Know How / Regenerative agriculture

Regenerative farming, or conservation farming, was once considered a system for mavericks, but is becoming more mainstream now that farm payments will focus on environmental practices. At its heart, regen farming is all about soil health, encompassing practices such as no-till, cover cropping, mob grazing and livestock in the arable rotation. There is no one system-fits-all, rather a vision to rebuild degraded soil biodiversity to lock in carbon, improve the water cycle and encourage biodiversity.



Strengthening circular economy for solar and battery technologies Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) believe that other strategies besides recycling should be focused on to bolster the circular economy for solar and battery technologies.



Supreme Court guts EPA’s authority 

to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. 

Frontline BIPOC communities prepare to fight pollution under a weakened Clean Air Act.



California residents will soon have to pay an extra fee for wine and liquor bottles as officials approve tough measures



Oregon’s EPR for packaging law committee begins detailed implementation process


The Willow Project: A carbon bomb aimed at the Western Arctic

ConocoPhillips’ catastrophic oil drilling project needs to be stopped.



Returning the Cannabis Community to its Environmental Roots


Sustainable practices linked to farm size in organic farming



Australia state of the environment 2021



The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022

Repurposing food and agricultural policies to make healthy diets more affordable



In Brazil’s semiarid region, agrivoltaics show promise for food, energy security



Seed Series Webinar 1: “Waste” As A Construct (video, 40 mins)


Youth urged to utilize digital, circular economy skills to transform agriculture



Ocean Conservancy rescinds 2015 ocean plastics report

The group now says that report unfairly placed blame on Asian countries and was wrong to promote incineration as a waste disposal option.


Addressing the need for circularity in retail supply chains

 A circular model requires retailers to innovate in two aspects of their business – products and supply chains, while adhering to the circular economy’s three fundamental principles: design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural waste. Technology is vital to this transformation. 



Let’s talk about “Return Chains” – New Sustainability Requirements under the German Packaging Act



The Pace of the Transition to an Environmentally Sustainable Economy

There are at least six main stages of the transition to a renewable resource-based economy, and some will begin before others are completed.



How a circular economy could help tackle Sri Lanka’s economic crisis



Intelligent Solar Biopanel



What the Story of DDT, America’s Most Notorious Chemical, Can Teach Us Today

In her new book, ‘How to Sell a Poison,’ Elena Conis explains how DDT is linked to other ubiquitous toxic chemicals, as well as social inequality, race, and environmental pollution—and why the tobacco industry funded a secret campaign to bring it back.



When it comes to sustainable packaging, there’s no “one size fits all” option

We have plenty of room for improvement in choosing and using materials to hold our stuff, but what’s best depends on the circumstances.



{Although not mentioned in this article, reusing the vessel shifts the LCA because of multiples

life purposes of the glass vessel.   Plastics leeched at high temperatures – they release micro-toxins like styrene into the vessel and/or the recycling stream. One study found that 79% of plastic ends up in a landfill or in nature, potentially harming wildlife.   Using a glass vessel instead of a plastic vessel may come down to a lifestyle choice. }


Using compost instead of nitrogen as fertilizer in Canada can slow global warming



Boston College to partner on study of hazards from plastics



The Understanding Packaging (UP) Scorecard

A free, easy-to-use web-based tool to assess the sustainability impacts of common foodware and food packaging choices.



Leaked: US power companies secretly spending millions to protect profits and fight clean energy



California: visitors to world’s tallest tree face $5,000 fine and possible jail time

Hyperion’ in Redwood national park, 380ft high and up to 800 years old, now off limits after damage done by trampling visitors



Veterans Arrested at Protest Condemning US Military’s Role in Climate Crisis

“We need to be reducing U.S. militarism and redirecting that money towards climate solutions,” said one veteran who took part in the demonstration.