When life gives you lemons they say to make lemonade. And what if life gives you sewage released into an enclosed bay, what can you make? Certainly not lemonade, right? Our guest today on Sea Change Radio is NASA scientist and UC Santa Cruz professor, Jonathan Trent. He has figured out how to use algae to turn wastewater pollution into biofuel.
Not by coincidence, I’m blogging today from a Panera Bread cafe near my home in Bethesda, MD. The atmosphere is pleasant, the people are friendly, the wi-fi is reliable and the food is pretty good. (I have a weak spot for the shortbread cookies.) But, as I learned recently, there’s more to this company than meets the eye of a casual visitor.
In an effort to push the boundaries of what defines exploration, the National Geographic Channel this week announced Expedition Granted, a nationwide competition in the U.S. to find and fund the next generation of explorers. The contest will accept project proposals from a range of disciplines, and the winner will receive a $50,000 grant toward his/her dream expedition.
Minneapolis, June 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Today General Mills was named to Newsweek’s 2014 Green Rankings for its commitment to corporate sustainability and efficiently managing environmental impact within the company’s operations. The rankings are a respected and credible assessment of environmental performance. This year, General Mills ranks 37th out of 500 best publicly traded U.S. companies and 65th out of 500 best publicly traded global companies, the company’s highest placements since the rankings were initiated in 2009.
Groundbreaking Research Journey Enables Middle School Students to “Connect to the Oceans”
HAMPTON, N.H., June 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ — With the support of sponsor Wheelabrator Technologies, third-generation ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau today launched Mission 31, a 31-day long research mission in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary aboard Aquarius, the only underwater marine habitat and lab in the world. The partnership is part of Cousteau’s participation in the 20th annual Wheelabrator Symposium for Environment and Education, the company’s annual youth eco-summit, at which Cousteau shared his plans for the pioneering dive.
Sodexo’s leadership in food safety and quality assurance includes a focus on knowledge sharing with the larger food industry
Gaithersburg, MD, May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) announced today that it selected Sodexo as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award. The award recognizes a company for its outstanding commitment to, and achievement in, corporate excellence in food safety and quality.
LEO-4000 is intended to help users navigate the increasingly confusing range of proprietary sustainability labels, specifications, information requests, and guides for agricultural products. It is a comprehensive sustainability standard that provides a stable and reliable platform for producers to use in documenting and communicating their sustainability achievements while demonstrating compliance with other sustainability requirements and remaining flexible to meet the diverse needs of agriculture.