Guest blog by Tori Kaplan, CSX
Guest blog by Richard Crispin, CollaborateUp
If you were born in the 1800s, your career prospects began and ended on the farm. Over 75 percent of Americans made their living in agriculture. Today, less than 2 percent of us do. The average American farmer in the 1940s fed 19 people. Today, s/he feeds 155. That's a growth in productivity nine times greater than the average of all other industries.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – On September 25 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty; fight inequality and injustice; and fix climate change. There is hope that these Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done, in all countries for everyone.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Marks & Spencer (M&S) has joined forces with Britain’s much-loved TV star, Joanna Lumley, and launched ‘Spark Something Good’. The initiative aims to inspire and motivate M&S employees and customers around the U.K.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – As more companies recognize the benefits of clean energy in reducing costs and improving competitiveness, a growing business trend to adopt renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions has emerged in recent years. A 2014 study by Ceres, along with Calvert Investments and the World Wildlife Fund, found that 60 percent of Fortune 100 companies have set their own clean energy targets, saving over $1 billion a year in the process.
California is in the midst of its fourth straight year of drought, the worst one on record. The majority of the state is in exceptional drought, the worst category. Reservoirs are dangerously low and the dry conditions are causing wildfires across the state.
Methane is a greenhouse gas with a warming potential 23 times greater than carbon dioxide. Methane emissions in the U.S., which contribute to climate change, increased three percent in 2013 over 2012, according to data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA.