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Sustainability Now Key Selling Point for Business Schools Attracting Students Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 March 2015 09:38


After years of neglect, students are now demanding business courses include sustainability on the syllabus. It has become increasingly accepted in corporate boardrooms that sustainability is an important business issue, but the business schools that train the managers of tomorrow – and the students themselves – have not always kept pace. In the past, issues such as climate change, labor condition and access to resources were not widely recognized as factors that could make a big difference to the bottom line and students were encouraged to focus on maximizing shareholder value, short-term profits and the narrow interests of individual businesses rather than society and the economy as a whole. Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/09/are-business-schools-taking-sustainability-seriously utm_content=buffer352b7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 09:49
California Parks System Faces Tough Road To Sustainability Print E-mail
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Saturday, 28 February 2015 09:31


Governor Jerry Brown wants the California State Parks system to be self-supporting. But only six of the 279 parks bring in more money than they cost to run – and the entire system lost nearly $300 million last fiscal year. It may be a mark of how dysfunctional the State Parks system has been that park-by-park revenue and expense data are only now available for the first time. The numbers arrived as the independent Parks Forward Commission released recommendations to overhaul the department – two and a half years after a financial scandal and budget problems rocked the parks system.

Read more: http://www.capradio.org/articles/2015/02/05/california

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 09:47
Mad Cow Disease Confirmed in Canada... Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:26


In Calgary Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed one case of mad cow disease. Mad cow disease (or bovine spongiform) has not been seen in Canada since 2011.

Read more: http://globalnews.ca/news/1828797/cfia-confirms-1st-case-of-mad-cow-disease-since-2011/

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 09:46
Americans Should Consider Eating Less Meat For Environmental Reasons, Scientists Say Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 February 2015 09:19


Americans shouldn’t just think about their own health when choosing what foods to eat — they should also consider the health of the environment, according to an influential scientific panel.The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), a panel of scientists that makes recommendations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on every five years when the agency updates its Dietary Guidelines, published its 2015 report Thursday. In it, the DGAC states that adopting a sustainable diet helps ensure that future generations will have access to the foods we have access to now. It also stated that “a diet higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in calories and animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with less environmental impact than is the current U.S. diet.” Right now, Americans aren’t doing a great job of eating with the environment in mind, the report states. Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/20/3625164/scientists-say-eat-more-veggies/

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 09:44
Type 2 diabetes in those under 30 ‘unheard of’ a while back... Print E-mail
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Saturday, 07 February 2015 22:54


A report just published by the Mayo Clinic has identified the fructose being added to products in the form of high fructose corn syrup as a particular driver of type 2 diabetes. Of course, that’s not the first time such a link has been made — but it does provide further support for an increasingly plausible explanation of why so many young people are now being classified as diabetics.

While it’s common knowledge that this acquired disease (as differentiated from type 1, or juvenile diabetes) now afflicts people of all ages, I wasn't aware until last week of the existence of a group called Students with Diabetes that currently has chapters on several dozen college campuses throughout the country, including a number of state universities. In fact, it was a brief reference on a TV news program that prompted me to Google this organization, which is dedicated to helping young adults with diabetes to connect with each other in colleges and universities and “equip them with the tools and information they need to succeed.”


Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015 16:33
1.4 Million Californians Sign Up in Second Health Enrollment... Print E-mail
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Sunday, 22 February 2015 01:47


More than 1.4 million Californians have either signed up or renewed their coverage for individual private insurance in the second year of the federal health expansion, a state official said Tuesday. A total of 474,000 new enrollees had signed up and another 944,000 renewed coverage as of Sunday's deadline, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said. "That's a huge number and a number we're proud of," he said.

Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/02/17/3494954

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 01:49
Now it’s Easy to Recycle Your Waste Vegetable Oil to Biodiesel in San Luis Obispo County Print E-mail
Written by Madeline Palaszewski   
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 22:41

The Biodiesel Club has joined with the Eco Rotary Club of Morro Bay and the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority to set-up a household waste vegetable oil (WVO) to biodiesel recycling program in San Luis Obispo County. Used cooking oil from deep fryers, frying pans and fondue pots will be recycled into sustainable biodiesel, a clean burning alternative fuel that can be used in any diesel vehicle.

County residents can bring their old and used cooking oil to any of the five IWMA Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Sites for recycling, including Cold Canyon Landfill Hwy. 227, SLO; Chicago Grade Landfill, HWY 41, Atascadero; the Morro Bay/Cayucos Waste Water Plant; the Nipomo CSD Yard, 509 Southland, and the Paso Robles Landfill, Hwy. 46 East.

For more information, call the Biodiesel Club at 805-235-0508 or log on to www.thebiodieselclub.org.

The American Biodiesel Buyers Club (The Biodiesel Club) is a national 501c3 non-profit organization based out of Morro Bay, California. The club’s mission is to reduce people’s exposure to the toxic chemicals found in petro-diesel fuel, fumes and exhaust by supporting the use of sustainable biodiesel as an alternative fuel.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 22:42
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