Posts Tagged with "sustainability"

Greenwash of the Week

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Greenwash of the Week

It’s the time of year when banks put their ‘best foot forward’ and prepare to be scrutinized by their shareholders at annual general meetings (AGMs). It’s a legal requirement, the AGM is held every year where the board of directors is elected, and the highest-ranking staff report to members on previous and future activities. So [...]

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Occupy Our Food Supply!

Monday, December 12, 2011

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Occupy Our Food Supply!

Cargill tries to employ a 'too big to fail' analysis of their role in fighting world hunger, but it is the research of multiple studies that show that organic agriculture and agroecology have a better chance of created food security and solving the problems of hunger than the corporate model profiteering from crisis to crisis.

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Occupy Design And Occupy The Dancefloor, Or: What I Do After A Full Work Day At RAN

Monday, November 14, 2011

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Occupy Design And Occupy The Dancefloor, Or: What I Do After A Full Work Day At RAN

For the last month I haven’t really had any free time. And I am okay with that. It was my choice. I was looking for a way to plug into the Occupy Together Movement in a way that made sense for me. I chose to volunteer my free time because I agree 100% that our [...]

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Go Nederlands! Dutch Government Rejects Bogus, “Certified Sustainable” Timber From Malaysia

Monday, October 31, 2011

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Go Nederlands! Dutch Government Rejects Bogus, “Certified Sustainable” Timber From Malaysia

Environmental and human rights groups in the Netherlands are welcoming the Dutch government’s rejection of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) for failure to meet minimal accepted sustainability principles. The ruling from the Ministry of Environment found that the MTCS fails to recognize or uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples and certifies timber from the [...]

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Malaysia’s “Sustainable” Palm Oil Just Pure Greenwash

Friday, August 12, 2011

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Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil. Photo: astromediashop As I reported on Monday, the Malaysian government—hand in hand with the country’s largest palm oil companies—is attempting to undermine the RSPO’s “sustainable palm oil” certification standard by creating its own certification. Problem is—the Malaysian palm oil industry’s version of “sustainable palm oil” is pure greenwash which is extremely [...]

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From the Field: Inspirational Agroforestry at the Corner of Nature

Friday, July 22, 2011

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From the Field: Inspirational Agroforestry at the Corner of Nature

After the doom and gloom of devastation we witnessed across the lowlands of Sumatra’s Riau and South Sumatra Provinces, we have finally got to visit a vibrant version of heaven on earth. The journey began from the city of Jambi with a harrowing 12-hour drive through treacherously muddy and mangled roads. The trip was alternately [...]

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Top 10 Ways To Celebrate World Rainforest Week

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Happy World Rainforest Week! How will YOU celebrate rainforests from October 17-24? Please add your ideas, activities, and commitments as a comment to this blog to keep our thoughts and actions fresh with new ways to think global and act local. Here are some ideas from our staff, friends, and activist like YOU about how [...]

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Green Issue Showdown: Creative Review vs. Common Ground

Sunday, May 13, 2007

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Earth Day was last month and magazines made the most of it by making April their “Green Issue”. Here’s my favorite, and least favorite, of the bunch.

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