Why Investing in Sustainable Agriculture is Vital to our Health and our Wealth
Welcome to the new "Investing in Sustainable Agriculture” issue of the award-winning GreenMoney Journal. The issue feature numerous insightful articles on the current state of and the future of Agriculture. The four top articles are:
• Organic Economics In A World of Industrial Agriculture: Applying the Power of Nature by Harn Soper, founder of Sustainable Farm Partners
• Sustainability Through the Kitchen Window of a Coffee Farmer by Kenneth Lander, chief sustainability officer and co-founder of Thrive Farmers
Efforts include helping the Bahamas expand marine protection by over 11 million acres, establishing trust funds for seven countries in Caribbean and produce online atlas for ocean planning
MIAMI, June 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ --- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, announced today that its second consecutive year of supporting The Nature Conservancy helped the organization continue its momentum in protecting the world’s oceans and seas.
21st Century Fox celebrated Earth Day this year with the "Explore Your World" photo contest, giving colleagues across the globe the chance to combine their photography skills and their love of the outdoors by sharing their best nature photos on social media with #21CFExplore. More than 3,000 entries poured in from across the business as employees unleashed their inner explorers and posted stunning portraits of the world around them.
Since the launch of its corporate sustainability program in 2007, 21st Century Fox has consistently made Earth Day a focal point of its yearly calendar, regularly extending its celebration into a full month of activities engaging colleagues around the world. From the FOX network's annual "Green It. Mean It." PSA campaign, now in its ninth year, to a long tradition of spring volunteer events, 21CF's global colleagues embrace Earth Day as a time to take action in their own lives to better the environment, as well as inspire others to care about the planet.
On March 5, 21st Century Fox's Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival, announced Justin Grubb and Alex Goetz of Toledo, Ohio, as the winners of the third annual WILD TO INSPIRE filmmaking contest, which gives aspiring nature documentarians the chance to take an expedition to Africa. Over the next year, Grubb and Goetz will document their journeys to Nat Geo WILD viewers through video diaries, photos, social media and more, sharing their experience of what it's like to be Nat Geo WILD filmmakers.
Living Product Prize will Encourage Development of Products that Work in Harmony with Nature
March 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Can we design products that function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world? And can those products mimic nature’s design principles? That is the goal of the Living Product Prize, a new initiative of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, an annual team competition from the Biomimicry Institute that focuses on accelerating the development of nature-inspired solutions to critical sustainability issues.
Despite our best efforts, separating ourselves from nature is a fruitless endeavor. So long as we are made primarily of carbon, we are nature. So long as we breath in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, we are nature.
As I sit down to write this post, I think my mood can be described best by the following: feeling a temptation towards philosophical musings of the sort that would come naturally to you if we were sipping Earl Grey tea surrounded by many leather bound books. And here we go….
All of this block quoting of the Pope is pretty convenient. I mean, it shortens up what I have to write considerably. I promise you I’m not being lazy though. Pope Francis has some important things to say, so here’s your next quote (emphasis again my own).