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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:

Talk with Green Guy Show - Ray C. Anderson Foundation and The Ray

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

Click the icon to listen to the April 24th show below, featuring John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray. 

Find the Stocks that Offer Innovation, Not Just Growth

Reprinted from Institutional Investor. Michael Molitor is a Senior Fellow with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, with $860 billion under management, has missed out on $1.9 billion in additional profits as a result of its decision to divest all of its tobacco holdings in 2010. The story that reported this fact, which ran in the Financial Times , goes on to suggest that fund managers should reconsider their investments in tobacco companies, as the sector is generating impressive returns, well above many key performance benchmarks.

It’s Full Speed Ahead for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Accelerator Teams

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Reprinted from Biomimicry Institute Blog

It’s been a busy six months for the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalists. Last October, eight teams from around the world were chosen to be part of the first-ever biomimicry food systems accelerator. After pitching and getting feedback on their design concepts in-person during SXSW Eco in Austin, TX, these intrepid innovators began working furiously to test and prototype their nature-inspired design concepts.

Food Waste: The Harvest is Just the Beginning

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Harvest. It feels like an old word, something people used to do centuries ago. Kind of like blacksmithing and spinning thread. It also feels like Autumn, mainly because the closest I’ve ever come to harvesting anything is picking apples in October in the mountains of Virginia.

Harvesting still happens every year though, and it is the beginning of a journey for our food. If our food successfully makes the trip, it will be nourishment for someone. If not, our food will be lost or wasted, and it would be better if it had never been grown at all.

Talk with Green Guy Show - Mayors Climate Summit Series. Interview with Mayor Esther Manheimer of Asheville, NC

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

MetLife Foundation and Verb Announce Global Competition to Improve Financial Services for the Underserved

MetLife employees will serve as judges and executive mentors, donating volunteer time to advance financial inclusion
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NEW YORK, March. 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation and Verb announced today, the launch of “Inclusion Plus,” a global competition for entrepreneurs, non-profits and companies focused on addressing the financial health needs of low to moderate income households.

That's A Lot of Water! Emory University Recycles 400,000 Gallons Per Day

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Emory University’s WaterHub is able to treat wastewater on-site and meet nearly 40% of the University’s water needs, which should save it millions of dollars over the next 20 years. 

Is 400,000 a large number? I suppose that depends.

The Land Institute Adds $1,000 Prize to Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

A call for bold ideas for a new agricultural paradigm
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March 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Land Institute has dedicated the past 40 years to researching a new way to grow our food that mimics the fertility and resilience of natural systems like prairies.

Brightening Our Corner

Winter 2016
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Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2016 is Open until May 11th

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