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It was disheartening to see genuine players like Tonlé closing. Their closure back in June really highlighted the struggle for the little guys in a world full of greenwashing giants.
So for you small sustainable brand owners and teams out there, what's the biggest challenge you're facing today? How do you maintain your integrity while ensuring your brand doesn't get lost in the noise?
Really interested to hear your perspective on this
I stumbled upon this insightful article about how technology is empowering companies to harness ESG data (Environmental, Social, and Governance) to drive sustainability initiatives. In a world where businesses are increasingly focused on social responsibility and environmental impact, understanding how technology can support these efforts is crucial.
This article explores key topics, including the importance of ESG data, the role of technology in data collection and analysis, and how businesses can use this information to make more sustainable decisions.
Just throwing this out there for any brands in the crowd, big or small, that are navigating the sustainability journey. We see a lot of talk about third-party certifications and verifications like Fair Trade, Energy Star, and Rainforest Alliance. But what’s the real deal?
Is getting these badges of sustainability really making a difference for your brand? Does it help with visibility, trust, or even just making your operations more sustainable? Or are there parts of this process that feel like they could be better, more transparent, or more helpful?
Would love to hear your real, on-the-ground experiences and thoughts. And hey, if you're not a brand but have opinions on these certifications, feel free to jump in too!
Hello, Redditors! For those passionate about sustainability and the role of businesses in shaping a better future, you're in for a treat with our article on the ESG Marketing Landscape for Sustainable Success. Let's dive into what's driving the evolution of marketing in the world of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and how ESG services are pivotal:
Eager to delve into the fascinating world of the ESG Marketing Landscape for Sustainable Success with ESG services? Read the full article to stay informed about the latest trends and strategies that empower businesses to thrive sustainably.
I'm in the market for some good chopsticks and I came across this company Bambu: https://www.bambuhome.com/collections/eat/products/bamboo-chopsticks-5-sets
They have great reviews on their website but I'm trying to cross check around Google or Reddit or other sites but haven't found anything. Has anyone heard of this company, used their products, and/or know whether it is reputable?
In our ever-evolving world of environmental responsibility, it's crucial to understand the role of carbon offsets and how they connect to the broader landscape of climate action. Our latest article goes beyond the surface, delving into the intricate world of carbon offsets and their relationship with climate data services.
As we navigate the challenges of a changing climate, carbon offsets provide a glimmer of hope. They allow us to take responsibility for our carbon emissions, supporting initiatives that reduce greenhouse gases and promote renewable energy sources. These offsets play a vital role in achieving a more sustainable and eco-friendly future, making them a subject worth exploring in depth. So, let's embark on this journey to unravel the world of carbon offsets and discover how they contribute to a greener, cleaner Earth.
The USDA announces $1.77 billion in CRP payments to producers.
The government's commitment to its Conservation and Climate-Smart Agriculture program keeps increasing along with the payments. There are are currently 667,000 participants holding more than 23 million acres.
Here are the top five states’ payouts.
“Through the addition of tools to sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and better quantify these efforts, while also bringing into the fold more Tribes and underserved producers, we’ve made the Conservation Reserve Program better for our nation’s natural resources and for our agricultural producers and landowners,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “These producers and landowners voluntarily place their land under contract and, in the spirit of stewardship, agree to establish and maintain prescribed conservation practices for the life of contract. We’re grateful to all CRP participants who are making a tremendous difference by proactively addressing climate change and conserving natural resources now and for future generations.”
The program has made improvements since 2021 to focus on improved practices involving water quality, grassland management, soil health, and others. The link below has all of the information about the program.
When a roomful of circular economy enthusiasts get together with smart sensing intellectuals, hospital textile waste thinkers and industry startups you get some great ideas about steps to make what is currently waste from hospitals into a circular process. What a fun afternoon! I am definitely interested how otherwise unusable waste from these streams can be developed into construction materials.
U of I Researchers propose a unified approach to agriculture emissions.
An ongoing issue with the intense focus on carbon emissions from the agricultural industry is how to objectively and reliably measure carbon across space. Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are proposing a supercomputing solution.
The solution would come from a series of studies that could create an “agricultural carbon outcome” model utilizing many data sources to combine a top-down and bottom-up approach. This would account for the local environment, carbon mitigation practices, precision farming, satellite data, etc. This is why the emphasis is on supercomputing.
See the explanations from the professors below:
“We developed what we call a ‘system of systems’ solution, which means we integrated a variety of sensing techniques and combined them with advanced ecosystem models,” said Bin Peng, co-author of the study and a senior research scientist at the U. of I. Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment. “For example, we fuse ground-based imaging with satellite imagery and process that data with algorithms to generate information about crop emissions before and after farmers adopt various mitigation practices.”
“Artificial intelligence also plays a critical role in realizing our ambitious goals to quantify every field’s carbon emission,” said Zhenong Jin, a professor at the University of Minnesota who co-led the study. “Unlike traditional model-data fusion approaches, we used knowledge-guided machine learning, which is a new way to bring together the power of sensing data, domain knowledge and artificial intelligence techniques.”
While this may not be the ultimate answer, a comprehensive solution must incorporate much more than a single data series to reflect the individual and aggregate impact on the environment properly.
Sustainable cities play a critical role in lowering global emissions.
From sustainable public transportation to urban architecture, many factors play an important role in maintaining a sustainable environment while helping the planet.
Reports have highlighted that by the year 2050, 66% of the world's population will live in urban areas. Because of this significant digit, it has become more crucial for urban planners to incorporate sustainable actions and build cities that support sustainable infrastructure.
But which cities in the US are leading the way toward a sustainable future? Let's find out.
In today's fast-evolving financial landscape, a significant transformation is underway. Climate change, environmental degradation, and social inequalities are commanding global attention, driving an urgent need for a transition towards a sustainable future. To navigate this seismic shift, the finance industry is actively seeking professionals who possess not only a firm grasp of traditional accounting principles but also a deep understanding of the intricate realm of sustainable finance.