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Shouldn't We Treat Farmers More Like Ministers?

Reprinted from Yardfarmers. John Lanier is Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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The life of a religious minister is a curious one, seemingly unique in human society. Whether a rabbi, priest, roshi, bishop, elder, imam, reverend, or any other title, these women and men around the world form an integral part of cultures and communities. But why? Their daily tasks and contributions to society are fundamentally different from bankers, baristas, factory workers and cabbies. Yet they fit in so seamlessly, often holding positions of reverence.

Subaru Zero Landfill Expertise Shared with National Parks | A 100-Million Pound Problem

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Who We Are Is What We Leave Behind: This is part four of a 10-part series of documentary videos produced by Subaru of America to help everyone understand the impact of the trash challenge in our national parks and the road to a solution.

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Who We Are Is What We Leave Behind: This is part four of a 10-part series of documentary videos produced by Subaru of America to help everyone understand the impact of the trash challenge in our national parks and the road to a solution.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Request

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If you ever find yourself riding shotgun with me in the car, there’s a strong chance I’ll be listening to a podcast. It’s one of my favorite forms of media, and I use it for entertainment, news, sports, and general mind-expansion. The Podcasts app on my iPhone might be the most commonly opened app.

Black & Veatch Partners with FirstElement Fuel as EPC Contractor for the First Hydrogen Fueling Station Network in U.S. History

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Black & Veatch and FirstElement Fuel Inc. are working to rapidly bring hydrogen fueling stations to consumers in California who want a zero emission option for their cars. FirstElement Fuel selected Black & Veatch to engineer, permit and construct 19 hydrogen refueling stations across California.

A New Kind of Climate Change Graphic

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Urgency. Not panic, but a healthy sense of urgency. That’s what we need.

Remember a couple of posts back when I talked about the linkages between food waste and climate change? I wrote in that post that everything we can do to reverse climate change, we should do. I also wrote that I was going to say that a lot more often.

Climbing the Mountain of Food Waste

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In the spring of 2014, my worldview changed a bit, at least with respect to how I consider and talk about environmental challenges. The catalyst for this change was my reading of a book authored by Paul Hawken. For those who know the Ray Anderson story well, this might be sounding familiar....

‘Clean Trillion’ is New Goal for $300 Billion Woman

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The $300 billion woman is shedding her CEO title at the largest U.S. pension fund and adopting another monetary moniker: cheerleader for the “clean trillion.”

Anne Stausboll, who retires from CalPERS at the end of 2016, is urging global capital markets to remove barriers so the aggressive climate change goals agreed to by 175 global leaders in Paris can be achieved.

Talk With Green Guy Show - Former NJ Governor, Christine Todd Whitman and Scott Sadler, Green Chamber of the South

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on AM640 WGST - Atlanta.  

Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

The Carbon in our Food

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“If food waste were a country by itself, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States.”

Are you ready for a punch in the gut? Seriously, I would brace for this one. It’s going to hurt. Here we go, from page 3 of Food Foolish:

Fighting Climate Change: The Time for Action Is Now

By Neil Barrett, Group Vice President, Sustainable Development, Sodexo
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The COP21 in Paris last December achieved a remarkable accord—for all 196 countries attending to sign the agreement is unprecedented. That’s the good news, and everyone involved should take pride in this accomplishment.

But there’s no time to rest on laurels—the accord was just the beginning.  We must ensure that action follows and is aligned with the promises of that agreement. And though, of course, governments should lead this movement, it is action by the private sector that can make the difference.

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