May of 2020 presents a lush green face at the Frey Vineyards ranch in Mendocino County in northern California. It is two and a half years since the devastating wildfires of October 2017 (read Katrina’s 2018 article – Out of the Ashes on GreenMoney website). One still sees the burned silhouettes of stately Ponderosa Pine at the top of the ridges but progressing up the slopes are shrubby masses of tan oak, madrones and oaks that are stump sprouting from their strong pre-fire crowns. Frey Vineyards owns one thousand acres of land.
Teammates at SunTrust Bank’s Atlanta, Richmond and Orlando’s offices brought in paper to shred and recycle securely during its annual Teammate Shred Day in celebration of Earth Day. Across these locations, teammates shredded 6,650 pounds of paper.
Data centers provide an essential service in the business world today. Many data center designs utilize water-cooled chiller systems to prevent their machines from overheating by distributing cool water to the data center’s air conditioning units. However, due to growing demand, centers are increasingly being built in water-stressed regions.
The protection of our shared environment has long been among government’s most fundamental responsibilities. Ancient Rome’s Code of Justinian, one of the first efforts at constitutional governance, guaranteed to all citizens the use of the “public trust” or “commons” — those shared resources that cannot be reduced to private property, including the air, water, forests and fisheries. Throughout Western history, the first acts of tyrants have invariably included efforts to deliver public-trust assets into private hands.
Water is the foundation of all food and beverage businesses. But water access, availability, and quality are diminishing.
Antea Group advocates that food and beverage companies move from water stewardship to water security to strengthen their business. Read five tips you can use to take your water strategy to the next level.
A collaboration of 19 leading beverage companies developed and tested a pragmatic decision support process for enabling more informed water-related investment decisions across a portfolio of operational sites. The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable’s (BIER) insights paper, entitled Performance in Watershed Context: Insights and Opportunities, provides a concise update to and builds upon earlier work completed via key partnerships with technical advisors from Ceres, The Nature Conservancy, and World Resources Institute.
Water is the foundation of a food and beverage company’s business. Burgeoning population, climate uncertainties, political volatility and other conditions have an effect on water availability for business.
by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies
Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.