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Regenerative annual cropping

Regenerative annual cropping

Regenerative Annual Cropping

Project Drawdown defines regenerative annual cropping as: any annual cropping system that includes at least four of the following six practices: compost application, cover crops, crop rotation, green manures, no-till or reduced tillage, and/or organic production. These practices sequester carbon in soils and reduce emissions at modest rates, but have wide adoption potential and thus impressive mitigation potential.

This practice replaces conventional annual cropping as well as conservation agriculture. These diverse systems incorporate the best of both conservation agriculture and organic/agro-ecological annual cropping. Conservation agriculture becomes more ecological by adding additional elements like compost application, while organic is striving to move away from its strong emphasis on tillage. Both may be converging on a new approach, which is modeled here.

Larry Fink’s 2022 Letter to CEOs

Larry Fink’s 2022 Letter to CEOs

Larry Fink’s 2022 Letter to CEOs: The Power of Capitalism “Every company and every industry will be transformed by the transition to a net zero world. The question is, will you lead, or will you be led?” Key takeaways: Employees everywhere are searching for more meaningful and flexible work. Additionally, the pandemic brought issues such…

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping | McKinsey The shipping industry needs to scale up zero-emission fuels and vessels within the next decade to achieve decarbonization by 2050.   Key takeaways: Zero-emission fuels currently increase the total cost of ownership (TCO) of vessels by 40-60%, depending on the route. “Green corridors” could provide a supportive…

B Corp: Business as a force for good

B Corp: Business as a force for good

What is a B Corp?  A certified B Corp is an organization committed to the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. The B Lab is the non-profit that certifies these companies. Becoming a B Corp is a powerful way to build credibility and trust in a business. The certification…

Exxon warns investors of climate risk

Exxon warns investors of climate risk

Exxon/Mobil admits that fossil fuels are risky Exxon warns investors of climate risk. When Exxon/Mobil admits that fossil fuels are risky, that’s saying A LOT. Our nation’s largest oil company’s board evaluated climate change as a significant business risk. This risk is on par with operational, strategic, and financial risks that are usually taken into…

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The power of the three pillars of sustainability

Three pillars of sustainability: people, profit, and planet Here at Peak, we navigate change in partnership with you by using the power of the three pillars of sustainability: people, profit, and planet. Use the power of the three pillars of sustainability to protect your brand, save money, and gain competitive market advantage while ensuring that…

Electric buses new trend for this decade

Electric buses new trend for this decade

The World Resource Institute is launching an electric school bus campaign with funding from the Bezos Earth Fund. Electrify the entire fleet of U.S. school buses by 2030 The Electric School Bus Initiative at WRI was formed in late 2020, with the support of the Bezos Earth Fund. Through partnerships with a diverse group of…

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