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SB’17 Detroit Workshop Explores Actionable Strategies for Breaking ‘Gridlock’
SB’17 Detroit Workshop Explores Actionable Strategies for Breaking ‘Gridlock’

Marketing and Comms / Gridlock - being stuck in a seemingly intractable situation - can come in many forms. It can be a colleague who refuses to believe in climate change, or an executive who, for reasons hard to understand, is holding back progress on a key sustainability initiative at your company. But it is undoubtedly something anyone working in sustainability has encountered more than once. - 2 years ago

Harnessing Nature’s Technology: The Biomimicry Toolkit
Harnessing Nature’s Technology: The Biomimicry Toolkit

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / This was no introductory workshop. Everyone in attendance on Monday afternoon, day one of SB'17 Detroit, raised their hand when asked if they knew what biomimicry is, and everyone was interested in diving in and learning how to use biomimicry in their own work. Thus, organizers Nicole Hagerman Miller and Dr. - 2 years ago

The Business Case for One Map in Indonesia
The Business Case for One Map in Indonesia

Cleantech / One of the major challenges in stopping illegal deforestation in Indonesia is the existence of numerous, conflicting concession maps, based on which level of government, or ministry, you talk to. This means for companies such as Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), APRIL or Felda, the land they have been granted could also have been given to another company, or conflict with indigenous or customary community land. And that's a problem. - 3 years ago

New Palm Oil Risk Tool Allows Companies to Better Identify Deforestation Risk
New Palm Oil Risk Tool Allows Companies to Better Identify Deforestation Risk

Cleantech / Global Forest Watch’s new PALM (Prioritizing Areas, Landscapes and Mills) Risk Tool, released by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and freely available through its open-source Global Forest Watch Commodities platform, includes information about over 800 palm oil mills in Southeast Asia, along with regularly updated satellite imagery and spatial data. - 3 years ago

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How Increasing Transparency Can Help Prevent Further Devastation in Indonesia
How Increasing Transparency Can Help Prevent Further Devastation in Indonesia

Cleantech / Late last year, devastating fires engulfed 2 million hectares of land in Indonesia, impacting the health of 43 million people around Southeast Asia, and emitting as much greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as Brazil does in a year. They were driven by years of rampant, unregulated deforestation, chiefly for the expansion of paper pulp and oil palm plantations. - 3 years ago

Love for 'Ugly Fruit and Veg' Slowly Growing in the U.S., But Food Waste Fight Still Needs Steam
Love for 'Ugly Fruit and Veg' Slowly Growing in the U.S., But Food Waste Fight Still Needs Steam

Behavior Change / The amount of food we waste globally has become a front-of-mind concern recently and with good reason: In the U.S. alone, an estimated 26 percent of all food produced is wasted. In a country where, in 2013, an estimated 17.5 million households faced food insecurity, this just should not be a problem. One major link in the food waste chain is retailers, which often throw away less than aesthetically pleasing produce, often not even donating it to food banks or other charities. - 3 years ago

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