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'Sustainability' Moves Into The Mainstream... Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:48

The European Parliament's  biggest companies will now be required formally to report on the impact their operations and policies have on the environment. They will also be expected to cover human rights, boardroom diversity and how they go about tackling bribery and corruption. Some 6,000 large companies and groups across the EU are within the scope of the directive on ‘disclosure of non-financial and diversity information’ adopted on 15 April, 2014 by the European Parliament.

Read story: http://www.forbes.com/sites/dinamedland/2014/05/26/sustainability-moves-into-the-mainstream-as-profits-with-principles-and-less-risk/

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:43
 
Organic Agriculture's Sustainability... Print E-mail
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Sunday, 01 June 2014 16:57

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A recent study by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization that found organic agriculture can potentially reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent compared to conventional farming. http://www.pottsmerc.com/lifestyle/20140530/the-dispute-over-organic-agricultures-sustainability

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 June 2014 17:05
 
Global Chocolate and Cocoa Companies Announce Unprecedented Sustainability Strategy in Ghana Print E-mail
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Friday, 30 May 2014 20:42

Senior executives from 12 of the world’s largest chocolate and cocoa companies are signing a joint agreement with the Government of Ghana as part of an unprecedented strategy to accelerate actions to make cocoa farming in the country sustainable.

The plan, announced here today and known as CocoaAction, calls for building a rejuvenated and economically viable cocoa sector through increased cooperation between industry members and the Ghanaian government. Emphasis will be placed on providing cocoa farmers with a combination of productivity enhancements and community development interventions. These efforts are expected to enable no fewer than 100,000 Ghanaian farmers to achieve 100% increase in productivity as well as improving the communities where they live by 2020. The strategy will be coordinated by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF).

http://worldcocoafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/FINAL-Press-Release-for-Ghana-CocoaAction-_05222014.pdf

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 20:44
 
Food Bank Receives $530 From Solstice Holiday Mixer... Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 December 2013 10:00

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We are grateful to all of our friends who attended the December 4th, Solstice Holiday Mixer, especially Bliss Cafe, SLO Green Build, and Grid Alternatives. All together, $530 was raised for the Food Bank of San Luis Obispo County! These funds will be used to provide food for needy families this holiday season.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 10:01
 
GREAT NEWS! Print E-mail
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Saturday, 25 May 2013 22:37

GREAT NEWS! Thailand to end ivory trade...
http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?207736

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 May 2013 22:40
 
Walmart Fined $81 Million for Toxic Dumping Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:39

http://www.brandchannel.com/home/post/2013/05/29/Walmart-Waste-Fine-052913.aspx

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:39
 
OREGON SET TO BAN GM SALMON AND MANDATE GMO LABELING Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 April 2013 08:22

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Three legislative bills were recently introduced in Oregon that would require all GMOs to be properly labelled, as well as prohibit the import and sale of GM salmon. www.collective-evolution.com/2013/04/01/oregon-pushes-to-ban-gm-salmon-and-mandate-gmo-labelling/

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2013 17:20
 
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