, materials, chemicals and energ

Las Cañadas is an ecological cooperative in Veracruz, Mexico that’s working to sequester carbon and mitigate climate change while producing food, materials, chemicals and energ

This week, world leaders are hashing out a binding agreement in Paris at the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. And for the first time, they’ve made the capture of carbon in soil a formal part of the global response to the climate crisis.

http://ww2.kqed.org/bayareabites/2015/12/07/carbon-farming-gets-a-nod-at-paris-climate-conference/


Why we should all aim to be carbon positive

http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/why-we-should-all-aim-be-carbon-positive.html


Tackling the world’s plastic problem

https://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2015/november/tackling-the-worlds-plastic-problem/


It’s #TimeToChoose Climate-Friendly Food

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-pollan/its-timetochoose-climate_b_8673636.html


Introducing The Natural Capital Lab!

The Natural Step is embarking on a new Sustainability Transition Lab—this Lab aims to improve the way we measure, manage and make decisions about Canada’s natural capital.

http://www.naturalstep.ca/introducing-the-natural-capital-lab#sthash.Jk0XUmkA.dpuf


How the circular economy could end take-make-waste businesses

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-circular-economy-could-end-take-make-waste-businesses


21 young people from across the United States have filed a landmark constitutional climate change lawsuit against the federal government in the U.S. District Court

http://ourchildrenstrust.org/US/Federal-Lawsuit


Portland City Council voted Thursday evening the Fossil Fuel Policy was passed by a 5-0 vote

http://350pdx.org

and

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/11/13/3721960/portland-opposes-fossil-fuel-infrastructure/


World Bank Climate Envoy Delivers Powerful Message on Coming Low-Carbon Revolution

https://www.ceres.org/press/blog-posts/world-bank-climate-envoy-delivers-powerful-message-on-coming-low-carbon-revolution


Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

http://gu.com/p/4ekpc?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail


Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/02/arable-land-soil-food-security-shortage?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail


ACHIEVING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY:

How the U.S. Private Sector Is Reimagining the Future of Business

http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/Circular Economy.pdf


Growing Tomorrow” Forrest Pritchard

Savory Institute Announces White Oak Pastures As An Accredited Savory Hub

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2741067#ixzz3rVTiZaKO


Taco Bell To Use Cage-Free Eggs In All Of Its Restaurants

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/taco-bell-cage-free-eggs_56496d9fe4b060377349b6eb?utm_hp_ref=tw


Mark Zuckerberg And Bill Gates Join Forces To Invest In Clean Energy Technology

http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/29/breakthrough-energy-coalition/#.nywit2x:J3dG


Dubai to make solar panels on rooftops compulsory by 2030

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/dubai-make-solar-panels-rooftops-compulsory-by-2030-1531314


By studying the largest glaciers on earth, scientists hope to determine whether we’ll have time to respond to climate change or whether it’s already too late.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/magazine/the-secrets-in-greenlands-ice-sheets.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad


New York City: How and Why To Get To Zero Waste
http://www.nypress.com/columnsop-ed/20151124/how-and-why-to-get-to-zero-waste


Sustainable Cocktails and ‘Zero-Waste’ Bars Are Changing How You Drink

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-25/zero-waste-bars-and-sustainable-cocktails-come-to-u-s-


Product Stewardship: Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

https://www.environmentalleader.com/2015/11/30/product-stewardship-whose-responsibility-is-it-anyway/


U.S. Could Gain Trillions From Global Climate Change Action, Study Finds

Our financial stability is at stake, economists warn.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/us-trillions-climate-change_5637acc1e4b0631799132a1b?utm_hp_ref=science&ir=Science&section=science


What can the world learn from Växjö, Europe’s self-styled greenest city?

In 1991, the southern Swedish city became the first in the world to declare its intention to become fossil-fuel free. So how much progress has been made, and does Växjö offer a blueprint for bigger cities too?

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/nov/25/what-can-the-world-learn-from-vaxjo-europes-self-styled-greenest-city?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail