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Green Mission News – October, 2021

Welcome to the Pyrocene.
Our society’s appetite for one kind of burning—fossil fuel combustion—has thrust us into a new Fire Age that is reshaping the Earth.
https://inthesetimes.com/article/wildfire-history-steve-pyne-fossil-fuels-climate-fire-age-pyrocene


Shifting Agricultural Subsidies Could Help Achieve the SDGs, Report Finds
https://www.triplepundit.com/story/2021/agricultural-subsidies-sdgs/728571


Agroforestry could be answer to carbon-neutral farming.
Studies show that farmers who use the silvopastoral agroforestry system significantly extend their grazing periods and reduce fodder costs.
https://www.farmersjournal.ie/agroforestry-could-be-answer-to-carbon-neutral-farming-650382


WHAT CAN ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS BRING TO THE TABLE?
OSCs expand the potential applications of solar technology,
but there are still challenges to be overcome before large-scale deployment.
https://ensia.com/features/organic-solar-cells-energy-power/


Walmart, Sam’s Club Pilot On-Site Recycling Centers

Partnership with PepsiCo Beverages North America at 4 Oklahoma retail locations

https://progressivegrocer.com/walmart-sams-club-pilot-site-recycling-centers


Retail role model?
Perhaps one of the most powerful impacts multinational companies like Walmart can have is to influence and shift the actions of others: industry, consumers and government.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/13/walmart-climate-change-plan-can-it-work


Circular economy – New change on business strategy – and the differences meaning of “Opening the new mining field”.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/circular-economy-new-change-business-strategy-meaning-luk-saenprasarn?trk=articles_directory


The Plan to Stop the Plastic Crisis Is Gaining Momentum

And you can join the push to clean our planet today.

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/one-source-coalition-plastic-pollution/


How viewing cities as organisms can change the way we use and consume resources

https://www.shareable.net/how-viewing-cities-as-organisms-can-change-the-way-we-use-and-consume-resources/


Improving circular performance: A chat with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and DS Smith

https://packagingeurope.com/improving-circular-performance-ellen-macarthur-DS-Smith/


Five ways to ensure your forest carbon offsets aren’t just corporate greenwash

Forest-based offsets aren’t a silver bullet for avoiding climate chaos, but when done properly, they help us get beyond net-zero

https://www.corporateknights.com/climate-and-carbon/five-ways-to-ensure-your-forest-carbon-offsets-arent-just-corporate-greenwash/


The World’s #1 Anti-Food Waste App, Too Good To Go, Launches in Vancouver

Too Good To Go provides a simple solution that empowers businesses and consumers to reduce the 13,000 tonnes of food that goes to waste each year in Metro Vancouver

https://www.corporateknights.com/cnw/?rkey=20210915C5810&filter=2396


Coalition Slams UN Food Summit for Peddling ‘Corporate-Led False Solutions’ to Hunger

“The U.N. has finally made it clear what ‘multilateralism’ is all about—paying lip service to the people while skewing priorities for the interests of imperialists and monopoly capitalists.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/09/26/coalition-slams-un-food-summit-peddling-corporate-led-false-solutions-hunger


Path of Toxic Pollution, an investigative report.
How making “forever chemicals” for food packaging threatens people and the climate.
https://toxicfreefuture.org/daikin-path-of-toxic-pollution/


IN AN ARID U.S. WEST, WATER AGENCIES LOOK TO DELIVE​R​ PURIFIED WASTEWATER DIRECTLY TO CUSTOMERS’ FAUCETS​, DESPITE “YUCK FACTOR”
https://ensia.com/features/in-an-arid-u-s-west-water-agencies-look-to-delive%e2%80%8br%e2%80%8b-purified-wastewater-directly-to-customers-faucets%e2%80%8b-despite-yuck-factor/


Western water ​experts are working to not only conserve water, but to also reuse as much wastewater as possible​,​ including ​through direct potable reuse​
Food production generates more than a third of manmade greenhouse gas emissions – a new framework tells us how much comes from crops, countries and regions.
https://theconversation.com/food-production-generates-more-than-a-third-of-manmade-greenhouse-gas-emissions-a-new-framework-tells-us-how-much-comes-from-crops-countries-and-regions-167623

and
https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-021-00358-x.epdf


Mycoremediation brings the fungi to waste disposal and ecosystem restoration
https://news.mongabay.com/2021/09/mycoremediation-brings-the-fungi-to-waste-disposal-and-ecosystem-restoration/


‘Corporate colonization’: small producers boycott UN food summit
Small-scale farmers and Indigenous groups say big ag offers only false and self-interested solutions
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/23/small-producers-boycott-un-food-summit-corporate-interests


Global Alliance for Organic Districts
https://gaod.online/


Handbook of Climate Psychology.
Climate psychology is a new way of understanding our collective paralysis in the face of worsening climate change.
https://www.climatepsychologyalliance.org/handbook


The Only Long-Range Solution to Climate Change.
https://www.postcarbon.org/the-only-long-range-solution-to-climate-change/


Leveraging Nature-based Solutions for transformation: Reconnecting people and nature (commentary)
https://news.mongabay.com/2021/09/leveraging-nature-based-solutions-for-transformation-reconnecting-people-and-nature-commentary/


How to find your way into the regenerative community.
To guide the participation and evolution of SEEDS, an ecosystem for: Sowing Ecological, Equitable and Decentralizing Societies
…a movement of movements serving our Regenerative Renaissance
by providing support, systems, and tools for a thrivable world!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hUVYiBANjVDTJyicM8YeEy22Tsliv68GW_y2EE-mvHw/edit#heading=h.8rdsih9cxdps


RESEARCHERS RELEASE FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
https://www.umces.edu/news/researchers-release-first-of-its-kind-quantitative-assessment-for-sustainable-agriculture


The first complete map of the world’s shallow tropical coral reefs is here.
https://news.mongabay.com/2021/09/the-first-complete-map-of-the-worlds-shallow-tropical-coral-reefs-is-here/


Coral reefs are 50% less able to provide food, jobs, and climate protection than in 1950s, putting millions at risk
https://news.ubc.ca/2021/09/17/coral-reefs-less-able-to-provide-food-jobs-climate-protection/


DESALINATION HAS GUIDED WATER EXCHANGES FOR ISRAEL AND JORDAN.
COULD IT PLAY A ROLE IN THE COLORADO RIVER BASIN’S FUTURE?
The expensive technology has contributed to water diplomacy in an otherwise strained relationship between Israel and Jordan.
Across the world, as the Colorado River supply dwindles, the U.S. and Mexico are exploring whether such tools
could help quench their own shared border.
https://ensia.com/features/desalination-water-policies-israel-jordan-united-states-mexico-drought-climate-change/