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Next Steps: Working Toward a Sustainable Food Future


Achieving global food security is important to every person on this planet.  It is an issue that sits at the heart of our ability to forge a sustainable future, feed a growing population, tackle climate change, and deliver long-term prosperity to an increasingly diverse base of farmers.  Working to move a highly complex system like global food production toward a more sustainable future requires that all stakeholders have a seat at the table as well as inclusive, collaborative solutions, based on sound science and supported by relentless innovation.   

Watch Your Language!


What are the environmental “bad words” to which society has become desensitized? I think “disposable” is one. We need to replace it with “reusable.”  

Colorado's Ban on Rain Barrels May Be Overturned

For the second time, lawmakers aim to reverse the State's antiquated legislation regarding "prior appropriation" of water.

Put a bucket under your downspout and collect rain running off your roof to water your garden. You’re an outlaw in Colorado.

Critics have lambasted the state for barring this quaint eco-friendly, urban-farming technique, but to rural Coloradans devoted to prior appropriation, the water rule that the first person to take water secures rights to it into the future, rainwater harvesting should be banned.

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

A call for bold ideas for a new agricultural paradigm
Press Release

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.

The Poetry of a Campfire


Carbon is not our enemy. It is the basis of life, working in tandem with the water and oxygen with which we are abundantly blessed to fashion all of the beauty of nature.

Let’s nerd out. Or at least I will. You don’t have to; you can just stop reading. Your call.

Why, you ask? Because I’m fascinated by the first law of thermodynamics. And by campfires (I’m currently sitting next to one). Campfires are basically the embodiment of the first law of thermodynamics.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation is New Sponsor for “Talk with Green Guy” Show

Press Release

February 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the new sponsor of “Talk with Green Guy,” a rapidly growing weekly show hosted by Eric Moncrief on WGST 640 AM, which airs locally Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Eastern with podcasts available at www.greenguymedia.com.

The Worth of Water

by Jim Murray

It’s said we never know the worth of water until the well is dry.

Here in Michigan, we know the truth of that statement. At AT&T, we’ve been enormously concerned about our customers, employees and neighbors as the water crisis in Flint has developed.

Like so many, colleagues within AT&T — not only in Michigan but across the country — have asked, “What can we do to help?”

Today, I’m excited to announce the next step.

An Unrealistic Hypothetical


This is why it’s so important that we increase fuel efficiency in our vehicles. Driving-as-usual is horribly wasteful. It’s harmful to our environment and it forces us to spend money on things we don’t really care about.

Brightening Our Corner

Winter 2016

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2016 is Open until May 11th

The Clean Power Plan: To Be or Not to Be?

Last week, the Supreme Court put a temporary hold on the Clean Power Plan. Will this decision deal a fatal blow to our national climate action plan?

Last Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court unexpectedly halted the implementation of the Clean Power Plan rule, which requires states to lower carbon emissions from power plants by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. Because the rule is so stringent, many states will be forced to rely on a variety of methods to comply with targets, including adopting renewables, enhancing energy efficiency in buildings, and implementing carbon pricing or cap and trade systems.


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