Posted on October 17, 2016 by Envirothink
As consumers demand more green – in their products, building materials and in sustainability of companies they deal with, cities in the U.S. are ramping up their efforts to accommodate.
According to the Pew Research Center, 74 percent of Americans support efforts to protect the environment. To honor this National Energy Awareness Month, the personal-finance website conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Greenest Cities in America. The website’s analysts compared the 100 largest cities across 20 key “green” indicators. These ranged from “greenhouse-gas emissions per capita” to “number of smart-energy policies and initiatives.”
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: energy, environment, green, Green Cities, sustainability | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 11, 2016 by Envirothink
If you know any farmers, you know that earning a living is very difficult. Much money is spent – on equipment of all sorts, high labor costs and a myriad of other things – and the markets are volatile at best. Farmers who raise livestock – be it cattle, chickens or hogs – know that the demand from consumers for humanely raised animals is growing.
Change, however, costs money, something that’s usually in short supply for the American farmer.
But there’s hope out there and resources that farmers can reach out for to help them transition to a third-party certification of humanely raised farm animals.
Filed under: Farm Animal Welfare | Tagged: animal welfare, certified humane, crowdfunding, CSA, farmers, Food Animal Concerns Trust, USDA | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 6, 2016 by Envirothink
As we inch closer to November’s election, campaigning of all sorts is taking place. And the nuts and bolts of what consumers need to know is purposefully getting pretty murky.
Filed under: Politics Observed | Tagged: Bit Food, healthy food, Michael Pollan, White House | 1 Comment »
Posted on October 5, 2016 by Envirothink
Too often science makes a so-called breakthrough and we jump on its results. But also too often, we blindly leap, never considering the potential issues of the larger picture.
And here we are again.
In an article in yesterday’s Sustainable Pulse, genetic engineering company Oxitec, the company clamoring to release GE mosquitoes to deal with the Zika problem, admitted that reducing one mosquito species could likely lead to a population explosion of the Asian Tiger Mosquito.
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: genetically engineered, GM mosquitoes, health, invasive species, mosquitoes, Oxitec, technology, Zika | Leave a comment »