Posted on April 27, 2012 by Envirothink
As consumers demand more of companies in their green practices, more companies are scrambling to embrace sustainability. One of the biggest ways to do this is by being able to boast that they’ve produced zero waste, or at least are making great strides towards achieving that goal.
The environmental group Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) have created a zero-waste resolution proposal which they hope will lead to a universally recognized definition of zero waste.
Filed under: Making a Difference | Tagged: Earth Summit, energy, environmental, global warming, green, health, landfills, natural resources, Recycle Away, recycling, Rio-20, sustainability, UN, waste-to-energy, zero waste, Zero Waste International Allianvce | 2 Comments »
Posted on March 12, 2012 by Envirothink
Unearthed Paints use natural raw ingredients in their paints - like clay, lime, chalk and Italian marble
Here in California, spring is bustin’ out all over with blooming fruit trees, nesting birds and wildflowers everywhere. With all this come thoughts of sprucing things up and household “projects”.
Before you head to the hardware or paint store, you’ll want to check out Colorado-based Unearthed Paints and their line of natural paint products.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: biodegradable, chemical preservatives, energy, Kreidezeit, natural paint, natural paints, natural resources, Nature, non-toxic, petrochemical, recycled, sustainable, synthetic, Unearthed Paints, vegan, VOC, volatile organic compounds | 2 Comments »
Posted on July 13, 2010 by Envirothink
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition joined seventy-six other sustainable agriculture and environmental groups to urge Congress to pass climate change legislation during this current congressional session.
In a letter delivered today to the US Senate, the Coalition said any climate change and energy legislation “must include measures to increase the use of sustainable and organic farming systems to increase the ability of our nation’s agricultural soils to sequester large amounts of carbon.” These systems would, the group said, improve the soil, lower farmers’ contribution to greenhouse gas levels and help farmers adapt to and survive rapid changes in climate.
Filed under: Sustainability, Uncategorized | Tagged: agriculture, carbon, climate change, Congress, conservation, energy, environmental, greenhouse gas emissions, natural resources, organic, sustainability, sustainable | 1 Comment »
Posted on July 1, 2010 by Envirothink
Greenpeace is taking aim at Costco, the third largest retailer in the country, for its poor efforts in offering sustainable seafood.
Costco has repeatedly assured shareholders and customers that it supports sustainable seafood, yet its actions say otherwise. Consumers can easily find 15 of the 22 seafoods ‘red-listed’ by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) which is the world’s leading authority on species in danger of extinction. Costco regularly carries two of the world’s most critically imperiled species: orange roughy and Chilean sea bass.
Filed under: Sustainability | Tagged: conservation, Costco, eco-friendly, extinction, Greenpeace, natural resources, sustainability, sustainable seafood | Leave a Comment »