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UN Security Council takes on climate change risk for first time

UN Security Council takes on climate change risk for first time

UN Security Council Takes Up Climate Change Risk for First Time

Wealthy nations will come under pressure to boost funding to tackle climate change during a United Nations discussion that will warn how unchecked rising temperatures could lead to wars and mass migration. 

The UN Security Council’s virtual meeting Tuesday will be led by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and include participants such as French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Joe Biden’s chief climate envoy, John Kerry. Attendees will focus on climate change risks.

Military experts have for years warned that climate change can cause political instability as it ravages crops, floods villages and cities and leads to a scramble for natural resources. With the U.K. holding the rotating presidency of the Security Council this month, Johnson will warn that climate change poses a “grave threat to global peace and security.”

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…

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Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

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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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