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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…

How might a next generation fiber cup be designed?

How might a next generation fiber cup be designed?

How might a next generation fiber cup be designed? Could the design make it recoverable on a global scale and maintain the performance we expect from a cup? Here are some key takeaways from IDEO to keep in mind when designing a new reuse system.Sure, many headlines about reuse are still in pilot phase, but brands and retailers have to…

Intensified Consumption

Intensified Consumption

ConsumptionDespite the many efforts, environmental threats continued to be intensified. That doesn’t mean, however, that efforts are not being made.  Consumption is defined as the use of goods and services by a household. It is a component in the calculation of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Gross domestic product (GDP) is a standard measure of a…

Five year anniversary for the Paris Agreement

Five year anniversary for the Paris Agreement

Five year anniversary for the Paris AgreementClimate emergency… What would it look like? Is anyone listening? Yes, but they are distracted with so many challenges coming in 2020, people, governments, and organizations are tired. But, they can’t let up. UN Secretary-general Antonio Guterres highlighted the issue with a plea, “If not now, when?” on December 12, 2020…

Increasing Soil Health: Resilience to Drought and Extreme Rainfall

Increasing Soil Health: Resilience to Drought and Extreme Rainfall

Increasing Soil Health: Resilience to Drought and Extreme Rainfall No-till and cover crops can help stabilize yields, improve agricultural productivity, and build resiliency through increased soil organic carbon content and soil water storage.Extreme weather events, such as extended drought and heavy precipitation, are out of landowners’ and growers’ control; but through effective soil health management…

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