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China builds an ‘Ecological Civilization’

China builds an ‘Ecological Civilization’

China builds an ‘Ecological Civilization’ 
To avert and adapt to the consequences of climate change, civilization must act boldly and with haste. How do we change the course of entire civilizations and how do we do it quickly? China with its 1.3 billion people is accelerating steps to tackle the climate crisis with the concept of ecological civilization.” China has undergone staggering economic growth and lifted 700 million people our of poverty and within a decade will become the world’s largest economy. In China, economic development overrode every other consideration, but with climate change, they know they can’t continue this way. Globally, over a quarter of the 29 million people directly threatened by sea level rises are in China. They see the grey rhino for the threat it is – imminent and predictable. China is thinking and acting big based on an ideological principle that promotes civilizational change for the long-term well-being of people and the planet.

Sustainability Spotlight: Tony’s Coffee

Sustainability Spotlight: Tony’s Coffee

How did sustainability start for Tony’s? Our sustainability journey can be traced back to 2002, when we began sourcing Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown coffee. Since then, we moved to 100% green power, doubled our roasting efficiency, offset our roastery’s carbon footprint, and continue to support causes that we care about. Our commitment to sourcing…

Sustainability Spotlight: Aslan Brewing Company

Sustainability Spotlight: Aslan Brewing Company

Aslan Brewing Company, a member of Sustainable Connections, is based in Bellingham, WA and was founded in 2012. From the beginning, every decision the Aslan founders made was through the lens of sustainability. When Aslan opened its brewpub doors in May of 2014, team members focused on crafting world-class beer with local ingredients and low-impact…

Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Buckminster Fuller once said, “In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called.” Colleen Unema combined her educator mindset with a…

California testing solar-paneled canals

California testing solar-paneled canals

The Turlock Irrigation District approved a pilot project testing the construction of solar panels over canals in the San Joaquin Valley. Key takeaways: The decision was based on research demonstrating that covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals with solar panels could reduce evaporation by as much as 82%, saving up to 63 billion…

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