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The problem is these collective approaches are "not adding up to anything approaching global sustainability." Throughout
An interesting, yet little explored, aspect in the discussion of processed foods is the role of multinational companies in
MELTDOWN When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. OO Soil Absorbs Less Carbon Than Thought -- Which Could Warm Us Up Further
In my last post, I discussed the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and why they matter. In this post, I want to focus more on how the agenda applies to the USA.
In September 2015, the United Nations achieved international agreement for its 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. The
It's already having a severe impact on people’s health and quality of life, a UN report warns.
If Jeff Bezos, the billionaire CEO of Amazon, has his way, thousands of drones could soon be hurtling through the airspace above our heads, delivering millions of packages to Amazon's customers. Instead of having to wait the eternity of a day to receive their orders, consumers could get them in 30 minutes, or less.
The 21st century brain-based economy has changed the nature of production and consumption. We spend our time differently today than we did in the 20th century.
Just as economic development creates a demand for more energy and exacerbates the climate crisis, increased consumption results in more waste. With growing wealth we will see growing garbage.
Here at Schools for Sustainability Inc., we dream of a waste free world. In this world, all food scraps are transformed into nutrient rich compost yielding healthy crops, all aluminum cans are converted into new cans, building facades or bicycles, all plastic bottles are transformed into furniture, clothing, or home décor.
A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.
"It is not only a political or economic problem, but an educational one."
Achieving, or even striving for, Goal 12 will require nothing less than a complete overhaul of our linear, take-make-waste patterns of production and consumption.
We are borrowing from our future and we are altering Earth's natural cycles to the extent that there is a mountain of evidence we have entered a new geological epoch -- the Anthropocene.
Lawmakers have failed to keep the wage apace with inflation so that its value is now less than it was five decades ago.
Leading up to the release, much of the news coverage talked about an upcoming "climate declaration." Yes, this is a core part of the discussion, but the Pope is clearly concerned with environmental conditions overall.