Knowledge for Responsible Earthians

Green Mission News November 2015

A Soil PilgrimageVandana_Shiva

http://www.asianage.com/columnists/soil-pilgrimage-994

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GMO backlash threatens beet farmers as foodmakers swap sugars

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N12C0Z520151029?rpc=401&


World’s “appetite” for renewables is growing, but faster transition is needed, says International Energy Agency

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/WEO2015SpecialReportonEnergyandClimateChange.pdf


Coal’s Terminal Decline

How a bad year for coal in 2014 has been followed by the biggest fall in consumption ever
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/publications/climate/2015/Coals-Terminal-Decline.pdf


Vandana Shiva: West’s ‘fail-anthropy’

http://www.asianage.com/columnists/west-s-fail-anthropy-000


Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Hit Yet Another Record

https://www.wmo.int/media/content/greenhouse-gas-concentrations-hit-yet-another-record


The State of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere Based on Global Observations through 2014

http://library.wmo.int/pmb_ged/ghg-bulletin_11_en.pdf


The Global Frackdown (to Paris)

http://www.globalfrackdown.org/about/


Biological Research & Permaculture Internships in the Rainforest of Ecuador

http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/Ts2zkdsHStW4


Recycling: Carousel of Progress Or Runaway Train?

http://www.wholefoodsmagazine.com/news/breaking-news/carousel-progress-or-runaway-train23443512


Regenerative Farming is the Key to a Healthier Planet

http://planetsave.com/2015/10/30/regenerative-farming-is-the-key-to-a-healthier-planet/


The Clean Energy Future

http://synapse-energy.com/sites/default/files/Clean-Energy-Future-15-054.pdf


GREEN THUMBED RESIDENTS UNITE FOR COMMUNITY GARDEN INITIATIVE

http://www.merrillfotonews.com/2015/11/08/green-thumbed-residents-unite-for-community-garden-initiative/


Vermont STATE CARBON TAX WOULD RAISE GAS PRICES BY AS MUCH AS 88 CENTS A GALLON

http://vtdigger.org/2015/10/25/state-carbon-tax-would-raise-gas-prices-by-as-much-as-88-cents-a-gallon/


Hirshberg makes the case for social innovation

http://www.nhbr.com/October-30-2015/Hirshberg-makes-the-case-for-social-innovation/


Restoring Global Soil Quality Is One Of The Best Things We Can Do For Climate Change

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3052240/restoring-global-soil-quality-is-one-of-the-best-things-we-can-do-for-climate-change


Carpet recyclers ‘need higher value outlets’

http://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/carpet-recyclers-need-higher-value-outlets/


Why Transparent Communications Is a Key Driver of the Shift to the Circular Economy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roland-jonkhoff/why-transparent-communica_b_8406154.html


TRUCOST IDENTIFIES $10 BILLION OPPORTUNITY FOR ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

http://circulatenews.org/2015/10/trucost-identifies-10-billion-opportunity-for-electronics-industry/


Kingfisher and IKEA poised for business model shake-up

http://www.edie.net/news/5/Kingfisher-IKEA-sustainability-business-models-sharing-circular-economy/


Recycling initiative expanded to all Levi stores in US

http://waste-management-world.com/a/clothing-recycling-initiative-expanded-to-all-levi-stores-in-us


6 New Rules of Business for the Next Industrial Revolution

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-murray/6-new-rules-of-business-industrial-revolution_b_8368664.html


COMMON MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS NEEDED FOR EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY SAY INDUSTRY GROUPS

http://www.rebnews.com/news/resource_efficiency/common_minimum_requirements_needed_extended_producer_responsibility.html


Animal Planet to Premiere New Series RESTORATION WILD, 11/6

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Animal-Planet-to-Premiere-New-Series-RESTORATION-WILD-116-20151021#


You Choose: Do You Want to Eat Food Produced by Degenerative or Regenerative Agriculture?

https://ecowatch.com/2015/10/28/regenerative-degenerative/


Are the Paris Climate Talks having a last-minute wobble?

http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/james-blog/2431856/are-the-paris-climate-talks-having-a-last-minute-wobble


GMO-Free Labelling Surges

http://www.foodmag.com.au/News/GMO-Free-Labelling-Surges


GMO backlash threatens beet farmers as foodmakers swap sugars

www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/29/sugar-gmo-idUSL1N12C0Z520151029#hlZy0VHI5WSmd8fC.99


Judge allows intervenors in lawsuit challenging GMO ban

http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20151104/judge-allows-intervenors-in-lawsuit-challenging-gmo-ban


GMO vs Biodiversity

http://www.pressenza.com/2015/11/gmo-vs-biodiversity/


Weight of water bottles decreases, while recycled content increases

According to Beverage Marketing Corp., the use of rPET in bottled water packaging has increased to 21 percent.

https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/water-bottle-weight-decreases-recycled-content-increases


Middle Earth Honey goes global, and sets about saving the bee

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/73085461/middle-earth-honey-goes-global-and-sets-about-saving-the-bee


Downtown Mpls. Hotel Harvests Its Own Rooftop Honey

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/10/22/downtown-mpls-hotel-harvests-its-own-rooftop-honey/


Big Win for Farm Workers as EPA Moves to Ban Dangerous Pesticide

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/10/30/big-win-farm-workers-epa-moves-ban-dangerous-pesticide


London investors are more concerned about the impact of their money on the environment and other ethical concerns than the rest of the country.

http://www.standard.co.uk/business/on-the-money-london-investors-favour-fair-and-honest-firms-a3095106.html


Circular economy highlighted at ‘Save the Planet’ congress

http://www.recyclinginternational.com/recycling-news/9173/business/bulgaria/circular-economy-highlighted-039-save-planet-039-congress


UK Brands Turning to Co-Creation to Help Unlock Packaging Innovations

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/packaging/maxine_perella/uk_brands_turning_co-creation_help_unlock_packaging_innovati